Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco are probably the stars who attract most of the press’s interest. We’ll be listing down the many relationships they’ve had as well as those of the show’s other stars. It seems no one is innocent of possessing a long list of exes.
Some of these relationships may be incredibly surprising. There are wonderful stories of love and quite a few that were short-lived. Keep reading to find out which star is a certified serial monogamist, which star married his or her childhood sweetheart and also, who went out with a real stunner in spite of the dorky exterior that he has.
Hollywood relationships are always at the center of attention, not just for us mere Average Joes but especially the paparazzi. Everyone wants to know the intimate and juicy details of what happens behind the scenes. Do they have petty fights like the rest of us? Do they cook for one another? What happens if he leaves the toilet seat up? Is life really so glamorous for the couple? We could dish out a million questions for a celebrity couple but we just really want to know if it’s real. Is their relationship as simple as ours? Or is it all a show? Maybe we will never have a direct answer but I know we would all like to believe that they really are just like us, only with more glitz and glamour.
When actors portray a couple on-screen, many of us so desperately want them to end up together in real life as well. Think of Twilight, granted Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart did date in real life but it didn’t last. Same goes with Channing and Jenna Tatum, who met on the set of Step Up. Angelina Jolie and Brat, although they also broke up. Don’t worry, there are couples who met on set and are still together now! Like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth to name a few. In this case though, we are more focused on the cast of The Big Bang Theory. That hilarious series has been on air for 14 seasons and the cast has had its fair share of ups and downs in their personal lives, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Just check out their real life partners and you’ll see what we mean.
Kaley Cuoco – Brett Bolinger : Dated (2012 to 2013)
The relationship Kaley Cuoco had with Brett Bolinger is one that is relatively short, only lasting for a little over a year. The ex-couple were first spotted together in March of 2012. They were seen at the courtside of a Lakers game. Brett is popular for being the lead singer as well as the bass guitarist of the band Pepper that plays reggae music. He hails originally from Hawaii and was reported to have been the one who called it quits. However, the reasons for him doing so are unknown. It came as a surprise since there were paparazzi photos of him and Kaley still looking very much in love. Both seem to have moved on quickly, though.
Jim Parsons – Todd Spiewak : Married (2017 to Present)
The Big Bang Theory’s resident genius physicist Sheldon Cooper is played by Jim Parsons. The actor has been in a long-term relationship ever since the show premiered. He and his boyfriend recently got married in the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center. The ceremony and the reception after it were equally extravagant, both befitting the wedding venue. The entire cast celebrated with the joyous couple, who’ve been living the life of a happy married couple ever since.
Johnny Galecki – Sara Gilbert : Dated (1992)
After meeting on the show Roseanne, these two dated in the year 1992. Back then, they were two of the young and attractive stars of the show. The two hooking up in real life was just pure PR goldmine for the publicist of the series. Several years later, Sara went on to admit that she is actually gay. Johnny continued to date other girls and had a series of other relationships. This is much like what his character Leonard, the experimental physicist, did on the show.
Kaley Cuoco – Josh Resnik : Dated (2011 to 2012)
Kaley Cuoco dated Josh Resnik, who works as an addiction specialist, from 2011 to 2012. The two were in a relationship that was fairly serious. The fact that the industry he comes from is different from the one she is from probably helped the pair. There were even rumors that the two got engaged in October of 2011. However, they were somehow not meant to be and the blonde bombshell went on to date several other men. Read on to find out more about your favourite The Big Bang Theory cast members.
John Ross Bowie – Jamie Denbo : Married (2004 to Present)
The unlikable Dr. Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory is played by John Ross Bowie. Most people remember the actor for playing Dr. Kripke as someone unable to say the letters “L” and “R” correctly. However, Bowie’s past roles were on famous TV shows such as Citizens Brigade and Reno 911!. Jamie Denbo, his actress wife, is best known for appearing in Ghostbusters and for being an extremely witty comedienne. The couple married in 2004. Keep reading to see a match that is quite surprising.
Johnny Galecki – Kaley Cuoco : Dated (2008 to 2010)
In a moment where life imitated art and which pleased the audience very much, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco went out for two years. The pair’s on-screen on-again, off-again relationship may have inspired the two to take their off-screen relationship to a higher level. In spite of the massive amount of press interest, they were able to keep their romance secret for the most part. The pair were hardly ever seen together – something that both of them are proud of up to now. They amicably broke things off and still like working together.
Simon Helberg – Jocelyn Towne : Married (2007 to Present)
The nerdy engineer and ex-astronaut is married to Bernadette on the show. However, Simon Helberg is husband to actress Jocelyn Towne behind the camera since the year 2007. The couple have two children together – Adeline, their 5-year-old daughter, and Wilder, their 3-year-old son. Jocelyn has appeared in smaller movies and on TV shows and interestingly, was a producer in the movie We’ll Never Have Paris, where Simon plays the lead role.
Johnny Galecki – Laura Harris : Dated (1996 to 1998)
In the ‘90s, Johnny Galecki and Laura Harris, a Canadian actress, dated for two years. They met while filming the mystery crime thriller Suicide Kings. They started going out after they met on the set. Laura continues to act on TV shows and in movies. Her most recent acting stint is on the show Whole Day Down, where she played the character of Ester. When the pair met, Laura was just 19 years old and Johnny was only a year older. At present, Laura is single. Ready for the next entries?
