This popular American sitcom debuted onto our screens in September 2007, and has since gone on to score an impressive 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes – kind of a big deal, especially after a whopping 11 seasons! With its epic cast of characters, its titular theme tune, its slapdash and intelligent humor, and its largely approachable storylines, The Big Bang Theory has taken the world by storm. Yet, it’s the relationships between the characters that really makes this show so heartwarmingly relatable. But have you ever wondered about the cast’s real-life forays into the world of dating?
With nearly 250 episodes to its name, The Big Bang Theory has kept their fans on tenterhooks, waiting for new developments to appear in their lives, thanks in no small part to the legendary creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. While we enjoy watching this nerdy group of scientists (and Penny) go about their awkward, embarrassing endearing daily lives – nothing comes close to seeing these geeks find love. We can’t get enough of Leonard’s surprisingly long list of former paramours, Raj battling his inability to speak in the presence of a woman, and the extremely loud and incredibly close marriage of Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski – made all the more hilarious thanks to Howard’s very hands-on mother.
Yet, it’s Sheldon and Leonard’s relationships to their eventual life partners that really pique our interest. As a former child genius and even more intelligent adult human, Sheldon Cooper isn’t the kind of person you would expect to be in love… or even understand that love is more than a few chemicals in your brain. Amazingly, he pushes past his pragmatic mind and finds love with neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler. As we already mentioned, Leonard’s road to love is somewhat more circuitous. Despite meeting and immediately falling for his luminous nextdoor neighbor Penny, their road to love and on-and-off relationship kept us on the edge of our seats for years.
Although it’s difficult to imagine our favorite Big Bang Theory cast members living outside of the apartment block and science labs, the actors and actresses behind these characters have shown us that though it may not be mathematically likely, occasionally love does come along. Keep reading to see the lucky men and women who have romanced these stars along the years.
Johnny Galecki & Sara Gilbert – together in 1992
Although we all know him as the socially awkward physicist in The Big Bang Theory, it’s fair to say that Johnny Galecki has a lot of game in the real world! In fact, he’s had a pretty lengthy list of girlfriends over the course of his lifetime – including actress Sara Gilbert. While the pair did appear on The Big Bang Theory together, the pair actually met in the early ‘90s on the set of Roseanne. They dated for a while, before Sara realized that she preferred women, and remained friends after the broke up.
Kaley Cuoco & Josh Resnik – together from 2011-2012
While many high-profile performers are often linked to others within their industry (if nothing else, at least they would understand the pressure they’re facing). However, it seems that despite being one of the most sought after women on television, Kaley Cuoco doesn’t discriminate, having dated addiction specialist, Josh Resnik, between 2011-2012. Though they seemed to be pretty infatuated with each other at the time, the relationship’s demise didn’t hold Cuoco back for long, and she has since moved on to other beaus.
Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak – married in 2017
Oh, Sheldon! What are we going to do with you? Luckily, we don’t have to deal with this weird and wonderful physicist – as his husband, Todd Spiewak, is more than capable of taking over the reins. Jim Parsons and his graphic designer boyfriend had been dating for many years before they officially tied the knot on May 13, 2017. Of course, their wedding was far from run-of-the-mill and took place on the 65th floor of the impressive Rockefeller Center. Well, this warms our hearts.
Johnny Galecki & Laura Harris – together from 1996-1998
When Johnny Galecki was 20 years old and just starting off in the world of professional acting, he found himself in the arms of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Laura Harris. The two had first met on the set of “Suicide Kings” and dated for two years before their busy schedules got in the way. An actress since she was five, Harris was actually in the original horror movie It. Post-breakup, she appeared on shows like 24 and has since established herself as a voice actor on shows like My Little Pony.
Kaley Cuoco & Bret Bollinger – together from 2012-2013
In 2012, Kaley Cuoco found herself laughing and joking next to her rock musician boyfriend, Bret Bollinger, at a Lakers game. As the lead singer of the reggae/dub band, Pepper, Bret was used to being in the public eye – which came in handy when the photos of the two of them together adorned magazines and gossip websites across the world. Despite a cute beginning, though, it may have been this invasion of privacy that caused the cozy couple to split up just a year later.
