Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 12: Actor Jim Nabors attends the Junior League of Los Angeles Carnivale Gala on March 12, 2004 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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by AP

KMOV.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 11:16 AM

HONOLULU (AP) -- The actor best known for playing the TV character Gomer Pyle in the 1960s has married his male partner of 38 years.

Hawaii News Now reports Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15.

Gay marriage became legal in Washington state last month.

The 82-year-old Nabors says you’ve got to solidify something when you’ve been together as long as they have.

The couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter. Cadwallader is 64.

Nabors says he’s been open about his homosexuality to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media before.

Nabors played Gomer Pyle in “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” television shows.

Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

 

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