Wil Wheaton – Anne Wheaton : Married (1999 to Present)
Wil and Anne Wheaton have a real-life relationship that is long standing. The couple wed in 1999 and have been happily married since then. Wil Wheaton became well-known when he appeared in the cult film Stand by Me as Rob Reiner. On The Big Bang Theory, the actor plays a fractious version of himself and does not get on particularly well with Sheldon as well as the other characters. As for Anne Wheaton, the actress is known for her roles on the web series TableTop and in the film Sharknado . Continue reading to get some juicy details.
Brian Posehn – Melanie Truhett : Married (2004 to Present)
The character Bert has recurring appearances on The Big Bang Theory. He works in the geology department of Caltech and he amusingly shows Amy his love for her by constantly giving her rocks. Bert is played by Brian Posehn, who has also appeared on The Sarah Silverman Program and in Dumb and Dumber’s sequel. In real life, the actor is married to TV producer Melanie Truhett, who has produced TV shows like Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza. The couple have a son. Read on to find out the next off-screen relationship on our list.
Brian Patrick Wade – Jill Wade : Married (2007 to Present)
During the very first part of The Big Bang Theory, Brian Patrick Wade was cast to play the hunky ex-boyfriend of Penny. Most remember him as the dude who stole Leonard’s and Sheldon’s pants. He unintentionally sealed his own fate and is now the ex whom everyone loves to hate. Since his stint on the show, he has been cast on other hit TV shows such as CSI: Miami and NCIS. Wade and his wife, a fitness expert and bodybuilder, have been happily married for more than 10 years now – time they seemed to have taken to make their bodies much more honed. Interesting hook up, right? See who’s next on the list.
Kaley Cuoco – Ryan Sweeting : Divorced (2013 to 2016)
The whirlwind romance between Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting made headlines on tabloids when the pair got engaged despite only dating for three months. The two married in 2013, but filed for a divorce in 2015, then got divorced in 2016, after being married for only three years. The pair had been denying rumors that they were splitting up months before they announced it publicly. Talking about her ex-husband, Kaley was quoted to have said, ‘it’s been magic’. Sadly, the magic does not seem to have lasted. Piqued your interest? Keep reading to find out some more interesting facts…
Johnny Galecki – Kelli Garner : Dated (2012 to 2014)
Johnny Galecki and Kelli Garner turned into red carpet darlings during their 2-year relationship, which started in 2012. This was because the pair often attended awards shows together. Kelli was even Johnny’s date for Kaley Cuoco’s wedding. The two clearly broke up when they were spotted going solo at award shows and not mentioning each other. Kelli was one of the lead actresses on the series Pan-Am and landed the part of Marilyn Monroe on the TV show The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Johnny and Kelli insist that they have stayed good friends.
Sara Rue – Kevin Price : Married (2011 to Present)
Leonard’s short-term girlfriend Dr. Stephanie Barnett is played by actress Sara Rue. On The Big Bang Theory, Leonard breaks things off with Dr. Barnett because he feels things are moving way too quickly. However, in real life, the actress has been happily married since 2011. Her husband, Kevin Price, is a teacher and the two have been in a relationship since the time before she became famous. The couple have two kids together – Talulah, their biological daughter, and Adelaide, a daughter they adopted.
Alessandra Torresani – Rob Kardashian : Rumored to Have Dated (2011)
The two were spotted together at Coachella back in the year 2011, and rumors spread like wildfire with pictures of the couple appearing in many gossip columns. If there is any truth in the rumors and the relationship did actually happen, their romance was definitely short-lived. Kris Jenner’s only son famously dated Blac Chyna and had a tumultuous relationship with her. Together, the couple have one daughter, Dream. On the other hand, Alessandra landed the part of Claire on The Big Bang Theory.
Sara Gilbert – Linda Perry : Married (2014 to Present)
The pair got married in the year 2014. Most people know Linda Perry as the lead singer of Four Non Blondes, a girl rock group, and for having quite a unique voice that is instantly recognizable. She currently works as a music producer and has made massive pop hits for big names such as Britney Spears, Pink, Adele, and Miley Cyrus. Sara and Linda happily welcomed their first child after being married for a year. He is now two years and old and is named Rhodes Emilio.
Rick Fox – Vanessa Williams : Divorced (1999 to 2005)
On The Big Bang Theory, Bernadette’s ex-boyfriend, Glenn, is played by Rick Fox. Glenn is a professor at a college and sits on a panel which discusses global warming. In the past, Rick played pro basketball and was a part of the well-known Los Angeles Lakers as well as the Boston Celtics. Rick, who is actually Canadian, got hitched to former Miss America and actress Vanessa Williams in 1999 and have a daughter together. However, they eventually called it quits after several years of marriage.
