Sara Gilbert says that she and Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang
Theory) shared an intimate relationship off screen as well as on
the hit comedy series Roseanne.
An emotional Gilbert told The Talk viewers that she became
aware of her attraction to women while dating Galecki.
“I thought he was super cute and had a total crush on him and we
started dating and then he would come over and we would, like, make
out and then I would start to get depressed,” Gilbert said.
“And Johnny felt badly, I think, and started to take it
personally and didn't understand what was going on. And so I
eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality. And he
was super sweet about it.”
Gilbert explained that she remained closeted while working on
Roseanne and that Galecki kept her secret. She said that even
today discussing her sexuality in public remains difficult for her.
Gilbert added that when she recently approached Galecki for his
permission to discuss their relationship on national television, he
replied that if she wanted he would be there to hold her hand.
“And I just thought that was so sweet,” Gilbert said. (The
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