The Friends’ Cast Confirmed What We Thought About Their Love Lives
Kaley Cuoco's outstanding portrayal of Penny on the hit series The Big Bang Theory made her a TV sensation almost overnight. Cuoco's on, and off-screen relationship with fellow co-star Johnny Galecki delighted fans all over the world, so when they eventually parted ways, the fandom went pretty wild. It's no wonder Cuoco's Instagram posts about boys get their fair share of hate—you know how devoted fans can be, especially the ones that still dream of a Cuoco and Galecki marriage. Kaley seems to be quite happy with her new husband. Still, when she posted an adorable message about him, Big Bang fans rushed to the comment section with fiery words!
There are two types of people in this world: The ones that post everything on social media and the ones that only post a photo every four years. Cuoco likes sharing her personal life with her fans, but many believe it is all too much. Do you think relationships should remain private? Or should we post them for everyone to see? Well, posts have comment sections, don't forget about that and Kaley certainly learned about this the hard way!
Happiness is only real when shared, right, Kaley? The thing is, celebrities get criticized for everything and for nothing, which explains why lots of users misinterpreted Cuoco's sweet message. Actually, Kaley's post wasn't 100% sweet and hearty and loving because part of it was clearly screaming, "Sorry, not sorry." Oh, Penny, love can be so complicated ... what did she say this time?
Kaley has walked down the aisle twice, first with tennis player Ryan Sweeting in 2013 and then with Karl Cook in 2018. Things got pretty bad and tricky with Sweeting, and Kaley has been very vocal about her relationship struggles. But hey, how vocal is too vocal? It seems that Cuoco is a strong advocate of saying things without actually saying them. Her words on social media have garnered some upsetting replies ...
You know, sometimes dealing with exes is not that easy. However, this doesn't mean that you should publicly shove your happiness and love for your current partner in the face of your exes, right? Well, perhaps not! Cuoco will teach you how to live your best life while ignoring your past relationships! Kaley made a big mistake. Big. Huge!
Yes, love is tricky, and yes, love is complicated. But things get even more complex when you are a public figure since this means that the public eye will scrutinize all your love conquests for free! Kaley Cuoco currently has 6.7 million followers on Instagram, so it's pretty evident that she won't—like ever—please each and every one of them, correct?
On multiple occasions, Cuoco has used her Instagram to confirm—or deny—some highly mediatized news about her. Kaley's Instagram photos with (now hubby) Karl Cook informed the world that they were definitely dating, which meant that Cuoco's relationship with Sweeting was long gone. Oh, and that Penny and Leonard were no longer an item.
Kaley and Karl's adorable picture was a clear sign that they were romantically involved and that Johnny Galecki was nowhere to be found. That's the sad part about the whole situation. Penny and Leonard's fans were not interested in Kaley and Karl's relationship; they were crying their hearts out because their beloved TV couple was not dating off-screen!
Every so often, fans turn up begging the exes to get back together, and Cuoco has to set them straight. Ok, but there are ways of doing this because words can be taken out of context and hurt a little bit. But hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? However, some mistakes are bigger than others, and not everyone regrets doing them in the first place.
Kaley surely regrets some past posts about her ex-husband Ryan Sweeting, but she doesn't regret her anniversary message to her beloved beau Karl Cook. Umm, that's interesting. Well, once Cuoco and Ryan ended their relationship, Kaley erased all the photos she had with him. So will she ever delete that infamous message?
After all, everyone knows you’ve got to watch what you post on social media. When so many people are reading what you say, you can’t be too careful. In Cuoco’s case, people she knew in real life were looking at her Instagram as well, and one of her "friends"—who was once super close to her—didn't like her kind and sweet words for Karl...
So much of Cuoco and Cook’s relationship has been posted on Instagram and broadcasted to a massive audience—that's why it’s not surprising that drama eventually followed. If you follow Cook on Instagram, you have already seen the video where he proposes to Cuoco, right? The pair sure seems to be made for each other, don't you agree?
