Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook are breaking up after three years of marriage.”The Flight Attendant” actress and her equestrian husband shared the news in the joint statement Friday.”Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions,” they said in the statement provided to USA TODAY by Cuoco’s representative Melissa Kates.
“We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary.”
The couple added: “We have made this decision together through an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another and request that you do the same in understanding that we will not be sharing any additional details or commenting further.”
Cuoco, 34, and Cook, 30, wed on June 30, 2018, though the two didn’t live together until last spring. The unconventional arrangement was one Cuoco said worked well for them.
“I have the best relationship with Karl. We are so happy,” she said on the “Brad Behavior” podcast in 2019. “But we have separate lives and then our lives come together and he’s so supportive of me. He lets me be me, and I let him be him.”
In April 2020, “The Big Bang Theory” star confirmed to Access that she and Cook were finally becoming roommates in a home they built together.
“We are so excited,” she said. “We have not spent an evening in it yet. Actually, Karl’s been at home, and I’ve been like, ‘Why don’t you stay at the house?’ But he’s waiting for me to get there and have all the animals there.”
Cuoco joked the move meant she and her husband were finally “going steady.” “He gave me his letterman jacket,” she said. “We’re moving in together.”
Cuoco’s marriage to Cook is her second – the first for Cook. She was previously married to tennis player Ryan Sweeting and told Cosmopolitan in 2018 that she wasn’t sure she would get married again.
“My ex ruined that word for me,” she told the magazine. “I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met.” The actress got engaged to Cook in November 2017.