The Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Denied Vile Rumors of Co-star Pete Davidson Ruining Her Marriage With Karl Cook

Kaley Cuoco's on-screen dynamic with Pete Davidson led to suggestions the pair is dating.

The Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Denied Vile Rumors of Co-star Pete Davidson Ruining Her Marriage With Karl Cook


  • Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson joined hands for the romantic comedy Meet Cute.
  • Their on-screen and behind-the-scenes chemistry led to a buzz about the pair dating each other.
  • The Big Bang Theory star denied the suggestions, insisting they are strictly friends.
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Having spent more than a decade portraying Penny in The Big Bang Theory – the show that focused on the next-door girl becoming friends with geeks – Kaley Cuoco got the opportunity to properly explore her own geeky side by starring in Meet Cute in 2022.

Kaley Cuoco in The Big Bang Theory
Kaley Cuoco in The Big Bang Theory.

The romantic comedy sees her character Sheila discover a time machine. She goes on to use the machine to relive the best date night of her life over and over. While in the movie, Sheila’s obsession to go back in the past threatened her future, behind the scenes her incredible chemistry with Pete Davidson led to rumors that it might have played a part in ruining her marriage.

Read more: Kaley Cuoco Considered Quitting The Big Bang Theory in Rage After Feeling ‘Blindsided’ by Co-Star’s Decision


How Kaley Cuoco Reacted to Rumors of Her Dating Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson starred as Sheila’s date, Gary in Meet Cute. Fans got to see his adorable dynamic with Kaley Cuoco on their screens in September of 2022 on Peacock. However, suggestions about their interesting chemistry started to trend as early as August 2021 after the pair were photographed laughing together on the set of their movie.

Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson
Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson.

In September of the same year, The Big Bang Theory star announced the end of her marriage to Karl Cook. Meanwhile, in the early fall of 2021, the stand-up comedian-turned-actor parted ways with Phoebe Dynevor. This was enough for many internet users to deduce that something was going on between them. Some even assumed their dating stint on and off the set might’ve played a part in the end of the actresses’ marriage.

However, speaking with Glamour, Cuoco set the record straight by insisting she and Davidson are strictly friends. She explained:


“We really became very good friends, and he truly is one of the nicest people in the world. I loved seeing him on set, how he was with fans and with the crew.” 

Cuoco went on to add that Davidson, who became an internet sensation after dating Kim Kardashian, is a very humble guy in real life and doesn’t even realize how famous he is.

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Why Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook Ended Their Marriage

Cuoco and Cook, who’s an equestrian, began dating in 2016 and tied the knot in 2018, in a ceremony at a horse stable. Three years after her second marriage, The Flight Attendant star amicably separated from Cook.

kaley cuoco the flight attendant
Kaley Cuoco in The Flight Attendant.

Amid plenty of vicious rumors of why they parted ways, the former couple decided to clear the air by giving a joint statement to People, stating:

“Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions.”

Nearly two years after splitting from Cuoco, Cook got engaged to entrepreneur and mental health advocate Mackenzie Drazan in June of this year. Penny of The Big Bang Theory has also long moved on and is dating Ozark star Tom Pelphrey. On October 11, 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child.

Read more: “I couldn’t have picked a better man”: Kaley Cuoco’s Sister Was Heartbroken After Trying to Be Her Matchmaker When Actress Left Ryan Sweeting to Be With Henry Cavill


Written by Vishal Singh

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Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.