Celebrity Jim Parsons Celebrates 14-Year Anniversary with Boyfriend Todd Spiewak: 'The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me' "The best thing that ever happened to me, no contest," Parsons captioned the photo By Karen Mizoguchi Updated on November 15, 2016 11:08 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Todd Spiewak (L) and Jim Parsons (R). Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Unlike his Big Bang Theory character Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons loves being affectionate. The actor gushed about his boyfriend Todd Spiewak on Instagram Tuesday to celebrate the couple’s 14th anniversary. “I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest,” Parsons, 43, captioned a throwback selfie of him and Spiewak from a memorable karaoke session. Adding, “One of his greatest gifts to me is that he no longer takes me to sing karaoke. Also, I believe this was a selfie with an actual camera, as our phones couldn’t do that back then hahaha! #todd #anniversary.” In May 2012, Parsons quietly came out of the closet after a profile in the New York Times matter-of-factly described him as “gay and in a 10-year relationship.” Then in the years to follow, the TV star began to open up about his relationship with graphic designer Spiewak both in interviews and on social media. During Parson’s 2013 Emmy Awards acceptance speech, he concluded by saying, “To my favorite person on the planet, Todd Spiewak.” And when asked about marriage by Ellen DeGeneres, Parsons revealed that there’s no rush to tie the knot. “I feel like I haven’t been enthusiastic enough about it and now I feel like I’m a loser for the cause,” he told the Ellen show host in May 2014.