The destruction of her marriage was sketchy
As news of their divorce hit the tabloids, word got out that it was supposedly triggered by Sweeting’s alleged addiction to painkillers. According to the Daily Mail, Sweeting—who has a history with drugs, including a 2006 arrest on charges of DUI and possession of a drug with the intent to sell—became addicted to painkillers after back surgery. “She supported him but she said he couldn’t make the commitment to get sober,” a source told Us Weekly. “He’d tell her he was working on it and instead go get wasted.”
Um, define “support,” because In Touch claimed it was actually Cuoco’s partying that undermined their marriage. “Kaley would go out with her friends, without her wedding ring, and get wasted,” the tab reported. “She’d drink two bottles of wine by herself.”
It’s no wonder sources for People magazine claimed the couple “seemed miserable” right before their divorce. Speculation aside, the fact is: Cuoco married a man she’d been dating for only six months, then cast that union aside after only 21 months. That’s her prerogative, but those impulsive decisions certainly counter her sweet and sunny public image.