Laurie Metcalf – Matt Roth : Divorced (1993 to 2014)
Laurie Metcalf, who also happens to be a Roseanne veteran, has appeared on The Big Bang Theory playing Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s mother who was God-fearing. In 1993, when Laurie was still on Roseanne, she had an onscreen boyfriend played by Matt Roth and was in an abusive relationship with him. However, in real life, she married Matt and the couple have three children, a daughter and two sons. Unfortunately, the pair got divorced in the year 2014 after being married for more than twenty years. Shocked? In Awe? Read on to know more about the TBBT stars and other scandalous relationships.
LeVar Burton – Stephanie Cozart Burton : Married (1992 to Present)
On the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, he played the role of the blind Commander Geordi La Forge, but on The Big Bang Theory he played himself. LeVar was invited by Sheldon via Twitter to “a gathering of scientists”. LeVar married make-up artist Stephanie Cozart in 1992 and they are still together up to this day. She now works on the CBS show The Talk while he hosts Reading Rainbow on PBS.
Johnny Galecki – Katie Waissel : Rumored to Have Dated (2014)
Katie Waissel was a finalist on The X Factor UK and finished seventh on the show. She was someone the British audience loved to hate – something that she says is due to how the producers edited the show. There were rumors that she dated, or at least had a fling with, the actor Johnny Galecki back in 2014. The two were spotted having dinner together at the famous Chateau Marmont. Recently, Katie got a divorce after just two months of being married. Her ex-husband is model Brian Moote. Shocking, huh? This is nothing compared to what’s next.
Dean Norris – Bridget Norris : Married (2001 to Present)
Dean Norris is known for playing the policeman Hank on Breaking Bad and also appeared on The Big Bang Theory playing Colonel Richard Williams. In a couple of episodes, his character can be seen showing interest in some of the show’s characters’ research about navigation systems. What many people don’t know is that Dean and his wife Bridget graduated from Harvard. The couple have been married since 2001. She is a lawyer with expertise on transactional law.
Michael J Massimino – Carola Pardo : Married (1989 to Present)
The well-known former astronaut from NASA piloted a couple of Space Shuttle missions when he was still with the agency. His character on The Big Bang Theory gets in touch with Howard through Skype to discuss Howard’s latest expedition. Michael has been married to Carola Pardo for almost three decades. The couple have a son and a daughter together. Carola had to do some solo parenting when Michael was in Space. Isn’t he one cool guest star? Keep reading to find out whose relationship is next on the list.
Johnny Galecki – Ariella Nicole : Dating (2015 to Present)
Uncharacteristically, Johnny Galecki shared a blurry photo of himself and a blonde woman on New Year’s Eve. He can be seen in the snapshot kissing her and rumors began to circulate that he had gotten back together with onscreen girlfriend, Kaley Cuoco. However, hardcore fans of the show must have been disappointed to find out that he had actually shared a picture of him and his current girlfriend Ariella Nicole. Since the photo’s posting, the two have been recently spotted on vacation together in Maui. They still seem very much in love and their relationship seems to be going strong.
Kaley Cuoco – Kevin Zegers : Dated (2003)
The two met while filming the horror flick The Hollow. Kaley Cuoco And Kevin Zegers went out for some time in the early 2000s. Kevin starred on the hit series Gossip Girl as Damian. His relationship with Kaley didn’t last and he eventually married Jaime Feld in 2013. Kevin and Jaime have twin girls together. Don’t just stop here. There’s more to see. Find out who among The Big Bang Theory stars dated whom.
Stephen Root – Romy Rosemont : Married (2008 to Present)
This couple has a longstanding relationship, having gotten married in 2008. Stephen Root plays the role of Dan on The Big Bang Theory. When Penny applies for a job as a sales representative at a pharmaceutical firm, Dan interviews her for the post. Stephen is immediately recognizable from playing roles in films such as Office Space and Dodgeball. Romy, on the other hand, plays Finn’s mother on Glee and she can be seen on the TV series Beyond. Continue reading to find out a serial dater’s relationship in the past.
Stephen Merchant – Mircea Monroe : Dating (2017 to Present)
Dave Gibbs on The Big Bang Theory is played by Stephen Merchant, a British actor made famous by creating and writing shows such as The Office and Extras along with his friend and fellow comedian Ricky Gervais. Amy dates nerdy Dave during the time she and Sheldon were not together. In 2017, Stephen started going out with the blonde bombshell and actress Mircea Monroe, who currently plays a part on the TV comedy Episodes alongside sitcom veteran Matt LeBlanc. Keep reading to find out more surprising relationships.
Johnny Galecki – Ari Graynor : Dated (2006)
Ari Graynor dated Johnny Galecki briefly in the early 2000s. Ari also acts and has had appearances in a number of movies and TV series. The Sitter and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist are two notable films she has been in. She also played the character Caitlin Rucker on the cult TV series The Sopranos, which happens to be her first ever acting job that paid. More recently, she landed a part on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, playing the lead role of Cassie Feder.
Josh Brener – Meghan Falcone : Married (2014 to Present)
On the show, the scientists frequent a comic book store where the character that Josh Brener plays works at. The actor is also famous for the HBO series Silicon Valley, where he plays the part of Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti. Josh is a Harvard alumnus and is happily married to fellow actress Meghan Falcone. The couple met while acting together in an Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre production. Meghan is known for playing parts on the TV series Foursome and Californication with David Duchovny.
