Newlywed Kayley Cuoco is celebrating three months of marriage to Karl Cook, telling Women’s Health about bonding over their love of horses.
The “Big Bang Theory” actress has long been a fan of horses, as has Cook, 26. The pair first met when Cuoco, 32, literally bumped into him at a horse show.
Cook, the son of Intuit co-founder Scott Cook, is a professional equestrian and, like Cuoco, is no stranger to the public eye — something she says the couple quickly bonded over.
“We bonded a lot over having the same kind of outlooks on life, insecurities, dating. 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,” she says, adding that Cook wasn’t a fan of “The Big Bang Theory” and didn’t know who she was.
“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. It became a big talking point for us,” she explains.
As one of TV’s highest-paid actors, Cuoco is happy knowing she’s financially set for life, with or without Cook.
“I like knowing, though, that I’m [financially] set, because I’ve taken it upon myself to do that,” she says. “I like to tell my friends, ‘Always make sure you have your life going, and that you’re number 1, so that anyone who comes into it — husband, or boyfriend, or girlfriend, however you roll — that’s just an added bonus to something you’re already creating.'”
Shortly after her comments about Cook made headlines, Cuoco is back to clear the air on her comments about her husband.
The “Eight Simple Rules” alum chatted with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” and explained what she meant when she told Women’s Health “I don’t need Karl for anything. If Karl left me tomorrow, I’d be fine.”
“[It’s been] taken a little out of context and only because, yes, I would be very upset if my husband left me,” she said.
Adding, “With that being said, I think in this climate and age, women need to know that they are okay on their own and they can be stable without anybody else. It’s very, very important that we’re not relying on other people.”