According to the Big Bang Theory, our universe began as a very hot, small, and dense super force, which is actually the mix of the four forces, there were no stars, atoms, form, or structure when the universe was first created. Now let’s get back to our subject: The real-Life relationships of The Big Bang Theory cast.
Awkward Needs Getting Lucky
For once, a group of socially awkward nerds were dating the most eligible girls on television and not getting rejected. During the 10 seasons of the sitcom, many relationships, both on the screen and off, developed. It was a really interesting paradox when you consider the types of characters these talented actors were playing.
The most famous on-screen relationship was between Leonard, an experimental physicist, and Penny, a stunning aspiring actress who lives next door. Penny, who previously only dated tall and muscular men, ends up falling for Leonard, and the two date on and off until getting married. A true turn of events.
The show has become such a part of fans’ lives, that they may forget at times that the relationships are only part of the show and that the stars have real-life relationships at home. We only really see this geeky gang together at that iconic apartment, so why would we assume that they actually have real lives when the cameras stop rolling?
Jokes aside, it is true - Bernadette and Howard are not actually married with an adorable baby and Sheldon and Amy aren’t going to get married. But, don’t be so disappointed- the stars also have real girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands and wives that are pretty darn cute, so let’s give them a chance here, what do you say?
The cast of The Big Bang Theory differs quite a lot from the geeky characters that they play on the show. As a matter of fact, this is a group of extremely bright and wealthy individuals who have become some of the most successful performers in the history of TV.
So of course, they have dated some pretty attractive people over the last decade or so. So it only stands to reason that we would compile a pretty comprehensive list to see which nerds on the show actually scored a beautiful girl in real life and which stars in the show actually dated in real life.
Mayim Bialik and Michael Stone
Mayim Bialik plays the part of Amy Farrah Fowler, who is a neurobiologist, and Sheldon Cooper’s love interest over the course of the show. The two meet on an online dating site after Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz see her and think that she will be a good match for Sheldon.
In real life, Mayim Bialik was married to Michael Stone, with the latter converting to Judaism from Mormonism in the name of love. The couple had a Victorian-themed wedding, albeit with traditional Jewish customs. The pair had two children together before divorcing in 2013. The two boys still have two loving parents though.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons, known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, ended up marrying his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak. After 15 years together, Parsons decided to legalize their relationship, even though he initially didn't consider marriage significant. They tied the knot in May 2017 at New York City's Rainbow Room.
Parsons cherished their bond, comparing it to a divine connection. The wedding took place on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center and was attended by close friends, family, and fellow cast members from the show. It was a joyous celebration for the couple and their loved ones.
Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert
Johnny Galecki plays one of the main male protagonists, Leonard Hofstadter, who is an experimental physicist. While he is geeky, he also succeeds in winning over attractive women like his neighbor Penny. Of course, they end up going the distance and tying the knot on the show. In real life, Johnny also has a long history of dating.
After working on the show Roseanne, he dated briefly one of his on-screen girlfriends, Sara Gilbert, who also showed up on Big Bang as Leslie Winkle. Eventually, Sara came out of the closet and even had a five-year-long relationship with Linda Perry. We hope Johnny got over her by then!
Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne
Simon Helberg plays the iconic Howard Wolowitz, a nerdy aerospace engineer and former astronaut who still lives with his overbearing mother. Eventually, though, he gets married to the sweet Bernadette. In real life, Simon married Jocelyn Towne in 2007. Jocelyn is also an actress and has acted in minor roles in movies and television since 2000.
The two even worked on a film together called We’ll Never Have Paris in which Simon starred as the lead and Jocelyn produced it. The happy couple have two children together, a daughter named Adeline who is five years old, and a son named Wilder who is three.
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory fans around the globe were super excited to find out that two of the main stars of the show, who happened to play a couple on the show, were also dating in real life. Leonard and Penny dated both in the show and as Johnny and Kaley from 2008 until 2010.
They tried very hard to keep their relationship as private as possible. Kaley Cuoco said about their relationship, “It was such a huge part of my life and no one knew about it,” she continued, “It was a wonderful relationship, but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together.”
Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill
You could go as far as saying that the following relationship is Leonard Hofstadter's worst nightmare. At one point, Kaley Cuoco dated actor Henry Cavill, who is most famous for his portrayal of Superman. However, the romance only lasted for a whole 10 days - making it one of the shortest ones on this list.
