Kaley and Karl married in 2018 and announced their separation on Labor Day Weekend. The two issued a joint statement, which reads as follows:
“Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions.
“We have both shared so much of our journey publicly, so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary.”
Kaley, 35, has petitioned the court to forego any spousal support payments to her ex-husband Karl Cook, 30. According to The Blast’s discovery of her divorce application, the actress requested that neither party give support, as specified in their prenuptial agreement. Additionally, the papers reported that the television personality had classified her separation date as “TBD” for the time being.
The former couple met during a horse show, as Karl is a professional equestrian. Kaley has been a long-time fan of the sport and was intrigued when the equestrian rider was unaware of her celebrity identity.
According to a source close to the Big Bang Theory actress, she is “doing fine” because the former pair “hasn’t spent that much time together recently.”
“She has a big career and puts that first in her life. It’s basically growing apart and each pursuing separate interests,” an insider explained. “She has a lot going on in her profession at the moment and is passionate about her work. Their relationship is simply taking different directions.”
The insider added, “A marriage will fail if one partner sees the other on a regular basis.”
Karl has also been focusing on his profession, spending most of his time riding in Florida rather than Los Angeles.
This will be Kaley’s second divorce, following her 2013–2016 marriage to Ryan Sweeting. The two reportedly “mutually decided” to end their relationship after barely 21 months together.
According to People, Kaley has chosen to end her second marriage similarly to her first, as Ryan did not get spousal support from the actress. Following the signing of a prenuptial agreement, court documents indicated that she would not provide financial assistance to the professional tennis player.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that Kaley and the Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson have been “getting closer” during their time on set. She has been snuggling up to Pete shortly after the announcement of her divorce.