The Big Bang Theory star opens about her wedding and her penchant for reading comments about herself
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Kaley Cuoco Sweeting has a love-hate relationship with what her fans think of her. And while she knows she can’t please her detractors, she’s hooked on reading their comments on social media.

“I started reading [the comments] and thought, maybe I need to make more of an effort and not go out in my UGGs and be disgusting,” the Big Bang Theory star, 28, tells Cosmopolitan for its May cover story.

“So I started putting on makeup. And they started writing ‘Wow, someone really likes being in front of the camera,’ and ‘Her hair’s done now for coffee.’ I couldn’t do anything right. Why am I reading this stuff? But I’m obsessed. I openly admit to being totally insane about that.”

The attention started when Cuoco Sweeting began a brief fling with Henry Cavill last summer, a coupling that ended quickly after foisting her into the spotlight and limiting her privacy.

“I had no one following me until I met Superman. I’ve been in this business for 20 years and my whole life I could go anywhere, do anything,” she says. “There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.”

Also a little crazy? Her subsequent whirlwind romance with pro tennis player Ryan Sweeting, to whom she became engaged after three months of dating, then married on New Year’s Eve.

“I admit it happened fast, but that’s who I am,” explains Cuoco Sweeting. “When we met, I knew he was the one.”

And so did everyone else who attended the couple’s nuptials.

“I felt like a rock star and a badass,” she says. “What was amazing in that room – it was so full of love. It was like nothing I’d ever been to before, and it was exactly what we wanted it to be. It was the eighth wonder of the world, the greatest wedding of all time.”

In attendance was Cuoco Sweeting’s Big Bang costar and former boyfriend Johnny Galecki, with whom she remains close.

“It took a minute, a bit of awkwardness. By the grace of God, we became best buddies and moved on in such an elegant way,” she says.

“[He’s] one of my closest friends. He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face.”