Their brief fling was just before Kaley met her now ex-husband Ryan Sweeting (who she married after just three months of dating.) The paparazzi were all over this superhero “couple.” Kaley once remarked during an interview, “I had no one following me until I met Superman.” We find that hard to believe.
Johnny Galecki and Kelsey Harper
As you know by now, Johnny Galecki plays one of the main protagonist geeks in the show, Dr. Leonard Hofstadter. In the show, he dated blonde bombshell Penny, and eventually tied the knot with her in what many believe is one of the most wonderful romances in the history of television.
Galecki has had several other roles including acting as David Healy in Roseanne. He dated actress Kelsey Harper who also had some big roles of her own. Sadly, it didn't last too long, and she has now retired and works as a florist, which we are guessing is a lot more peaceful!
Nathan Fillion and Krista Allen
Nathan Fillion played himself in one episode of The Big Bang Theory when Raj and Leonard approach him at a deli. Nathan is most recognized for his work in the ABC series Castle as Richard Castle and as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the sci-fi series Firefly. He has also played a few different roles in each installment of The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
In the last few years, the actor had started going out with Baywatch actress Krista Allen, who was previously married twice. She also dated George Clooney for a couple of years until 2004. However, Fillion and Allen went their separate ways in 2020.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
Kaley Cuoco got a lot of media attention when she got engaged to former professional tennis player, Ryan Sweeting after only three months of dating. Apparently, Cuoco was very sure that she found the one. Kaley had said, “From day one I just knew immediately and it’s been magic.”
However, it seems that she was a little off in her estimation. The two got married in 2013 but contrary to Kaley’s previous confidence about the relationship, the two divorced after just two years. There were rumors spreading of divorce three months before they broke up, but Cuoco denied such a thing.
Kaley Cuoco and Christopher French
There have been a string of famous faces that Kaley Cuoco has been linked with outside of marriage. For example, she dated Christopher French, a founder of the LA-based band Annie Automatic from 2011-2012. He has composed music for a few series such as Young & Hungry and Life Flight as well.
They looked pretty happy in the photo above, but ultimately, it was a brief romance. Christopher French is now married to Ashley Tisdale (from the High School Musical movies), whom he met in 2014. He proposed to her on the top of the Empire State Building. The musical duo got married in 2014.
Stephen Root and Romy Rosemont
For a brief period, before he was tearing it up on incredible HBO shows such as Barry and Succession, seasoned actor Stephen Root had a role on The Big Bang Theory as Dan, a guy who interviews Penny for a sales representative position at Bernadette’s pharmaceutical company. Dan confesses that he is terrified of Bernadette.
Stephen has played multiple roles but is most recognized for his parts in films Office Space and Dodgeball. In 2008, he got married to Romy Rosemont, who is also an actor. She is recognized for her roles on Glee where she played Finn’s mother and most recently, for a series called Beyond.
Brian Patrick Wade and Jill Wade
It's indeed a nostalgic surprise! Brian Patrick Wade, known for his portrayal of Kurt, Penny's ex-boyfriend in the early episodes of season 1, left quite an impression when he hilariously swiped Leonard and Sheldon's pants. Following his stint on The Big Bang Theory, Wade continued to showcase his talent in popular shows such as NCIS and CSI.
However, his professional success is not the only highlight of his life. For over a decade, he has been happily married to Jill, a remarkable bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast. With their shared passion for fitness, one can imagine the couple engaging in exhilarating workouts together, sculpting their bodies and fostering a harmonious bond.
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook
In 2016, Kaley Cuoco, widely recognized for her role as Penny in The Big Bang Theory, embarked on a romantic journey with Karl Cook, a professional equestrian. Their love blossomed, and they proudly announced their relationship to the world by sharing affectionate Instagram snapshots, capturing their cozy moments at Karl's ranch surrounded by his magnificent horses.
Kaley, who herself has a deep fondness for horses, frequently joined her equestrian beau on exhilarating rides. Their relationship reached its pinnacle with a glamorous wedding ceremony held in June 2018. However, despite the initial promise, the couple sadly decided to part ways in 2021, following their own individual paths.
