Karl Cook is 26 to Kaley Cuoco’s 30. It seems that Cuoco is into younger men since Sweeting was two years younger than her. Unlike Cook, though, Sweeting is now retired and was hardly ever really that successful. Cook is definitely an upgrade, considering he actually has a career with his horseback riding.
Kaley is also a horse lover and loves to go horseback riding. I bet their date ideas are so romantic. The Humane Society of the United States actually named her Horsewoman of the Year in 2015. Cuoco has her own horses and regularly documents her adoration of equestrian riding on her Instagram account.
Karl isn’t the only famous rider in his family. His mother, Signe Ostby, rode competitively and is the owner of a lot of the horses Cook has in his competitions. Karl’s father, Scott Cook, a director of eBay and Procter & Gamble, is also a horse lover. Karl’s sister, Annie-Laurie Cook, is a competitive horseback rider as well.
After a promising start in his career, E! Online reports that Cook hit a wall in 2012 and even considered quitting the sport. He didn’t throw in the towel because, well, he’s not qualified to do anything else at all. “It sounds silly, but I didn’t know how to do anything else,” he told The Chronicle of the Horse magazine. “I really didn’t want to go to school, so it was either that and be very unhappy, or really get after riding.”
According to ibtimes.com, some fans might have noticed that Cuoco’s Instagram handle is @normancook, which is the moniker of her beloved dog. The pup could have the last name Cook because “cuoco” means “cook” in Italian. If Cuoco, the actress, and Cook, the rider, were to get married, the last name would have some significance to it.
Recently, when Cuoco appeared on the Talk she gushed about Cook:
“We met at a horse show. I finally found my horse guy. I know. It was meant to be.” I wonder if he asked for her autograph?
The actress’ fawning over her new beau did not end there. She continued, “He’s an amazing, amazing rider and jumper, amazing equestrian and a great human. We share our passion for horses and dogs and all that and it’s been lovely, so I’m so happy.”
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In case you were wondering about Cook’s career, in 2015, Cook began his year on the Desert Circuit, coming in second in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix with Basimodo during week three. He then won the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix with Farrari and was second in the $50,000 Card Flex Grand Prix with Tembla during Desert Circuit VII.
Wow! That is some serious talent! We couldn’t be happier for Kaley!