Kaley Cuoco, Karl Cook


It's (almost) official: KC-squared is happening.

Kaley Cuoco hasn't exactly hidden her blossoming romance with equestrian athlete Karl Cook—we've seen some PDA on Instagram and her "This is what happy looks like" caption pretty much spoke for itself. But over the weekend, the Big Bang Theory star and her horseman hottie beau reached an all-important milestone: Their first public kiss!

Now, to put things in perspective, this wasn't a kiss cam smooch or anything that declarative. It was, rather, an in-the-moment peck captured by a paparazzo moments before Karl filled the SUV up with gas. Romantic and real are the same thing sometimes, y'all.

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There are clearly sparks flying between Kaley, 30, and Karl, 26, and they also share a common interest in horses. Karl, a Grand Prix winner, rides professionally, and Kaley, who owns several horses herself, avidly pursues the sport as a hobby outside of acting.

Animals have always been a big part of the Wedding Ringer star's life. After splitting from Ryan Sweeting, her husband of nearly two years, Kaley surrounded herself with good friends, her beloved rescue pups, and even more horses. Back in September, she welcomed a horse named Zara to her pack, and just last month, she acquired a beautiful gelding named Pokerface.

Karl has been around horses his entire life, so he'll likely get along quite well with all of Kaley's four-legged friends. Plus, you know what they say: Horse people are stable people.

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