Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki opened up about the very awkward position their relationship has become on The Big Bang Theory. Cuoco recalled that she and Galecki started dating each other secretly while they were shooting the sitcom and also split up early as they entered season 12.
“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. He had a girlfriend. I was obsessed. In the first few episodes we would talk and hang out and as things went on finally we got drinks one night. I had such a crush on him and I didn’t think he felt that way about me,” Cuoco confessed on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast.
Cuoco admitted that their real-life romance started to see the downfall while the on-screen romance heated up. “We got together and just fell mad for each other for about two years. But then we broke up,” she said. “Luckily, Johnny and I came out of it so brilliantly. We’re closer today than we ever were, but I just remember [show creator] Chuck Lorre… I remember when we broke up, obviously it was a little sensitive for a minute, but I remember those weeks that Chuck had written these episodes where all of the sudden our characters were sleeping together every other second.”
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“That came out of nowhere. All of the sudden these characters were like all up in each other’s… but Johnny and I came out of it better than before,” Cuoco said. “Even with that person that was a big problem,” she said, not directly naming Sweeting. “I was like, I have to be with someone who really has, whether they’re famous or not, their own life. I think what’s so cool about Karl, everyone that’s gotten to know him, he loves his life and he loves his equestrian world. He’s so cool in the arena, literally in that arena, so he’s so fulfilled.”