Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, 28, stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Sept. 18 to discuss all things ‘Big Bang’ and that little matter of the time her privacy was grievously violated when nude photos were stolen from her phone and released to the internet at large. Find out how she learned of the leak, and how she decided to take it all in stride! Watch the video.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is one of many actresses who were targeted in a massive iCloud hack which unleashed stolen nude photos onto the internet because… well, nobody is particularly clear on the “why.” In any case, Kaley stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the egregious invasion of privacy — how she took it in stride, and how she found out about it in the first place. The latter is, surprisingly, kind of a funny story! (We’ll give you a hint: Google Alerts.)
Kaley Cuoco’s Nude Photos: How She Found Out About & Dealt With Leak — Watch
Yes, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has a Google Alert set for herself on her phone because she is “obsessed” with knowing everything that’s being said about her. You’ve got to give her points for honesty — it’s not every millionaire TV actress who will admit that about herself.
“So, every day there’s like 30 [alerts for] ‘Kaley Cuoco nude photos,’; it’s been going on for years. It’s all these fake ones,” Kaley told Jimmy Kimmel, 46. “So then, this one came up, and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s another fake one…'”
But it wasn’t a fake one. In order to do some damage control with her family, she sent out an e-mail telling them what had happened, adding, “‘P.S. I’m not pregnant, [P.P.S.] I’m not getting a divorce.’ I was able to get everything out in one e-mail.
“It was a very bad situation but I took it into my own hands and made a joke about it.”
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Used The Nudify App To Make Light Of The Massive Celeb Photo Hack
Indeed she did — on September 2, Kaley posted a photo on Instagram of herself and husband Ryan Sweeting on the beach, pixellated to look like they were both nude. As she told Jimmy, she used an app called “Nudify” to create the effect. She captioned the photo: “What a fun day that was, frolicking with my hubs on the beaches of Mexico! Feels like we forgot something?”
Unlike Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and Kate Upton, 22, who each released statements through their reps threatening unholy legal wrath unto anyone caught posting the photos, Kaley took a wholly different approach.
Of course, however the victims decide to deal with the invasion of privacy they suffered is totally valid, but we’re glad that the leak didn’t seem to bring Kaley down any.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Kaley having set a Google Alert for herself? Kinda hilarious, right? Did she handle the photo theft well? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner