When one door closes, another one opens. As Johnny Galecki bids farewell to The Big Bang Theory after 12 seasons, he’s about to take on a new role.
The actor just announced that he’s going to be a dad!
Johnny recently took to Instagram to announce that he and his girlfriend, Alaina Meyer, are expecting their first child together. The pair have been dating since September 2018. Despite rumors that surfaced late last year, the couple is not engaged.
“We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world,” Johnny wrote alongside a picture of himself and Alaina.
“We ask that you please respect our privacy during this celebratory time for us and our families. There truly is love out there for all. We hope ours is the ember of yours, as we feel yours is the ember of ours.”
Many fans of The Big Bang Theory are sad to see the show ending. After 12 seasons, the stars of the show are moving on to new ventures.
Johnny Galecki has an exciting new role awaiting him. The 44-year-old actor is going to be a dad for the very first time!
Johnny took to Instagram to announce that he and girlfriend Alaina Meyer are expecting their first child together. “We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world,” the actor wrote.
He also asked for privacy as the couple navigates this exciting next step. “We ask that you please respect our privacy during this celebratory time for us and our families,” Johnny added. “There truly is love out there for all. We hope ours is the ember of yours, as we feel yours is the ember of ours.”
Alaina, 21, echoed her desire for privacy in her own announcement. “So happy to announce that we are having a baby! There couldn’t be a better blessing in the world for us and we are over the moon happy,” she wrote. “We appreciate as much privacy in this time as we are celebrating with close friends and family, and we are happy to share the news with you.”
Johnny and Alaina went public with their relationship last fall. The couple was believed to have started dating a few months prior.
Johnny and Alaina walked the red carpet together for the first time in November. She accompanied him to the People’s Choice Awards, where they posed with Johnny’s Roseanne love, Sara Gilbert.
The two stirred up wedding rumors when they were spotted wearing matching rings on those fingers. Fans flooded the comments, awaiting some kind of confirmation.
Alaina later shared a photo from the same day and clarified. “💝 #notmarried yet… 😉,” she captioned the sweet shot.
The couple was most recently spotted together at The Big Bang Theory wrap party a few days ago. The show’s final episodes will air in the next few weeks.
Johnny’s character, Leonard, is facing a daddy dilemma of his own. While he wants to start a family with Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco, their discussions make it clear Penny isn’t sure she wants kids.
Leonard realizes it’s more important to preserve his relationship with Penny than to rock the boat with anything they aren’t ready for. He decides he’s willing to change his mind on kids if it means he and his wife will be stronger.
While it’s unlikely that Leonard and Penny will be having any kids, it seems like Alaina is excited to see what Johnny’s like as a dad.
She commented on his photo of their announcement, “I am so excited for this journey with you babe. You’re going to be the best father.”
There’s no word on when we’ll meet Johnny and Alaina’s bundle of joy just yet, but it’s definitely an exciting time for the couple. Congratulations!