Let’s travel back to 2013 when Penny from ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and Kal-El from ‘Man Of Steel’ dated in real life!
‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill‘s relationship was a blink-and-you-miss-it situation. The pair briefly dated in July 2013 and the actors were surrounded by Hollywood paparazzi and photographers wherever they went. Although Cuoco was well known for her portrayal of Penny on the sitcom, Cavill had just made his big Superman debut.
- All about Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill’s whirling romance
- 12 days later, Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill parted ways
- The real reason why the couple split up
Their short-lived romance fizzled out days later, and fans have been wondering if it was because of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Kaley Cuoco was quite the sitcom star, but working on a famous series didn’t add up to the attention she received while dating Cavill.
The actor is happily married to American equestrian Karl Cook while Cavill is busy wearing his Superman cape. Most recently, he appeared in Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ and was seen playing the monster-hunting mutant on ‘The Witcher’.
Kaley and Henry’s romance ended over seven years ago, but they’ll always be remembered for their 12-day long relationship. Keep reading to learn all about the pair’s whirlwind summer fling and the real reason behind it ending. Here’s a shocker: it had nothing to with ‘The Big Bang Theory’!
All about Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill’s whirling romance
Fans thought them to be an utterly mismatched couple with no chemistry whatsoever. There were also rumours surrounding the fact that the actors shared a publicist, which suggests it was a publicity stunt. Cavill had broken up with Gina Carano in May 2013 and had met Kaley just a month later!
Over the next few days, paparazzi snapped the actors hanging out together in Los Angeles and pictures confirmed they were dating! The two were spotted on hikes around the city and were seen grocery shopping together among running other errands.
In an interview with “Cosmopolitan” in 2013, Kaley Cuoco addressed the drawbacks of dating a high-profile actor. “I had no one following me until I met Superman”, Kaley said in the interview. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star confessed that she’d been in the business for 20 years, but had never received such attention before.
12 days later, Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill parted ways
The couple’s 12-day romance fell through almost as quickly as it began … no, seriously. Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill created quite the frenzy at the onset of their relationship in 2013 but, unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be.
Just two weeks after the couple was first pictured together at a Los Angeles based grocery store, they parted ways. There was also a statement released that announced the news, and the actors’ decision to stay good friends.
Whether the actors are still friends remains a mystery, but that hasn’t stopped fans from talking about it. They were quite a pair; Kaley was one of television’s most famous names and Henry was well … Superman.
The real reason why the couple split up
Back in 2013, a source close to Kaley Cuoco shared the reason for her split from Cavill with “Ok! Magazine”. And it had nothing to do with ‘The Big Bang Theory’! Kaley Cuoco was very “overwhelmed with the very public Superman relationship”. The actor wasn’t accustomed to the attention and chaos that ensued when she was snapped with Cavill in public.
Henry Cavill himself is known to prefer a private life, but after playing Kal-El in ‘Man of Steel’, that’s hardly possible. Since her time on the CBS sitcom ended, Kaley has been busy with her role on ‘The Flight Attendant’. She also has a producer’s credit on the HBO Max drama series.
She recently appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper”, where she was questioned about Cavill! A fan asked Cuoco, “Is the ‘Man of Steel’ really made of steel?”
The actor laughed hysterically, sharing “Oh my god”. She added, “I don’t know, I never say, ‘I don’t know’”. Cuoco further explained, “I always have an answer … but I don’t know”.
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