Dean Norris and Bridget Norris
Dean Norris, recognized for his notable portrayal of Colonel Richard Williams in a handful of episodes on The Big Bang Theory, captivated viewers with his character's fascination for the guys' navigation and guidance system. However, it is his unforgettable performance as Hank in the critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad that truly solidified his place in television history.
Beyond his acting career, Dean has found enduring love in his personal life. For nearly two decades, he has been happily married to Bridget, an accomplished attorney specializing in transactional law. The couple's shared academic background as Harvard alumni only adds to the depth of their connection and mutual support.
Christopher Lloyd and Jane Walker Wood
Christopher Lloyd, who is best known for playing Doc from Back to the Future, made a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory as a creepy homeless man who rents out Sheldon’s room after the neurotic genius wants to take revenge on his best friend Leonard. It was a classic episode.
Outside of acting, Christopher has been married a whopping five times and divorced four times too. His last divorce was to Jane Walker Wood, a journalist turned screenwriter. She is known for writing the movie Bob the Butler. The couple had an age gap of 22 years, but who’s counting?
Kaley Cuoco and Brett Bolinger
Truth be told, some of Kaley Cuoco's relationships have been shorter than others. She briefly dated Brett Bolinger, a talented musician hailing from Hawaii. Brett is the lead singer and bassist of the reggae band Pepper, showcasing his musical prowess and island vibes.
The couple decided to make their relationship public during a Lakers game in March 2012, stepping out together and attracting the attention of both fans and paparazzi. However, despite their initial chemistry, their love story came to an end after just a year, marked by a series of public displays of affection that were captured by the ever-watchful paparazzi lenses.
Kaley Cuoco and Kevin Zegers
Kaley Cuoco and Kevin Zegers crossed paths in 2003 while working together on the film The Hollow, igniting a romantic spark that led to a year-long relationship. Following their time together, Kevin went on to portray the character Damien in the popular TV series Gossip Girl, showcasing his acting talent and captivating audiences.
While his relationship with Kaley may have ended, Kevin found new love and happiness in his life. Since 2013, he has been married to his wife Jaime Feld, and in 2015, they joyfully welcomed twin baby girls into their loving family, marking a beautiful new chapter in their lives together.
Johnny Galecki and Kelli Garner
Johnny Galecki, one of the major stars of The Big Bang Theory, dated Kelli Garner, an actress in the series Pan-Am. The pair dated for two years and Galecki brought Garner to Kaley Cuoco’s wedding, which we are sure wasn't awkward in the slightest.
Throughout their relationship, they were often seen together at red carpet events so once they split and showed up to events alone, it was quite obvious that they had broken up. The two say that they stayed friends after they split. Garner has since portrayed Marilyn Monroe in the TV mini-series, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.
Kaley Cuoco and Jaron Lowenstein
During 2005-2006, Kaley Cuoco entered into a relationship with Jaron Lowenstein, a talented singer who gained recognition as one-half of the country-pop musical duo Evan and Jaron, alongside his twin brother Evan. Although their time together was relatively short-lived, Kaley and Jaron eventually decided to part ways, embarking on separate paths.
In the subsequent year, Kaley's career soared to new heights as she landed the role of Penny on The Big Bang Theory, a character that would become iconic over the years. Meanwhile, Jaron's fame and musical career saw a decline, leading him to explore new endeavors beyond the limelight.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
In 2014, Sara Gilbert, known for playing Leslie Winkle on The Big Bang Theory, tied the knot with Linda Perry, a talented rock singer-songwriter who gained acclaim as the lead vocalist of the all-girl rock group 4 Non-Blondes. Linda's musical prowess extended beyond her own performances, as she went on to collaborate with renowned artists like Adele, Pink, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and many others, showcasing her versatility and creativity.
A year after their wedding, Sara and Linda experienced the joy of parenthood as they welcomed their first child, the adorable Rhodes Emilio, into their lives. However, in 2019, the couple made the difficult decision to part ways, choosing to pursue separate paths in their lives.
Melissa Rauch and Winston Beigel
Melissa Rauch, best known for her portrayal of Bernadette, the brilliant microbiologist married to Howard on The Big Bang Theory, experiences a stark contrast in the size of her on-screen and off-screen husbands. While Howard, played by Simon Helberg, matches Melissa's petite stature, her real-life husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel, stands at an impressive 6'3".
