Jim approves! Jim Parsons may have been getting honored at the GLESN Respect Awards Friday night, but he took away some time to dish on his Big Bang Theory costar Kaley Cuoco's new fiance! During the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the actor revealed what he thinks about Cuoco's fiance Ryan Sweeting — and how he himself will benefit from their relationship!
"First off, she's engaged to Ryan and he is wonderful," the 40-year-old actor exclaimed to Us Weekly. But what does he get out of it? "As I made very clear, I'm a big big tennis fan and he's a tennis player, so I expect to exploit this relationship for all it's worth," he joked.
"For tickets to events — free anything!" he added. "I want Serena [Williams] to sign something for me. She's my favorite."
Parsons and Cuoco — costars since 2007 — are close friends off set and are clearly supportive of each other. When Parsons won at the 2013 Primetime Emmys for Best Actor in a Comedy Series last month, Cuoco, 27, was spotted crying in the audience for her good friend.
Us exclusively broke news that Cuoco and Sweeting, 26, got engaged in September just after three months of dating. The blonde beauty told reporters in early October at the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in L.A. that wedding plans won't start until next year.