And after the two co-stars surrendered, the couple would enjoy a “loving” relationship until they called it quits two years later. And although Johnny explained that there were multiple reasons for the split, he did note one important factor that came into play.
“I think one of the things that created a chasm between us was my strict policies of privacy, and Kaley being very, very open about her life,” Johnny noted. “I was very uncomfortable with being public about it, and I think that hurt Kaley’s feelings a little bit, and I can understand that. It certainly wasn’t because I was embarrassed of her or our relationship, but I wanted to be protective of the audience’s acceptance of Penny and Leonard, and without distraction from the tabloids.”