On September 3, Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook announced they were splitting up, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Fans, friends, and sources close to the couple have described their decision to divorce after three years of marriage as “shocking” and “very sudden.” But you never know what goes on behind closed doors, especially in the whirlwind world of celebrity romances.
According to Cuoco, we won’t be finding out what went wrong anytime soon, if ever. Of course, keeping all details under lock and key is only making everyone more curious. Not to mention, there are a few other divorce deets that are creating some big question marks.
After claiming the decision was mutual, Kaley outright denied her estranged husband spousal support, citing their “ironclad prenup.” After her request to make sure Cook couldn’t touch her money, she opted out from being able to request spousal support as well.
To be fair, it’s been suggested that a similar prenup was in place during Kaley’s divorce from Ryan Sweeting in 2015. Considering she’s one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, I can’t say I blame her.
The pending question remains, what really happened that led to sudden Splitsville once again? And how mutual was it really? Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
Cuoco Claims The Decision Was Animosity-Free… But Was It?
In a joint statement, the soon-to-be exes told People, “Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions.”
The Flight Attendant star officially filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on the same day of their public announcement. She also asked the masses to respect their privacy. Fair enough.
“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,”People
The 35-year-old actress claims the decision was not only mutual but was made with “an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another.” Her only request? She wants everyone to give them both some respect in return by not asking any questions, as they will not be sharing “any additional details or commenting further.”
Naturally, the abrupt nature of their separation, her refusal to provide spousal support, and the unwillingness to share details on their “animosity-free” decision has left everyone both curious and confused. Just three months ago, they publicly celebrated their three-year anniversary on Instagram, gushing over one another like everything was great.
So now, Cuoco’s public plea for everyone to “not ask questions” has only led to more raised eyebrows. Obviously, it’s perfectly reasonable to want privacy during a time like this, but the timing of it all is only causing more speculation.
Is Something Going on With Pete Davidson? Kaley’s Fans Seem to Think So
Following Cuoco’s divorce announcement, unconfirmed rumors about an onset relationship with Pete Davidson are starting to carry more weight in the eyes of many. But it’s not yet clear if there’s any truth to them.
The two costar in the upcoming romantic comedy, Meet Cute. And this wouldn’t be the first time celebrities were wrongly accused of a fling while filming.
With that said, if there’s any truth to it, it also wouldn’t be the first time two actors denied an onset romance, and then later came clean when the tension died down.
A source recently told People that their onscreen chemistry is “palpable.” But does it carry into real life? Adding to the speculation, Kaley recently posted a cuddly photo with Davidson on Instagram.
If this is a hint, it seems pretty bold. So, perhaps it actually means nothing. Maybe they’re just very friendly costars with “palpable chemistry.” Or, Kaley’s preparing us all for what’s to come in more ways than one.
As we’ve learned, celebrities sometimes use this subtle, yet blatant kind of social media tactic, but only time will tell if it’s an unfolding relationship announcement.
What Happens Next Remains Up in The Air
No matter her relationship status, the Big Bang Theory star seems to be handling the split well. Following her divorce announcement, Kaley flew back to Berlin to film the second season of her HBO Max series. She was spotted out on the town with her friends, smiling for the camera, and seemingly embracing the single life.
But give it time.
If these romance rumors are true, they’ll probably keep it quiet for a while, all things considered. And whether her relationship with Davidson contributed to her abrupt split from Cook or not, we’ll likely be waiting until their divorce is fully finalized to find out.