23 May 2012 2:37 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Jim Parsons has kept his personal life private over the years, but in a new interview with the New York Times, the newspaper reported the "Big Bang Theory" star acknowledged he is gay and in a long term relationship.

In an interview to promote his role in the play "Harvey," Patrick Healey of the New York Times wrote that Parsons mentioned his relationship in the interview.

"'The Normal Heart' resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said," ...

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