Kaley Cuoco admits she’s ‘obsessed’ with reading about herself on social media

Cosmo May '14 Cover Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco covers the new issue of Cosmopolitan. Which is absolutely fine. I would side-eye this endeavor if Kaley was suddenly on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue or W, but I think Kaley and Cosmo are a good fit. And at the very least, it’s not another Kardashian cover. Kaley IS a popular TV actress and she’s trying to break into movies now too. That’s enough for a Cosmo cover, and the photoshoot is rather pleasant. It’s not high-art or anything, and the clothing isn’t very cute, but it is what it is. I kind of like that Kaley knows her place too, if that didn’t sound too Goopy. Kaley tells the mag: “A Cosmo cover has been my dream my entire life. I cried when I found out.” RLY? For a Cosmo cover?! You can see Cosmo’s interview summary here, and here are some highlights:

On her breakup with Big Bang Theory cast-mate Johnny Galecki, whom she dated for two years:
“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. [He’s] one of my closest friends. He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face.”

On her 10-day fling with Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill:
“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. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.”

On her speedy engagement and over-the-top wedding to tennis-pro Ryan Sweeting:
“I admit it happened fast, but that’s who I am. When we met, I knew he was the one. [At my wedding], I felt like a rock star and a badass. 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.”

On dealing with social media haters:
“I started reading [the social media comments] and thought, Maybe I need to make more of an effort and not go out in my UGGs and be disgusting. 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.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

I’ll admit to being one of those bloggers who wrote stuff like “Wow, someone really likes being in front of the camera.” In my defense, it really did happen suddenly and there seemed to be a concerted media strategy at play on Kaley’s end. It wasn’t just the “fling” with Henry Cavill – although that was certainly sketchy as hell – but all of a sudden last year, Kaley was everywhere, all up in our faces. But I’ll give her some credit: at least she’s not playing it like she’s completely unaware that her public profile has risen in the past year. I kind of like her more for admitting that she reads the comments.


Photos courtesy of Eric Ray Davidson/Cosmopolitan.

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  1. QQ says:

    So she is not gonna be real with us about that 15 minutes of fame and coffee runs fauxmance? Oh Ok fine

    • T.C. says:

      I know right? Girl you dated superman so you could start getting pap attention. Before then most of the world outside your TV show audience had never heard of you.

      • Anne says:

        Well, to be fair to her, the fauxmance seems to be an accepted part of how Hollywood plays the media game now. If it was a strategy suggested by their management teams, then it isn’t something she can admit to without implicating other people – [Cavill]. Also, it is a bit embarrassing how spectacularly awful and transparent it was. I can see her not wanting to go there. I, too, liked how she was honest about reading comments. I think she lets them get to her more than she should, but that’s probably not the easiest thing to ignore.

  2. Allie says:

    She looks really good in these photos. She’s harmless and I do like her in TBBT.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Her “who farted” smug face is totally charming when she shows teeth smiling. Why not smile like this all the time? Such an improvement.

      Also, her body is very good. All the bits the right sizes and in the right places but I don’t find her the least bit “Sexy”. She just looks like every other half-way decent looking girl I went to HS or college with which is maybe her appeal. She seems confident and bit kooky.

  3. aims says:

    I think she’s adorable. That’s never been my issue. I guess what was so off putting to me was her needy behavior. It just felt like pingpong, jumping off from one to another.

  4. Seriously?

    She’s trying to tell us that the media is STILL so into following her and her budget, Kfed Tennis dude around, because she dated Superman for a hot second.


    Okay then.

    Read it from me, Virgilia, Kaley–you’re a fameho. Please don’t try to deny it. It’s obvious.

    • Greata says:

      Virgilia, you are spot on as usual.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Preach it!

    • Erinn says:

      LOL – and I have to add that she talks about how she just knew he was the one? What about her other engagements that didn’t make it down the aisle? If they had sped things up, would we have been hearing about them being the one instead?

    • snowflake says:

      disagree totally. shes been on big bang theory for a long time, f she was a fame ho, she would haive made more attempts to get publicity. such as showing off her relationship w johnny, instead of keeping it private. now i’m supposed to believe she did a 180 and became a fame ho? nope, shes not

      • Connie says:

        It’s fine you don’t see her as an attention seeker but it’s understandable others see her this way.

        She talks about her personal life on late night talk shows, magazine interviews, etc. Just because she didn’t make attempts to get publicity in the past doesn’t negate the possibility that she wants it now, because sometimes people change.

      • T.C. says:

        Maybe she didn’t put out her relationship with Johnny because HE is private and told her not to. Henry Cavill got into famewhoring for a hot minute with her then came to his senses. You don’t see daily pap pictures of him and his girlfriend, he’s not on social media or TV talking about it. Only fameho Kaley is.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, I don’t think she is a fame ho. I think she did get a lot of attention for the Henry thing, but then didn’t quite know how to handle all of the attention afterward.

        I think it is easy to make assumptions about people you don’t know, but ultimately that is what you have to do (assume) when you are removed from a situation (don’t actually know the person). From what I have heard, her private personality is quite different from what people are assuming here.

      • @Tiffany 🙂
        It’s not that I don’t think Kaley Cuoco is a nice, sweet woman–beyond her smug, smirky smirk face/smile, I think she’s a really nice person. I’ve never heard a bad story about her. Being a fameho doesn’t mean you can’t be a nice person. See: Denise Richards, Holly Madison….

        It is the name of the game–but I’m just saying…don’t complain that people are calling YOU a fameho, saying it isn’t true, etc–when we know it is. We have eyes. I’ve seen probably two pictures of Cavil since that whole thing, and TONS of pics of her….it is what it is. She chose to address it.

