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The Big Bang Theory is, without question, one of the most successful shows in the history of television. It ran for 12 seasons, produced 279 episodes and then suddenly last year it ended. Most of the cast was open about a desire to try something else, but that doesn’t mean they wanted a permanent break from each other. In fact, they apparently keep in touch thanks to a group chat that has gotten a lot busier lately.
That business, of course, is due to Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki having his first child with girlfriend Alaina Meyer. The likeable 44-year-old has apparently been sending pictures of his baby to his co-star and former girlfriend Kaley Cuoco, and all the stars have been using the line to keep track of each other’s lives now that they don’t see one another on a regular basis. Here’s what Cuoco told Us Magazine…
“We definitely have a group chat. It started up a little recently actually and [we] just kind of see what everyone’s doing… Johnny has a baby now. (He) sends me pictures constantly. He’s very proud. It’s really, really sweet.”
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki dated from 2008 to 2010, which is probably the right length of time for most people to be unapologetically happy for an ex moving on and having a kid with someone else. That being said, their timeline may have been sped up because they continued to work together for almost a decade after breaking up. There’s nothing that evolves relationships faster than working and spending so much time together in a non-personal capacity. Plus, both Galecki and Cuoco, who is now married to equestrian Karl Cook, each had their share of relationships following their initial separation which helps too.
As for the rest of the cast, it has been wonderful watching them be able to try different things after The Big Bang Theory ended. Lead Jim Parsons is narrating the spinoff series Young Sheldon, of course, but he also has the upcoming movie The Boys In The Band, which looks very exciting. Simon Helberg is starring opposite Adam Driver in Annette and Kunal Nayyar is about to be seen in the upcoming Trolls World Tour, just to cover a few.
While many lifelong close friendships are built on television sets, it’s unfair to expect all cast members to best friends after they move on to other things. Still, there’s something special about being on a television show that really matters to people. You can go your entire career in Hollywood and never produce something that lasts, something that people love and will continue to love. So, it’s nice to see The Big Bang Theory cast seems to recognize that and is doing what they can to stay in touch and keep that bond.