Jim Nabors, best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show, has married his male partner of 38 years. Hawaii News Now says that Jim and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle Washington to be joined in marriage on January 15th.

Jim Nabors is 82 years young and Stan is 64. Jim says:

you've got to solidify something when you've been together as long as they have.

Many of us maybe learning for the first time of Nabor's homosexuality. Apparently he has been open to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media and the public before.

Gay marriage became legal in Washington state last month.