There’s still a lot of love between The Big Bang Theory costars Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, even if that love is only platonic these days. On top of starring in one of the biggest sitcoms currently on the air, Cuoco and Galecki have both romantic history that in the years since their breakup has morphed into a solid friendship, which was on display when Cuoco gushed about Galecki on his birthday.
To celebrate his 43rd birthday on Monday, Cuoco posted an Instagram throwback photo of herself and Galecki hanging out and making silly faces during some downtime during a TBBT event. Cuoco captioned the photo, “Happy happy birthday to the best tv husband a girl could ask for! This pic was taken during our first press tour in Rome. I don’t think we had any idea the ride we would be on! Love u Mooks!”
We’ll have to wait for more Instagram posts to see how his birthday celebrations went, but this is certainly a better birthday wish than most people get from their exes. Then again, even though the pair split in 2010, things have always remained friendly.
“We’re dear friends, still. Kaley’s not just an ex, she’s a part of my life,” Galecki confirmed in an interview with CBS Watch! magazine in 2013.
And before you get any funny ideas about Cuoco’s message to Galecki having some kind of romantic subtext, let us remind you that she’s a happily engaged woman. In December 2017, Cuoco posted an emotional video on her Instagram showing the immediate aftermath of her then-boyfriend, Karl Cook, proposing to her after two years of dating. With tears in her eyes and excitement practically radiating through the video, Cuoco’s been enjoying every second of her engagement from the minute it happened.
Cuoco’s just out here celebrating a happy day in her close friend’s life, and that’s that — and we’re totally here for it.