  5. V4Real says:

    “Kaley Cuoco admits she’s ‘obsessed’ with reading about herself on social media”

    and she’s still smiling, not taking the Hathaway path of disappearing for awhile from the pap circuit and interviews.

  6. Seapharris7 says:

    I just find her so incredibly annoying. Mainly because I just never understood how SHE got so popular, the other cast members don’t seem to be plastered everywhere.

    • V4Real says:

      She wasn’t popular until she started bearding, I mean dating Man of Steel Henry Cavill and all of a sudden she was being papped everywhere with him. Her popularity just continued after they ended their short contract, I mean romance.

    • Connie says:

      She probably made the right connections with the right people who want to push her as being the next comedy queen. Admittedly she is the most marketable out of the entire BBT cast.

      I can see her having a steady career in TV as an actress or TV host but I don’t know if she’ll have the Aniston-like career she’s so clearly gunning for.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I have seen the other guys in interviews in magazines before, especially Parsons, but they weren’t covered on CB.

      Also, didn’t she host the People’s Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Awards a few years back? It isn’t like she was some unknown, there are a LOT of people that watch her show and she is one of the leads.

  7. Scarlettmoon says:

    I actually think she looks great in these pics and totally agree Kaley’s a good fit with Cosmo. I’m with her though, if I was a celebrity I’d probably read all sorts of stuff about myself too, lol.

  8. Mom2two says:

    I think she looks really good in these photos and I have to give her credit for admitting she cannot stop reading the social media comments about her. I find her likable, more so then some other actresses that we always hear about.

  9. Hope says:

    If anything these quotes make her look worse. She should have just kept her mouth shut, enjoyed her new found fame. Instead she basically confirmed the perception many had here: that she’s a tryhard who does has the paps on speed dial.

    Cute cover pic though!

    • snowflake says:

      if that’s true, why hasnt made more attempts to get publicity? BBT has been on TV forever, if she was a fame ho, she would have pulled other stunts to get publicity

  10. Kiddo says:

    She is turning into her character on BBT, or her character is her. Life, art, art, life, imitators…so when does the show do Penny’s response to social media, in response to her social media. It would be epically meta.

  11. oh says:

    If you look at the difference in how Henry Cavil and she handled all of this; I’d say it was mostly her doing. She’s been all over the place since that fling, and now it finally dies down she’s bringing him up again. Meanwhile Henry has been busy working, said nothing about her and non-existent on the paparazi scene.

  12. huh says:

    The Anistonification of this chick is complete. Both owe their public profile to men, give vapid self obsessed interviews, pimp out their personal lives, have the paps on speed dial

  13. ZAK says:

    I have no huge issues with her, she seems harmless but isn’t time she stop playing the Henry Cavill card?

  14. murphy says:

    I was happy to see this cover too. Not just because i’m a huge fan but because she is one of the leads of one of the most popular network shows–she deserves a Cosmo cover. Just like you said–Cosmo makes sense (but HB or something would be wierd).

    So if she reads her comments does that mean she took our advice and got a pre nupt?
    I love you Kaley but you’re not the only one who had a great honeymoon period with a man (or woman). You come down eventually. I hope he’s still a good person at that point.

  15. Connie says:

    Her admission that she loves reading the comments about her doesn’t look too good. Maybe she said it to seem more relatable but to me at least she comes off a little insecure. She’s already the star of a hit TV show, I think that would be enough.

  16. mollie says:

    Hi Kaley! I love the new ad with William Shatner, made me giggle.
    I have been a Kaley fan ever since the series with John Ritter.

  17. snowflake says:

    i would be obsessed with googling myself. why do you think so many women in the public eye get so much plastic surgery, etc, etc.? it’s b/c they read nasty comments about them and take it to heart. so shes not the only one who reads about herself. for example, khloe kardashian, it’s well known she’s had body issues b/c of all the nasty comments people made about her in comparison to her sisters. i guess nobodys heard the saying, if you can’t say anything nice, dont say anything at all.

    and this chick has been on BBT forever, dated Johnny for two years!!!!, nobody knew, and now all of a sudden she’s a fame ho? GMAFB. sounds like a bunch of haters on here. and no she cant win. b/c for some reason, people are convinced shes a fame ho, despite evidence to the contrary.

  18. Jackson says:

    Oh, IDK. She seems nice, she seems harmless. Maybe the Henry C/papp coverage actually happened the way she says. IDK. I’ll just say ‘hey, gurl, you look nice on the cover’ since apparently she will read this. 🙂

  19. laprincesita says:

    ok, Kaley, just because I know you will be reading…please smile more, put the smirk in your face to rest and also lay down the eye make up 😉

  20. miriam says:

    I like Kaley. She’s a good comedic actress and she seems like a fun girl.

    I do agree that she’s seems to have been famewhoring lately though. She needs to take a step back.

  21. Firefly says:

    My God, she looks SO much better showing her teeth when she smiles! That closed-mouth smile she rocks looks so weird and puckered. Someone needs to convince her to give the teeth-smile a go in real life/on the red carpet!

  22. kimber says:

    I like her, but not so much when she’s obvious in her game play of hollywood. Still hope she doesnt sign on for the America.sweetheart queen of romcom bs that pigeon holes so many young actresses.

  23. jwoolman says:

    Hi, Kaley! Love ya on Big Bang Theory, and I’m a physicist so I actually get all the jokes. Also like you on those commercials as Shatner’s daughter/ successor for something I have no use for and so can’t even remember the product.

    (Well, she said she reads this stuff…)

  24. Dopey says:

    In that 1st pic, remove the blonde hair and she could be Kate Middletons’ stand in.