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Kaley Cuoco Was Forced To Pay $165,000 To Ryan Sweeting: Gets Support from her TBBT Cast

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When Kaley Cuoco’s divorce to Ryan Sweeting was finalized in May 2016, she was forced to pay him to the tune of $165,000, and that did not even include attorney fees. The pair had been married for 21 months, having dated for six further months before that.

It would be fair to say that Cuoco has long moved on from Sweeting. She has in fact already been married again since her split from the former pro tennis player: The Big Bang Theory actress walked down the aisle and said “I do” to equestrian Karl Cook in 2018, but even that marriage ended in divorce in June 2022.

This was about one month after Cuoco had officially announced that she was seeing Emmy Award-winning actor Tom Pelphrey. With this pattern, the California-born star proved that she is not the biggest fan of dating, preferring instead to be a serial monogamist.

Many fans who follow her personal life said they found her lifestyle choices “exhausting,” and in a way, Cuoco herself did not disagree. Despite being committed to her relationship with Pelphrey, she has already insisted that she won’t be getting married again.

“I will never get married again,” she said. “I would love to have a long-lasting relationship or a partnership. But I will never get married again. Absolutely not. You can literally put that on the cover.” This hardline position is not too surprising, considering what her past marriages have cost her, including in financial terms.

Kaley Cuoco And Ryan Sweeting Endured A Short, Turbulent Marriage

Kaley Cuoco Was Forced To Pay $165,000 To Ryan Sweeting: Gets Support from her TBBT Cast
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The marriage between Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting was seemingly fraught with discord, although the details of their fallout never made it to the public arena. Rumors of unrest between the pair were constantly leaking, however, and the actress even once took to Instagram to shut such whispers down.

“I have never been more proud of anyone on this planet – this guy is fighting back from a whirlwind of injuries and not to mention constant ‘conversation’ regarding our marriage and basically any daily decision we decide to make,” Cuoco wrote in a post on April 5, 2015.

“So all of you who take it upon yourselves to trash our marriage, daily workings of our relationship and everything in between, go ahead and keep doing it, cause it only makes us stronger,” she added.

Despite her protestations, the cracks in Cuoco’s marriage to Sweeting only grew bigger. Within a few months, they confirmed their intention to get a divorce, which was then finalized within the year that followed. Before the end of 2016, she had started going out with Karl Cook.

How Much Did Kaley Cuoco Pay Ryan Sweeting In Total During Their Divorce?

Kaley Cuoco Was Forced To Pay $165,000 To Ryan Sweeting: Gets Support from her TBBT Cast
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As of 2023, Kaley Cuoco is believed to have a net worth north of $100 million. Most of that wealth would have likely come from her work on The Big Bang Theory, where she grew to earn as much as $1 million per episode.

The entirety of Cuoco’s marriage to Ryan Sweeting happened while she was still starring in the CBS sitcom. As such, the athlete would have ordinarily been entitled to a significant percentage of her earnings during their time together.

Cuoco had future-proofed against such an eventuality, however. Before the pair walked down the aisle, they signed a prenup that exculpated her from any form of spousal support.

Despite this forward-thinking, Cuoco was nonetheless required as a condition of their divorce, to pay $165,000 to Sweeting in two separate payments. She was also instructed to cater for his attorney fees, although a cap was put on that at $55,000. The actress was also found to owe Sweeting a sum of $9,387 for a previous bill relating to their prenup.

Kaley Cuoco Leaned On Her Big Bang Theory Co-Stars For Support During Her Divorce From Ryan Sweeting

Kaley Cuoco Was Forced To Pay $165,000 To Ryan Sweeting: Gets Support from her TBBT Cast
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In the context of her entire wealth, Kaley Cuoco might have barely felt the pinch of paying a little over $200,000 to Ryan Sweeting during their divorce. Her emotional fallout from the process was significant, however, and she was forced to turn to her colleagues from The Big Bang Theory for support.

She made the revelation during her interview for The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series, an oral history book about the stories behind the making of the Chuck Lorre sitcom.

“I was in a scene in the comic book store, wearing a purple sweater, and sitting on the couch between Jim and Johnny, while Simon and Kunal were singing this ridiculous song in their little band. And I am hysterically laughing. Genuinely. And they used it,” Cuoco recalled, per PEOPLE.

“I remember sitting there, thinking, ‘My divorce is about to be announced right now,” she continued. “It just took me totally out of what was going on in my personal life. And everyone [in the cast] knew what was going on with me and they were very protective.”

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