It looks like the love was not only on-screen for this duo. According to the latest edition of the CBS online Watch Magazine, Kaley Cuoco, star of hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, admits to a happy two-year relationship with co-star Johnny Galecki. The love of Penny and Leonard had a real-life component to it and not just a minor fling, either. Cuoco comments, “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. We were so protective of ourselves and the show and didn’t want anything to ruin that.” But keeping it so quiet was the hardest part of it all. “Everyone was always asking, and we deny-deny-denied. And I’m like, ‘Why am I denying this person that I love?’ It took a little bit of a toll on me and I think it did for him, too.” Even though this relationship ended on good terms, the 24 year old says she doesn’t plan on dating actors again.
Kaley and Johnny still remain great friends and she makes a point to note that this has not affected the cast dynamic on set. While the off-screen romance lasted 2 years, the on-screen romance spanned for about a season on the hit sitcom. No comment regarding the relationship has been made by Galecki. The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8pm EST/7pm CST on CBS. What do you think? Are you surprised by this secret pairing? Let us know in our FORUMS or comment below!