Big Bang Theory star, ‘Penny’ whose real name is Kaley Cuoco was born by the adorable Layne Ann Cuoco. Her mother is not only a special woman to the actress because of her title as ‘mother, however.
Layne Ann is a very supportive mother who has been seen by the side of her daughter, often. She also seems to spend quality time with her family, especially Kaley.
Although she came into the spotlight through her daughter’s fame, there is notable information about Mrs. Layne Ann Cuoco. She hailed from a humble background of migrants but managed to give her family the best life, possible.
Here Are 7 Unknown Facts About the Celebrity Mother, Layne Ann Cuoco
1. What To Know about Layne Ann Cuoco
She was born on the 24th day of August and was married to a man known to be Gary Carmine Cuoco. While Ann was a stay-at-home wife and mother, her husband worked as a real estate agent better known as a realtor.
Mrs. Cuoco has English and German ancestry while her husband is Italian with American nationality. They got married on April 28, 1978, and have remained married for over 4 decades.
2. She Has Two Daughters
The marriage between the couple saw the birth of two daughters. Both girls were born within the first decade of their marriage. Ann’s eldest child named Kaley Cuoco was born on November 30, 1985, while her younger sister, Briana Cuoco was born on November 29, 1988.
Both daughters are in the entertainment industry as they are both renowned actresses. The girls even starred in the same movie The Big Bang Theory. Briana is also known for her small roles in series such as The Mentalist and The Newsroom.
However, Cuoco’s youngest daughter is more of a singer and songwriter. She even participated in the 5th season of the singing competition The Voice. Briana is a singer with The BlueBird Band and has both original and cover music to her name.
3. Rumors of Her Eldest Daughter Being William Shatner’s Daughter
Layne’s first daughter Kaley had been rumored to be the secret daughter of William Shatner. The rumor started after the duo was cast as father and daughter in an advert. The ad which was in three episodes all featured Shatner and Cuoco.
However, the rumor faced further fueling when the actress’ supposed father jokingly confirmed the news. This incident happened during an interview with William on USA TODAY and when asked about his relationship with the actress, he said they were father and daughter.
Soon after though, he retracted his statement and stated that, unlike popular belief, Kaley isn’t his daughter.
4. She Got A Car as a Christmas Gift from Her Daughter
For Christmas of 2013, Kaley made her mother the proud owner of a $40,000 worth of Lexus RX350. The car came as an early Christmas gift and it was a huge shock to Layne. The surprise was both shocking and a delight to the mother of two who was surrounded by her husband, daughter, and even her eldest daughter’s fiancé. According to pictures, they were seen holding glasses of wine and it looked like they were already celebrating before the car got delivered.
5. Ann Cuoco Has Always Been a Supportive Mother
Gary Cuoco and his wife have always been huge supporters of their kids. Kaley who opted out of finishing school in pursuit of her career had her parent’s backing all through. In addition to this, Layne and even her husband have been caught on camera being at their daughters’ important events.
Some of such moments are red carpet events, movie premiers, and event recognition ceremonies for their daughters. It just goes to show that Kaley and her sister Briana have the best support system from their parents.
6. Layne Cuoco Has Been Mistaken to be Kaley’s sister Due to their Resemblance
Well, not just the mother and first daughter have been mistaken to be siblings, the entire Cuoco women have been. It is obvious that Layne Ann has very strong genes which she passed on to her daughters without holdbacks.
In pictures of Gary’s women together, the striking resemblance is never unnoticed. Kaley and Layne look so much alike that fans and followers of the celebrity mistook the mother for a sister.
Juxtaposing images of them, the trio shares an undeniable semblance that makes them look like triplets. However, this seems to have further sealed the bond between mother and daughter who seem inseparable.
7. Her Daughter’s Relationship and Love Life
Layne who shares a lot with her daughters seems to have passed on the values of relationships to her. The eldest of her two daughters has been married twice. The first time was to a Tennis star known as Ryan Sweeting in 2013. However, about 3 years later, they got divorced.
After Ryan, Kaley went on to marry Karl Cook, the son of Scott Cook who is a billionaire. The couple dated from late 2016 and got engaged on November 30, 2017, on Kaley’s 32nd birthday. Their wedding happened in June of 2018 however by September 2021, they announced their separation.
Prior to her both marriages, the Cuoco first daughter dated fellow actor Johnny Galecki in 2007. They broke up before 2010 and by 2011, she was dating and even got engaged to Josh Resnik but the engagement was called off in March 2012.
As for Briana, she has no record of being married. She has been in a long-term relationship with a man known as Josh Katz, though.