Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
Kaley and Johnny were never public about their relationship. In fact, it wasn’t until after they had broken things off that fans heard about it. Kaley told DailyMail, “It was a wonderful relationship, but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together… Everyone was always asking, and we deny-deny-denied. And I’m like, ‘Why am I denying this person that I love?'”
OnScreen Is Enough
There have been many rumors over the years that the couple is back together. It’s inevitable that people will jump to conclusions when the two seem so comfortable around each other. They’re also always together due to their on-screen romantic relationship.
People specifically thought that perhaps Johnny was the reason Kaley split from her ex-husband, Ryan Sweeting. Kaley shut down rumors this year when she said, “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!” They certainly are believably in love on set.
Didn’t Want To Distract
Many fans were confused why Kaley and Johnny would hide their relationship. Kaley has been very vocal about other boyfriends. In particular, her current boyfriend Karl Cook can be seen all over Instagram. So why would she be afraid of PDA with her notable costar?
Johnny Galecki explained why the two kept things quiet in 2013. “I just don’t like to speak about it. And not because I’m trying to be enigmatic. 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.” So basically Johnny and Kaley were worried fans would get reality and fiction confused. Maybe they got this one right. Perhaps the show would not have lasted as long if we had known they were dating at the time. Who knows?
Secrecy Broke Them
Inevitably it was the secret that broke the two apart. Keeping a relationship from fans, coworkers, and the paparazzi is hard work, and it took a toll on the pair. Kaley said, “We couldn’t do anything. It wasn’t as fun as we wanted it to be.”
Thankfully they are both very mature. It would have been terrible if their breakup had affected the show. Nearly seven years later, and watching the series you’d never be able to pinpoint when things began or ended. That’s a great testament to these actors professionalism and talent.
Kaley said, “We knew we weren’t destined to be together. We accepted it and said, ‘Look, if we ever break up, we will be professional,’…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.”
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