Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s character on the The Big Bang Theory, Penny, recently got engaged to long-time love Leonard, played by Johnny Galecki. Last July, producers revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that Leonard and Penny were to have a long engagement. Penny wants enough time to pass so that people don’t think she’s getting married because she’s pregnant.
But does that rule out a baby for Leonard and Penny in the future, or one for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in real life? The show, currently in Season 8, is green-lit until the end of Season 10, so there is plenty of time for a little Hofstadter to make an appearance; it may be the occasion when we finally learn Penny’s last name.
As for real-life Kaley, she and husband Ryan Sweeting don’t have a blessed event on the way just yet. During an appearance last week at A Night at Sardi’s, an Alzheimer Association benefit, Sweeting stunned in an open-backed black dress. She also gave the scoop to E! News that she is not pregnant. After her Wedding Ringer co-stars Josh Gad told the cameras Cuoco-Sweeting is pregnant, she denied his comments and said maybe her wardrobe had something to do with the rumors.
“Josh Gad just told E! that I was pregnant, so if it comes from Josh Gad’s mouth, you know it’s a blatant lie. No, I’m not pregnant! I don’t know why people keep thinking that. Maybe I should wear a little tighter clothes.”
As if following up on her own advice, a few days later the Daily Mail caught Kaley on the way to her yoga class, wearing form-fitting athletic clothes without a trace of a baby bump.
Despite the denial, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was clear she wants to be a mom one day, and can’t stay away from other people’s babies.
“I love babies! If you’re holding a baby right now, I will take it from you and hold it. Like, I have this need to take it. I don’t have my own yet—can’t wait—but any child, I just grab. I don’t take it with me home, but it take it and I hold it for a while. I love it. I love it!”
She even told E! that she and Ryan have not put babies on the back burner, saying, “We’re practicing a lot, so you never know!”
The Big Bang Theory returns with new episodes on April 2nd. The show is in syndication and airs Thursday nights on CBS.
[Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting image courtesy of Getty]