Kaley Cuoco has found true love! The Big Bang Theory star recently got engaged to her beau of two years, professional equestrian Karl Cook. Cuoco previously had a very public romance and divorce from her ex-husband, Ryan Sweeting. After 21 months of marriage, the pair split in the fall of 2015, and much of their personal business was made public.
Despite it all, the 32-year-old never gave up on romance and finding love again. In the end, it has all worked out for her. Leading right up to her surprise proposal, here is every magical moment from Cuoco and Cook’s enchanting romance.
In April 2016, Cuoco opened up to Cosmopolitan about her divorce and how it changed how she felt about love and marriage. She said, “[The] divorce changes the way I look at marriage, and that makes me sad.” However, the actress was adamant that the end of her first marriage didn’t change her heart. She said, “[It] does not change the way that I look at love.”
She added, “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.”
The 8 Simple Rules alum first began hinting at her relationship with Cook in March 2016. The duo shared some super cute Instagram photos of one another.
During an appearance on CBS in the Morning in May 2016, Cuoco said, “I’m excited to see what the future holds. I have to say; I’m happier than I’ve ever been. There are just special people in my life now, and the show is doing great, and I’ve got my horses.”
Making it official
During an appearance on The Talk in Sept. 2016, Cuoco spoke about her relationship with Cook.
She gushed, “I’m so happy. I can’t stop smiling. Life is so so good. We met at a horse show. I finally found my horse guy. It was very meant to be.”
Loving the same things
Cuoco adores animals and is an avid animal rights advocate.
In an interview with People in August 2016, she explained,
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. It just sets you on a better path. Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common. I think that that’s what makes us so strong and really happy.
If you can travel long distances with your partner to foreign countries, then you can pretty much get along with them for life. Over the summer, Cuoco joined Cook and his family on an epic adventure to Australia.
From camels and soccer games to cuddling baby kangaroos, the actress called it a “trip of a lifetime.”
Meeting the friends
It’s no secret that the 32-year-old actress is super tight with her Big Bang co-stars, including Johnny Galecki, whom she dated from 2008–2010. Any man of Cuoco’s would have to be secure about her relationship with her ex. It looks like the 26-year-old had no issue fitting right in.
When he visited his lady on set, he and Galecki got super friendly in a hilarious way. Cuoco posted a photo of them both with the caption, “@sanctionedjohnnygalecki get off my man!”
In August, People asked Cuoco what her future with Cook looked like, and she responded, “I don’t know what the path is going to take. But I’m very happy right now.”
It looks like her equestrian lover had other plans. He popped the question to Cuoco who sobbed uncontrollably on her birthday. The man obviously has exceptional taste because he proposed with a pear-shaped ring with diamonds encrusted along the band from Nadis diamonds. It is stunning
If the proposal wasn’t magical enough, Cook shared the sweetest video of the newly engaged couple slow dancing shortly after that. He captioned it with,
In life, there is nothing like dancing right after getting engaged. The purity and grace of the moment are inexplicable; it is truly as though life were a balloon bouncing on the smoothest zephyr. Honey; all I want is to be a balloon bouncing, bobbing, and flowing through life together. You are my everything.
Congrats to the happy couple.
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