Kaley Cuoco is married? After "The Big Bang Theory” actress publicly confessed that she would marry her fiance, professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, “tomorrow,” talk show host Ellen DeGeneres called her bluff.
In an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday, the 27-year-old actress “married” her beau in an impromptu wedding ceremony. “I hear that you’re very, very happy,” said DeGeneres, who then revealed her plans to walk the TV star down the aisle. “I know [Sweeting] is backstage, he’s here,” said DeGeneres, adding, “My head writer, Kevin, over the summer, became ordained. He married a couple. So we have this ready should you choose. We can do it.”
While the “Big Bang” star immediately appeared hesitant to follow through with the surprise plans, she soon agreed to participate in the ceremony. “You know what? I’m ready,” said Cuoco, who was accompanied to a mock altar by the comedian, all the while sporting a veil and pearl necklace adorned with tennis balls in honor of her 26-year-old fiance. “He can marry the two of you. You will save so much money,” DeGeneres joked.
Prior to their ceremony, which was not legally binding, Cuoco discussed her whirlwind romance with the athlete, telling DeGeneres she is happier than words can say. “Life is so good right now,” said Cuoco, who confirmed that she met her future husband through a mutual friend over the summer. “I was just not in a good place to meet someone. I was very sad,” she said, adding that the duo has been inseparable since their first encounter. “We’re still on our first date. He’s never gone home.”
The TV wedding comes just weeks after the sitcom actress confessed to People magazine that she would marry the tennis star “tomorrow” if given the chance. “We don’t have an exact date, but I want to marry him tomorrow so I want to go as fast as possible,” said Cuoco went prompted about her wedding plans.
The couple announced their engagement in September after four months of exclusively dating and one week after making their relationship public at the 2013 Emmy Awards.