Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting are divorcing. The 29-year-old actress, who is best known for her role as Penny in the award-winning comedy, and the Bahamian-born American professional tennis player have decided to part ways after 21 months of marriage.

Cuoco's spokesperson told People: "Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting have mutually decided to end their marriage. They ask for privacy at this time. No further statement will be issued regarding this matter."

Cuoco did not respond to the divorce announcement but posted a photo of her dog Norman on Instagram. She captioned the image: "#mood."


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Sweeting proposed to Cuoco just days after the couple made their major red carpet debut together at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. The couple got married on 31 December 2013.

In April, the two had slammed reports that their marriage was in trouble. Cuoco took to Instagram, and posted a now-deleted picture of Sweeting. She captioned the post: "I have never been more proud of anyone on this planet - this guy is fighting back from a whirlwind of injuries and not to mention constant 'conversation' regarding our marriage and basically any daily decision we decide to make."

During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Cuoco gushed about Sweeting and their marriage. She said: "I admit it happened fast, but that's who I am. When we met, I knew he was the one."

"[At my wedding], I felt like a rock star and a bad**s. What was amazing in that room, it was so full of love. It was like nothing I'd ever been to before, and it was exactly what we wanted it to be. It was the eighth wonder of the world, the greatest wedding of all time," she added.