Kaley Cuoco Slams Her Ex-Husband Ryan Sweeting: ‘My Ex Ruined’ the Word Marriage for Me

When Kaley Cuoco  and Ryan Sweeting split after just 21 months of marriage in 2015, the Big Bang Theory actress thought her ring finger would remain bare. 

Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco Sweeting
Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco Sweeting Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images

“I honestly thought I wouldn’t get married again. My ex ruined that word for me,” the 32-year-old told Cosmopolitan’s May issue. “I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn’t my fault — that was his.”

Kaley Cuoco on the cover of 'Cosmopolitan.'
Kaley Cuoco appears in ‘Cosmopolitan.’ Jason Kim

Six months after announcing her separation from the tennis pro, Cuoco met her future husband, professional equestrian Karl Cook“I knew how much I had to give and how much I wanted to receive,” Cuoco continued. “I knew I just had to be patient, I had to go through a lot of things, but it brought me to Karl.”

Kaley Cuoco (R) and Karl Cook
Kaley Cuoco (R) and Karl Cook Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Cook proposed to the CBS star in December. She shared the exciting news with her fans in a tear-filled Instagram video. “Still crying!” she captioned a post. “Every part of this night has been perfection just like you @mrtankcook. I love you forever!”

In August, Cuoco opened up to Us Weekly about why she and Cook work as a couple. “Because I like to torture him and he doesn’t get mad at me. He just lets me do it! I’m constantly trying to rib him,” she told Us. But the “big deal” she said was knowing how much Cook loves dogs and horses. “That’s always on my checklist,” she revealed at the time. “‘Must love dogs’ is number one and he checked that off quite quickly and I fell hard.”

Kaley Cuoco on the cover of 'Cosmopolitan.'
Kaley Cuoco on the cover of ‘Cosmopolitan.’ Jason Kim

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

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