Jim Nabors ‘Gomer Pyle’ comes out and marrys his long-time partner

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Well….Gomer Pyle has come out of the closet.

Jim Nabors, who starred on television from 1964-69 as Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his male partner of nearly 40 years, Stan Cadwallader, earlier this month. Nabors, who is now retired and resides in Hawaii told Hawaii News Now the news.

“I’m 82 and he’s in his 60s, and so we’ve been together for 38 years and I’m not ashamed of people knowing,” Nabors told the news service. “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,” said Nabors. “And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.” The pair met when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter.