Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and her husband Ryan Sweeting are fighting and sleeping in separate rooms, according to a new report.
Actress Cuoco, 28, and tennis pro Sweeting, 27, have been married for almost a year.
A source told Star Magazine that Sweeting has been sleeping in a guest room in their Los Angeles mansion because he’s tired of her erratic behavior.
Friends say the fight stems from the pay raise that Cuoco recently earned on the hit CBS series. She now earns $1 million per episode.
“She’s started bossing Ryan around and treating him like a houseboy,” a source said.
“They’ve been fighting a lot because he tells her she’s not a star at home.”
Cuoco and Sweeting continue presenting a nice public face but the friend says that things are not so nice at home.
“She’s very demeaning, and he’s sick of being treated that way,” the friend said.
A representative for Cuoco denied that the couple is fighting.
Rumors were previously circulating about the couple in several magazines.
A source told Life & Style in September that Cuoco and Sweeting would get into “knockout, drag-out fights.”
For instance, eyewitnesses described an argument the couple got into on the night of the Emmy Awards, at an HBO afterparty.
“They were very angry — going back and forth at each other,” said one eyewitness.
“Kaley was shaking her head, turning red. She looked like she was going to cry,” added another source.
“Kaley — who’d been drinking rosé — whispered ‘Please don’t leave me’ to Ryan, then got up to go to the bathroom,” the first partygoer added. “After she walked away, Ryan put his finger to his head and pretended to shoot himself. Twice.”
But that report was also denied by others.
A source close to Cuoco told the Perez Hilton blog that the rumors are untrue.
“[T]his is a ridiculous attempt by tabloids to grab a headline and is not at all based in reality,” the source said.
Neither Cuoco nor Sweeting have responded publicly to the allegations.