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The Big Bang Theory, a comedy about a group of science geek friends was first premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. It was a hit that caught the heart of both introvert and extrovert – especially due to the lovable personalities of the main cast.

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In the long run, regardless of their socially-awkward characters, these geeks eventually got the girls of their dreams on television, rather than being rejected. Even though they are acting as characters which are not reflective of real-life, the saying goes that whatever you keep doing becomes part of you.


A Breakdown

Throughout the last 10 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, a lot happened on and of- screen. Many relationships developed: The most famous one, between Leonard (an experimental physicist) and Penny (his neighbor/aspiring actress) happened to be the most central subject right from the beginning of the first season pilot episode.

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In one way or the other, every point of the discussion focused on these two: when they met, nobody could have thought Penny would go for someone like Leonard who was not as tall, sexy, and hunky as her ex. At first, she only saw him as a neighbor and a friend. These things eventually turn around and the two made a good couple (on and off-screen) eventually getting married.

Characters Vs. Real Life

Though we can be emotional, we all know that they are just doing their job, so we do not need to be remember that it is only a show and the characters have nothing to do with personalities!

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Nevertheless, every actor and actress has a real life where a true relationship and a real home and families exist. So yes, it’s sad that Bernadette and Howard do not really have a cute baby together and Sheldon and Amy are not really going to get married but still…

Real Life Hookups

These cast members are not socially-awkward nerds off-screen, they are successful people who are making it big in the real world. Surprisingly, few of them took their romantic character off the screen while others geeks landed a beauty queen in real life.

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Continue reading to get the full breakdown on their off-screen life. While the show came to an end this year, who knows how long these relationships will go in the future?

SIMON HELBERG AND JOCELYN TOWNE (MARRIED) 2007-

Simon Helberg, who plays the fictional character of Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, an aerospace engineer and ex-astronaut that married Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) has been married, in reality, to Jocelyn Towne since 2007.

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Just like her husband, Jocelyn is also an actress, a producer, and has played minor roles in film and TV since 2000. The couple is blessed with girl Adeline and a boy Wilder. aged five and three years old respectively.

JOHNNY GALECKI AND SARA GILBERT (DATED) 1992

Johnny Galecki plays Leonard on screen – the experimental physicist, and partner to Penny, his attractive neighbor. Just like on screen, Johnny Galecki is also a lover of beautiful ladies.

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In 1992, he dated his earlier on-screen girlfriend Sara Gilbert after working together on the show Roseanne. The couple gave it a break after Sara chose to be with women rather than men. Let’s see another star from the show and she what she was up to…

KALEY CUOCO AND JOSH RESNIK (DATED) 2011-2012

Kaley Cuoco, the blonde bombshell, and Josh Resnik had great dating life in the real life. There was rumor sometime in October 2011 that Cuoco and Resnik, who works as an addiction specialist, were set to tie the knot but the relationship ended suddenly and Kaley was quick to move on.  

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She got married to equestrian Karl Cook on June 30, 2018, after the couple was engaged on her 32nd birthday in 2017. Sadly, it didn’t work out – unlike this next loved-up couple on the next page…

JIM PARSONS AND TODD SPIEWAK (MARRIED) 2017

Jim Parsons, who plays the role of genius physicist Sheldon Cooper, got married to his longtime partner Todd Piewak, a graphic designer on May 13, 2017. The couple had an exorbitant wedding witnessed by close friends, family, and a big cast from the show.

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Today, they are one of the most prominent couples in Hollywood and are loud activists for LGBT issues. We wish them well in their lie together – especially since Jim has a bit more free time now!

JOHNNY GALECKI AND LAURA HARRIS (DATED) 1996-1998

John Galecki and Laura Harris shared a brief romance together after starring together in American crime comedy thriller Suicide Kings. Quite the different tone of show the famous sitcom that would one day hit the screen!

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Sadly, their relationship lasted for two years but since they were young at the time (19 and 20), both decided to remain single and focus on their careers. They remain friends today and don’t share any bad blood between the two of them.

