Kaley Cuoco graces the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and opens up about life after her split with estranged husband Ryan Sweeting. The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star also revisited comments she made in the past on feminism that, at the time, caused controversy.
The 29-year-old Kaley Cuoco was married for only 21 months to 27-year-old tennis pro Ryan Sweeting. For those who blinked, missed her romance with ‘Man of Steel’ star Henry Cavill ending and this one beginning and leading, within weeks to the altar.
She had opened up about it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show saying, “I know it looks a little crazy to some people. By day two I was like, ‘Oh, my God.’ It was so unbelievable. I said, ‘This is it, this is it.'”
Now she’s opening up about that highly publicized split. Needless to say, it got attention. Such is the case when one is a major television star. Tabloids, online gossip sites and the public that reads them are always eager for dirt.
She told Cosmopolitan that the divorce “changes the way I look at marriage, and that makes me sad. It does not change the way that I look at love.” She went on to say, “I cannot wait to be in love again. I don’t feel like I am ready yet…which is so different for me. I dive into everything.”
She also addressed rumors that she was back with 40-year-old Johnny Galecki, her co-star in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The two dated several years ago. She told the publication, “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. We have nods with each other. Johnny and I do this thing like a nod that says, ‘I got you. I get it.'”
She also shared her thoughts on whether or not she’ll ever have children. She said, “I thought I’d have a baby by now! You see your life going one way, and then it’s the direct opposite way. I’m waking up going, ‘Oh my god, my life just flipped upside down.'”
She also addressed previous comments she made last year that caused a social media firestorm when she seemed to evoke a 1950s housewife lifestyle with her then-husband. In part, she had told Redbook, “I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality.”
She then delivered the zinger that caused the backlash: “I cook for Ryan five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I’m so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him. My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off.”
Now, a year later, a pending divorce, her answer, profanity and all, was concise and to the point. She told Cosmopolitan, “Of course I’m a f–king feminist. Look at me. I bleed feminism. 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.”
A year has made quite a difference, as she has had to redefine and reaffirm her independence, in the midst of the usual blizzard of publicity. You can see more of the interview here. Check out Kaley Cuoco’s Cosmopolitan cover and inside photos below!