Furthermore, as a Screen Actors Guild show, the Big Bang Theory actors are entitled to 80% of their original paychecks in the show’s first year of reruns. Essentially an 80% double dip. They were arguable the last show to receive such a lucrative deal after SAG and AFRTRA merged and adopted AFTRA’s residual standard which pays actors a guest starring rate when shows re-air.
To understand the difference, under SAG someone like Kaley likely earned $800,000 per episode the first time the show aired in reruns. So She earned $24 million originally and then received residuals worth $19 million down the road.
While starring on “The Big Bang Theory” Kaley and her co-star Johnny Galecki dated for approximately two years. She was engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik for about a year before calling it off in March 2012. In December 2013 Kaley married professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, just three months after they met. She filed for divorce two years later.