Despite being out to friends and co-workers, it was not until yesterday that Jim Nabors officially came out to the world. At the age of 82 he decided it was time. He also told a Hawaii news station that he married his boyfriend of 38 years last week in Seattle where it is now legal for gay people to get married. “I'm 82 and he's in his 60's(64) and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody. I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed. And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy.”
he also said that he had to do something because of his age and he didn't want his partner to have problems after Jim died and figured this was the best solution and also to show the world how much he loved his boyfriend.