Keith Carradine – Hayley DuMond : Married (2006 to Present)
Every so often, Keith Caradine appears on The Big Bang Theory as Penny’s dad Wyatt. Keith is known for appearing on other TV series such as Fargo and Madam Secretary. His dad and four brothers are all actors as well. Therefore, it is unsurprising that he is also married to an actress. Keith and Hayley DuMond have been married for more than a decade now, having wed in 2006. She has had appearances in films like House Hunting and The Hunter’s Moon.
Michael Trucco – Sandra Hess : Married (2009 to Present)
This beautiful couple, who seem to have been genetically blessed, are both actors. On The Big Bang Theory, Michael Trucco is a physicist whom Penny dates. However, much to her disappointment, she discovers that he is, in actual fact, already married. Michael’s acting credits include a stint on the massive hit series One Tree Hill. Sandra Hess, Michael’s wife, is probably most well-known for her role as Sonya Blade in the film Mortal Kombat. The couple got hitched in 2009. Keep reading to find out who the next pair are.
Matt Bennett – Liz Gillies : Rumored to Have Dated (2014 to unknown)
There were rumors that this pair of gorgeous brunettes dated in 2014. They met while filming Nickelodeon’s show Victorious, where Matt played the role of Robbie Shapiro. On The Big Bang Theory, he played the younger brother of Josh. During interviews, Matt and Liz consistently talk about each other and the affection they have for one another. The rumor mill swirled regarding their relationship status of being more than just friends because of what can be seen in their interviews. Read on to find out which relationship is the most surprising.
Kaley Cuoco – Thad Luckinbill : Dated (2002)
There seems to be a time in the past when it was somehow cool for you to have the same color hair as your significant other. It seems Kaley Cuoco and Thad Luckinbill probably caught on with the trend. They dated for less than a year in the early 2000s. At the time, Thad was well known for playing the character J.T. on the TV soap opera The Young and The Restless. He was one of the long-standing cast members, having played J.T. from the year 1999 to the year 2010. Thad still acts but his appearances are not as regular as before. He recently landed a part in the movie Only The Brave.
DJ Qualls – Nikki Reed : Dated (2006 to 2007)
CalTech research assistant Toby Loobenfeld on The Big Bang Theory is played by geeky DJ Qualls. The actor makes appearances on the show whenever Sheldon needs Toby to play Sheldon’s fake cousin. DJ Qualls is more popularly known for playing Kyle in the Road Trip movies. He dated actress Nikki Reed, also known as Twilight’s Rosalie Hale, for a little more than a year. Their relationship didn’t really last, and Nikki has gone on to marry two times since she was together with DJ.
Kunal Nayyar – Neha Kapur : Married (2011 to Present)
Everyone knows that Raj could use a bit of help in the gent’s department on the hit show. Okay, a lot! However, the same does not hold true for Kunal Nayyar. Did you see his wife? You can most likely tell from the photo that this gorgeous woman is not only a sight to behold, but she was also a beauty queen in the past. She won the Miss India crown in 2006. The couple met when both love birds set off to travel in India where they both grew up.
Summer Glau – Val Morrison : Married (2014 to Present)
The Big Bang Theory guys have no greater love for a thing than that which they have for sci-fi (except perhaps science and comic books). Thus, you can imagine the excitement they must have had bumping into Summer on the train. On the show, she plays herself. The actress is a member of the cast of the highly popular sci-fi show Firefly. She and her boyfriend of many years had a secret wedding and got hitched in 2014. Her husband, Val Morrison, is an actor many probably recognize from Days of Our Lives or Hollows Grove.
Eliza Dushku – Peter Palandjian : Engaged (2017)
You might recognize Eliza from her stint in the movie Bring It On or on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the actress also played the part of an FBI agent doing some background checks on TBBT’s Howard. In 2017, Eliza got engaged to Peter, a 53-year-old businessman who also used to be a pro tennis player. Peter has a total of four children and there is an age difference of 16 years between him and Eliza. However, as the saying goes, age does not matter.
Christopher Lloyd – Jane Walker Wood : Divorced (1992 to 2005)
If you’re one of the many fans of the movie Back to the Future, you will definitely know Christopher Lloyd. Although he is known as Doc in the movie, on TBBT he plays a homeless person whom Sheldon rents his own room out to so he could get some revenge on Leonard. You’ll be amazed to find out that Christopher has both been married and gotten divorced four times. He was most recently married to screenwriter Jane Walker Wood and the 22-year age difference between them may have had a part in the marriage ending in divorce.
David Barrera – Maria Canals-Barrera : Married (1999 to Present)
When Sheldon is victimized by robbers, he gets taken to the station where David Barrera’s character police officer Hernandez works at. Officer Hernandez is assigned to take Sheldon’s case. David was only on TBBT for one episode, but you might recognize him from the appearances he has had on Boston Legal, Gone Without a Trace and The West Wing. He married Maria Canals in 1999. She is an actress and she also does voice acting. The couple now have two beautiful daughters. Impressed? Stick around because there’s more.
