'Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki and girlfriend Alaina Meyer expecting first child
'The Big Bang Theory' cast celebrates their twelfth and final season at The Langham Huntington in Burbank, Calif. USA TODAY
Johnny Galecki just taped the final episode of "The Big Bang Theory," closing out one major chapter of his life, and now another is ready to begin: The actor, 44, is about to become a dad for the first time.
He is expecting his first child with girlfriend Alaina Meyer, 21. The couple began popping up on each other's social media feeds in September and made their relationship red-carpet official at the People's Choice Awards in November.
In a statement to People that was also shared to Galecki's Instagram account, the couple said, "We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world."
They added, "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.”
Galecki's child will be the fourth baby born to the "Big Bang" cast since the show began in 2007: Simon Helberg, who plays Howard Wolowitz, has had had two children, and Melissa Rauch, who plays his wife, Bernadette, had her first child in 2017.
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