He’s been with the same man for 38 years, and they’ve finally tied the knot. Oh, and apparently Jim Nabors is gay.
Back in the early 1970s, an urban legend sprung up that beloved TV comedian Jim Nabors had married Rock Hudson in a private ceremony. That was still cause for sniggering and dumb jokes in those days, so naturally it spread like wildfire. Fifteen years later, Hudson would publicly come out about his homosexuality, sadly not long before he succumbed to AIDS. Nabors, on the other hand, never commented on his personal life until just recently, when he and his longtime love Stan Cadwallader flew to Washington to get hitched.
Nabors and Cadwallader evidently met in 1975 in Honolulu, where Cadwallader was a firefighter, and have been together ever since. On a personal note, I have to say that I find it completely adorable whenever anyone gets married at an age like 82. It’s a time when too many people feel their lives are over and there’s nothing left to do but run out the clock, certainly it’s not an age to embark on a new adventure like marriage. And all right, after 38 years together it might not be the newest adventure, but I’m a romantic deep down, and I think that happy old couples are the sweetest thing ever. Congratulations to the new grooms, and may marriage bring them every joy.
There is at this time no word on whether other urban legends of the 1970s might be real, as Bigfoot and the Vanishing Hitchhiker declined to comment.
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