Not exactly the magic words a man likes to hear, I imagine, but Sara Gilbert and her Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki were actually involved in real life while shooting the show, and it was that relationship that allowed Sara to come to terms with her sexuality and the fact that she’s a lesbian.
Sara discussed their relationship on The Talk yesterday, and this is actually the best story, because she actually contacted Johnny – who’s now on The Big Bang Theory – to ask his permission to talk about this – and not only was he okay with it, he offered to come on and sit with her for support! Uh, OKAY THANKS FOR MAKING ME WANT TO CRY, because that’s just too sweet. Also, it was really emotional, as Sara got choked up as she admitted that she often worries about how her sexuality being public affects her career and what people think of her. :(
Here it all is in Sara’s words:
“I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him. And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed.”
“I started dating a woman who was like 18 years older than I was, who was also in the public eye. It was something people could have found out about. 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? Could I lose my career? Will I ever be able to play a straight role again?”
“I called him and I just said, ‘Is it okay – I’m thinking of talking about this. The story sort of starts with you. And I’ve got to say I made out with you and got depressed, which is kind of a bummer’. [He said,] ‘Of course. I love you and I think it’s really important and I’m so proud of you. If you want, I will be there and I will hold your hand’. It was so sweet, and this story really makes Johnny look good.”"I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that’s okay. It’s a process and there can be a part of you that doesn’t want to feel different or feel scared.”
How great is that? First of all, good for Sarah for having the courage to come out – it can be incredibly difficult, especially in the public eye. But in fact it’s also been rewarding for her, because she’s now engaged to Linda Perry, so it all worked out there! The more people talk about these issues, and the more people who just live honestly and regularly like all straight people do (because seriously, people, gay couples’ lives are literally no different), the less of an issue it’ll become. At least that’s the hope.
Also, how much do you wanna hug Johnny Galecki? What a nice guy.
September 13, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
To me, Sara Gilbert will always be Darlene from Roseanne and Linda Perry will always be the big lesbo who used to run around the studio smacking Christina Aguilera‘s ass back in the ‘Dirty’ era (anyone else remember this?), but nevertheless, the pair (not Christina, obvs) will become one in holy matrimony as they’re now engaged to be married.
They went public with their relationship in late 2011, and apparently the proposal included Linda playing The Cure’s ‘Love Song’ for Sara before asking for her hand in marriage. LOL, okay. Sara announced the news on The Talk, saying:
“I think that’s it and it’s like the most amazing proposal ever. We had our proposal with our breakup song, which is great.”
Kewl beanz, Sara. I don’t really have much to say to this one other than good for them – here’s hoping it’s a long-lasting and happy relationship. (I’m feeling somewhat sincere today, so sue me!)
Watch Sara discuss Linda’s proposal on The Talk below:
April 10, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ashton Kutcher just updated his Twitter with a note about his ex-love and Just Married co-star, Brittany Murphy. The two dated around the time they made the movie and at what seemed to be the peak of both of their careers.
Beyonce’s sister Solange doesn’t seem to be taking the news particularly well herself, but is unable to to muster up much more than the fact that she’s shocked.
And some loser with a face that resembles a honey ham decides to take this moment to warn Lindsay Lohan that if she doesn’t clean up, she’ll be six feet under, too.
However, Sara Gilbert aka Darlene from Roseanne, chimed in with a kind word.
December 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm by Molls
This is secretly one of my all-time favorite celeb families — Sara Gilbert and her partner, producer Allison Adler, rarely make public appearances with their kids, but, when they do, it makes my whole day. I think they’re both way sexy and fun, and the children are freakin’ perfect. They’ve got a son named Levi and a daughter named Sawyer, and the whole family headed to Coldwater Canyon Park to play this weekend.
Ack! Looking at these photos makes me want a family soooo bad! Total cuteness. I’m so excited to have kids to take to the park. I take my dog all the time, which is wonderful, but one day I’ll take little humans, too. It will be perfect that way because I’ll make them clean up the dog poop while I just enjoy the park.
March 16, 2009 at 12:02 am by Evil Beet
It’s the Original Girl Crush, Sara Gilbert, with her daughter, Sawyer, out at a park in BevHills on Saturday. This is the first I’ve seen of this little girl. Adorable!!!
Sawyer is Darlene’s — er, I mean Sara’s — second kiddo with her longtime girlfriend, Allison Adler. The couple have an older son named Levi.
Seriously, did anyone not have a girl crush on Darlene?? She was like the original Lindsay Lohan for me. I love how all my girl crushes wind up actually having sex with girls. I’m so lezzie-brillz. (YES I AM GOING TO COPYRIGHT THAT PHRASE.)
February 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm by Evil Beet
Showing up at a gifting suite — where you know there’s gonna be photogs — completely makeup-free?
At the Access Hollywood gifting suite.