Besides the video where Kaley tears up while saying "yes" to her now-husband, there are plenty of posts about the couple's love for animals, especially horses! Actually, they met at a horse show! Let's take a quick break from this article, ok? We need to buy some tickets for the next 20 horse shows to see if we will meet our special someone! Kaley, you really love animals, don't you?
“It was totally meant to be. We were pretty much a good match from the beginning,” Kaley told People magazine. “I think anyone who works with animals has to have a kind soul. It’s almost like he’s the horse whisperer. He is just wonderful with them. It’s really beautiful to see that patience he has with them...he’s so gentle,” she added. How cute is that? Not as cute as Cuoco's anniversary post!
The couple got married in June 2018, and before you ask, yes, you can see all the photos on Cuoco's Instagram page! You are so, so generous, Kaley! Oh, but if you think this is a conventional marriage, think twice! According to the actress, the newlyweds didn't initially share the same roof, which was crucial for Kaley. Do you know why?
“We’re building our dream house, and we’re eventually going to be under the same roof forever. We have a very unconventional marriage, you know. We have different locations that we’re at a lot. We’re not together every single day,” Cuoco said. Umm, we guess they just needed some space for themselves. At least Kaley surely needed it...
If you want to understand Kaley's post on Instagram completely, you need to know that Cuoco's previous marriage did not end up that well. We will spare you the details, so let's just say that—according to Cuoco—Sweeting was to blame. Perhaps Kaley wanted to take things slow with Karl, so those years living apart were crucial for their relationship to grow and eventually work.
When Cuoco was dating Sweeting, she was still going strong in her brilliant portrayal of Penny in The Big Bang Theory, which meant that she was starring alongside her former boyfriend Johnny—who had nothing but love for her despite their breakup. Johnny said he was extremely happy for Cuoco's marriage with Sweeting, which is a bit odd if you consider his comment on one of Kaley's posts...
“I like to tell my friends, ‘Always make sure you have your life going, and that you’re number one so that anyone who comes into it—husband, or boyfriend, or girlfriend, however you roll—that’s just an added bonus to something you’re already creating,’" Cuoco told Women's Health magazine in 2018. But hang on, that's not the best part of the interview!
Kaley Cuoco later added, brilliantly, we must say, "I don’t need Karl for anything. If Karl left me tomorrow, I’d be fine. And he knows that, and he would be fine too.” Damn girl, look how far both of you have gone! But are you finally living in your dream house or not? Tell us everything, Kaley!
The pair did eventually move in together as well. In 2020 they settled into a massive $11.75 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California. And guess what? The place is big enough for all the animals they share! We bet Karl feels like home, right, Cuoco? Can you even picture your life without him?
Looking at Instagram alone, it seems like Cuoco’s finally found the right guy for her. For starters, it turns out that both of them have the same sort of love for social-media-based silliness! Yes, Karl makes fun of her wife and often posts "embarrassing" pictures of her. And Kaley loves it! No wonder why she wrote such an adorable message on her wedding anniversary...
“By golly, has it really been two since our wedding @kaleycuoco! It feels like only a few moments! I can’t wait for every moment, year, decade to come. I love you like crazy,” Cook wrote on his Instagram. But it wasn't this message that got people talking. Earlier this year, Kaley gushed over her husband on Instagram, and even Johnny had something to say about that odd message!
On Valentine's Day, Kaley took over Instagram to say to the world how much she loved the past five years alongside Karl Cook. Cuoco’s exact words in the post were, “Happy five years to the weirdest person I know! I don’t remember a moment before you entered my life… what a boring life that must have been! I love you.” So, do you understand why fans went wild?
Past relationships can be hard to digest, especially if they don't end up that well. But when you are a celebrity that used to date your on-screen partner on a hit TV show, it's just a matter of time until haters fly to your Instagram and tear your post entirely down. The exciting part is: Galecki commented, which only added fuel to the fire!
