Johnny Galecki Helped Co-Star Realize she is Gay

    September 14, 2013
    Erika Watts
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“The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been credited with helping ex-girlfriend and former co-star Sara Gilbert come to the realization that she is gay. Galecki and Gilbert dated while co-starring on “Roseanne” back in the 1990s, and Gilbert opened up on her past with Galecki in an episode of “The Talk.”

“So, some of you may know that when I was a teenager, I dated Johnny Galecki for a little while, who played my boyfriend and husband on Roseanne,” Gilbert said. “And I thought he was super cute and had a total crush on him, and we started dating, and he would come over, and we would make out, and then I would start to get depressed.”

Ouch. Knowing your girlfriend gets depressed when you come over has to sting, and Gilbert said that Galecki started feeling bad about it. “I eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality and he was super sweet about it,” Gilbert said.

When Gilbert started dating a woman, she trusted her secret with Galecki. “No one knew at the show for years, and Johnny held the secret the whole time, and I just felt like always so scared, if it came out, what could happen. Would I lose my career?”


While some people might expect for Galecki to be offended over his ex-girlfriend saying dating him helped her realize she is gay, Gilbert described Galecki as being supportive, something that holds true even today. Galecki and Gilbert have remained friends from their “Roseanne” years and worked together on “The Big Bang Theory” as fellow scientists. When Gilbert told Galecki she was planning to talk about how she figured out her sexuality on TV, Galecki offered to join her on “The Talk” and hold her hand.

Even though talking about her sexuality was visibly difficult at times during the show, Gilbert said that she wants “to live a true life” and to let everyone know that things do get better after coming out. Since coming out publicly in 2010, Gilbert has had roles on a few TV shows and created “The Talk.”

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  • Love the Big Bang

    I love the Big Bang. It is so funny.

    I don’t know how I feel about the gay issue. On one hand, I really believe that marriage is sacred and should be between a man and a woman. On the other hand, every gay person I have ever known has been a wonderful human being. I am Christian but unfortunately, many of the Christians I know are so hypocritical and intolerant. That intolerance breads hatred, anger, violence, and suffering. Many Christians believe in though shall not kill, but our drones kill innocent men, women, and children every day and yet, people think we are of God. That God is backing our causes. God truly does not care what country you are from. Being an “American” is not going to win you points with God. God hears the prayers of all people — even those of our enemies.

    He is not paying attention only to my prayers for my children and ignoring the prayers of a mother over in Iraq.

    At the end of the day, all you can do is treat people the way you want to be treated. If you treat ALL people with mercy, love, compassion and forgiveness, that is your best shot at getting out of this world with your soul intact. Jesus was right about everything make no mistake about that. What he was also right about — was the way he treated all people. We sometimes forget how Christ loved ALL people. We forget that he died for every soul on this planet.

    He was the greatest person to ever walk the face of this planet. He was also exactly who he said he was. He was the Son of God.

  • jesusfreak

    Great post Love.

    Love the sinner, not the sinner. Cliche but true. Everyone sins, we spend too much time picking and choosing which sins are “better.” So much better to just let God do the judging and love everyone. Would help further Christianity to.

  • lando

    More sympathy for the gay plight. Okay.