This significant height difference adds an interesting dynamic to their relationship, considering Melissa's own height of 4'11". Despite the disparities in height, Melissa and Winston have been inseparable since 2007, and their love story reached an exciting milestone in July 2017 when they joyfully announced that they were expecting a baby, adding a new chapter of happiness to their lives.
Johnny Galecki and Ari Graynor
Back in 2006, just before Johnny Galecki landed the role of Leonard Hofstadter, he embarked on a brief romantic journey with actress Ari Graynor. However, the reasons behind their breakup remain undisclosed. Ari, recognized for her talent and versatility, has graced the silver screen with notable performances in films like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Sitter.
Her acting career took off with her debut as Caitlin Rucker in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos. More recently, she has been captivating audiences as one of the leads in the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, showcasing her range and dedication to her craft.
Sara Rue and Kevin Price
Sara Rue's portrayal of Dr. Stephanie Barnett on The Big Bang Theory was brief yet memorable as Leonard's girlfriend. Their relationship hit a roadblock when Leonard felt things were moving too quickly, leading to their eventual breakup. Off-screen, Sara found lasting love with her longtime partner Kevin Price, who works as a teacher.
Their strong bond has defied the odds often seen in Hollywood, and they took their commitment to the next level by tying the knot in 2011. The couple has since embraced the joys of parenthood, welcoming two beautiful daughters into their lives. Talulah, their biological child, and Adelaide, whom they lovingly adopted, bring endless happiness to their growing family.
Kaley Cuoco and Thad Luckinbill
In 2002, Kaley Cuoco embarked on a brief romance with actor Thad Luckinbill, best known for his remarkable 11-year run on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, where he portrayed the character J.T. Their relationship lasted approximately a year before they went their separate ways.
While their romantic connection may have ended, Thad continued to pursue his acting career and has made appearances in various shows and films over the years. Most recently, he showcased his talent in the film Only the Brave, where he portrayed the character Scott Norris, adding to his repertoire of diverse roles and demonstrating his enduring passion for the craft of acting.
Brian Posehn and Melanie Truhett
Brian Posehn's portrayal of Bert, the endearing Caltech employee from the geology department who expresses his affection for Amy through the gift of beautiful rocks, has left an indelible mark on The Big Bang Theory. In addition to his role on the show, Brian has showcased his comedic talent in The Sarah Silverman Program and appeared in the Dumb and Dumber sequel, further establishing himself as a versatile actor.
Off-screen, Brian has found love and happiness in his marriage to Melanie Truhett, a television producer who has contributed to projects like Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. Their enduring love has spanned nearly 15 years, and together, they have a cherished son, completing their loving family unit.
Elizabeth Bogush and Lukas Reiter
Elizabeth Bogush captivated audiences with her portrayal of Dr. Catherine Millstone on The Big Bang Theory, a character who displayed keen interest in Raj's essay on the Kuiper belt. Her talent extends beyond this role, as she has graced various television series with her presence, including Scrubs, The Young and the Restless, and NCIS: Los Angeles, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.
In 2005, Elizabeth found love in the arms of Lukas Reiter, a former lawyer who has transitioned into a successful television executive and writer. Lukas has played a significant role in producing acclaimed shows like The Blacklist, The Firm, and The Practice, showcasing his expertise and contributing to the world of television entertainment.
Michael J. Massimino and Carola Pardo
Michael J. Massimino's memorable appearance on The Big Bang Theory showcased him playing himself, a respected NASA astronaut with an impressive track record of two Space Shuttle missions. Through a Skype conversation with Howard, Michael offered guidance and advice on Howard's upcoming expedition and the responsibilities it entailed.
In his personal life, Michael has been happily married to Carola Pardo since 1989. Together, they have raised a son and a daughter, forming a loving and supportive family unit. Carola's strength and resilience were tested during Michael's space missions, as she assumed the role of caregiver for their young children while he was away.
Alessandra Torresani and Rob Kardashian
This might be one of the flimsiest examples of a cast member of "The Big Bang Theory" and their significant other, but bear with us while we break it down. While we are not able to say whether this relationship was actual, the one son of the famous Kardashian clan was for some time connected to actress Alessandra Torresani in 2011.
The two were seen together at the Coachella music festival and dating rumors started circulating from there. As is well known, Rob later dated model and former adult dancer, Blac Chyna and they had a baby together before they split. We later saw Torresani as Claire on The Big Bang Theory.