John Ross Bowie & Jamie Denbo – married in 2004
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Dr. Barry Kripke is a hilarious character on The Big Bang Theory. With his speech impediment and his obvious competitive nature, Barry is often seen as the enemy of Sheldon and the gang, but we know he’s a softie at heart. In real life, John Ross Bowie has used his humor and charm to his advantage and wooed his wife, Jamie Denbo. The pair have now been married for 14 years!
Johnny Galecki & Kelsey Harper – together in 2007
Over the course of his career, Johnny Galecki dated a number of actresses, and in 2007, he dated rookie actress, Kelsey Harper, before the two eventually called it quits. At the time, Harper was trying to get her big break in the world of professional acting – but it didn’t quite work out for her. Although she did manage to score a few minor roles, she ultimately opted out of Hollywood, and has since become a florist.
Keith Carradine & Hayley DuMond – married in 2006
Although Keith Carradine only appeared in a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory, he certainly made an impression as Penny’s father. Amazingly, Keith’s entrance into the world of acting came as no surprise, as his whole family are actors. It seems he loves to be surrounded by those who in front of the screen, as Keith tied the knot with the actress Hayley DuMond in 2006. The couple met on the set of the 1999 action drama, The Hunter’s Moon.
DJ Qualls & Nikki Reed – together from 2006-2007
Known for his geeky demeanor and socially awkward style, it’s no surprise that DJ Qualls landed himself a nerdy role on The Big Bang Theory. He was first introduced as a research assistant, before being robbed into becoming Sheldon’s fake cousin. Despite his awkward self, DJ Qualls has built an impressive career as an actor and model. In his personal life, Qualls took himself off the market between 2006 and 2007, when he dated Twilight actress, Nikki Reed. After only two years, though, Nikki moved on to actor Ian Somerhalder.
Mayim Bialik & Michael Stone – married from 2003-2012
Mayim Bialik is one of the most epic characters on The Big Bang theory. Although she plays the neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the show, it’s been noted that Mayim doesn’t need to act too much – as she is also a neuroscientist in real life! In The Big Bang Theory, Amy becomes Sheldon’s girlfriend and fiancée, while in real life, Mayim was married to Michael Stone from 2003 and even welcomed two sons into the world. Sadly, their marriage ended in 2012.
Kunal Nayyar & Neha Kapur – married in 2011
On The Big Bang Theory, it’s fair to say that Raj struggles with the ladies. Although he has since managed to utter a few words in front of the fairer sex and has even scored himself a few girlfriends, very few of them lasted for long. Yet, it’s clear that the actor playing Raj, Kunal Nayyar, has no trouble attracting a good woman. In fact, Kunal has been married to Neha Kapur – the former Miss India – since 2011. Best of luck, you two!
Wil Wheaton & Anne Wheaton – married in 1999
Fans of The Big Bang Theory will know that Wil Wheaton doesn’t actually play a completely different person, but rather an exaggerated version of himself. Although Wil and Sheldon start out as enemies, they soon realize that they have a lot more in common than they think, and ultimately become friends. Luckily, Wil didn’t have the same problem with his wife, Anne Wheaton. The pair has been married since 1999 and progressed in both their personal and professional lives together. Wil has even legally adopted one of Anne’s two children!
Brian Patrick Wade & Jill Wade – married in 2007
Well, it’s fair to say we feel a little inferior right now! In season one of The Big Bang Theory, we were introduced to Brian and his biceps when he manages to win over the heart of Penny. And while that relationship ends, in real life, Brian’s had no problems winning over his wife, Jill Wade. He has been married to the professional bodybuilder for over a decade now, and they both seem to be thriving.
Brian Posehn & Melanie Truhett – married in 2004
Brian Posehn provides one of the most light-hearted comic reliefs on The Big Bang Theory through his character of Bert. As a fellow scientist at Caltech, Bert truly believes that geology rocks – and often tries to convert the unwilling physicists. In real life, Brian Posehn has been happily married to his wife, Melanie Truhett, since 2004. While Brian is a television actor, Melanie is a television producer. Once you add their son into the mix, they’re the perfect little family.
Mark Harelik & Spencer Kayden – married in 2004
Fans of The Big Bang Theory will know Mark Harelik from his role as Dr. Eric Gablehauser, but this American actor has also used his talents on various other comedy shows, including Boy Meets World, Seinfeld, and Will & Grace. Harelik has now been married to Spencer Hayden for 14 years. In addition to sharing their lives together, the couple has also shared the stage and screen, having appeared in several joint productions. As if that wasn’t cool enough, their son is named Haskell Ace.
Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting- married from 2013-2016
Kaley Cuoco is known for making headlines. From her new haircuts to her paychecks and her love life, she is always in the press. Yet, things got super serious for Kaley in 2013, when it was announced that she was engaged to her tennis star boyfriend, Ryan Sweeting. Their engagement was not met with celebrations and party hat emojis, as the pair had only been dating for three months before Ryan popped the question. After a couple of years as a married couple, they sadly filed for divorce.
Alessandra Torresani & Rob Kardashian – rumored to be dating in 2011
Alessandra played burgeoning screenwriter Claire, who develops a mutual attraction with Raj after meeting at the comic bookstore. In her personal life, though, Alessandra seems more inclined toward reality stars than scientists of the cosmos. Specifically, she was rumored to be dating Rob Kardashian in 2011. Rumors began to circulate after Rob was spotted getting pretty cozy with the actress at the American music festival, Coachella. The rumors were never confirmed, though, and a few years later, Rob found love – and lost it again – with his baby mama, Blac Chyna.
Johnny Galecki & Kelli Garner – together from 2012-2014
Although it’s hard to think of Johnny Galecki with anyone other than Kaley Cuoco, it’s fair to say that he’s had his fair share of girlfriends over the years. In 2012, Johnny and the actress Kelli Gardner sparked rumors when they were papped together at various red carpet events. Kelli was even Johnny’s plus-one to Kaley Cuoco’s wedding! The pair sadly ended things after two years of dating, but they both insist that they are still amicable with each other. That’s what we like to hear.
Margo Harshman & Chris Marquette – together from 2003-2005
Between 2012 and 2013, Margo Harshman appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Alex Jensen – and Penny wasn’t too happy about it. Alex was Sheldon Cooper’s assistant, who just happened to have a major crush on Penny’s boyfriend, Leonard. Before her time on the show, Margo dated the actor, Chris Marquette, for three years. The pair looked inseparable until they announced their split in 2005. Since then, both Margo and Chris have continued to act in major TV shows and movies.
Sara Rue & Kevin Price – married in 2011
Sara Rue appeared in The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Stephanie Barnett – and we bet you all remember her. Dr. Stephanie and Leonard end up getting up close and personal with one another until Leonard decides their relationship is going waaaaay too fast. Luckily, Sara didn’t have the same problem in real life, as she has got it made for her. In 2011, Sara married her husband Kevin Price, who is an educator. The pair now live a happy life with one biological child and one adopted child.
Laurie Metcalf & Matt Roth – married from 1993-2014
Where would a child be without its mother? Well, we can only imagine Sheldon might have been a *very* different person. Laurie Metcalf appeared as that woman in question in The Big Bang Theory and took on the role of the born-again Christian, Mary Cooper. Before her time on the show, Laurie rose to fame on Roseanne, where she met her former husband, Matt Roth. The acting couple enjoyed 11 wonderful years and three children together before they parted ways.
Michael Trucco & Sandra Hess – married in 2009
Although he was only a minor character, we can guarantee that you’ll remember the physicist hunk that was David Underhill. Played by Michael Trucco, this scientist had the pleasure of dating Penny for a short while, until she discovers that her attractive nerd was actually already married. In real life, Michael is married to the lovely Swiss actress Sandra Hess. The two tied the knot in 2009 in Mexico and have been married ever since.
Rick Fox & Vanessa Williams – married from 1999-2005
Bernadette always seemed like a one-man woman on The Big Bang Theory – but it seems even the most innocent of women have a few skeletons in their closet. These came out to play when her former professor and boyfriend came into town while she was dating Howard. In real life, Rick Fox is mostly known for his time on the basketball court for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics – as well as his marriage to Vanessa Williams. The pair were married for six years and even had a daughter together before they ended things.
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry – married in 2014
Sara Gilbert is back! This time, she’s moved on from Johnny Galecki – and found love with Linda Perry. Perry is known for being a singer, former band member, and songwriter, and has worked with major names in the music business over the course of her career. Sara fell utterly in love with this creative genius, and the pair got hitched in 2014. They have since lived the perfect life as newlyweds and even welcomed their first son into the world.
