Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco managed to surprise everyone with a secret relationship in Hollywood. In 2010, the couple told the press that they had been dating for the past two years.
In real life, this announcement came after they split up. Mostly, they kept the entire relationship under wraps: beginning, middle, and end. On the series, however, Leonard and Penny were (and are) still very much in love.
In a way, this secrecy is part of the reason they broke up.
So Why Did Johnny Galecki Kaley Cuoco Split?
Based on Kaley Cuoco’s new relationship with Karl Cook, she enjoys sharing her personal life with fans. While dating Johnny Galecki, however, the two were trying to keep everything under wraps.
“It was a wonderful relationship, but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together,” said Kaley Cuoco. “We were so protective of ourselves and the show and didn’t want anything to ruin that.”
It’s hard to date someone when you can’t go on an actual date. “That’s not the kind of relationship I want – I don’t want to be hiding,” she said.
Child Stars, Secrets, And Lies…
Then, there was the issue about believability on the show. Both Johnny Galecki Kaley Cuoco wanted to keep their characters the primary focus. If fans are worried about their off-screen life, they can’t focus on the “Will-they-won’t-they” question the show revolved around at the time.
As Johnny Galecki later said, “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.”
The final reason things blew up likely revolved around their need to lie to their friends on set. Everyone on set continued to ask about their relationship, and they had to lie to keep quiet.
Since both were child actors, they both knew it was essential to keep things under wraps. However, despite their professional ideologies, which included an understanding of how to end their relationship in the beginning, perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be.
Today, Johnny Galecki Kaley Cuoco are better friends than a couple.
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