Michael Trucco and Sandra Hess
Michael played David Underhill, a very successful physicist Penny dates until she realizes that he is married. Prior to The Big Bang Theory, he had a recurring role on the CW drama One Tree Hill as Cooper Lee. He also had a recurring role as the ditsy boyfriend of Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother - Nick.
In 2009, he tied the knot with Sandra Hess, a gorgeous Swiss actress, and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Sonya Blade in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The two have been happily married for more than a decade.
Johnny Galecki and Ariella Nicole
The details of Johnny Galecki and Ariella Nicole's relationship are pretty foggy, truth be told. Most sources claim they were together around the time of September, 2015. Johnny posted an unclear picture of him and a blonde woman kissing on New Year's and fans were convinced that he was back together with his ex-girlfriend and costar, Kaley Cuoco.
The theory was proven wrong, as the girl in the picture was actually Ariella Nicole. The pair were also seen on the beach together while on a romantic holiday in Maui. We don’t know much about Ariella, but we do hope to get more details in the near future.
David Barrera and Maria Canals-Barrera
David Underwood made a notable appearance on The Big Bang Theory, portraying Officer Hernandez, who takes charge of Sheldon's case after he falls victim to a robbery, leading to his visit to the police station. Beyond his role on the show, David has showcased his acting talents in numerous other TV shows and movies.
One of his most recognizable performances came as Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego in the acclaimed series Generation Kill, solidifying his reputation as a versatile actor. Off-screen, David has found enduring love in his marriage to actress and voice actress Maria Canals, which has lasted since 1999. The couple, who radiate adorableness, share the joy of parenthood, blessed with two children who complete their beautiful family dynamic.
LeVar Burton and Stephanie Cozart Burton
LeVar Burton is widely recognized for his iconic role as Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he captivated audiences with his exceptional portrayal. He further solidified his impact on television by hosting the beloved PBS kids show Reading Rainbow, instilling a love of reading in countless young minds.
In a memorable guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, LeVar played himself, accepting an invitation from Sheldon's social group after receiving a Twitter message. Off-screen, LeVar has found lasting love in his marriage to makeup artist of The Talk, Stephanie Cozart, which has endured since 1992.
Kunal Nayyar and Neha Kapur
Is there anyone on The Big Bang Theory as endearing or as mysterious as the weird and wonderful Raj Koothrappali? Kunal Nayyar plays the astrophysicist and geek who stole our hearts. He married Neha Kapur in 2011. In real life, Kunal seems to have scored a fine lady, although his character in The Big Bang Theory experiences otherwise.
Kunal's wife has dazzled red carpets with him for years now and to top it off, she is a former beauty queen, receiving the title of Miss India in 2006. She competed in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. Kunal met his lady while on a visit to India, where they were both raised.
Matt Bennett and Liz Gillies
Matt Bennett's portrayal of Howard's younger half-brother, Josh, on The Big Bang Theory showcased his acting talent, but he gained widespread fame for his role as Robbie Shapiro on Nickelodeon's Victorious. In recent years, speculation has arisen regarding Matt's romantic relationship with his former co-star, Liz Gillies, fueling rumors since 2014.
The two frequently share adorable selfies together and openly express their deep affection for one another, leaving fans speculating about the true nature of their bond. Their public displays of love and admiration have led many to believe that their connection extends beyond friendship, adding an extra layer of intrigue to their already beloved status among fans.
Mark Harelik and Spencer Kayden
Mark’s acting career started well before he played the role of Dr. Eric Gablehauser on The Big Bang Theory. He has actually acted in several other sitcoms, including Will & Grace, Seinfeld, and Boy Meets World. The man from Texas has seen it all in the world of TV.
Mark has been married to actress Spencer Kayden since 2004 and the two have one child together. The couple has even appeared in theater productions together. His wife spencer is most recognized for her performance in the Broadway show, Urinetown and for her work as a former cast member of the sketch comedy show MADtv.
DJ Qualls and Nikki Reed
DJ Qualls acted as Toby Loobenfeld, a research assistant at Caltech whom Sheldon appoints to play his non-existent cousin “Leopold.” Aside from this role, DJ has worked as a fashion model and actor. He is most known as nerdy and awkward Kyle in Road Trip.
