Big Bang Theory Star Divorces Due to Drug Abuse?!
Say it isn’t so Kaley!
News of Big Bang Theory star’s divorce hit the media circuit recently to the heartbreak of Kaley Cuoco’s fans and the actress herself. The romance was a whirlwind affair and the couple married only six months after meeting and three months into their relationship.
Much of Cuoco’s fan-base put their faith in romance and hoped the couple would last and they did- for 21 months.
According to OK!Magazine, the reason cited on Cuoco’s divorce papers are “irreconcilable differences” but the real cause may be a serious addiction problem. Friends of Kaley have said she ended the marriage not out of lack of love, but because she can no longer handle her husband, Ryan Sweeting’s alcohol and prescription painkiller abuse.
The tennis star is no stranger to substance abuse causing problems in his life- reportedly he was arrested in 2006 for possession with intent to sell and DUI. Kaley knew this prior to the wedding but she believed she could help him kick his habit. Sweeting’s issues with substance abuse with a prescription for pain medication following back surgery and have continued to the point of ending his marriage.
Kaley is not giving up without fighting for her marriage, though. A source close to the star says she has supported him and encouraged him to quit to no avail. “He couldn’t make the commitment to get sober. He’d tell her he was working on it, and instead go get wasted.”
This story came to a shock to a lot of people who supported the seemingly happy couple, especially since media outlets recently reported that Sweeting and Cuoco’s ex and cast mate, Johnny Galecki had become close friends. The end of their fairy tale romance has some speculating that she will return to Galecki’s side (something the executives at BBT would love).
It’s an unfortunate reality of substance abuse disorders: they’re a fierce beast to battle and personal relationships and marriages are a common casualty of war. We hope Sweeting will use this loss in his life as the inspiration to finally get the help he needs and commit to sobriety and that Cuoco finds the strength to move on.
Image:“Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki at PaleyFest 2013” by iDominick. Licensed under CC by 2.0.
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