Sara Gilbert Shares Something Surprising That She Discovered About Herself While Dating Johnny Galecki


“Some of you may know that when I was a teenager, I dated Johnny Galecki for a little while,” said Roseanne star Sara Gilberts. This co-star romance was perhaps the first of Galecki’s career, seeing as he also dated The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco. But, things were much different for Gilberts.

“He played my boyfriend and husband on Roseanne. I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him,” said Sara Gilberts. “But then I would start to get depressed. Johnny felt badly and started to take it personally.”

“I eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality and he was super sweet about it,” added Sara Gilberts on The Talk.

Johnny Galecki Kept A Secret For Roseanne Co-Star

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“We were doing Roseanne and I started dating a woman who was like 18 years older than I was; who was also in the public eye,” confessed the actress and talk show host. “It was something people could have found out about.”

Sara Gilberts said that no one on the show knew about the relationship, except for her and Galecki. For the entirety of the show, Galecki kept this secret for her. Basically, she was worried the relationship would ruin her career. Specifically, she didn’t think she could keep playing a straight person at that time.

The actress then got somewhat emotional and said she still feels somewhat scared to talk about her sexuality in a public nature.

Sara Gilberts Talks About Ongoing Struggle

Sara Gilberts
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“I’ll try to act confident or I’ll make jokes about it but there’s a still a piece of me wondering what is this costing me in my career?” added the actress. While she’s grateful and generally happy with her life, she feels like she’s missing somewhat.

At those moments of her life, such as doing The Talk or getting engaged, she was scared again about her true life. “We do often say things like ‘It gets better’ and it does get better, but I want people to know there’s a struggle with it and that’s okay.”

Gilberts believes that it’s always going to be an ongoing process for her life. Gilberts concluded that she called Johnny Galecki to talk about her story and. He quickly approved for her to do whatever she needed to do. He even offered to hold her hand.

Are you looking forward to seeing Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilberts together again on Roseanne?