‘BIG BANG THEORY’ Star KALEY CUOCO Marries KARL COOK – Wedding Ceremony
Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco married professional equestrian Karl Cook on Saturday. The pair have been dating since 2016. Cuoco announced the news via her social media late Saturday night. The pair was married in a barn wedding surrounded by family and friends, People reports.
Cuoco fan accounts posted videos of the reception, showing the pair’s intimate, self-written vows. Cook can be heard detailing his willingness to take care of any stray bugs in their home, and Cuoco speaks of the lack of words she has for how much she loves Cook.
In an interview with People, Cuoco described the unique connection she and Cook have. “He lets me wake up in the morning and say, ‘I want to go and rescue rabbits.’ And he’s like, ‘All right, let’s get a coffee and let’s go.’ And that is him,” she said. “We are the same, our views are the same, our morals are the same, he is my perfect match.”
Cuoco wore a lace wedding dress and cape for the ceremony and changed into a lace pantsuit for the reception.
The couple were engaged in November 2017, they shared with fans via Instagram. In a video, a tearful Cuoco shows off her ring before Cook explains she had yet to say “yes” to his proposal.
Cuoco is most known for her role as Penny Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory, a girly-girl among a group of scientist friends. The show has been on for 11 seasons. She’s the second highest paid actress, only behind Sofia Vergara, and has started her own production company, Yes, Norman Productions.
“Legally KCSQUARED 6-30-18,” Cuoco, 32, posted on Instagram with a black-and-white photo portrait of herself and Cook, 27, in wedding clothes, kissing in a decorated, flower-strewn stable in Rancho Santa Fe, California, an unincorporated area north of San Diego, known for its celebrity residents. “KC squared” refers to the couple’s identical initials.
“Ok let’s party!!!” the actress, TV’s second-highest-paid behind “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, posted an hour later with a color photo of herself in a white lace, low-cut jumpsuit, and Cook in a tuxedo. Cuoco later posted a photo of herself and her new husband, their backs to the camera, standing at a railing with matching blue-jean jackets each reading “Together Forever” and “KC Squared est 2018.”
On Sunday, Cook — son of Intuit co-founder and retired CEO Scott Cook and businesswoman Signe Ostby, who runs the family’s Pomponio Ranch Stallions stables in San Gregorio, California — posted a photo of the couple kissing before a horseshoe-shaped altar made of flowers and other plants. “Good morning honey, I love you, and I’m sorry. I am still processing the greatest night of my life marrying the love of my life!” he wrote.
Cuoco wore a strappy lace wedding gown by designer Reem Acra, matched with a white lace cape. Tadashi Shoji designed her reception jumpsuit, per numerous outlets.
A multitude of Instagram videos showed the couple being married by officiant Briana Cuoco, 29, Kaley’s performer-choreographer sister, who wrote on Instagram Sunday, “Last night i got to marry my sister + my new brother in law & it was one of the best moments of my entire life. i WILL be posting about this night until the day i die. i love you so much.”
Guests included Cuoco’s cast-mate and former boyfriend Johnny Galecki, 43, who posted an Instagram photo of himself and the happy couple, captioned, “Deepest congrats to the newlyweds. Love you both so much. . . . So moved by tonight.” Fellow cast-mate Mayim Bialik, 42, also attended, posting a photo montage and writing, “Yes we are thrilled to be at @normancook and @mrtankcook ‘s gorgeous wedding and it’s super fun.” Actor Wil Wheaton also posted from the nuptials.
Melissa Rauch, 38, sent her cast-mate her best wishes, posting the black-and-white portrait and writing, “The most tremendous congratulations to these beautiful newlyweds!!! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness!! Love you guys!” Fellow “Big Bang” stars Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Jim Parsons, who is currently on Broadway in “The Boys and the Band,” did not post about the wedding on social media.
The pair’s star-studded wedding comes just days after Cuoco stepped out in a “bride” T-shirt while getting in shape for the big day. Days before that, she celebrated her bachelorette party with a pink-themed bash surrounded by family and a few famous friends, like celebrity stylist Brad Goreski.
While speaking with ET in March, Cuoco insisted that no matter when or where she and Cook tied the knot, “there will be no animals left behind.” “Every animal we have will be part of it. It will be very special, very emotional and all the things that are important to us,” shared the actress, who owns dogs, horses and rabbits with Cook.
Animals have been a big part of the couple’s relationship. In the January 2018 issue of Sidelines, the couple said, “We have been each other’s true other half since day one and we can’t wait to spend forever together. Dogs, horses and all!”
“We met at Thermal in 2016 and the day we met I actually ended up asking her out to dinner. We went to dinner that night and we’ve been together ever since,” Cook revealed. “We met each other because of horses. Horses are a big part of our lives individually and together it’s amplified because it’s something we share and we can do it together.”
Cook and Cuoco started dating in March of 2016, six months after Cuoco announced her split from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting. The equestrian proposed on Cuoco’s 32nd birthday last November.
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