Johnny Galecki & Katie Waissel – rumored to be dating in 2014
Throughout his time in the spotlight, all eyes have been on Johnny and his love life. While some girlfriends are pretty darn obvious, there are others who are a little murkier. In 2014, rumors circled the Hollywood rumor mill that The Big Bang Theory star was dating Katie Waissel. Although those in the States might not recognize the name, those in the U.K definitely will – as she notoriously appeared on The X Factor. Although the couple were spotted getting up close and personal in a restaurant, nothing serious came of their relationship.
Kaley Cuoco & Karl Cook – together in 2016
Kaley Cuoco has had her fair share of boyfriends over the course of her career, but we can’t help but wonder if her new beau will be the last of them. In 2016, Kaley and Karl Cook took their relationship to the next level when they confirmed their relationship status in a series of photographs that would get anyone hot under the collar. As a horse lover herself, Kaley seems smitten by the professional equestrian, and she’s even noted that he could finally be ‘the one.’ Fingers crossed!
LeVar Burton & Stephanie Cozart Burton – married in 1992
LeVar Burton is the kind of guy we all grew up with – whether it was on the children’s series, Reading Rainbow or the sci-fi classic, Star Trek: The Next Generation. It seems we weren’t the only ones to obsess over him, as Sheldon and the gang invited him to attend a little gathering at the infamous apartment. In real life, LeVar is married to Stephanie Cozart Burton. The pair tied the knot in 1992 and have been together ever since.
Kaley Cuoco & Kevin Zegers – together in 2003
Fans of Gossip Girl will probably remember Kevin Zegers for his role as the Upper East Side narcotics dealer, Damian Daalgard. Yet, before he donned his designer labels, Kevin was on the set of the horror movie, The Hollow, with Kaley Cuoco. The pair soon hit it off and even dated for a whole year before they decided to cool things off. Thankfully, Kevin hasn’t been crying over spilled cheesecake, as he is now living the perfect life with his wife and twins.
Dean Norris & Bridget Norris – married in 2011
Dean Norris is the kind of The Big Bang Theory character that only appears in a few episodes but leaves you with a lasting memory. In this case, Dean starred as Colonel Richard Williams – who visits Caltech to check out the technology the scientists are working on. Although it’s commonplace for actors like Dean to marry fellow actors, Dean was perfectly happy with his fellow Harvard alumnus and attorney wife, Bridget Norris. The pair have been in a loving marriage since 2001.
Joshua Malina & Melissa Merwin – married in 1996
Although we love all of the main characters on The Big Bang Theory, it makes us super excited to know that there are other characters in smaller scenes that integrate their own storylines into the main event – just like Joshua Malina and his character, Dr. Siebert. In real life, this actor has also integrated his own life with his lovely wife, Melissa Merwin. Joshua met the costume director while filming a TV show back in the ‘90s, and they have been married ever since.
Kaley Cuoco & Thad Luckinbill – together in 2002
If you’ve ever watched The Young and the Restless, you’re probably sick of seeing Thad Luckinbill’s face on your screens – in a good way, of course. Yet, this young actor also came to the forefront of our attention in 2002, when it was reported that he was dating The Big Bang Theory star. Although their blonde hair and blue eyes matched perfectly at the time, it seems their relationship was on the rocks before it really began, and they broke up just a few months afterward.
Michael J. Massimo & Carola Pardo – married in 1989
Although he made a brief appearance in The Big Bang Theory, Michael J. Massimo stayed true to himself and his career while on set. After all, who would want to play down the fact that they were an astronaut?! Amazingly, his lucky spaceman has managed to find his perfect earth companion in his wife, Carola Pardo. The couple have been married since 1989 and has since welcomed two children into the world. Considering these two have crossed planets to be with each other, you just know it’s going to last…
Stephen Root & Romy Rosemont – married in 2008
Stephen Root is the kind of actor who scores minor parts in major TV shows and movies – including the epic comedy, Dodgeball, as well as the Mike Judge comedy, Office Space. He also managed to bag himself a role as ‘Dan’ in The Big Bang Theory, where he got to interview the one and only Penny. Before appearing on the show, Stephen donned his penguin suit to marry his lovely wife, Romy Rosemont. As an actress herself, the couple has a lot in common.
