The Talk co-host also credits her former Roseanne costar for helping keep her sexuality a secret. Gilbert credits ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki, 38, for helping her through the experience of coming to terms with her sexuality. Like no one knew at the show for years, and Johnny held the secret the whole time. And I always felt so scared. If it came out, what could happen?
Sara Gilbert Realized She Was Gay While Dating 'Big Bang' Star Johnny Galecki
Sara Gilbert Realized She Was Gay While Dating 'Big Bang' Star Johnny Galecki | HuffPost
Gilbert made the emotional confession about her sexuality Thursday as part of secret-spilling week on "The Talk," People magazine noted. She began by describing how she dated Galecki as a teenager back in the s while filming "Roseanne. Johnny felt badly, I think, and started to take it personally and didn't understand what was going on. So I eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality, and he was super sweet about it.
There was just something about her. Maybe it was the plaid flannels. Or the Doc Martens.
Both her parents are Jewish. Gilbert has four older half-siblings. In , Sara took the last name Gilbert for Paul Gilbert , her mother's first husband. Gilbert also has two siblings on her father's side, sister Patrice and brother Joseph. Gilbert graduated from Yale University in with honors, majoring in art with an emphasis on photography.