The 30-year-old Big Bang Theory star gets candid about how the demise of her marriage has affected her in the April issue of Cosmopolitan, admitting that she's not yet ready to be in love again.
"[What happened] changes the way I look at marriage, and that makes me sad," Cuoco tells the magazine. "It does not change the way that I look at love. I cannot wait to be in love again. I don't feel like I am ready yet...which is so different for me. I dive into everything."
"I thought I'd have a baby by now!" she adds. "You see your life going one way, and then it's the direct opposite way. I'm waking up going, 'Oh my god, my life just flipped upside down.'"
Still, Cuoco obviously still cares for her ex, and admits to worrying about hurting Sweeting's feelings when it comes to all those rumors that she's back together with her Big Bang Theory co-star, Johnny Galecki. Cuoco and Galecki secretly dated for two years before splitting in late 2009, but have remained close friends.
"Johnny and I are very close now, but the worst part about that is I don't want stories like that, especially during this divorce, to hurt my ex," Cuoco explains. "We have nods with each other. Johnny and I do this thing like a nod that says, 'I got you. I get it.'"
Clearly, Cuoco has been taking care of herself since the split, as evidenced by her killer bod these days. The actress shows off her flawless physique for the magazine, sporting a tight white tank top and denim shorts for the cover.
And Cuoco's definitely embracing her independence.
"Of course I'm a f**king feminist. Look at me," Cuoco says, referencing the criticism she received in December 2014, when she told Redbook magazine that she liked "coming home and serving her husband" when asked if she considered herself a feminist.
"I bleed feminism," she now says. "I get equal pay to my male costars on a big show, I have my own home. I'm as independent as you could possibly be."