Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki will always be close.
The Big Bang Theory co-stars had a blast at the 2016 People's Choice Awards Wednesday night, where they openly held hands and hugged backstage for photographers. The actors, who dated for two years until 2009, were just as handsy while sitting together in the front row during the CBS telecast.
Before fans read too much into the photos, know that the exes' current relationship is platonic and professional. After The Big Bang Theory was voted Favorite TV Show and Favorite Network TV Comedy, Cuoco shared two of the seemingly flirty photos via Instagram, writing, "Thank you for the @peopleschoice award!! Look how happy we are!! @bigbangtheory_cbs season9." The actress, ##, also put rumors to rest, saying Galecki, ##, is "#mydate" but they are "#notdating."
Galecki also snapped a selfie with Cuoco backstage and shared it on Instagram. "The Beggar and the Beauty. #backstage #peopleschoice @normancook," he wrote in the caption. "THANK YOU, FANS." Earlier in the night, the two were in the running for Favorite Comedic TV Actress and Favorite Comedic TV Actor. Cuoco (styled by Brad Goreski and dressed in Manning Cartell) lost to Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy, while Galecki lost to his friend and co-star, Jim Parsons.
When the people who make the show possible appeared onstage to collect the award for Favorite Network TV Comedy, it was Cuoco who spoke for the group. "Thank you so much," she said as Galecki came up behind her and whispered something in her ear. "Johnny just told me to keep it clean. If you would have told us after nine seasons we would be on this stage again, I don't think any of us would have believed it. This is been an unbelievable ride and it's all because of you fans who have voted and watched our show. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"On behalf of this cast, our amazing writers and our amazing crew at home, we love what we do and we love making you laugh, and in a world filled with craziness and just sad stuff going on, we just want to make you laugh and we hope do that for more years," Cuoco continued. "From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much. Thank you!"