Kaley Cuoco confirms she’s dating actor Tom Pelphrey from ‘Ozark’

Well that was fast! Shortly after saying she didn’t want to get married again and discussing her most recent divorce, Kaley Cuoco has just confirmed she’s dating someone new: Tom Pelphrey from Ozark. They both posted some loved up photos with super saccharine captions on Instagram.

To be fair to Kaley, she did say that despite not wanting to get married again, she does still want a long-term relationship. She said she’s been going to therapy to work on mistakes she’s made in the past and that she wants a relationship she can balance with work and really give her time to. So maybe this is that?

The Flight Attendant star, 36, has found love again after the end of her second marriage last year. On Tuesday, Cuoco made her relationship with the Ozark actor, 39, Instagram official.”Life lately,” Cuoco — who filed for divorce from Karl Cook in September — captioned the series of pictures with the quote: “The sun breaks through the clouds, rays of gold slipping into my eyes and heart, rays of yellow to break the grey.”

There were a few photos of them together in the set, including one of Pelphrey kissing her cheek while she holds his face and smiles.

Pelphrey also shared one of the same images — two Polaroids of them smiling and looking happy and silly together…

Cuoco’s many famous friends celebrated her finding love again. Her Flight Attendant co-star Zosia Mamet, who the Big Bang Theory alum credited for helping her through her divorce from Cook, commented on her post, “PURE JOY. You deserve it all my friend. Love you so much.”

She and Cook, an equestrian, announced they were divorcing in September after three years of marriage. She was also married to former tennis player Ryan Sweeting. They started dating in 2013, became engaged three months later and married by the end of the year. She filed for divorce in 2015.

Pelphrey was previously in a relationship with actress Jaimie Alexander from 2018 to 2020.

[From Yahoo! Entertainment]

I have to say, these photos (and this guy) are way more of a hipster vibe than I was expecting from Kaley. Maybe Zosia has rubbed off on her after living together. His caption (and looks) makes me think of every guy in Williamsburg I met in college. I don’t watch Ozark so I had to Google Tom. He’s a similar physical type to her first husband and I find him cuter than her ex. Speaking of her ex, are they even officially divorced yet? She only just filed in September. Either way, it has only been eight months. Is Kaley one of those people who can’t be alone? They do look happy and maybe this is different for her after the two short marriages and therapy. And unlike either of her husbands, Tom is an actor so he probably gets her life more.

Now, I’m not saying it’s too soon after her divorce, because she can do whatever she wants… But if I were in her shoes with a such a publicly messy romantic history, I would have kept this one private for longer. Like she was just on the cover of Glamour saying she never wants to get married again and talking about stress rashes from her divorce and the next headline is about her new man. She’s doing such great work on/with The Flight Attendant, wouldn’t she want the focus to be on that for now instead of her love life?

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I’m a Tom Pelphrey fan from his days back on Guiding Light. He’s a phenomenal talent and I’m happy for his success. Haley does seem like she needs a person in her life romantically at all times but what can you do? The heart wants what it wants. I’m the opposite. I want a relationship but take sooooo long in between relationships.

  2. LIONE says:

    Last time I stalked Tom Pelphreys IG he had a dark haired beautiful girlfriend and lots of pictures of them on his feed. So I’m bummed actually. They looked so cool together and Kaley is a bit….basic.
    But life happens, I guess

  3. Southern Fried says:

    Great acting on Ozark playing a damaged brother to Wendy from hell. He was a very interesting character in Outer Range but haven’t seen him in anything else. I do hope to see more.

  4. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Tom Pelphrey’s performance in Ozark was phenomenal. I will watch anything he does because of it.

  5. Carnivalbaby says:

    Been a Tom Pelphrey fan since Banshee and was happy that he did so well with Ozark. Seems like a nice guy. I hope they treat each other well.

  6. Southern Fried says:

    Super saccharine posts is right. Ick

  7. Julia K says:

    Why are some very successful women such bad pickers? Hope she goes really slow with this relationship.

  8. Dksro says:

    That pool though.

  9. Twin Falls says:

    She absolutely can’t be alone lol. Cute pics and rebound relationships happen and can be fun. Everything doesn’t have to last forever.

  10. Hyperbolme says:

    Saw the headline and my first reaction was, “better break out the wedding bells.”

    Hopefully she’s learned.

  11. Mrs. Smith says:

    My big takeaway from the Glamour profile was that she wants (or needs?) to work all the time. Doesn’t want to take breaks, even a long weekend makes her antsy. I think the last hubs (who’s super wealthy) wanted her to take some extended time off or maybe (speculating!) start a family? So I agree with the posters above, maybe this guy as an actor understands that more.

  12. Lily says:

    He was great in Banshee

  13. AmelieOriginal says:

    I know everyone knows him from Ozark, it gave him wider exposure but I know him first from Iron Fist (Marvel show on Netflix that I think migrated to Disney+) where he very convincingly played a spoiled rich guy. Don’t watch Iron Fist even if you love Tom Pelphrey, it’s not a great show lol. I’m wondering how he and Kaley met? I think being single for 8 months is fine after announcing a divorce? Kim Kardashian moved on with Pete Davidson in roughly the same timeline and no one is saying it’s too fast. It’s not like Kaley is J. Lo who CANNOT be alone for 5 seconds. As soon as J. Lo breaks up with someone, she is all in with someone weeks later.

  14. Emma says:

    He is hot, get it Kaley! Those captions though … yeesh.

  15. Headintheclouds says:

    His performance in Ozark absolutely tore my heart in two – he was incredible!

  16. Case says:

    I know of Tom from his soap days. He’s a phenomenal actor.

    Kaley seems like a nice person, but I genuinely can’t understand the mindset of people who are constantly in relationships with barely any alone time.