The pair played the ultimate “opposite attraction”, Leonard and Penny, in the film The Big Bang Theory
And there are also some real-life attractions, with stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco dating in real life during the show’s peak popularity.
In a new book, The Big Bang Theory: The Sure, Inside Story of the Epic Hit SeriesWritten by Jessica Radloff, Galecki details their beginnings romanticreveal it all starts with a ruse.
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“She was trying to get him to come in in the middle of the night to kill a bug,” Radloff revealed to the New York Post.
“So I declined her request to kill a bug in her room,” Galecki recalls in the book. “But aside from the bug, I smelled rats and was thinking, ‘Is this how you basically invited me into your hotel room?'”
Cuocowho has been dating Galecki for two years, says her invitation wasn’t a lie.
“There’s definitely a bug in my room – and I’m flirting with him!” she explained.
The couple also talked about their first kiss, although they have different accounts of the event.
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“After that kiss… she said, ‘You have to come to my house,’ so I did,” Galecki said,
“And then she disappeared. She came back from the shower, wearing nothing but a towel, and sitting on my lap.”
But Cuoco claimed she was fully clothed underneath the towel, and her statement baffles Galecki to this day.
“Kaley thought, ‘Of course I’ve got clothes under the towels.’ But as Johnny said – it’s true – “Who got dressed under the towel?” “Radloff recounted.
Radloff asserted that the pair subsequently maintained a professional on-set set throughout their private relationship.
“They never had sex on set or in the dressing room,” Radloff said.
“They tried to sneak around, but people very well knew that something was going on, so they weren’t as good as they thought they were.”
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According to Radloff, Galecki “cried a few times” when talking about Cuoco, whom he had been in love with for two years, ending in December 2009.
Kaley Cuoco is currently dating actor Tom Pelphrey, while Johnny Galecki split from his ex-girlfriend and son’s mother, Alaina Meyer, in 2020.
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