Kaley Cuoco: I’d Be Fine If Husband Karl Cook ‘Left Me Tomorrow’

Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco Jason Kim/Women's Health

Saving her pennies! Kaley Cuoco puts herself first — and encourages her closest pals to make themselves a priority, too.

Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco on the cover of ‘Women’s Health’s’ November issue Jason Kim/Women's Health

“I like knowing that I’m [financially] set, because I’ve taken it upon myself to do that,” Cuoco, 32, explained in the November 2018 issue of Women’s Health. “I like to tell my friends, ‘Always make sure you have your life going, and that you’re number one, so that anyone who comes into it – husband, or boyfriend, or girlfriend, however you roll – that’s just an added bonus to whatever you’re creating.’ I don’t need Karl for anything. If Karl left me tomorrow, I’d be fine. And he knows that, and he would be fine too.”

Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco Jason Kim/Women's Health

Cuoco married equestrian Karl Cook in June, two years after they began dating.

“We bonded a lot of having the same kind of outlooks on life, insecurities, dating,” she added. “He comes from a very well-to-do family, so there’s all these [preconceived ideas] of being spoiled, and blah, blah, blah. And he’s just the opposite.” (Cook’s billionaire father, Scott Cook, cofounded the tax software firm Intuit.)

Oddly enough, Karl had no idea who Cuoco was when they first met. “It was great because he never kissed my ass at all, and he never cared about any of that. He loved that I loved horses,” the actress said. “It became a big talking point for us.”

Cuoco was previously married to tennis player Ryan Sweeting. They split in 2016 after 21 months.

For all the inside details on the biggest celebrity stories and scoop this week, subscribe to our new podcast "Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood" below!

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!

Close popup

Welcome to In Motion

Bring photos to life with Us Weekly's exciting new mobile experience!

What's In Motion? Tell me more

What's In Motion?

Go back

How to Use In Motion

What's In Motion? Tell me more