Kaley Cuoco – Henry Cavill : Dated (2013)
Henry Cavill may have gained massive popularity from playing Superman in the Man of Steel, but he has also acted in other films such as Immortals, Tristan & Isolde and Justice League. Kaley and Henry only went out for a little more than a week, but the media was sent into a frenzy by their ‘romance’. She wasn’t given time by the paparazzi to breathe. In an interview, she joked, “I had no one following me until I met Superman.” She then met Ryan Sweeting, who eventually became her husband, so we’re quite sure she forgot everything about Superman.
Elizabeth Bogush – Lukas Reiter : Married (2005 to Present)
The Big Bang Theory’s Dr. Catherine Millstone is played by Elizabeth Bogush. Dr. Millstone is a scientist who got intrigued by the essay Raj wrote on Kuiper belt. However, this is not her first outing as an actress since she had appearances on TV shows like Scrubs, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Young and the Restless. She and Lukas Reiter wed in 2005. He once wrote for TV shows such as Boston Legal, but he currently works as an executive for television.
Nathan Fillion – Krista Allen : Dating (2015 to Present)
Many people most likely remember Nathan as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the popular sci-fi series Firefly. On TBBT, he plays himself. Last year, Nathan started going out with actress Krista Allen. She was born in California but grew up in Houston and went on to live in Austin, Texas. She has also lived in many parts of the US. She has had two marriages and even dated actor George Clooney at some point in the past.
Steven Yeun – Joana Pak : Married (2016 to Present)
If you can’t recall Steven Yeun’s role on TBBT, then let us help you with that. Steven was Sheldon’s previous roommate. Leonard ran into Steven’s character as he was moving in with Sheldon. Steven had a brief appearance, but he made it a point to tell Leonard to “run fast”. The Walking Dead star got married to Joana Pak in 2016. Their wedding was a traditional Korean one. On St. Patrick’s day last year, they welcomed their son to the world. Don’t go just yet. There’s more.
Margo Harshman – Chris Marquette : Dated (2003 to 2005)
The two dated for a few years back in the early 2000s. Margo played the assistant Sheldon had on The Big Bang Theory. Her character was also a doctoral student. Penny wasn’t really happy knowing that Margo’s character was nursing a big crush on Leonard. This carried on while she was on TBBT from 2012 up to 2013. Margo previously had roles in movies such as Fanboys and The Girl Next Door. She currently has a recurring part on the hit series NCIS. You will be surprised to know who dated the next star.
Joshua Malina – Melissa Merwin : Married (1996 to Present)
You may recognize Joshua from his roles on the hit TV series Scandal and The West Wing. On The Big Bang Theory, he plays the character Dr. Siebert. His character is the president of the California Institute of Technology, or also known as CalTech, where the show’s resident scientists work. Joshua married Melissa Merwin in 1996. She works as a costume director and has done work for many TV series in her career. The pair have two children – a girl and a boy.
Mark Harelik – Spencer Kayden : Married (2004 to Present)
Before he starred on The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Eric Gablehauser, Mark Harelik was already a sitcom veteran. He had appearances on shows like Boy Meets World, Seinfeld and Will and Grace. He is married to actress Spencer Krayden and the couple have appeared on stage together, acting in a number of theater shows. Spencer is best known for being part of the Broadway production Urinetown. She also had a role on the TV series MADtv. The couple have a child together.
Christine Baranksi – Matthew Cowles : Married (1984 to 2014)
On the show, Leonard’s mother, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, is played by Christine Baranski. The actress married Matthew Cowles, who was also an actor. He had been previously married in 1983. They have two daughters together – Lily and Isabel. Both Matthew and Christine appeared in different Broadway shows as well as on TV programs. You may know Christine from her hit show The Good Wife. Matthew, on the other hand, played a recurring part on All My Children, a soap opera.
Regina King – Ian Alexander : Married (1997 to 2007)
Actress Regina King is TBBT’s Janine Davis, the human resources head of the University where Leonard and Sheldon work. Regina, in real life, used to be married to Ian Alexander. The pair have a son together, Ian Alexander Jr. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last and they called it quits in 2007. There were rumors swirling about Ian Alexander allegedly having an affair. In spite of the sad ending, Regina is happy being a single mother to her son and continues to act, which has brought her closer to a fellow actor. Who is this actor? Keep reading to find out.
Regina King – Malcolm-Jamal Warner : Dated (2011 to 2013)
In case you didn’t know, Regina had a starring role on the ‘80s sitcom 227. She played Brenda, which was her first acting role. Fans of ‘80s sitcoms were excited to see the actress pairing up with Malcolm-Jamal Warner of The Cosby Show. The two actors went out in 2011, a couple of years following Regina’s divorce. The fact that both of them were young actors during the ‘80s was what Regina said helped them have a connection with each other at the time when they were dating. The couple broke up in 2013.
Kaley Cuoco – Jaron Lowenstein : Dated (2005 to 2006)
Well, everyone knows who Kaley is. However, Jordan was actually a famous singer during the time they dated. He sang country-pop songs together with Evan, his brother. When they released the song “Pray For You”, Jaron got nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2010 at the American Country Awards. Kaley and Jaron only dated for a short period. The year after they dated, Kaley got the part of her life – playing Penny on TBBT.