Josh Brener & Meghan Falcone- married in 2014
Josh Brener is the kind of guy you’d love to bump into at the comic book store – because he is always there. Playing Dale in The Big Bang Theory, Josh made a name for himself as Sheldon’s favorite comic book store clerk. Alongside this, Josh has also appeared in the popular comedy series, Silicon Valley. While performing on the stage, Josh met his now-wife, Meghan Falcone. The pair have been happily married since 2014, and both continue to act today.
Stephen Merchant & Mircea Monroe – together in 2017
Stephen Merchant is an English comedian who has managed to find his big break across the pond – and we absolutely love him. In 2015, he appeared in three episodes of The Big Bang Theory as Dave Gibbs. Although he may have won over Amy’s heart in the show, it seems as though Stephen has worked his magic on another actress in real life. In 2017, it was confirmed that Stephen was officially dating the blonde bombshell, Mircea Monroe. We’re totally here for this pairing.
Johnny Galecki & Ari Graynor – together in 2006
In the world of Hollywood, Air Gaynor is a fairly familiar face. Not only has she appeared in the comedy movie, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, she has also bagged herself a leading role in the comedy-drama, I’m Dying Up Here. As well as dominating the acting world, Ari Graynor has also been pretty successful in her dating history. In fact, she dated our very own Johnny Galecki in 2006. Sadly, the couple didn’t manage to make it to their one-year anniversary…
Matt Bennett & Liz Gillies – rumored to be dating in 2016
Matt Bennett only had a short stint on The Big Bang Theory, but he certainly made a lasting impression as Howard’s younger brother. Despite his cameo role, this epic casting allowed Matt to move onto bigger and better things – including a leading role in Victorious. It was here that Matt got up close and personal with his co-star, Liz Gillies. Since 2014, the pair has let the world know that they are definitely more than friends, but this has never been confirmed by the media.
Johnny Galecki & Ariella Nicole – together in 2015
Although he may have had a pretty colorful dating history, it seems as though Johnny Galecki has finally found a girl that could be ‘the one.’ After posting a blurry photo of himself sharing a kiss with a beautiful blonde of New Year’s Eve, many people hoped that Johnny and Kaley Cuoco had mended their shattered relationship. However, the rumors were put to bed when Johnny confirmed it was his new girlfriend, Ariella Nicole, in the photo instead. The pair have been together since 2015, so let’s hope this one sticks.
Melissa Rauch & Winston Beigel – married in 2007
It’s fair to say that Bernadette is one of our favorite characters on The Big Bang Theory. With her mousey voice, her petite figure and her mega smarts, Bernadette and Howard seem pretty perfect for her. Yet, it seems that her real-life affections are directed elsewhere. Melissa tied the knot in 2007 to her screenwriter hubby, Winston Beigel – who is just a *little* bit taller than her on-screen husband. As if their whirlwind romance wasn’t enough, the couple announced the birth of their first daughter in December 2017!
Kaley Cuoco & Jaron Lowenstein – together from 2005-2006
Before she took over the world with her role in The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco was a fairly famous actress with a few impressive acting credits under her belt. Between 2005 and 2006, she was also the girlfriend of Jaron Lowenstein! As one half of Evan and Jaron, we really hope Jaron serenaded her at least once during their relationship. Although they looked super cute together, Kaley and Jaron stayed together less than a year before they parted ways.
Steven Yeun & Joana Pak – married in 2016
Nowadays, we all know Steven Yeun from his time on The Walking Dead and *that* incident with Lucille, but before the scored the role of a (zombie) lifetime, he was actually a cast member in The Big Bang Theory. In fact, Steven was Sheldon’s roommate before Leonard moved in! He appeared in the first ever episode of the show, and tried to warn Leonard about moving in with Sheldon… but he didn’t listen. In real life, Steven has been married to his beautiful bride, Joana Pak, since 2016.
Nathan Fillion & Krista Allen – together in 2017
There are few actors who get the chance to appear as themselves on The Big Bang Theory – but Nathan Fillion was one of the lucky few to receive that honor. He made a cameo on the show at a local deli and soon finds himself accosted by Leonard and Raj. Well, what else did he expect to happen? Luckily, this deli ego boost probably did him a favor in the long run, as he started dating George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend, Krista Allen, in 2017.
