Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak at the 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards

Posted on October 21, 2013



“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons and his partner Todd Spiewak attend the 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

Leave it to the gays to bring the color and pattern back to our red carpets.

Thank you, gays.





[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

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  • Glam Dixie

    Love how Jim’s check is reflective of the check in the bf’s suit but they are not matchy at all. Sharp looking guys.

    • I was just thinking that was so much nicer than matching your cummerbund to your girlfriend’s dress. Just a subtle shout out, a la Janie Bryant.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I know, I loved that too – very cute, but subtle.

  • Jean Genetic

    I’ve never seen Parsons talk out of character, but he looks so much more attractive when he’s not playing Sheldon Cooper.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I think it’s a sign of one’s fantastic acting skills that make them look so different once they’ve shed their character. I noticed the same with Anna Gunn when she was “poledancing” for the last season of Breaking Bad. The character of Skyler seemed to be literally pulling on her, like a heavy invisible suit. She looks so different in real life!

      • Lucía Gavello

        With Anna Gunn it was both great acting (superb, really) and excellent costuming, they actually dressed her and Brian Cranston in bigger and colourless clothes.

    • alyce1213

      I’ve only seen him out of character on “Who Do Yo Think You Are,” that ancestry show now on TLC, where they dig up your family history. He was articulate and smart, not too Sheldony (well, just a little), very delightful. They found out that he is related to the premier architect in the court of Louis XVI, but was spared the guillotine because of his association with humanists of the era. Fascinating. (They also did Cindy Crawford, who is related to Charlemagne.)

    • MartyBellerMask

      There’s always his character in “Garden State”, who got to utter the classic line, “It says ‘Balls’ on your face.”

    • cocohall

      He looks like a completely different person when he is not in character. What he does to his face to create Sheldon is remarkable. And how he holds his body as well. It is very specific to create Sheldon’s almost bird-like physicality. Eric Stonestreet also completely changes his physical presentation to play Cam. The winner in this category, thought, is Billy Bob Thornton in Slingblade.

      Back to Parsons. He is adorable. As is his squeeze. Bless them both in their checks.

  • Nicole C

    I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen Sheldon smile with teeth! I love him even more now!!!

    • SophiaPehawkins

      He smiled for Raj when he was one of People’s thirty under thirty. He unfortunately showed too many teeth. Looked like a maniac. Laughing right now thinking about it.

  • hughman

    I can imagine the convo getting ready.

    JIm : “You’re gonna wear the checkered suit? But I was going to wear the checkered shirt.”
    Todd : “Well wear it. They’re not the same.”
    Jim : “They’re checkered.”
    Todd : “Well it doesn’t matter!”
    Jim : “We’re going to look so matchy-matchy. I don’t know if I’m ready for that attention.”
    Todd : “Jim, you’re a huge teevee star and a big known Mo now. No one cares about looking matchy-matchy.”
    Jim : “I care. We’ll look like Britney and Justin in denim.”
    Todd : *face palm*

    • Perfect!!! You totally win.

    • GorgeousThings

      I can totally hear his Sheldon voice saying that!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I know, that’s totally the best part!

    • MilaXX

      Last week’s episode of Modern Family

  • They both look just great.

  • Rand Ortega

    Cute couple! Not sure I like the knit tie with all of the slickness, but the color is so welcome.

    • marlie

      Personally, I hate knit ties, but this color is perfect.

  • Latin Buddy

    Cute. Wish I were thin enough to get away with a double brested, plaid suit. DAMN YOU CARBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aidan B


  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Are they going for a “Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse” tribute? If they are (I hope it was intentional), then I can’t help but loving them to death.

  • Confession: I have sex dreams about Sheldon Cooper. No, not Jim Parsons, though he is adorable, but his character. I need help, I know. I’m not likely to seek it out though.

    • Fordzo

      He’d use hand sanitizer as lube.

      • ouch. so much ouch.

