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Sara Gilbert continued the trend of this week’s The Talk co-hosts revealing their deepest secrets on Thursday, when she revealed she realized she was gay when she was dating The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki.
In an emotional confession, Gilbert, who is now openly gay, said she felt “depressed” when she would be intimate with him.
"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 Roseanne," she told the audience, Us Weekly reports.
"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 Galecki “felt badly " and “started to take it personally.” When she came clean, he was “super sweet about it” though.
Gilbert is now engaged to Linda Perry and admits she still gets “scared” to talk about her sexuality openly in public, having the fear that she could lose her acting career.
“I want to live a true life. And beyond that, I guess I just want people to know that we do often say things like 'it gets better' -- and it does get better,” she concluded. “And like I said, I have an amazing life. But I want people to know that there can still be a struggle with it, and that's okay. It really is like a process. There can be a part of you that doesn't want to be different or feel scared. And that is maybe more important than any of it."