HENRY CAVILL AND KALEY CUOCO (DATED)

Henry Cavill (The Man Of Steel himself) and Kaley Cuoco had a relationship that burned out within a short period of time. Cavill, of course, played Superman between 2013-2017 and is about to suit up for The Witcher on Netflix.

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The two are said to have parted way after only a few public dates together and so it wasn’t meant to be. The relationship lasted for less than two weeks or thereabouts, which was enough time for them to get to know each other but also realize it wasn’t meant to be.

KALEY CUOCO AND BRETT BOLLINGER (DATED) 2012-2013

Kaley Cuoco had a relationship that lasted for a year with Brett Bollinger, a popular musician and bassist of a reggae band called Pepper. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s ok. It’s hard to keep track of all of Cuoco’s exes!

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Their relationship went viral after the attended a Lakers game together in March 2012. However, they put a stop to their romance in January 2013 for an unknown reason. Both of them were destined to find people better for one another.

JOHN ROSS BOWIE AND JAMIE DENBO (MARRIED) 2004

John Ross Bowie is an American actor and comedian that plays the role of Dr. Barry Kripke. He has acted in many shows in the like of Reno 911, Glee, Good Luck Charlie, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Citizens Brigade. His guest-starring roles were often the highlight of some of the episodes!

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He got married to Jamie Denbo, a comedienne and Ghostbusters star, in 2004 and they are blessed with two children.

JOHNNY GALECKI AND KELSEY HARPER (DATED) 2007

Before playing Leonard Hofstadter, Johnny Galecki has played various roles in different movies. He dated actress Kelsey Harper 2007, but the relationship didn’t seem to last for long.

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Today, Kelsey is a florist, while Johnny continues to act. It is unsure why their relationship never worked out but it was probably for the best. Galecki has also had quite a colorful dating history. It must run among a few of the cast memebers…

MAYIM BIALIK AND MICHAEL STONE (DIVORCED) 2003-2012

Mayim Bialik acts as a neurobiologist Amy Fowler in The Big Bang Theory. She got married to Michael Stone in August 2003. Michael is by all account a great father, as a believer of Mormonism, got converted to Judaism in order to be with Mayim.

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The couple had a great time together but had to part ways in a dedicated manner in 2012. Sadly, they could not reconcile their differences and a divorce was finalized between the two of them.

WIL WHEATON AND ANNE WHEATON (MARRIED) 1999

Will Wheaton is Will Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory – funny, right? Well, he actually plays himself on the show. He is not just an actor but also a blogger, voice actor, and a writer.

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Wheaton has played many roles in different movies, including Star Trek, Stand by Me, Toy Soldier, Flubber and a lot more. He got married to Anne, an actress, on November 7, 1999, and they share two children.

BRIAN PATRICK WADE AND JILL WADE (MARRIED) 2007

Brian Patrick Wade acted as Penny’s ex-boyfriend Kurt in The Big Bang Theory. In case you don’t remember, he was the one that stole Leonard and Sheldon’s pants in season five’s The Speckerman Recurrence.

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He has appeared in many movies including The Guardian, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Generation Kill. He got married to Jill Wade, a bodybuilder and fitness extraordinaire. The couple is blessed with two children.

BRIAN POSEHN AND MELANIE TRUHETT (MARRIED) 2004

Brian Posehn plays the recurring role on the show as geologist Bert Kibbler. He is a voice actor, musician, a comedian and a writer. He got married on September 4, 2004 to Melanie Truhett, a television producer and a manager.

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Across her career, she has worked on numerous top projects which include We Think Nate Torrence Is Dead, Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza and lot more. These two funny folks have been making each other laugh for the last 15 years. Here’s to many more!

MARK HARELIK AND SPENCER KAYDEN (MARRIED) 2004

Mark Harelik is an actor and a play writer. He has worked on many sitcoms such as Will and Grace, Boy Meets World and Seinfeld. He plays the role of Dr. Eric Gablehauser on The Big Bang Theory.

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He got married to Spencer Kayden, an actress and writer.  She is a former member of the sketch comedy show MADtv and the popular Little Sally in the Broadway. They are blessed with a single child.

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