Kaley Cuoco on Her Quickie Engagement to Ryan Sweeting: "It Sounds So Slutty!"
Kaley Cuoco isn't crazy -- just crazy in love with Ryan Sweeting. The Big Bang Theory actress is well aware that her quickie marriage to the tennis pro seems a little hasty, but she insists she knew what she was doing when she said "I do" on Dec. 31 just six months after they met. Speaking about their whirlwind romance in an interview with David Letterman on Monday, Feb. 24, the 28-year-old star said she just immediately hit it off with her now-husband when they were introduced by a mutual friend last July.
"We actually met on a blind date. I had never met him, and he had really never met me. He still tells me he had never seen the show, he didn't know who I was," Cuoco told Letterman of Sweeting, 26, who was coming off a national tennis tour when they first went out.
"He came to L.A. for a blind date -- and he never left," she revealed. "We had been texting, we texted a little bit. Dinner was great, and then he moved in the next day. I know, it sounds so slutty, but it wasn't!"
"It all did move quite fast on paper," she admitted, "but we really did know...And I know you're all thinking, 'She's nuts!' I swear I'm not nuts. We just fell in love."
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The couple got engaged just three months after their first date, and then married less than three months later, in a New Year's Eve wedding that took at least some of its guests by surprise. "So we were throwing a New Year's Eve party anyway, and I was like, 'Let's throw a ceremony in the party and not tell anybody,'" she told Letterman.
Easier said than done. "It was supposed to be a secret. The problem was, I could not keep my mouth shut. Like, I'd be getting my nails done, and I'd be like, 'Listen, I'm totally getting married in a few months,'" the actress confessed. "And then I'd go get my gas pumped, and I'd be telling the attendant, like, 'I'm getting married in a few months, but you're the only one that knows, so don't tell anyone!'"
"So there'd be all these articles, and my husband would be like, 'How does everyone know we're getting married?'" Cuoco shared. "And I'd be like, 'I do not know. I do not know!'"