• Ryan Sweeting was born in Nassau, Bahamas and was a retired American professional tennis player.
• He became known for his powerful serve, and reached a career-high singles ranking of #64 in the world in 201•
• He married actress Kaley Cuoco in 2014, but the couple divorced in 2016.
• He earned over $1 million in prize money through his professional tennis career.
• Kaley Cuoco is an American actress and producer, known for her role as Penny in the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”.
Who is Ryan Sweeting?
Ryan Sweeting was born on 14 July 1987, in Nassau, Bahamas, and is a retired American professional tennis player. Early into his career, Ryan became known for his powerful serve, and was considered one of the most promising young talents in tennis. He eventually reached a career-high singles ranking of #64 in the world in 2012, and won one ATP World Tour singles title. Ryan retired from professional tennis in 2015. In addition to his career as a tennis player, the general public also knows him for being the ex-husband of “The Big Bang Theory” star, Kaley Cuoco.
Career as a tennis player
Ryan became interested in tennis at a very early age, and started playing when he was just six years old. When he was 12, he and his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he continued with his training.
At the beginning of his tennis career, Ryan represented the Bahamas and was coached by Nicolas Guizar. His biggest achievement during his junior years was winning the 2005 US Open Boys’ Singles title, and later that year, Ryan ranked #2 on the junior world rankings, establishing himself as one of the most promising young players at the time.
In the following year, he enrolled at the University of Florida and started playing for their tennis team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. Also in 2006, Ryan made his US Open debut, and won his first match against the Argentinian Guillermo Coria but lost to Oliver Rochus from Belgium in the second round. Ryan became a US citizen that year, and joined the US Davis Cup team as a practice partner.
Ryan turned professional in 2007, capturing two ProCircuit doubles titles in the same year. In 2008, he won the Rimouski Challenger in Canada, finishing the year ranked #216 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) list.
In 2008, he won his second Challenger tournament, in Dallas, Texas. In April of the same year, he and his doubles partner, Jesse Levine played the finale of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, Texas but lost to Mike and Bob Bryan, who were ranked #1 on the doubles ATP list at the time.
In 2011, Ryan won his sole ATP World Tour singles title, by defeating Kei Nishikori at the US Men’s Clay Court Championship. This was also the only year Ryan played all four Grand Slams, and he ended it ranked #72 on the ATP list.
Unfortunately, in subsequent years Sweeting’s career was hampered by injuries, and he struggled to maintain his form and fitness. He played several tournaments with varying success through 2012 and 2013, while in 2014, he was off court for most of the year due to a serious back injury. In 2015, he retired from professional tennis, at the age of 28.
Ryan Sweeting, husband of Kaley Cuoco, has announced his retirement from tennis: https://t.co/DCUhLFt5Um pic.twitter.com/dlTyp0oEUo
— Tennis (@tennis_photos) August 17, 2015
Marriage with Kaley Cuoco
Ryan started dating the actress Kaley Cuoco in 2013, shortly after her break-up from the actor Henry Cavill. As Kaley later revealed, she and Ryan quickly hit it off following a blind date set up by a mutual friend. They moved in together after only one day, became engaged a few months later, and married during a surprise ceremony on New Year’s Eve 2014, in front of more than 150 unsuspecting guests.
The couple’s marriage was highly publicized, but it was also short-lived, as Kaley filed for divorce just 21 months later in 2015. They cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation finalizing their divorce in 2016. In later interviews, Kaley revealed that she decided to end her marriage with Ryan after realizing that he had become ‘a completely different person’.
Despite this, their divorce was relatively amicable, and both have since moved on with their lives. Kaley married and divorced the equestrian Karl Cook, then in 2022, she announced that she was expecting her first child, with her boyfriend Tom Periphery.
On the other hand, Ryan has largely stayed out of the public eye since retiring from professional tennis, thus not a lot is known about his love life.
As of February 2023, Ryan’s net worth has been estimated at close to $3 million – he earned over $1 million in prize money through his professional tennis career.
Kaley Cuoco Wiki Bio
Kaley was born on 30 November 1985, in Camarillo, California, USA. She’s an American actress and producer, best known for her role as Penny in the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”.
Kaley was raised in a family of equestrians; her mother was a homemaker, while her father worked as a real estate agent. Her passion for acting began at a young age, as she started modeling and doing commercials when she was only six years old. Her first major acting role was in the 1992 television movie “Quicksand: No Escape”, in which she played Connie Reinhardt. She also appeared in TV shows such as “Northern Exposure” and “My So-Called Life” both in 1994, and “Ellen” in 1996.
In 2002, Kaley made her breakthrough with the role of Bridget Hennessy in the sitcom “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter”, which aired from 2002 through 2005. The show became a hit, and Kaley quickly became a household name. She continued to act in other projects during the show’s run, includingin the horror film “The Hollow” and the comedy “Crimes of Fashion” both in 2004.
After “8 Simple Rules” concluded, Kaley appeared in the final season of the hit series “Charmed” and in 2007 had a recurring role in the crime drama “Prison Break”. Also in 2007, she starred in the TV movie “To Be Fat Like Me”, and later the horror-comedy film “The Last Ride” (2011).
In 2007, Kaley was cast as Penny on “The Big Bang Theory”, a sitcom about a group of nerdy scientists and their interactions with the world around them. The show became an instant hit, and ran for twelve seasons on CBS. Kaley’s portrayal of the street-smart, aspiring actress Penny won her critical acclaim, and she became one of the highest-paid actresses on TV.
In addition to her work on “The Big Bang Theory”, Kaley also produced and starred in the 2016 comedy “The Wedding Ringer”, and the 2017 drama “The Bronze.” Furthermore, she’s voicing Harley Quinn in the eponymous animated series, and has also produced and starred in the HBO series “The Flight Attendant”.
Kaley has received a number of awards throughout her career, including the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in “The Big Bang Theory”, and two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic Actress in 2014 and 2015. Her work on “The Flight Attendant” earned her two Golden Globe nominations, in addition to three Primetime Emmy nominations.
Outside of acting, Kaley is a passionate equestrian, and has competed in several horse shows. She is also involved in animal rights activism, and has worked with several animal rescue organizations.
She likes to play tennis in her spare time, and used to rank in the California Tennis Association standings as a member of an amateur division.
In 2018, Kaley married equestrian Karl Cook, after dating for more than two years, but the couple separated in 2021, finalizing their divorce in the summer of 2022.
As of February 2023, Kaley’s net worth has been estimated at over $100 million.