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Kaley Cuoco talks Ryan Sweeting divorce, on ‘Ellen’: ‘I’m in a much better place’

Kaley Cuoco told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, Feb.

Kaley Cuoco told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, that the moth tattoo on her back covers her wedding date previously inked there. Credit: Warner Bros. / Michael Rozman

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco opened up on Tuesday about her impending divorce from tennis professional Ryan Sweeting, and spoke about the recent large moth tattoo on her back.

“You know, last year was very bizarre,” Cuoco, 30, said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” referring to her and Sweeting’s announcement in September that they were separating after 21 months of marriage. “We all go through really weird ups and downs,” she continued, adding that “everyone goes through that stuff, you know, so I already feel like 2016 is going to be a much better year than 2015. It’s been rough, but things are going good and I’m much, much better now. I’m in a much better place than I was,” she said to audience applause. “So, yeah, I’m good. Yeah.”

Cuoco also specified that the winged insect she had tattooed on her back in November, the image she posted on Instagram, was a moth and not a butterfly, a winged beetle or other bug. “The deep, meaningful, larger-than-life meaning behind this beautiful piece of ink,” she said at the time, “is . . . it covered the last one.” On Tuesday she reiterated to DeGeneres, 58, that having had her wedding date tattooed there “was, yeah, a mistake. Had to cover it.”

The wedding-date numerals, she said, “were big. So then I had to cover it with the wings, which I think turned out OK. . . . My little moth on the back.”

The actress joked that the moth represented “silence, quiet, on a wall, you know how they do that — they’re just, like, stationary” — and then admitted, to audience laughter, “It’s just what I picked out when I was there” at the tattoo parlor.

Cuoco and Sweeting, 28, became engaged in September 2013 after three months of dating, and wed that New Year’s Eve.

Meanwhile, at a party Saturday celebrating the 200th episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” Cuoco shrugged off rumors that she was dating country singer Sam Hunt. The two were spotted chatting at a party after last week’s Grammy Awards.

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