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Jim Nabors, partner marry in Seattle

Golly: Jim Nabors, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle on TV in the 1960s, has married his partner of 38 years in Seattle.

The couple married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, with the vows exchanged some two months after gay marriage became legal in the state.

Nabors told the Hawaii News Now “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, 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.”

The ceremony was private, with a judge officiating.

Nabors starred on both “The Andy Griffith Show” and the spin-off “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” He also had his own variety show and appeared regularly on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

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