Sure, Kaley Cuoco is happily married to hubby Karl Cook, but that doesn’t mean she can’t survive on her own. The Big Bang Theory star opened up in a candid new interview with Women’s Health magazine about how she’s learned to make herself a priority — and why she encourages friends to do the same.
“I like knowing that I’m [financially] set, because I’ve taken it upon myself to do that,” the 32-year-old star says in the November 2018 issue of Women’s Health. “I like to tell my friends, ‘Always make sure you have your life going, and that you’re number one, so that anyone who comes into it – husband, or boyfriend, or girlfriend, however you roll – that’s just an added bonus to whatever you’re creating.’ I don’t need Karl for anything. If Karl left me tomorrow, I’d be fine. And he knows that, and he would be fine too.”
The couple tied the knot in June after two years of dating and following Cuoco’s divorce from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting.
In fact, Cuoco says that she and Cook have the same values when it comes to prioritizing themselves and other aspects of their relationship.
“We bonded a lot of having the same kind of outlooks on life, insecurities, dating,” she added. “He comes from a very well-to-do family, so there’s all these [preconceived ideas] of being spoiled, and blah, blah, blah. And he’s just the opposite.” (Her new father-in-law is billionaire Scott Cook, who cofounded the tax software firm Intuit.)
It also helps, she added, that he had no idea who she was when they first met.
“It was great because he never kissed my ass at all, and he never cared about any of that,” she concluded. “He loved that I loved horses. It became a big talking point for us.”
Click here to read the full interview.