Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook seem like a match made in heaven. Aside from having the same initials, the couple share a mutual love of all things equine. In fact, Cook’s love of horses is what actually first drew Cuoco to her beau.
“We met at a horse show. I finally found my horse guy. I know. It was meant to be,” she gushes about Cook, who is a professional equestrian, during her appearance on The Talk Thursday (Sept 15. 2016). “He’s an amazing, amazing rider. Rider and jumper. Amazing equestrian and great human.”We share obviously our passion for horses and dogs and all that.”
She adds of their six-month relationship so far, “It’s been lovely. So great.”
Despite now being blissfully in love, the Big Bang Theory actress admits she wasn’t ready for a relationship when she first met Cook. As she had just settled her divorce with tennis player Ryan Sweeting only after 21 months of marriage, she says dating was the last thing on her mind.
“I think even when I went through my big breakup, my friends know me so well I think I might have said things like, ‘I’m never going to love again. I’m never going to get married again,'” she remembers. “You say these things and the people that know you the best, they like know my heart and that’s just not me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. And I knew even deep down, I knew this was just not the right thing.”
“The right thing was coming for me. I knew it,” she continues. “We all go through these things, but a lot of people don’t see everyone’s personal life played out. A lot of people go through this stuff on their own and I’m just glad I got through it. And I couldn’t be happier. It’s like I saw the light somehow.”
Cuoco, 30, made things public with Cook, 25, this March after sharing several PDA photos of the two of them together. Since then, the two have practically been inseparable.
“Recently we did go on a little trail ride date. It was adorable,” Cuoco, who owns a horse and has been riding for years, told People last month. “When you share something so special, some sort of connection — for us, it’s horses, but anything two people share — you have that common goal and you know that you want the same things in life, day to day, and in the future.”