Kaley Cuoco may have a new man in her life. The actress recently shared a playful picture of herself with a mystery man on social media.

The “Big Bang Theory” star took to Instagram over the weekend to share a snapshot of herself beside a man who appeared to be licking her forehead. Cuoco left the photo uncaptioned, although she did include a heart emoji with an arrow through it. The mystery man in the photo has been identified as Karl Cook, according to Entertainment Tonight.




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The 25-year-old man is an accomplished equestrian from California’s Woodside. He recently nabbed the coveted blue ribbon in the SmartPak Grand Prix held earlier this month, as stated in the same report. He is also the son of Intuit founder and billionaire Scott Cook. A source has shared with Entertainment Tonight that Cuoco’s friend can be a “quiet” person, although he also has a “goofy” side.

This was not the first time that Cuoco shared a photo of Cook in social media. The actress posted a selfie picture on Instagram with the equestrian after he won the SmartPak Grand Prix. She captioned the image, “Sooo how many wins does that make??? Amazing GP win @hitshorseshows #thermal, mr KC so proud of you! (And entire team!)”

The two appeared to have bonded over horseback riding. Over the past few months, Cuoco has been sharing several images on Instagram of her equestrian activities, as well as her horses.

Meanwhile, it is still unclear if there is something romantic brewing between the two. The actress has shared in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine that she was not ready for a serious relationship at this time. She also admitted that her idea of marriage has shifted after her failed union with Ryan Sweeting.

Cuoco announced her separation from former husband Sweeting in September 2015. The two were married for nearly two years before announcing their split.