Judd Hirsch – Bonni Sue Chalkin : Married (1992-2005)
Leonard’s father on the show, Dr. Alfred Hofstadter, is played by actor Judd Hirsch. In real life, Judd Hirsch has had two marriages. In this photo, he can be seen together with second wife Bonni Sue Chalkin. Together, Judd and Bonni have two children. Judd also has a son, Alex, from his first marriage with ex-wife Elissa Hirsch. Judd and Bonni had a surprise wedding in 1992. Their 35 guests initially thought they were just attending a regular party but it ended up being quite an exciting wedding. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out. The couple got divorced in 2005.
Courtney Henggeler – Ross Kohn : Married (2015 to Present)
Courtney Henggeler is Missy Cooper, Sheldon’s twin sister, on The Big Bang Theory. Although Missy usually ends up annoying Sheldon, there are times when she also brings happy moments with her. Take the episode where she gave birth as an example. Because of the joyous event, Sheldon wanted to become a good role model that his nephew could follow. In real life, the actress has been married to actor and producer Ross Kohn since 2015. Two years later, the couple welcomed a baby boy into this world and named him Oscar Noah.
Bob Newhart – Virginia Quinn : Married (1963 to Present)
Bob Newhart is Arthur Jeffries on TBBT. He is also called Professor Proton, who used to have a science show for children. This show made young Leonard and Sheldon want to become scientists when they grow up. Bob, in real life, has a long career full of success behind him. He also has a long and happy marriage. He married actor Bill Quinn’s daughter Virginia “Ginnie” Quinn in 1963 and their relationship is still going strong. The pair have four children. It was comedian Buddy Hackett who introduced them to each other. We wish the couple many more years of marital bliss.
Brian Thomas Smith – Maggie Gonzales : Married (2017 to Present)
Penny’s ex-boyfriend Zach Johnson is played by Brian Thomas Smith. Sometimes, the not-so-bright Zach spends time hanging out with the gang. Brian, in real life, is married to dance teacher Maggie Gonzales. The couple got hitched in October 2017. Even though Maggie is not part of Hollywood, she is seen supporting her husband at a lot of his premieres. Brian and Maggie live together in LA.
Kevin Sussman – Alessandra Young : Married (2006 to 2017)
Kevin Sussman is The Big Bang Theory’s Stuart Bloom, the owner of the comic shop. Stuart is very lonely and is always on the lookout for a friend. He always tries to join the gang. Sadly, actor Kevin Sussman, in real life, also experienced some loneliness. Kevin married Alessandra Young back in 2006 but the two split up in the year 2012. The couple made things official in October 2017 by filing for a divorce.
Katie Leclerc – Brian Habecost : Married (2014 to 2016)
In the fifth season of the show, Katie Leclerc played Emily, Raj’s deaf girlfriend. On the show, things didn’t end really well and the onscreen couple weren’t together for very long. So, what about the relationships Katie had in real life? Well, it appears as if Katie Leclerc also didn’t have quite the happy ending she might have wanted. She married Brian Habecost, a real estate agent, in 2014 after being together for a long time. Judging by the photos, the wedding seems to have been a beautiful one. However, the couple broke up in 2016 and filed for a divorce.
James Earl Jones – Cecilia Hart : Married (1982 to 2016)
You might have forgotten already, but on The Big Bang Theory, the James Earl Jones had a small appearance. However, this was a big honor to all the members of the cast because of the fact that he voiced Darth Vader in Star Wars – an idea that the guys on TBBT go crazy for. As for the relationship aspect of James Earl Jones’s life, he has had two marriages. In 1982, James married Cecilia Hart, his second wife and who can be seen in the photo below. The couple were happily married until 2016. Cecilia passed away due to cancer.
Kaley Cuoco – Christopher French : Dated (2011 to 2012)
Christopher French is best known for being the guy who created a band in LA called Annie Automatic. Kaley and Christopher dated from 2011 to 2012. However, they soon broke up and he met actress Ashley Tisdale from the High School Musical films. Christopher and Ashley fell in love. He proposed to her on the Empire State building. The couple married in 2014 at a secret wedding ceremony. Actress Vanessa Hudgens was one of Ashley’s bridesmaids.
Alessandra Torresani – Sturgis Adams : Dating (2017 to Present)
Nothing is official on Facebook yet. However, Alessandra has been hinting at the possibility of her going out with musician and actor Sturgis Adams. The two have been spotted around LA doing different things, such as going out to eat while holding hands. Keeping our eyes open for the developing romance between the two seems to be what we can only do for now. Amazed? Don’t go anywhere or you’ll miss seeing more The Big Bang Theory romances you hadn’t known about.
Laurie Metcalf – Jeff Perry: Married (1983 to 1992)
Do you know who this is? Yes, he is the actor who plays the part of Cyrus Beene on the political TV drama Scandal. However, this is not his first stint as an actor. Jeff Perry has appeared in many films and on TV shows like The West Wing, Crossing Jordan, Lost, Prison Break and Grey’s Anatomy. Jeff married Laurie in 1983 and they have a daughter together, but they got a divorce in 1992. He is now married to his second wife Linda Lowy who is a casting director on the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy.
