Kaley Cuoco Remembers Falling For Johnny Galecki

Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki’s onscreen chemistry as Penny and Leonard on “The Large Bang Principle” got here from a really actual place. In an excerpt from the forthcoming e book “The Large Bang Principle: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Sequence” shared by Vanity Fair on Oct. 3, Cuoco opened up about her earlier crush on Galecki.

“I used to be so not even hiding it,” she stated, per Self-importance Truthful. “He has such swagger. We have been each courting individuals on the time, however I solely had eyes for Johnny.'” Neither actor has definitively confirmed who they have been with romantically on the time the present started, although Cuoco briefly dated Al Santos in 2007, the primary 12 months “The Large Bang Principle” aired. However regardless of their excellent relationships, their attraction refused to fade. “It was apparent there was all the time one thing there,” Cuoco stated. “There was chemistry and we have been crushing on one another. That was the entire first season till we really obtained collectively for actual.”

Based on Cuoco, their real-life emotions intensified after they filmed the season one episode “The Nerdvana Annihilation,” the place Leonard rescues Penny from an elevator. “I feel we fell just a little in love in that elevator shaft,” Cuoco stated.

The elevator scene modified issues for Galecki as effectively. “We needed to be in one another’s arms — and for fairly a while, as a result of it was a little bit of a stunt that we have been doing,” he stated within the Self-importance Truthful excerpt. “Actually, she seemed extraordinarily blissful in these arms. That was actually one of many moments that I feel . . . we felt one thing. I feel that was a large turning level [in our relationship]. At that time, each she and I knew that one thing mutual was felt.”

The pair began a relationship in 2008, and initially tried to to maintain their romance a secret — however collection creator Chuck Lorre wound up discovering them “hiding behind a automobile within the parking zone,” Galecki stated.

Lorre, nevertheless, did not keep in mind the event. “That could be a type of issues I compartmentalized like, I can not take care of this,” he stated, per Self-importance Truthful. “I haven’t got the psychological, emotional bandwidth to take care of an on‑set romance.”

Cuoco and Galecki wound up breaking apart in 2009. Within the Self-importance Truthful excerpt, Galecki cited the truth that he wished to be extra personal about their relationship than Cuoco did as the basis reason behind their separation, together with the period of time they needed to spend with one another on set. Nonetheless, their affection for one another helped their chemistry proceed to sizzle on digicam. “I feel plenty of what made Leonard and Penny work so effectively was my relationship with Johnny off digicam,” Cuoco stated.

Galecki went on so far Alaina Meyer beginning in 2018, and shares two kids together with her, although the pair reportedly separated in 2020, per People. In the meantime, Cuoco was married to Karl Prepare dinner from 2018 to June 2022, and he or she is at present courting Tom Pelphrey. The “Flight Attendant” star additionally lately appeared onscreen alongside Pete Davidson within the rom-com “Meet Cute.”

By all of it, Galecki and Cuoco have remained shut. “I like the buddies that we’re,” Galecki stated within the e book excerpt. “I feel I’d worth my relationship together with her greater than another earlier relationship or relationship afterwards.”

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