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Actor Jim Nabors Marries Longtime Male Partner

From Hawaii News Now:

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Jim Nabors marries his longtime male partner

By Keoki Kerr | January 29, 2013

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom "Gomer Pyle, USMC," married his longtime male partner early this month, he told Hawaii News Now Tuesday.

Nabors, 82, said he married his companion of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, who’s 64, in Seattle on Jan. 15…

"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," Nabors said. "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."

Nabors said he and Cadwallader traveled to Washington state, where gay marriages became legal in early December 2012. They were married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

A judge performed the marriage ceremony in the privacy of their hotel room with a couple of friends who live down the street from them near Diamond Head as witnesses, Nabors said.

Before they were married, Nabors said, "It’s pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you’ve been together 38 years, I think something’s got to happen there, you’ve got to solidify something. And at my age, it’s probably the best thing to do."

Nabors said he met Cadwallader in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu fire fighter. He eventually went to work for Nabors and they began a relationship.

Nabors has no plan to get involved in the gay marriage debate.

"I’m not a debater. And everybody has their own opinion about this and actually I’m not an activist so I’ve never gotten involved in any of this," Nabors said…

When he worked full-time in Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s, Nabors said he was open about his homosexuality to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media until now…

Gol-lly! Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Of course, this was pretty much common knowledge for years. But it only shows how far the country has ‘evolved’ on the subject of same sex marriage in just a few short years. Still, try to imagine how this news would have been received when Nabors was starring on the Andy Griffith show. Now it’s practically a cute ‘feel good story.’

Which just shows how quickly the Left and the news media can get their way. And we can’t even comment on it, let along criticize this ‘progress.’

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Actor Jim Nabors Marries Longtime Male Partner”

  1. captstubby says:


  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “It’s pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple…”

    Please list for me what “rights” you were denied “as a couple”. Were you prohibited from living together? Did the mean, nasty right wing take your bedroom life and make it public knowledge with the threat of beheading you, say, like they do in a mooslim country? Did the newspapers flame you for it? Did the public reject you categorically for it?

    In other words, you were not denied any “rights” at all.

    “…yet when you’ve been together 38 years, I think something’s got to happen there, you’ve got to solidify something.”

    I’m sorry but this is just an idiotic “feel-think” statement. You don’t have to do anything. It’s about a personal choice and, for the record, nobody really cares. Nobody is going to say, “Gee Jim, you really should solidify something here; I mean, 38 years…come ON…the public is demanding you “solidify” something.

    “And at my age, it’s probably the best thing to do.”

    Actually, I don’t think anyone cares, did care, or is going to care. 90% of Americans have never really cared about the private sexual lives of others, provided they don’t hurt others. What that same majority cares about is displaying it in front of other people like it’s a banner to be proud of, which is nothing if not annoying.

    “…and I feel very blessed.” Hypocrite.

    “Blessed” means endorsed by God. Check your bible. God does not endorse your behavior. Friendship, yes. Closeness, yes. Honesty and loving, yes. But…”a man shalt not lay down with another man”.

    All those years of selling gospel albums….hm…..sounds like you were overcompensating for your guilt about your being a queer. And…since your 82 years old, you want to confess to the world without actually confessing, but by claiming it’s “time to solidify” something.

    The human mind’s ability to rationalize any behavior is stunning.

  3. wirenut says:

    Thank-You Rusty! The only thing I could possibly add, is,. I don’t care either, Till it’s tought in government schools that this is the new norm. If you want to be gay, fine. Just do that on your own time. The rest of us just want to live our live’s free from this debris. If Jim is having a 82 yr.old coming-out party, still don’t care. When we celebrate the union of one man and one woman for it’s intended purpose. I’ll be in the ring with you. Ten Mom’s and two Dad’s needs more attention than this.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    WHAT? No cries of Nabors preying on the young? Robbing the cradle?

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