Danica McKellar – Mike Verta : Married (2009 to 2013)
Although Danica only guest starred on the show, you might recall her character Abby who had a thing for Raj. However, in real life, Danica met composer Mike Verta in 2001 and the two fell in love. They later got married and welcomed into the world their son Draco in 2010. Nevertheless, it seems their relationship wasn’t meant to be. Danica filed for a divorce in 2012 and the two officially divorced in 2013.
Johnny Galecki – Kelsey Harper : Dated (2007)
Pretty actress Kelsey Harper became one of Johnny Galecki’s conquests. The two dated briefly back in the mid-2000s, but their relationship did not really last that long. Interestingly, in spite of having many successful roles, Kelsey is now a florist after retiring from acting. As for Johnny Galecki, he has played other roles in the past, in addition to playing his famous character on Roseanne. However, his stint on TBBT as Dr. Leonard Hofstadter is the one which has turned him into a household name. Are you impressed? Continue reading. There are even bigger treats ahead.
Judy Greer – Dean E. Johnsen : Married (2011 to Present)
Judy guest starred on The Big Bang Theory. In real life, Judy is married to Dean E. Johnsen, a producer. The couple tied the knot in 2011. The wedding was held at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and was attended by 200 family members and closest friends. Their guest list was far from disappointing with regards to star quality. Guests who made the cut included Bill Maher, Rashida Jones, Tyler Labine, Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke.
Beth Behrs – Michael Gladis : Engaged (2016 to Present)
On The Big Bang Theory, she shared a brief onscreen romance with Raj. However, reality is a bit different from what can be seen on the show. Beth and Michael Gladis have been engaged since 2016. Prior to that, the two had been going out for six years. As she gushes about their relationship, Beth talks about the newfound love she and her fiancé Michael have for cooking together. “We cook together. He actually has taught me about cooking. When we met I didn’t know where kale was in the grocery store.”
Mark Hamill – Marilou York : Married (1978 to Present)
Many know him as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. However, that does not mean he hasn’t had an appearance on The Big Bang Theory. Mark married a dental assistant he met by accident back in 1978. The couple had a civil wedding ceremony that was private and they now have three children together. Mark confessed in an interview that he tried to impress Marilou in the past. He took her to an exclusive Star Wars screening, but all she could focus on was the bad teeth his co-actor had.
Ellen DeGeneres – Portia de Rossi : Married (2008 to Present)
Ellen was featured on the show when she had Sheldon and the geologist Bert as audience members in her show. Ellen came out as gay in real life in the year 1997. This resulted in a media feeding frenzy. She met her wife Portia in 2004, which was also when the two began dating. The couple got married in 2008 and probably had the shortest ever guest list for a wedding. The total head count for the wedding was less than 30!
Kaley Cuoco – Karl Cook : Married (2016 to Present)
Kaley Cuoco began dating the professional equestrian Karl Cook in 2016. She went public with the relationship through a number of loved up posts on Instagram and Karl’s ranch is featured in the said posts. At present, Kaley is often spotted riding horseback with Karl. In addition, there has been rumors that she calls him the one. Katie’s ever present love of horses must be the main thing that she and Karl share in common. This certainly bodes well for her most recent relationship. On Cuoco’s 32nd birthday, he popped the question and on June 30, 2018, the duo tied the knot!
Stephen Hawking – Elaine Mason : Married (1995 to 2006)
Yes. The distinguished Stephen Hawking starred in more than a single episode of The Big Bang Theory. Sometimes he can actually be seen on the show. At other times, he just lends the famous computer voice that he has. Stephen is one remarkable man and he has achieved a lot of things in the life he led. As regards his love life, he was married twice and Elaine Mason, who was his second wife, is beside him in the photo below. The pair met during the time when she worked as the nurse who took care of him.
Analeigh Tipton – Aaron Mcmanus : Engaged (2008 to 2014)
Model and actress Analeigh Tipton played two small parts in two episodes of The Big Bang Theory. In one episode, she played the role of a model at the house on America’s Next Top Model, which is a reality show that she joined in real life. The actress dated Aaron Mcmanus, a movie producer, for more than six years. The pair even got engaged for a brief period of time. However, they called it quits in 2014, before they got married.
Lauren Lapkus – Chris Alvarado : Married (2014 to 2016)
For two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Lauren Lapkus played the character Denise, who was an employee at the comic book store Stewart owns. In real life, Lauren married her boyfriend actor and improviser Chris Alvarado in the year 2014. However, the couple divorced in 2016 after a short marriage because they were unable to work out the problems that they had. She announced to the world that she got a divorce via an Instagram post during Valentine’s day. The post read, “Happy Valentines Day. Chris and I are no longer together.” Ouch!
George Takei – Brad Altman : Married (1987 to Present)
George Takei appeared as himself on The Big Bang Theory. In the episode where he was featured, he of course made a reference to the most famous character he has ever played – Hikaru Sulu. Needless to say, it was his role on the TV show Star Trek. The guys have an obsession with everything Star Trek, so naturally George needed to guest star. George Takei is married to Brad Altman in real life. The couple have been happily married for more than 30 years and in 2017, had a wedding ceremony that was official.
