The part of Darlene Conner on the television comedy Roseanne brought Sara Gilbert the majority of her fame. After that, she became a star on the spin-off series “The Conners.” The audience will also remember Gilbert from her role as Leslie Winkle on “The Big Bang Theory,” where she has appeared before.
A relationship between the actress and her frequent on-screen co-star Johnny Galecki has been said to have existed behind the scenes for many years. Both “Rosanne” and “The Big Bang Theory” are products of their collaboration between the two actors. After seeing their characters go out on dates while the cameras were rolling, viewers were excited to see how their real-life romance developed after the cameras stopped rolling. Due to the fact that she came to terms with the fact that she was bisexual throughout the course of their relationship, Gilbert and Galecki were eventually destined to remain simply friends.
Gilbert and her sister, Melissa Gilbert, have both discussed the instances in which Gilbert has confided in them about her emotional state. When Melissa was asked about that time, she responded as follows: “I took her to dinner when she was in her teens, and I sat her down and I gave her this lengthy spiel about how much I love you and it doesn’t matter and you’re my darling and blah, blah, blah, and you can tell me anything. And when she stared at me, she said, “I’m not homosexual.” And at that point I was like, ‘Oh well, whatever,'”
She proceeded by saying, “Many years later she phoned me, and we were having a talk about something, and she said, ‘You know, what if I simply announced that I’m gay?’ and I responded, ‘And?'” I mean, I suppose that all along I had some idea.”
Gilbert also had heartfelt chats with her ex-boyfriend, Galecki, who offered her the same kind of kind words of support.
During an interview, Gilbert discussed her trip at the moment she was being interviewed. She started by saying, “So, some of you may already know this, but when I was a teenager I had a brief relationship with Johnny Galecki, who portrayed my boyfriend and husband on Roseanne.” Gilbert continued, revealing for the first time what she was thinking and feeling at the time, “I thought he was very attractive and had a complete crush on him, and we began dating, and he would come over and we would make out, and then I would start to get melancholy.”
Galecki, being the attentive companion, quickly realized that something was awry. Gilbert explained how he responded to the change in her disposition by saying, “Johnny felt horrible, I suppose, and began to take it personally and didn’t know what was going on.” After then, Gilbert divulged the information that the two of them had a very open and honest discussion. She went on to add, “Eventually, I informed him that I believed it was about my sexuality, and he took it in a very kind way.”
Galecki was more than supportive of Gilbert, and he didn’t tell anybody else about what Gilbert had confided in him. Gilbert shared how appreciative she was to him for keeping their relationship a secret, noting that at the time, she had begun a relationship with another lady, but “no one knew at the show for years.” Galecki maintained the connection on-screen and kept Gilbert’s identity a secret, despite the fact that he may have experienced his own personal tragedy in the form of the death of a lover. She offered her thoughts on this unwavering stance: “Johnny kept this information to himself the entire time, and I never stopped feeling anxious about what may occur if it were ever revealed. What if I had to give up my career?”
Gilbert continued to be concerned about the effect that her sexuality might have on her professional life. On the other hand, she finally arrived to a stage in her life when she felt it was maybe more emotionally beneficial to be open about the details of her personal life.
During the course of her appearance on “The Talk,” she discussed the factors that ultimately led her to decide to finally have this discussion. She went on to Explain:
“I want to lead a life that is authentic. In addition to that, we often use phrases such as “it gets better,” and the truth is that the situation does in fact improve with time. Even if I have an incredible life, it is OK for there to be difficulties associated with it. There is a part of you that may not want to be different or feel afraid. This might be the case. And it is more significant than everything else in the whole list.”
Gilbert said that she had a conversation with Galecki before appearing on the program, and in doing so, she was reminded of the kind and kind guy who not only supported her during their time together but also loved her while they were together. She wanted to make sure that he was OK with her divulging their secrets, particularly considering how conscientiously he had guarded them for all of those years, since she was going to be disclosing information about their previous relationship together.
Gilbert was informed the following by Galecki, who is still a co-star on the show and who is obviously still a very close friend: “”I adore you, and I believe it to be of the utmost significance. You make me really proud. If that’s what you want, I’ll be there with you and I’ll make sure to keep my hand on yours.'”
Gilbert is really fortunate to be surrounded by so much love and support in her life. Despite the fact that they are no longer romantically involved, the fact that he continues to show his support for her in all of her endeavors brings a warm glow to one’s heart.