Kaley Cuoco's life changed after dating Superman

Apr 1, 2014 at 3:29 p.m. ET

Kaley Cuoco has been in Hollywood since she was a teen, but is only now seeing what it's like to be a big star.

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Kaley Cuoco has had quite the year. Not only is she the female lead on the most popular comedy on TV, but she is a brand-new bride. It was less than a year ago that Cuoco was single and had just begun dating Man of Steel's Henry Cavill. That relationship was short-lived, but Cuoco saw an entirely new side to life in Hollywood.

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"I had no one following me until I met Superman," she explained to Cosmopolitan magazine. "I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy."

Cuoco and Cavill were only together for a matter of weeks, and it wasn't long after they broke up that she met Ryan Sweeting. Three months later, the couple was engaged, and three months after that they were married.

"I admit it happened fast, but that's who I am. When we met, I knew he was the one," she said. "[At my wedding], I felt like a rock star and a bada**. What was amazing in that room, it was so full of love. It was like nothing I'd ever been to before, and it was exactly what we wanted it to be. It was the eighth wonder of the world, the greatest wedding of all time."

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Cuoco had previously dated her Big Bang Theory costar Johnny Galecki, and the two had awkwardness on set after their breakup. She said that awkwardness has since gone away, and Galecki was happy for her to be married.

?"It took a minute, a bit of awkwardness. By the grace of God, we became best buddies and moved on in such an elegant way," she told Cosmo. "[He's] one of my closest friends. He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face."

See Cuoco on the cover of Cosmo on newsstands April 8.

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