Elizabeth Bogush & Lukas Reiter – married in 2005
Elizabeth Bogush was only a minor character on The Big Bang Theory, but she certainly made an impression on Raj. Her character, Dr. Catherine Millstone, tried to learn more about Raj and his academic essay – but as you could probably have guessed, he was not at all chill about it. Thankfully, her real life husband is a lot more laid back. Elizabeth married the screenwriter and television writer, Lukas Rieker, back in 2005, and they have been happily married ever since. That dress, though!
Kaley Cuoco & Christopher French – together from 2011-2012
While in the midst of her Big Bang Theory fame, Kaley Cuoco also found even more success in the love department. Between 2011 and 2012, Kaley found herself in the arms of the popular musician and composer, Christopher French. The adorable couple seemed on top of the world for a lovely year until they ended things in 2012. Luckily, Christopher didn’t mope for too long, as he soon fell in love with the High School Musical sweetheart, Ashley Tisdale, and asked for her hand in marriage.
David Barrera & Maria Canals-Barrera – married in 1999
David Barrera only appeared in one episode of The Big Bang Theory – but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about him. In fact, we will always remember Barreras a the hunky officer Hernandez who helps Sheldon out after he gets robbed. While he may not have been a major character in TBBT, he has since made a name for himself within various TV shows, such as the war-time series, Generation Kill. He is also married to the wonderful Maria Canals-Barrera, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year!
Christopher Lloyd & Jane Walker Wood – married from 1992-2005
Okay, we refuse to see Christopher Lloyd as anyone other than Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown in Back to the Future, but we can make one exception in the case of The Big Bang Theory. This legendary actor appeared in one episode of the show as Sheldon’s new creepy (and formerly homeless) roommate – and definitely leaves a lasting impression on the apartment. In real life, Lloyd has tied the knot four times, most notably with Jane Walker Wood. The pair were married from 1992 until 2005 before these two lovers severed all ties.
Eliza Dushku & Peter Palandjian – engaged in 2017
Ahhh, is there anything more exciting than a newlywed couple?! The couple in question are Eliza Dushku and her hubby-to-be, Peter Palandjian. Eliza made a name for herself in the late ‘90s after she appeared in the fantastical classic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before landing a role in the cheerleading comedy, Bring It On. In recent years, she also scored herself a role as Angela Page on The Big Bang Theory. This FBI agent was in charge of checking out Howard, his career, his living quarters and his friends – and it didn’t go too well…
Kaley Cuoco & Henry Cavill – together in 2013
In 2013, Kaley Cuoco turned heads when she walked down the street with her new beau in hand. However, this wasn’t any old actor. Instead, this was Superman himself: Henry Cavill. Although their super romance actually only lasted ten days, it’s fair to say that the world got pretty excited over their relationship. Despite the short-lived timescale, Kaley didn’t have to wait too long to get over Henry Cavill, as she later tied the knot with Ryan Sweeting… before ending things with him, too.
Summer Glau & Val Morrison – married in 2014
Another actor who got to play herself in The Big Bang Theory was Summer Glau. This science fiction megastar showed the world just how popular she was in the show after the geeky gang notices her on the train. Of course, they all fight over the chance to talk to her – but few of them actually have the courage! As if things couldn’t get any worse for these socially awkward individuals, Summer is actually married in real life. She married Val Morrison in 2014 – who is largely known for his role in the popular TV show, Days of Our Lives.
Johnny Galecki & Kaley Cuoco – together from 2008-2010
I mean, how happy does this make you?! In 2008, The Big Bang Theory fanatics raised their glasses to toast a brand new couple on the block – or, perhaps, the television set. Indeed, while Penny and Leonard were dating on the show, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco were dating in real life. For the most part, the couple managed to keep their relationship largely under wraps, but they couldn’t ignore the fact that audience members from around the world were incredibly happy to see their favorite on-screen couple date in real life. Sadly, this dream ended in 2010.
Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne – married in 2007
You may have been wondering where Howard was hiding on this list, but there’s a simple explanation for this – he’s already found the love of his life! Although he may be married to Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory, it seems as though Simon Helberg has been just as lucky on-screen as he has off-screen. In 2007, he married the actress, Jocelyn Towne. The pair have lived happily ever after since their vows and even welcomed two wonderful children into the world.