Kaley Cuoco went for a giant smooch with husband Karl Cook on Friday. The “Big Bang Theory” actress took to Instagram to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her man – while the photo went down a storm for being super-romantic, fans of the 34-year-old just couldn’t stop themselves when it came to those Leonard references.
You’d need to be living under a rock not to know that Kaley’s “BBT” Penny character was, of course, defined by her on-screen romance with nerdy neighbor Leonard Hofstadter (played by Johnny Galecki).
Valentine’s Day brought this photo from Kaley. The Instagram update showed the blonde and her 2018-married husband enjoying a sweet smooch as they stood with their arms wrapped around one another.
Kaley and Karl were twinning in white outfits, also both wearing cute hats. The sunny outdoor shot was a low-key one – kind of the standard from this couple – with the two seen standing in front of a vehicle as they kissed on the lips.
A caption from Kaley came dedicated to her man.
“♥️ Valentine ♥️,” she wrote.
Kaley’s update didn’t go unnoticed. Comments and likes poured in fast, with the latter sitting at over 79,000 by the time the post was six hours old.
Fans had their thoughts – of course, many referred to Penny and Leonard.
“Leonard … ?,” one fan jokingly wrote.
“Leonard would be upset,” another said.
Meanwhile, others had kind words for Kaley and Karl.
“These 2 are sooo cute together both are so lucky to have each other kaleycuoco will never age still will be perfect and with big bang theory over 🙁 she’s still the king of the nerds ?,” a user told the actress.
Kaley and Johnny’s on-screen chemistry might have had something to do with the fact that they dated in real life. The two were a couple for approximately two years, beginning their relationship in 2007 and ending it in 2009. They also managed to pull off keeping it a secret.
“When we broke up, it was funny because that was when our relationship on the show was hot and heavy. There were a lot of bed scenes,” Kaley told Haute Living Los Angeles.
Kaley has made headlines for having an unconventional marriage. The star may have revealed her new kitchen stove (presumably a part of her new home with Karl), but the two haven’t been living together.
“We have a very unconventional marriage,” Kaley said in August 2019, adding:
“We have different locations that we’re at a lot. We’re not together every single day, and I think personally it’s important, it works well for us.”
Kaley was previously married to Ryan Sweeting. Karl, meanwhile, makes headlines for appearing on Kaley’s social media fairly regularly.