Kaley Cuoco reflects on ‘depression’ during ‘super dark’ Karl Cook divorce

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Kaley Cuoco admitted she was “struggling” and trying to “deny” her depression during her 2021 split from Karl Cook.

“Going through my divorce, it was really a super dark time,” the “Flight Attendant” star, 36, told Variety in an interview published Thursday.

“I just didn’t know how to deal with it,” the actress explained. “I was throwing myself into work to deny my depression, and how upset I was. Unfortunately, the character, [Cassandra Bowden], was so depressed that it wasn’t helping me!

“I was really, really, really struggling,” Cuoco continued. “A lot of tears.”

The “Big Bang Theory” alum, whose divorce from the 31-year-old equestrian was finalized in June, started therapy for the first time and orchestrated an intervention in her trailer despite “really tak[ing] pride in being able to do everything” herself.

“All my producers were in there,” Cuoco told the outlet. “It was interesting … to have everyone be like, ‘Yes, we want to help!’ I’m a working woman, and so independent. … Well, this time, I literally couldn’t [do it myself].”

The Emmy nominee has chosen to be “very open” about the experience in order to show people that “things just aren’t always what they seem [and] … aren’t always so perfect.”

Cuoco went on to detail the “horrible” physical details she experienced, saying, “I developed a stress rash that ran all the way down my body for three straight months that wouldn’t go away. I literally, like, had fire on my leg for three months. I could barely walk.”

After the actress moved in with her co-star Zosia Mamet, who plays Annie Mouradian on the HBO Max show, she felt better doing “hateful … sad [and] dark” scenes.

“I really needed someone with me,” Cuoco noted. “I was really losing my mind. … Like, it was the loneliest I’ve ever felt, and I am not really someone to share that.”

The Golden Globe nominee wed Cook in June 2018. She was previously married to Ryan Sweeting from 2013 to 2016.

Cuoco is now dating Tom Pelphrey, making her Instagram debut with the “Ozark” alum, 40, in May.

“This incredible man … saved me in all the ways,” Cuoco gushed via Instagram last month. “Happy birthday, baby!

“To know you, is to truly adore you,” she concluded in the July post. “The world lit up the day you were born. I love you.”

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