        • Fordzo


      • Rand Ortega


      • formerlyAnon

        It is . . . uncanny . . . how correct that sounds.

        (I am now a bit more concerned for your mental processes than annabelle archer’s.)

        • Fordzo

          I am disappointed. I set this up PERFECTLY, and no one has shouted “Bazinga!”.

          People, people.

          • Glam Dixie

            I see you’ve fallen for another of my classic pranks!

          • formerlyAnon

            I am just too literal minded. Don’t know what everyone else’s excuses are!

    • Fordzo

      For the record, he does have genitals. They are functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the shirts – not bankers… not funeral directors! Thanks Gentleman!

  • alyce1213

    Great-looking pair. Todd’s adorable.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Thank you, gays! Lol they both look great.

  • Danielle


  • Erica_Vuitton

    I had no idea he was gay! Gotta say I don’t like the shiny shirt or tie on his partner but I love the red checked shirt!!

  • Mary229

    Cute couple!!!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Just finished a really cute book called the “The Rosie Project”. If they ever make that book into a movie, Jim Parsons is the ONLY one I could picture as the male lead.

    • MR mom

      I had Benedict Cumberbatch for the lead, Sandra Bullock as Rosie…fingers crossed for a movie version!

  • Lattis

    I went to a concert featuring various local men’s choirs last week. Thanks to Tom and Lorenzo I was horribly distracted by the shocking lack of “Hem Awareness.” So many suit pants crumpled at the ankles – oh, the humanity.

    • marlie

      Same here. I went to my parents’ church fashion show (fundraiser), and ALL of the male models needed their pants hemmed. It was so distracting that I couldn’t even pay attention to the handsome models!

    • MilaXX

      The sib and I once sat back and critiqued the entire congregation. We have concluded only 4 of the men in the congregation get it right. Thankfully the lord didn’t smite us for being so shallow. 🙂

  • boweryboy

    I love the checked suit, but I can’t pull off double breasted anything.

  • siriuslover

    They look adorable! Love the plaid jacket and shirt

  • MartyBellerMask

    See how happy Jim looks bringing his honey on the RC? Coming out is freeing, y’all. Come on Hollywood. You know who I mean.

    • Quiet1ne

      Todd has always walked the red carpet (and attended talk show appearences), they just never posed together. His BBT castmembers also rarely pose with their SO if said SO is not in the business.

  • marlie

    Todd looks fabulous. I love the plaid in the suit, and the gold tie is a perfect color choice.

  • they look great, and I love Todd’s reddish shoes – which also echo Jim’s red shirt. They look awesomely cute

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    SO adorable and well-dressed! Bravo, boys!

  • julnyes

    Looking good on the red carpet, though that knit tie is a bit of an off note for me. Are they married yet?

  • Trickytrisha

    I do adore that checked, double breasted suit on Mr. Spiewak (love that name!). Not so sure about the tie though.. it is plush velour? Anyway, it looks like a dog’s tail. Jim’s suit needs a tad better fit, but they both look so happy and relaxed. It’s a blessing and a joy to be able to witness same sex couples together in the spotlight now.

  • jw_ny

    They are adorbs!

    I kinda wish they didn’t each have checks in their outfits tho…looks like it was planned to coordinate. (I hate coordinating outfits in couples…complimentary is ok tho, just not coordinating.) That gold tie is really oddly knotted too…

  • paintedfish


  • formerlyAnon

    Fonder of the red checked shirt than the checked suit, but they both look good and just careless enough of the presentation (though that’s mostly Mr. Parsons) to look comfortable.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    They are just, well, zazzley! Love my Sheldon. Nice to see his cute real life BF too.

    • Glam Dixie

      I have a kitten we rescued named Zazzles, and also one named Penny. 🙂

  • EEKstl

    Well done, boys. Well done.

  • Gatto Nero

    I love the little dialogue their outfits are having.