Kaley Cuoco and her ex-husband, equestrian Karl Cook, finalized their divorce in June, ending their three-year marriage. As Cuoco’s second marriage after divorcing Ryan Sweeting in 2016, the Flight Attendant star told Glamor in April it would also be her last. Though Cuoco admitted she still believed in love and hoped to find “a long-lasting relationship,” she proclaimed at the time, “I will never get married again.”
Similarly, Cuoco swore off the marriage in a 2018 Cosmopolitan interview and opened up about the difficult dissolution of her second marriage on The Kelly Clarkson Show in April. The divorce occurred during the season 2 filming of The Flight Attendant following her and Cook’s joint announcement in September 2021, per CinemaBlend. Cuoco felt the emotional fallout during filming, revealing that co-star Zosia Mamet heard “I’ve Had a Hard Time” and essentially moved in with her. “I don’t think I would have come to work one day without her,” Cuoco confessed to presenter Kelly Clarkson.
Cuoco may be looking happy everywhere on Instagram with boyfriend Tom Pelphrey lately, but the ‘Big Bang Theory’ graduate recently shared a time when her mental health needed some extra help.
Kaley Cuoco asked for help when it mattered most
Kaley Cuoco staged an intervention for herself following her split from ex-husband Karl Cook. Speaking to Variety in August, Cuoco revealed that a month after filming season 2 of The Flight Attendant, she conducted a self-intervention in her trailer — with show producers all in attendance. A self-proclaimed “working woman” who “prouded to be able to do anything,” Cuoco admitted she couldn’t on this occasion — so she enlisted the help of others. She recalled, “It was interesting to say that out loud. And to say to everyone: ‘Yes, we want to help!’”
Cuoco also referenced her “Flight Attendant” character’s on-screen depression a little too much, telling Variety that the role was “unhelpful.” Since their divorce was “the loneliest thing I’ve ever felt,” the actor told the outlet that sharing this experience will hopefully normalize the notion “that things just aren’t always what they seem.” And things aren’t always that perfect.”
Cuoco and Cook’s joint statement in 2021 announcing their divorce certainly glossed over darker emotions shrouded in the aftermath. The split seemed amicable enough at the time, and the ex-couple kept their “deep love and respect for one another” with People. “Our current paths have taken us in opposite directions,” they explained, adding that there was “neither anger nor hostility.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline at 1-800 -950-NAMI (6264) or visit the National Institutes of Mental Health website.