Kaley Cuoco ‘Cannot Wait’ to Be in Love Again After Ryan Sweeting Split
Kaley Cuoco is moving on.
The Big Bang Theory star, who announced she was divorcing Ryan Sweeting last September after 21 months of marriage, says she’s not afraid to fall in love again. Gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan’s April 2016 issue, the 30-year-old reveals her breakup with the tennis star did nothing to change her mind about finding her happily ever after.
“[What happened] changes the way I look at marriage, and that makes me sad. It does not change the way that I look at love. I cannot wait to be in love again,” she says. “I don’t feel like I am ready yet … which is so different for me. I dive into everything.”
“I thought I’d have a baby by now! You see your life going one way, and then it’s the direct opposite way,” she continues about her previous plans to start a family. “I’m waking up going, Oh my god, my life just flipped upside down.”
Cuoco got engaged to Sweeting in 2013 only after three months of dating. The couple married on New Year’s Eve that year and the actress had the date tattooed on her back — a move she admittedly regrets. She’s since gotten the ink covered up with another design.
Cuoco, who’s now dating Arrow actor Paul Blackthorne, also says ex-boyfriend and Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki has been a big way in helping her move on from Sweeting. Though they are not together, she understands why some people would want to see them reunite.
“Johnny and I are very close now, but the worst part about that is I don’t want stories like that, especially during this divorce, to hurt my ex,” she says. “We have nods with each other. Johnny and I do this thing like a nod that says, ‘I got you. I get it.'”
However, Cuoco also adds that she likes to forge her own paths as well. After declaring that she’s “never [been] that feminist girl demanding equality” because she’s “never really faced inequality” in 2014, the starlet is now backtracking — claiming her words were “taken out of context” — and asserting herself as a 100 percent feminist.
“Of course I’m a fucking feminist. Look at me. I bleed feminism,” she argues. “I get equal pay to my male costars on a big show, I have my own home, I’m as independent as you could possibly be.”
Cuoco currently earns as much as her male co-star with a with a one million per episode contract for The Big Bang Theory.