Melissa Rauch – Winston Beigel : Married (2007 to Present)
Melissa plays the hilarious character Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory. Audiences are constantly sent into fits of laughter by Bernadette’s relationship with her husband Howard. However, in real life, Melissa is married to someone completely different from her petite husband onscreen. Melissa’s husband, Winston Beigel is 6 feet and 3 inches tall. Thus, he towers over his 4-feet-11-inches wife. The pair have been married since 2007. They are looking to grow their family together and had welcomed their first daughter to the world in 2017. Read on to find out the amazing Big Bang marriage up next.
Kate Micucci – Jake Sinclair : Married (2018 to Present)
Lucy tried to go on a date with Raj, but she didn’t have so much luck with the scientist. She was just extremely awkward. The Big Bang Theory’s Lucy is played by actress Kate Micucci. In real life, Kate is married to music producer Jake Sinclair. He has won a number of Grammys for the production work that he has done. Kate is also busy with acting on a lot of TV shows and in many films. The couple had their wedding in April 2018. We wish the pair marital bliss!
Christopher Lloyd – Lisa Loiacono : Married (2016 to Present)
Actor Christopher Lloyd obviously believes in marriage in spite of the all the divorces he has been through. Unlike his character Theodore on The Big Bang Theory, Lloyd is actually quite popular with the ladies. He was first married to Catharine Dallas Dixon Boyd in 1959. Their marriage lasted 12 years. He married Kay Tornborg in 1974, then Carol Ann Vanek in 1988. He got married to Jane Walker Wood in 1992, and lastly, to real estate broker Lisa Loiacono. Here’s to hoping this one sticks.
Margo Harshman – Josh Keaton : Rumored to Have Dated (Unknown)
Sheldon’s assistant, Alex Jensen, is not quite successful in field of romance, but the actress who plays her has a different story off-screen. Although Margo Harshman hasn’t really managed to keep up with Kaley in the number of beaus accumulated, it is known that Margo has dated fellow actor Josh Keaton and also had a long-term relationship with Chris Marquette. In contrary to some celebs, Margo opts to keep her private life private, so there isn’t really much juicy gossip going round about her. Still, if you are on the lookout for intrigue and romance, continue reading.
Ellen DeGeneres – Alexandra Hedison : Dated (2001 to 2004)
Before getting hitched to wife Portia de Rossi, Ellen had been dating Alexandra Hedison for a long time. The popular host made an appearance in season ten of The Big Bang Theory, when Bert and Sheldon went to watch her show. Since the two split up, Alexandra also found love in the person of actress Jodie Foster and the couple got married in 2014. As for Ellen and Portia, they have been happily married for nine years although there have been recent reports that say Anne Heche, Ellen’s ex, still carries a torch for the talk show host – something that Portia isn’t too happy about.
Stephen Merchant – Christine Marzano : Dated (2014)
In spite of the geeky appearance he has, Stephen doesn’t seem to have any problems attracting beautiful ladies. Prior to dating Mircea Monroe, Stephen was in a relationship with Christine Marzano, who has said that he is the “sexiest man alive”. It appears as if she is not alone in having this opinion – there are rumors that the 43-year-old comedian had a relationship with the X-Men beauty Rose Byrne as well. Living with a man who has the same height as Merchant can be rather challenging. Merchant says, “… my whole house is dominated by custom-made sofas to accommodate all 6ft 7in of me”.
Kaley Cuoco – Al Santos : Dated (2007)
Although Kaley and equestrian Karl Cook are now in the middle of their wedding preparations, she has definitely played the field before. Around 11 years ago, the actress was linked to model and actor Al Santos, who got signed to Ford Modelling Agency at the young age of 15. Certainly, Kaley appears to have great taste when looks are being considered, but may not be true when talking about personality. Her marriage to Ryan Sweeting ended after only three years. Fingers crossed Kaley’s relationship with Cook is for the long haul.
Aarti Mann – Purvesh Mankad : Married (Unknown to Present)
Most people know her as Priya Koothrappali, Raj’s younger sister on The Big Bang Theory. The actress Aarti Mann has gotten hitched to Purvesh Mankad, a finance specialist. They got married some years ago although the exact date isn’t confirmed. Together, the pair have a daughter. The young family live in Los Angeles, where the actress continues to build a career in acting and directing. In spite of the fact that she has two doctors for parents, Aarti says she and her other two siblings are “all over the artistic side of things”.
Mayim Bialik – Michael Stone : Divorced (2003 to 2012)
“Blossom” graduate Mayim Bialik plays the character Amy Fowler on the show. Amy is a woman with a very strong mind and she is also a neurobiologist. Her role on The Big Bang Theory was written in during the time Howard and Raj chanced upon her on a site for online dating. The two guys believe she is perfect for Sheldon. Mayim, in real life, was married to Michael Stone and the couple had two sons together. They were married for 9 years before they got divorced in 2012. However, the two still raise their children together.