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Johnny Galecki Split from 22-Years-Younger Girlfriend Months after They Welcomed a Baby - Inside Their Romance

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jun 12, 2022
07:40 A.M.
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Over the years, Johnny Galecki has earned much love and admiration from fans and his peers. However, he is yet to enjoy a long-lasting romance, even though he is already a father. Here is a timeline of his affair with the mother of his child.


Johnny Galecki, a Belgian native, became one of the highest-paid actors in the world following his feature on the "The Big Bang Theory." Before then, he stunned TV lovers with his role in the iconic ABC series "Roseanne."

This production saw him in an enviable relationship with fellow co-star Sara Gilbert. On-screen, the duo shared a fascinating romance that led to marriage, but offscreen, it was merely romance that ended on a cheerful note!

Johnny Galecki (David), Sara Gilbert (Darlene) on the Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images Television Network comedy "Roseanne". | Source: Getty Images


Gilbert confessed that she was smitten by the actor at the time and decided to date him. However, it was challenging to keep up a lie—she was gay. So this puts a strain on their relationship.

Eventually, when she confided in him, the actor shocked her with his reaction. It was a time when the industry frowned on such sexual orientation, but he kept the secret and assured her of his support. According to Gilbert:

"He was like, 'Of course. I love you, and I think it's really important and I'm so proud of you. If you want, I will be there, and I will hold your hand.'" It was so sweet, and you know, this story really makes Johnny look good."


Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) in "The Big Bang Theory." | Source: Getty images

Another of Galecki's most famous relationships was with his co-star from "The Big Bang Theory." His acting skills and looks appeared to sweep any lady, fan, or colleague off her feet.


Like the first confession, Kaley Cuoco, who starred alongside the actor, revealed that she found him super attractive, but he was in a relationship with someone else.

Still, this did not affect her chances of becoming his lover. In no time, the duo became intimate, and rumors about their romance swirled around town, despite their desperation to keep it discreet.


They dated for two years and parted ways. Cuoco went on to marry Ryan Sweeting, who was also a fan of her ex-boyfriend.

Years after the breakup, Cuoco narrated how they separated, adding that Galecki was a sweet man and that their friendship grew despite ending their relationship. She said:

"Johnny is actually one of my best friends. It's a situation that ended well. I understand sometimes it doesn't. It could have gone horrible. He's one of my dearest friends and Ryan loves him. Johnny loves [Ryan]. I got lucky."



Indeed, Galecki is an extraordinary actor with a charming personality, as none of his exes has revealed any sour details about his behavior during their romance.

Similarly, Galecki has kept a positive attitude, and after a few failed relationships, the actor showed that he still believed in love.

In 2018, the "Roseanne" star became involved with Alaina Meyer, a woman who is twenty-two years his junior.

Johnny Galecki and Alaina Meyer attend the Statue Of Liberty Museum Opening Celebration at Battery Park on May 15, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images


Despite the age difference, the couple enjoyed their time together. They went on bike rides, vacationed in the Bahamas, and had date nights.

It was not until in September, after a memorable date night, Galecki glaringly shared his status with a snap where they rocked matching colored outfits, leaning on each other. The actor captioned it:

"Last night was wonderful. Thank you."

ohnny Galecki and Alaina Meyer arrive at the Statue Of Liberty Museum Opening Celebration at Battery Park on May 15, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images


His younger lover later showcased a photo from the same night. The pair consistently showed off their romance and how happy they felt to be in each other's company.

During their regular show off on Instagram, fans spotted the duo rocking matching rings on their ring fingers. As expected, this led to many thinking that they had secretly wedded.

Following the questions and speculations, Meyer took to her social media page to clarify the situation. She uploaded a similar image that Galecki shared and hinted they were not married with a hashtag.



Johnny Galecki and Alaina Meyer attend the 26th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Although the lovers were not ready for the lifetime commitment (no engagement or wedding), they decided to have a child, which was a new chapter for the pair.


When sharing news of their child, the couple confessed that they felt terrific and could not wait to become parents. According to them:

"We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world."


Despite the overwhelming joy, they begged for privacy from fans while wishing that everyone finds true love as they have found.

A year after their relationship began, the couple became first-time parents to an adorable December-born baby, Avery.

They shared a photo of the infant's hand and extended a heart of gratitude to their fans for the love and support.


Johnny Galecki and Alaina Meyer attend a basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


Unfortunately, what seemed like the romance from a telenovela with the pair proudly gushing on each other and eventually building a family with their son, ended after two years.

In November 2020, an insider claimed that the "The Big Bang Theory" star and the mother of his only child were no longer an item.

It was not rocket science to assert that there was trouble in paradise, as the once happy couple stopped uploading their enviable romance online.


Although they refused to comment on their status, a source confirmed that they would continue co-parenting their son, leaving fans to believe their separation was amicable.

So far, Meyer is concerned with taking care of her son, and she is in awe of motherhood. When Avery turned one, she shared a post in her honor. According to its caption:

"[H]appy born day to my baby boy. this has been the gnarliest year of my life, with the highest highs and the lowest lows but even in the hardest moments especially after loosing ryan, there was a healthy baby boy that needed me and kept me grounded and centered."

On the other hand, Galecki has not been linked to any other woman. But he has had his hands full, focusing on his career and fatherhood.

Before Avery's arrival, the actor revealed that he had hoped the child would be a girl, but he showed excitement despite his expectation.