The Big Bang Theory's actor Jim Parsons turns 42, today, so we take a look at his love life behind the scenes.
Parsons lives in Los Angeles with his partner, art director Todd Spiewak.
On 23rd May 2012, an article run by The New York Times revealed that he is gay and has been with Spiewak for the last decade.
In October 2013, Parsons described their relationship as "an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out - a regular life, boring love".
The couple made their first public appearance while they were given an honour at the 9th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards at LA's Beverly Hills Hotel in October 2013.
Parson's acceptance speech was humble; 'I've never considered myself an activist. I've never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism. Rather simply, it's an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out-a regular life, boring love.'
'Now all this said; no one is giving us an award for activism. I realize this. If we are indeed inspiration to others by simply being who we are and living our lives in the way that feels right to us then we have to thank the same people who help any other couple who continue a successful relationship-our friends and family. We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier, friends we've had for many years and friends we've made since living in L.A.'
He later told US Weekly; 'It was surprising to hear that we were getting an inspiration award. We feel very average, we feel very normal. We really do. The strange stuff is the Hollywood stuff we have to walk through, not the gay stuff we have to walk through.'
When Parsons accepted his 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a comedy series, at the 2011 Emmys and the 2013 Emmy Awards he thanked his partner on stage; "to my favourite person on the planet, Todd Spiewak."
In terms of their future, there are many burning press questions over when they will be tying the knot. In May 214 Parsons went on The Ellen Show and she asked him about his plans for marriage.
Happy Birthday Jim!
Source: Heavy.com and Wikipedia.