Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has been discussing working alongside her ex-boyfriend, Johnny Galecki, while filming The Big Bang Theory and how her husband Ryan Sweeting feels about it.
During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, where she was interviewed by host Andy Cohen, Cuoco was asked what it was like to work alongside Johnny Galecki on the show. She previously, and secretly, dated Galecki for two years during the early seasons of the sitcom.
Cuoco was adamant that there was no issues with working with Galecki, explaining, “We ended it five years ago and we have actually both moved on. Johnny is actually one of my best friends — it is a situation that ended well. I understand that sometimes it doesn’t.”
This provoked Andy Cohen to then declare, “That could have gone horrible.”
Kaley then went on to insist that everything was completely fine between her husband of two years and Galecki, saying, “Ryan loves him, Johnny loves him. He is one of my best friends.”
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco privately dated for around two years until December 2009. This was at the same time that their characters, Lenny Hofstadter and Penny, were dating on the sitcom.
News of their dating then started to filter out, but rather than insisting that there were any issues with working alongside each other during the shooting of the sitcom, both actors admitted that they were still on very good terms.
After the pair’s relationship came to an end in real life, their characters became closer and closer, which has since resulted in them becoming engaged and will now see them finally marry in the season premiere of the show’s ninth season.
“The Matrimonial Momentum” will air on Monday night, and it will see Leonard Hofstadter and Penny exchange vows in Las Vegas.
To celebrate the airing of this episode, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting took to her Instagram to write, “We’re back baby!!! Don’t forget to tune into @bigbangtheory_cbs tonight – I mean it when I say, I’ve waited for this moment since the pilot… nine years in the making!!”
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons each signed new contracts to work on The Big Bang Theory last summer, which reportedly sees them paid $1 million an episode for starring on the show. The Big Bang Theory regularly draws in at least 15 million viewers per episode and is the most popular sitcom on American television.
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