For a little over a year, DJ dated the beautiful actress and model Nikki Reed, who is most known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Saga movies. While he hasn’t been in any serious relationships since, Nikki has been married twice. She is married to fellow vampire and actor Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries. Qualls actually came out as gay in 2020.
Joshua Malina and Melissa Merwin
Joshua Malina's portrayal of Dr. Siebert, the esteemed president of the California Institute of Technology where the show's protagonists work, has left a lasting impression on The Big Bang Theory. Beyond his role on the show, Joshua is widely recognized for his notable performances in acclaimed series such as The West Wing and the ongoing hit series Scandal.
In 1996, Joshua exchanged vows with Melissa, who at the time worked as a costume director for various TV shows, cementing their commitment to each other. Together, they have been blessed with the joys of parenthood, raising a daughter named Isabel and a son named Avi.
Summer Glau and Val Morrison
The stunning Summer Glau made a memorable appearance as herself on The Big Bang Theory, adding to her already impressive resume. However, she is most renowned for her iconic portrayal of River Tam in the beloved sci-fi series Firefly. When the gang unexpectedly encounters the sci-fi actress on a train, hilarity ensues as they compete for the opportunity to engage in a conversation with her, showcasing their geeky enthusiasm.
In 2014, Summer Glau tied the knot in a clandestine wedding with her longtime actor boyfriend, Val Morrison. Val has made a name for himself through his notable roles in popular productions like Days of our Lives and the spine-chilling horror film Hollows Grove.
Johnny Galecki and Laura Harris
Johnny Galecki had a romantic involvement with Canadian actress Laura Harris from 1996 to 1998. Their paths crossed while working together on the set of Suicide Kings, a gripping mystery crime film. At the time of their relationship, both Johnny and Laura were in their early twenties, with Laura being 19 and Johnny 20.
Since their time together, Laura has continued to pursue her passion for acting, occasionally gracing screens with her talent. Her most recent notable role was portraying Esther in the series Whole Day Down, showcasing her versatility and dedication to her craft. Laura Harris is currently single.
Stephen Merchant and Mircea Monroe
Stephen Merchant's portrayal of Dave Gibbs, Amy's brief love interest following her breakup with Sheldon, added a touch of romance to The Big Bang Theory. Beyond his role on the show, Stephen has established himself as a highly successful British TV star, known for his brilliant contributions to the industry.
Notably, he co-created acclaimed shows such as The Office and Extras, showcasing his remarkable talent as a writer and actor. In 2017, Stephen embarked on a romantic journey with the beautiful actress Mircea Monroe, who had previously starred in the comedy series Episodes alongside the beloved actor Matt LeBlanc aka Joey from Friends.
Keith Carradine and Hayley DuMond
Keith Carradine’s time on The Big Bang Theory was short but sweet. He came on as Penny’s father Wyatt. Keith comes from a family of actors, as the whole Carradine family, his father, and four brothers, are all actors. Carradine has had roles in many other television shows such as Fargo and Madam Secretary.
He is married to Hayley DuMond, an actress who has appeared in House Hunting and The Hunter’s Moon. The couple got together in 1997, when they met on the set of The Hunter’s Moon. They were married in 2006. Carradine has three children from former relationships.
Steven Yeun and Joana Pak
In a brief but memorable role, Steven Yeun, widely recognized for his acclaimed portrayal in The Walking Dead, portrayed Sheldon's former roommate on The Big Bang Theory. Although his time on the show was limited to the first season, Steven left a lasting impression as the character who warned Leonard to "run fast."
Off-screen, Steven found love and happiness in his personal life. In 2016, he tied the knot with his wife Joana Pak, celebrating their union with a traditional and breathtaking Korean wedding ceremony. The couple's joy multiplied the following year when they welcomed their precious baby boy into the world on St. Patrick's Day.
Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams
Rick Fox's portrayal of Glenn, Bernadette's former professor and ex-boyfriend, brought a touch of drama to The Big Bang Theory when he encountered Howard and Bernadette at a panel on global warming. Beyond his acting career, Rick is renowned as a Canadian actor and a former basketball player for esteemed teams like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
In 1999, he entered into a power couple partnership by marrying the multitalented actress, singer, and former Miss America winner, Vanessa Williams. Their union resulted in the birth of their now 17-year-old daughter. They ended up divorcing in 2004 and about a decade later, Vanessa married businessman Jim Skrip, adding another layer of love and happiness to her life.
