Sara Rue’s portrayal of Dr. Stephanie Barnett on The Big Bang Theory was brief yet memorable as Leonard’s girlfriend. Their relationship hit a roadblock when Leonard felt things were moving too quickly, leading to their eventual breakup. Off-screen, Sara found lasting love with her longtime partner Kevin Price, who works as a teacher.
Their strong bond has defied the odds often seen in Hollywood, and they took their commitment to the next level by tying the knot in 2011. The couple has since embraced the joys of parenthood, welcoming two beautiful daughters into their lives. Talulah, their biological child, and Adelaide, whom they lovingly adopted, bring endless happiness to their growing family.
Melissa Rauch and Winston Beigel
Melissa Rauch, best known for her portrayal of Bernadette, the brilliant microbiologist married to Howard on The Big Bang Theory, experiences a stark contrast in the size of her on-screen and off-screen husbands. While Howard, played by Simon Helberg, matches Melissa's petite stature, her real-life husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel, stands at an impressive 6'3".
This significant height difference adds an interesting dynamic to their relationship, considering Melissa's own height of 4'11". Despite the disparities in height, Melissa and Winston have been inseparable since 2007, and their love story reached an exciting milestone in July 2017 when they joyfully announced that they were expecting a baby, adding a new chapter of happiness to their lives.
Johnny Galecki and Ari Graynor
Back in 2006, just before Johnny Galecki landed the role of Leonard Hofstadter, he embarked on a brief romantic journey with actress Ari Graynor. However, the reasons behind their breakup remain undisclosed. Ari, recognized for her talent and versatility, has graced the silver screen with notable performances in films like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Sitter.
Her acting career took off with her debut as Caitlin Rucker in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos. More recently, she has been captivating audiences as one of the leads in the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, showcasing her range and dedication to her craft.
Kaley Cuoco and Thad Luckinbill
In 2002, Kaley Cuoco embarked on a brief romance with actor Thad Luckinbill, best known for his remarkable 11-year run on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, where he portrayed the character J.T. Their relationship lasted approximately a year before they went their separate ways.
While their romantic connection may have ended, Thad continued to pursue his acting career and has made appearances in various shows and films over the years. Most recently, he showcased his talent in the film Only the Brave, where he portrayed the character Scott Norris, adding to his repertoire of diverse roles and demonstrating his enduring passion for the craft of acting.
Brian Posehn and Melanie Truhett
Brian Posehn's portrayal of Bert, the endearing Caltech employee from the geology department who expresses his affection for Amy through the gift of beautiful rocks, has left an indelible mark on The Big Bang Theory. In addition to his role on the show, Brian has showcased his comedic talent in The Sarah Silverman Program and appeared in the Dumb and Dumber sequel, further establishing himself as a versatile actor.
Off-screen, Brian has found love and happiness in his marriage to Melanie Truhett, a television producer who has contributed to projects like Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. Their enduring love has spanned nearly 15 years, and together, they have a cherished son, completing their loving family unit.