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The untold truth of Sara Gilbert

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Gilbert realized that she was attracted to women when she was in her late teens, and it was when she dating — and getting physically affectionate with — her on-screen Roseanne love interest, Johnny Galecki. But just before she figured out her sexuality, Gilbert recalled on The Talk that she thought Galecki was “super cute” and that she “had a crush” on her co-star (via Today). 

“We started dating, and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed,” she shared. Gilbert said Galecki noticed that making out with him made her sad, and that’s when she thought it was time to tell the truth. “I eventually told him I thought it was about my sexuality,” she said, “and he was super sweet about it.” 

The two stayed friends over the nearly two decades since, and, when Gilbert decided to publicly come out in 2010, she asked Galecki for permission to tell her story, as he was a big part of it. And Galecki was beyond supportive. On The Talk, Gilbert said that Galecki told her, “I’m so proud of you. If you want, I will be there, and I will hold your hand.”