Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki dated for two glorious years before splitting up, but they continued to work together and remained good friends even after their relationship.
While some actors maintain professional relationships when working together, some have gone on to find their partners on set. For instance, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s romance on ‘Game of Thrones’ turned into reality, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie too found love.
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco were dating in real life during The Big Bang Theory run.
- How long did the pair date?
- Their break-up was a mutual decision
- Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki remained close friends even after their split
‘The Big Bang Theory’ also had two of its cast members in a secret relationship for the longest time! It didn’t, unfortunately, turn into a happily ever after for the couple, but is one of television’s most memorable romances!
Fans of the series loved watching Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki play Penny and Leonard on the show. Their characters couldn’t be further from each other, with Penny being a dim-witted waitress and Leonard, an experimental physicist. Their banter and, sometimes, bickering was hilarious to watch, but even with their differences, fans rooted for them!
Their relationship followed the “will they, won’t they” storyline for a long time, and it became somewhat tedious to watch. What fans don’t know is that Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki were dating secretly even before their on-screen romance had begun!
Keep reading to discover more about Kaley and Johnny’s relationship!
How long did the pair date?
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki dated for two years, from 2007 to 2009 while filming ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Their relationship was a private affair and even the cast members weren’t aware of it! According to “Daily Mail UK”, one of the reasons why the actors hid their relationship was because of their characters.
They didn’t want their relationship to influence the audience’s opinion of Penny and Leonard.
“I just worry that it will conflict with people’s acceptance of Leonard and Penny. I get the curiosity, but I don’t want to distract from the story”
Explained Cuoco in an interview with “CBS! Watch”.
The couple must have faced hardships hiding their relationship for two long years which eventually resulted in the breakup. They were in a happy relationship until 2009, after which they continued to work together professionally. Kaley and Johnny were, surprisingly, never awkward on set while filming their scenes together and remained close friends!
Their break-up was a mutual decision
When actors who are working together on an on-going series part ways, you might expect things to turn sour. That wasn’t the case with Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, and they continued to have a great working relationship and great camaraderie!
Their on-screen characters still had chemistry, until the end of the season. Perhaps the reason why their relationship was never bitter was that they mutually decided to end the relationship. “I’m so lucky it was a mutual ending and that we don’t hate each other. We’ve seen that happen on other shows”, said the actress in an interview with “CBS! Watch Magazine”.
The former flames eventually moved on and dated other people, while maintaining their friendship. Johnny Galecki even attended Kaley’s wedding, and the two often share pictures together on their social media accounts.
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki remained close friends even after their split
And there’s proof of that! They were friends first who then went on to date, so naturally, their friendship meant a great deal to them. Kaley and Johnny also moved on romantically, with Kaley Cuoco married Karl Cook in 2018. He attended her wedding and shared several photographs from the ceremony, congratulating the newly married couple!
Johnny Galecki too was seeing Alaina Meyer at the time, and had a special announcement just a year later! Johnny shared to Instagram informing his followers that the couple was expecting their first child together. Their son was born in December last year and Johnny is a happy dad now!
They might have moved on, but the two still make an appearance on each other’s social media profiles. Johnny and Kaley’s romance might have only worked out on-screen, but their friendship is for life!
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