We don’t know what’s more troubling. That we’ve somehow allowed “The Big Bang Theory” to exist for 10 seasons or the prospect of marrying your ex-boyfriend on TV. Answer? Both.
But on this Monday’s season premiere, real-life exes Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki did just that when their TV characters, Penny and Leonard, tied the knot (for the second time) in front of their family and friends.
Cuoco and Galecki famously dated from 2008 to 2010, but somehow managed to keep their personal lives private, as their alter egos fell madly in love over the course of CBS’ long-running sitcom.
“It was such a huge part of my life and no one knew about it,” Cuoco said in a 2010 interview with CBS Watch Magazine. “This is the first time I’ve ever talked about it, ever. It was a wonderful relationship, but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together.”
Rumors swirled earlier this year after Cuoco’s short-lived marriage to former tennis star Ryan Sweeting crumbled that the two had reunited after a PDA-filled night at the People’s Choice Awards. No, seriously. They couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
Cuoco promptly quashed any hope of a “Big Bang” reconciliation after the ceremony with a cheeky Instagram post assuring fans that there’s nothing but love ― friendly love, that is ― between the two co-stars.
The actress, for one, has moved on with a new man, professional equestrian Karl Cook, whom she began dating around April.
The two regularly post photos of one another on social media to remind you that not only is Cuoco is swimming in cash, but she also has this cute, blond athletic type on lock.
Watch Leonard and Penny get hitched below: