Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and his girlfriend Alaina Meyer split… less than a year after welcoming a son together
Johnny Galecki and his girlfriend Alaina Meyer have reportedly split up after two years together.
The 45-year-old Big Bang Theory star and the his ex are both remaining focused on co-parenting their 11-month-old son Avery, according to People.
The two welcomed their baby boy in December 2019.
Splitsville: Johnny Galecki, 45, and his girlfriend Alaina Meyer have ended their relationship after two years together, People reported on Monday; pictured together in January 2019
The two haven’t been featured on either’s social media pages since April, but Alaina shared a sweet compilation of photos to Instagram last week that featured pictures of Johnny with her from when she gave birth.
At the time, the actor captioned the Instagram post about the birth: ‘With full and grateful hearts we welcome our beautiful Avery into this incredible world. Thank you for all of your love and support.’
Despite being over the moon at the fact he had a son on the way, Johnny previously said he was secretly hoping that Alaina was carrying a daughter for him.
‘I get a little bored looking exactly the same way for nine and a half months every year playing Leonard.
‘So we wrapped and I threw some blue in my hair, then I got superstitious that I was manifesting a boy, when I kind of prefer a girl … Don’t play this tape for my child years from now! So, I painted my nails pink to try to even out the energy there.’
Missing: The two haven’t been featured on either’s social media since April, but Alaina shared a post to Instagram last week featuring photos of Johnny with her from when she gave birth
Growing family: The two welcomed a son, Avery, in December 2019. ‘With full and grateful hearts we welcome our beautiful Avery into this incredible world,’ they wrote at the time
Johnny and Alaina announced in identical posts shared on Instagram back six months before the birth that they were expecting a baby together.
‘We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world,’ they wrote.
‘We ask that you please respect our privacy during this celebratory time for us and our families. There truly is love out there for all. We hope ours is the ember of yours, as we feel yours is the ember of ours.’
Taking their time: Johnny and Alaina made their relationship Instagram official in September 2018, but they had been dating for months beforehand; pictured in May 2019 in NYC
False alarm: The two were believed to have married in December 2018 after they were spotted wearing rings, though they quickly clarified that they hadn’t tied the knot; seen in May 2019
Johnny and Alaina made their relationship Instagram official in September 2018, but they had been dating for months beforehand.
They showed off their couple status publicly a month later at the 44th annual People’s Choice Awards.
The two were even believed to have gotten married in December of that year after they were spotted wearing matching rings, though they quickly clarified that they hadn’t tied the knot by posting the same photo with the additional hashtag, ‘#notmarried.’
Rising star: Johnny began work as a child actor and starred in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in 1989, followed by a recurring role on Roseanne in the 1990s; still from The Big Bang Theory
Johnny began his career as a child actor in the late 1980s, before breaking out with roles in the holiday favorite National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), followed by a recurring role on Roseanne that began in its fourth season and continued through to the end of the original series.
Though he has been featured in numerous films, his greatest success was on CBS’ monster hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
He starred as Leonard Hofstadter on the series, which ran for 12 seasons and costarred Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco.
Johnny dated Kaley during that time from 2008–2010.
Work romance: His biggest role was as Leonard Hofstadter in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. He dated his costar Kaley Cuoco from 2008–2010; still from The Big Bang Theory