Kaley Cuoco says she staged a self-intervention to get through depression amid her divorce from Karl Cook
Kaley Cuoco opened up to Variety about navigating a 'super dark time' in her life as she went through her divorce from Karl Cook.
The Emmy-nominated actress, 36, revealed she staged an intervention on herself while working on The Flight Attendant.
'One month in, I had an intervention on myself in my trailer — all my producers were in there,' she told the outlet.
Candid: Kaley Cuoco opened up to Variety about navigating a 'super dark time' in her life as she went through her second divorce
The Big Bang Theory alum continued, 'I said, "I need help." It was interesting to say that out loud.
'And to have everyone be like, "Yes, we want to help!" I'm a working woman, and so independent, and I really take pride in being able to do everything. Well, this time, I literally couldn't."
Kaley said she turned to acting to distract her from the tough time she was having in her personal life.
'I was throwing myself into work to deny my depression, and how upset I was. Unfortunately, the character was so depressed that it wasn’t helping me!' she recalled.
Proactive: The Emmy-nominated actress, 36, revealed she staged an intervention on herself while working on The Flight Attendant amid her and Karl's split
'I was really, really, really struggling. A lot of tears,' she admitted about coping with the end of her three-year marriage to Cook.
The two were married from 2018 to 2021, and it was the entertainer's second marriage, following her union with Ryan Sweeting.
Kaley turned to therapy to help during the rough time in her life. 'It was the first time that I started therapy — I've been very open about that. I started at the beginning of season 2, just because I was going through so much right before we started shooting. It was horrible,' she remembered.
In addition to professional help, she also leaned on costar and friend Zosia Mamet, who moved in with her.
Friendship: Kaley leaned on costar and friend Zosia Mamet, who moved in with her during her divorce
'I really needed someone with me. I was really losing my mind,' she noted about how the arrangement came to be.
'[Zosia] had an Airbnb, and it only lasted so long. And I was like, "Why don’t you just move in with me?" Like, it was the loneliest I've ever felt, and I am not really someone to share that,' she explained.
At the time of their separation the former couple released a statement to Us Weekly that read, '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.'
The split came as a shock, as the twosome had shared affectionate anniversary tributes to each other on social media just weeks earlier.
The statement continued, 'We have made this decision together through an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another and request that you do the same in understanding that we will not be sharing any additional details or commenting further.'
New love: Earlier this year, in May, Cuoco subtly shared that she'd moved on from her past relationship with Tom Pelphrey
Earlier this year, in May, Cuoco subtly shared that she'd moved on from her past relationship with Tom Pelphrey.
It came in the form of an Instagram post, in which the actor appeared with her in multiple loved-up shots.
Coyly, she didn't mention him explicitly but simply said, 'Life lately,' in the caption.
And last month she gushed about her new man as she wished him a happy birthday on the app.
'To the incredible man that saved me in all the ways..happy birthday, baby! To know you, is to truly adore you … the world lit up the day you were born. I love you!!' she wrote.
Birthday post: Last month she gushed about her new man as she wished him a happy birthday on the app