TMZ reports that Cuoco signed her new TBBT contract just months after marrying Sweeting. The deal pays her $1 million per episode. And because of her prenup, she gets to keep all that money. She also maintains possession of their homes in Tarzana and Santa Barbara.
In the court filings, Sweeting had asked for spousal support. But instead of getting regular payments from Cuoco over the next few years, she will pay him a lump sum of just $165,000. Cuoco will also cover up to $55,000 of her ex's legal fees, plus another $9,387 he incurred while negotiating the prenup. The actress is handing over $195,000 for Sweeting's two personal trainers, as well. Still, this shouldn't have a major impact on Cuoco's $45 million net worth.
Cuoco and Sweeting's settlement comes just months after the stars first announced their split. The couple separated back in September after less than two years of marriage.
"Everything ended the way it was supposed to," she said on CBS This Morning. "I'm not ashamed of anything that happened. I love hard and when it's over, it's over…I wouldn't call it a mistake. It just is what happened in my life."
Reports later emerged that Cuoco ended the relationship in part because of Sweeting's addiction to painkillers. But the stars also had very different lifestyles.
"Kaley is extremely focused and high-energy," an insider said to People. "She seems to always be working. On her off time, she also keeps very busy. Over the summer, Ryan spent a lot of time at home. He has been struggling with injuries and barely practiced tennis. He has acted very down."
Now that Kaley Cuoco's divorce has been finalized, she is free to get more serious with her new relationship. While fans want her to date TBBT co-star Johnny Galecki again, Cuoco has instead moved on with equestrian Karl Cook. Over the weekend, the new couple showed off some cute PDA on a flight to New York City.
"They looked very much like a loving couple," a witness told People. "He was in the aisle seat, eyes closed and head back, and she was gently nuzzling her face into his arm."
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