For most people, the thought of working with an ex-boyfriend or -girlfriend seems too awkward to imagine. Not so for Kaley Cuoco Sweeting! Not only does she co-star with ex Johnny Galecki on their hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory, she had Galecki thank her husband Ryan Sweeting for her when he won an award at the People's Choice Awards last night.
Cuoco Sweeting won the award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress early on in the night, but forgot to thank Sweeting, her husband of one year, in her acceptance speech. Instead of kicking herself, though, she enlisted Galecki to do a shoutout when their sitcom won another award for Favorite TV Show.
"Hey, just real quick, I'd like to take a brief moment, because Kaley forgot during her speech to thank her husband, Ryan," Galecki says in the clip above. Cuoco gives him a thankful pat on the back, and Galecki hilariously continues, "You are my heart, and I can't imagine what I'd be without you."
It's no surprise that Cuoco Sweeting and Galecki are a pair of friendly exes — he attended her New Year's Eve wedding last year, a moment she gladly shared with Cosmopolitan in April. "He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face," Cuoco said. "It took a minute, a bit of awkwardness," she added of transitioning from boyfriend and girlfriend to friend. "By the grace of God, we became best buddies and moved on in such an elegant way. [He's] one of my closest friends."
For his part, Galecki wholly agrees. "We're dear friends, still," Galecki told CBS Watch! magazine in December 2013. "Kaley's not just an ex, she's a part of my life."