Minnesota television fans may remember the whirlwind courtship and marriage of Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting more than two years ago. Now the couple has divorced, and after months of negotiations, a financial settlement has been reached. Cuoco has been ordered to pay Sweeting a lump sum payment in installments, plus cover a portion of his legal fees.
The actress from the popular TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory" and her tennis player ex-husband signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their December 2013 marriage. The divorce settlement calls for Cuoco to pay Sweeting two installments totaling $165,000, according to a report from People magazine. Cuoco will also pay Sweeting's legal fees up to $55,000 and a legal debt of nearly $10,000 that Sweeting owes. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement, it is likely that he would have been entitled to receive a great deal more.