Looking for The One. From her costar romance with Johnny Galecki to her marriages to Ryan Sweeting and Karl Cook, Kaley Cuoco’s love life has been making headlines for years.
The actress walked down the aisle for the first time in 2013, marrying Sweeting. After 21 months of marriage, however, Cuoco announced their split.
“I honestly thought I wouldn’t get married again. My ex ruined that word for me,” she candidly told Cosmopolitan in 2018. “I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn’t my fault — that was his.”
Following her whirlwind marriage and divorce (and a brief romance with Henry Cavill), the Big Bang Theory star started seeing Cook, a fellow horse lover and equestrian.
“I couldn’t be happier. I feel very, very lucky that I found someone like him,” the 8 Simple Rules alum gushed exclusively to Us Weekly in 2017. “I like to torture him and he doesn’t get mad at me. He just let’s me do it! I’m just constantly trying to rib him. He’s got such a great sense of humor. I like it when I’m bugging him, bugging him and then I finally get that laugh which just kills me. He’s just … I don’t know. He’s a real person and I think the big deal was knowing how much he loves dogs and horses — that’s always on my checklist. ‘Must love dogs’ is number one and he checked that off quite quickly and I fell very hard.”
Cuoco added at the time that the duo bonded in the kitchen. “We really like cooking. I love to cook. My boyfriends cooks too and he’s an amazing, amazing cook, so we love to go to the grocery store,” she said. “I’m one of those weirdos that actually likes to buy my own ingredients. I like to go to the store, I like to pick it out, so I think cooking is probably one of my favorites.”
After he popped the question in December 2017, Cuoco and Cook exchanged vows in June 2018. While they were man and wife, the pair revealed they didn’t live together as of 2019.
“We are building our dream house. We are eventually going to be under the same roof forever,” she told E! News at the time. “We have a very unconventional marriage, you know, we have different locations that we are at a lot. We are not together every single day, and I think personally, it’s important. It works well for us.”
The following year, the coronavirus pandemic “forced” the twosome to move in together, she told Jimmy Kimmel in 2020. “It’s been great for our relationship. We like each other, we’ve realized, which is even better,” she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the time.
Three years into their marriage, however, the couple called it quits.
“Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions,” the Flight Attendant star and Cook said in a joint statement in September 2021. “We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary.”
Scroll down to review Cuoco’s dating history:
Karl Cook (2016 — 2021)
The CBS star met the equestrian at a horse show in 2016. The duo made their first red carpet appearance in March of that year and got engaged in December 2017. Six months after going public with her romance, the Charmed alum told The Talk, “I can’t stop smiling. Life is so, so good. I finally found my horse guy. It was meant to be. He’s an amazing rider, amazing equestrian and a great human. We shared a passion for horses and dogs … It’s been lovely.”
The couple tied the knot on June 30, 2018, in Rancho Santa Fe, California, in front of costars Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, Will Wheaton and more of her famous pals like stylist Brad Goreski. The beautiful ceremony also included things near and dear to the couple’s heart, including their dogs — who walked down the aisle before Cuoco.
It was a long journey, but five months after the pair walked down the aisle, they were able to finally go on their honeymoon. “I can’t believe we are here!” she wrote in a video of the two bundled up in snow gear in Zermatt, Switzerland on December 14, 2018. “This has been my dream and @mrtankcook turned it into a reality.” (They were unable to jet off to the Swiss Alps quickly as the actress spent her post-nuptial days recovering from shoulder surgery.)
After three years of marriage, the twosome announced their split via a joint statement in September 2021.
Henry Cavill (2016)
Us broke the news in July 2016 that Cuoco and Cavill were seeing each other. The duo split 10 days later, but remain good friends.
Ryan Sweeting (2013 — 2016)
Cuoco married Sweeting in December 2013. The couple separated in September 2015 and finalized their divorce in May 2016. The blonde beauty opened up about the split during her visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2016. “It’s been rough, but things are going good and I’m much, much better now. I’m in a much better place than I was,” she said.
Paul Blackthorne (2015 — 2016)
The animal lover started dating the Arrow actor three months after filing for divorce from Sweeting, Us exclusively revealed at the time. They broke up in early 2016, shortly before she met Cook.
Bret Bollinger (2012 — 2013)
Cuoco and Pepper singer Bret Bollinger went public with their romance in May 2012 when they were spotted locking lips at the Lakers game in Los Angeles. The duo split in January 2013.
Christopher French (2011 — 2012)
Cuoco was once linked to singer Christopher French, who is now married to Ashley Tisdale.
Josh Resnik (2011)
The Wedding Ringer actress was briefly engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik in October 2011.
Johnny Galecki (2007 — 2009)
Costar couple! Cuoco and Galecki, who portray onscreen couple Leonard and Penny on The Big Bang Theory, quietly dated for two years. “We’re dear friends, still. Kaley’s not just an ex, she’s a part of my life,” Galecki told CBS Watch! magazine in November 2013. “It was a wonderful relationship, but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together.”
Josh Henderson (2007 — 2008)
The pair first met in 2002 when Henderson guest-starred on 8 Simple Rules and struck up a romance five years later.
Al Santos (2007)
Cuoco was rumored to be dating the former model in 2007.
Jaron Lowenstein (2005 — 2006)
Cuoco and the country pop star walked many red carpets together during their one-year relationship.
Kevin Zegers (2003 — 2004)
Young love! The couple met while shooting their 2003 film The Hollow and dated for one year. Zegers went on to star as Damien Dalgaard in Gossip Girl.