Social media wasn't interested in Kaley's previous marriage to tennis star Ryan Sweeting. They only cared about their beloved Leonard and what Penny was saying about him! Of course, those are fictional characters, but fans tend to get too attached to on-screen relationships to the point where they can't simply let the real actors live their separate lives.
Even though Kaley and Johnny parted ways a long time ago, some people even tagged Galecki in the post. And that's when things got really interesting! Galecki left a two-letter word on Cuoco's Instagram that simply said, "Um." Was Johnny mad at his ex-girlfriend for apparently calling him...boring? Or was he just playing along?
As you can imagine, people went completely wild with Johnny's response. One person wrote, “Still not over your ex huh with that obvious shade.” Another said, “I think you offended Johnny.” Damn, calm down guys, it's just an Instagram post! Or is it? Do you think Cuoco replied to Galecki’s comment? Of course, she did! Let's see what she had to say then!
It seems like the TV couple has nothing but love each other. In the 21st century, if someone replies to an "Um" with a "LOL," just like Cuoco did, it definitely means that everything is fine between both of them, right? End of discussion? Or end of possible tension? Hey, they are good friends and were just joking around, you can all breathe now!
Cuoco’s spoken in the past about how her relationship with Galecki played out. They dated from 2007 to 2009 while on The Big Bang Theory but then seemed to end things amicably. Kaley Cuoco admitted that she was still close with Johnny, even though there is no chance of any more romance as she lives happily married to Cook. Let's see what she had to say about Johnny then!
“Johnny is actually one of my best friends. It’s a situation that ended well. I understand sometimes it doesn’t. It could have gone horrible. He’s one of my dearest friends," Cuoco told Andy Cohen in 2015. How sweet is that? Of course, such a message doesn't end public scrutiny on social media. That's why Kaley Cuoco posted the following...
Cuoco posted a message on her Instagram about her relationship with Galecki. Tagging him in the post, she wrote, “So sorry to disappoint, but no home-wreckers or secret flings going on here. Me and @sanctionedjohnnygalecki are just the best of buds—Leonard and Penny will just have to suffice!” Big Bang fans, it's time to calm down a bit, ok?
Galecki posted a similar message on his own Instagram. But even then, there were lots of appeals from fans wishing they would get back together. Comments included, “Should be more than friendship,” and, “I still hope you get back together.” Guess those are the perks of working on a massive TV show, don't you agree?
Actually, Cuoco liked her co-star Johnny from pretty much the first moment she ever laid eyes on him. She admitted, “So we dated really early on for almost two years. It was very early on in the show. I remember when we did the pilot, I was just crushing so hard on Galecki. I had such a crush on him, and I didn’t think he felt that way about me.” So why did they end their sweet relationship?
Do you remember us saying that Kaley and Cook's relationship works because they give each other the necessary space for both of them to grow individually? Well, that didn't happen in Cuoco and Galecki's relationship. And everyone can understand why that happened. Just imagine being with your boyfriend 24/7! It's just too much, right, Kaley?
“We would get [to set] together, and we’d leave together. It was just kind of too much. It’s different on a sitcom ’cos on a one-hour, you don’t see everyone every day. We saw each other every day. We were just kind of like, ‘I have nothing else to tell you,’” Kaley Cuoco admitted. We are so glad they ended things amicably because they both moved on to a better future!
Galecki now has a young son with his ex-girlfriend Alaina Meyer, and obviously, Cuoco is married. That said, they do remain the best of friends, so we have to assume that the "boring life" that Cuoco was referring to in her anniversary post was not intended for Johnny! So, Ryan Sweeting, did you receive Cuoco's message?
Celebrities becoming so accessible to the general population through social media have both positive and negative effects that, unfortunately, can be completely unpredictable. Maybe Cuoco was just making a friendly joke about her past relationships not working—who knows? Celebs can joke too without harming anyone, right? We hope you've liked this article, so don't forget to share it!