Wil Wheaton and Anne Wheaton
Will Wheaton's portrayal of himself on The Big Bang Theory began with a rocky start, as he initially clashed with Sheldon and his friends. However, as the series progressed, their relationship evolved into a close friendship. In the real world, Will rose to fame with his role in the beloved film Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner, and even had a spell on Star Trek.
His real-life partner, Anne Prince, is also an actress, having appeared in notable works such as Sharknado and Tabletop. Together, they form a talented duo, sharing a passion for the entertainment industry and supporting each other in their respective careers.
Laurie Metcalf and Matt Roth
Laurie Metcalf's portrayal of Sheldon's devout and overbearing Christian mother, Mary Cooper, garnered recognition and praise from audiences. However, she is perhaps best known for her iconic role as Jackie Harris in the beloved sitcom Roseanne. In a twist of fate, Laurie found love with her Roseanne co-star, Matt Roth, who played her character's abusive on-screen boyfriend.
Their on-set romance spilled over into real life, and they tied the knot in 1993. Tragically, their relationship didn't stand the test of time, and they divorced in 2014. Despite the end of their marriage, they remain dedicated parents to their three children—a daughter and two sons—who continue to be a source of joy and pride in their lives.
Margo Harshman and Chris Marquette
Margo Harshman's portrayal of Alex Jensen, Sheldon's diligent and ambitious assistant, added a new dynamic to The Big Bang Theory. Alex's romantic interest in Leonard created tension between her and Penny, adding an extra layer of complexity to the show.
Following her time on The Big Bang Theory, Margo continued to make her mark in the television industry, securing a recurring role on the popular series NCIS. In her personal life, Margo had a romantic relationship with fellow actor Chris Marquette in the early 2000s. Chris is known for his roles in movies such as The Girl Next Door and Fanboys.
Josh Brener and Meghan Falcone
Josh Brener's portrayal of the comic book store employee on The Big Bang Theory added a touch of geeky humor to the show. His character often interacted with the main cast, providing comedic moments and showcasing his knowledge of all things nerdy. Outside of The Big Bang Theory, Josh gained significant recognition for his role as Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti in the HBO series Silicon Valley.
His portrayal of the quirky tech genius solidified his comedic talent and made him a fan favorite. In 2014, Josh tied the knot with actress Meghan Falcone, whom he met while performing together at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Meghan has also made her mark in the entertainment industry, having acted in shows such as Californication and Foursome.
John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo
John Ross Bowie's portrayal of the eccentric and less likable Dr. Kripke on The Big Bang Theory showcased his comedic talent. The character's distinctive speech impediment, unable to pronounce the letters R or L, added a unique twist to his performance. In reality, John has displayed his versatility as an actor, having appeared in shows like Reno 911! and The Citizens' Brigade.
His range extends beyond his on-screen roles, as he is married to the talented actress and comedian Jamie Denbo. Jamie is known for her role in Ghostbusters and her work as a comedian. Their dynamic as a couple highlights the stark contrast between John's character's speech issues and their shared passion for comedy and entertainment.
Johnny Galecki and Katie Waissel
In 2014, speculations arose about a possible romantic connection between Johnny and singer Katie Waissel. Katie, known for her participation in the seventh series of The X-Factor UK where she finished in seventh place, caught the attention of fans and media alike.
Although they never publicly confirmed their relationship, there were sightings of the two on a date at the cozy Chateau Marmont restaurant. Various sources fueled the rumors, sharing with the press that the actor-singer duo were indeed an item. Interestingly, whispers in the grapevine suggested that their romance bloomed shortly after Katie's divorce from her husband of two months, model Brian Moote.
Eliza Dushku and Peter Palandjian
Eliza Dushku, known for her guest appearance as FBI Agent Angela Page on The Big Bang Theory, portrayed a character tasked with conducting a background check on Howard. However, her contributions to the world of entertainment extend beyond this role. Fans of supernatural dramas may recognize Eliza from her significant roles in popular shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her memorable performance in the cheerleading film Bring It On.
In a significant development earlier this year, Eliza announced her engagement to Peter Palandjian, a former professional tennis player and the current CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. Despite their 16-year age difference, the actress appears unfazed, choosing to focus on their connection and shared interests rather than societal norms.