Sara Gilbert has been very open about her sexuality in recent years, but there was a time early on in her career when she wasn't quite as comfortable letting people know who she really was. "And I thought he was super cute and had a total crush on him, and we started dating, and he would come over, and we would make out, and then I would start to get depressed." She continued: "Johnny felt badly, I think, and started to take it personally and didn't know what was going on. (Each of the show's co-hosts are sharing confessions as part of a secret-spilling week; prior to Gilbert's revelation, Julie Chen admitted to having plastic surgery in order to make her "Asian eyes" look bigger.) PHOTOS: Out and proud celebs "So, some of you may know that when I was a teenager, I dated Johnny Galecki for a little while, who played my boyfriend and husband on ," Gilbert began.Long before Sara Gilbert joined "The Talk" and Johnny Galecki landed the role of Leonard Hofstadter on "The Big Bang Theory," the two starred side-by-side on the classic TV sitcom "Roseanne." On screen, Gilbert and Galecki's characters dated and eventually married (well, before the series-ender switcheroo that changed all of that). The duo dated, but it didn't go any further than that.
“And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed…“I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that’s OK,” she said.“It’s a process and there can be a part of you that doesn’t want to feel different or feel scared.” PHOTOS: Gay & Lesbian Hollywood The actress/talk show host explained that her former “Roseanne” co-star and former boyfriend helped her immensely.So I eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality and he was super sweet about it." PHOTOS: Hollywood's gay power couples (He's still super sweet.Gilbert noted at the end of her confession that she had given Galecki a heads up that she would be discussing this on , and he offered to come on the show to hold her hand while she did it.) The former child star, now 38 and engaged to Linda Perry, noted that Galecki never betrayed her trust by telling anyone what she had told him -- but she lived in fear anyway.
"I eventually told him I thought it was about my sexuality, and he was super sweet about it," Gilbert recalled.