Actress Kaley Cuoco has posted her first photo following the announcement that she and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, have split, People reports. Cuoco took to her Instagram account on Saturday to show off her new pet, a horse named Zaza. Cuoco, 29, is seen looking casual with her dirty blonde hair up in a bun without her engagement ring or her wedding ring. While her friend smiles for the camera, Cuoco kisses the animal. This isn’t Cuoco’s first horse; the performer owns a horse named Thor.
Cuoco is said to be an accomplished equestrian, who has been riding horses since she was 15-years-old. She has been spotted often, riding at the equestrian center in Encino, California.
“Riding makes me feel beautiful because it’s so earthy and natural,” she said. “Technically it’s kind of dirty and gritty and edgy and I can go to the barn and not feel like I have to made up from head to toe, yet I feel my best if that makes sense. I feel my real self when I’m riding.”
Fans posted their well-wishes and condolences about the sad news of Cuoco’s divorce. A representative for the actress shared the news of Cuoco and Sweeting’s decision to divorce on Friday, September 25. The couple’s split was said to be “mutually decided.” The pair were married for 21 months after tying the knot at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California, in front of about 150 guests back in January 2014. Cuoco wore a pink Vera Wang gown for the ceremony. At the time, she was thrilled to be walking down the aisle with Sweeting after a brief three-month engagement. Prior to getting engaged, the couple were said to be dating for three months.
“I know that it seems a little crazy on paper but it works for us… From day one, I just knew immediately and it’s been magic.”
Cuoco’s rep also asked for privacy following the news of the divorce.
“They ask for privacy at this time. No further statement will be issued regarding this matter,” Cuoco’s rep said.
Rumors of marriage troubles between Cuoco and Sweeting first surfaced back in April. All of the talk of an impending split prompted the actress to take to Instagram and publicly shoot down the speculation surrounding their troubled romance.
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