Well, yesterday sure was a big day for Kaley Cuoco! The Big Bang Theory star not only celebrated her 32nd birthday, but she also got engaged to boyfriend and professional equestrian Karl Cook. The pair announced the news last night, with a series of coordinated posts on Instagram.
Cook was the first to post the video, in which Cuoco is sobbing, shaking, and barely holding her excitement. At the end of the clip, the actress holds up her hand to show off her ring and says “we’re engaged!”
“Well after nearly two years I finally got up the courage to ask her to marry me,” Cook captioned the video. “This is the best night of my life and I think the video shows it is the best night for Kaley as well…..of she said yes!!!!!”
Minutes later, Cuoco reposted the same video on her page, which already has over 3 million views. “Still crying. Every part of this night has been perfection just like you @mrtankcook I love you forever!” the actress wrote.
Earlier that same Thursday, Karl posted a “prophetic” picture teasing Kaley with a huge fake engagement ring during a trip to Target. “On my loves birthday I got her everything she has always wanted…. now judging by her face maybe not, it’s the thought that counts right,” he joked.
After months of speculation, Cuoco and Cook made their first public appearance back in September 2016, almost a year after the actress’ divorce to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting finalized, after being married for nearly 2 years.
“When you share something so special, some sort of connection—for us, it’s horses, but anything two people share—you have that common goal and you know that you want the same things in life, day to day, and in the future,” she told People magazine in an interview last year. “It just sets you on a better path. Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common. I think that that’s what makes us so strong and really happy.”
Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Cook!