Talk about living in a cave. Having a huge celebrity as your partner can be challenging sometimes: no privacy, paparazzi, fans trying to stalk your boo… But there is an amazing way to avoid all of that. Just stay completely in the dark about your loved one’s big gigs! Because that’s exactly what Kaley Cuoco ‘s boyfriend did.
Seriously, the guy had no idea Kaley was the star of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, where she portrayed Penny for 12 seasons.
Cuoco’s boyfriend, Tom Pelphrey, is also an actor, but it seems that one of the industry’s biggest sitcoms just passed him by. The couple began dating in 2022, and once upon a time, Tom just cluelessly wondered why would people keep calling his girlfriend Penny.
After his mom’s partner started calling her Penny, Tom started suspecting something.
“I’m sorry, I don’t understand what’s happening. Why does he keep calling you Penny?’ She’s like, ‘That’s my character in The Big Bang Theory.’ I’ve watched a few episodes with her since, and, obviously, she’s fantastic. I live in a cave,” Pelphrey told W Magazine.
The actor revealed that before meeting Cuoco he was living in upstate New York, “on a dirt road, in the middle of the woods, without much Wi-Fi.” That kind of makes it clear why he had no idea that his boo was one of the main stars of the legendary CBS sitcom.
Not only was she its star, but she was also the reason The Big Bang Theory even got greenlit. Cuoco’s Penny has been the only female companion of the nerdy gang led by Sheldon, later joined by Mayim Bialik’s Amy and Melissa Rauch’s Bernadette.
Penny is arguably the most important part of the iconic sitcom, as she appears in almost every single episode of The Big Bang Theory’s 12-season-run. So yeah, it looks like Pelphrey has got plenty of them to binge!
If you are in a binge mood as well, you can stream The Big Bang Theory on Max, Prime Video, or Apple TV.