Fans of the Big Bang Theory are getting excited as the show slowly gears up towards Sheldon and Amy’s upcoming wedding. The latest episode, The Monetary Insufficiency, took it up a notch as we saw Penny, Amy, and Bernadette go shopping for wedding dresses. However, despite the absolutely adorable ending where Sheldon was lovestruck at the sight of Amy in the dress, the episode stirred up some uncomfortable feelings for Amy’s actress Mayim Bialik.
Mayim, who divorced her ex-husband Michael Stone in 2012, took to her Youtube channel to discuss how her own past made the shooting an unusual experience.
“Me in this dress draws all sorts of bride-related attention to me,” she says in the video. “I don't know that I want that because I'm divorced. This leads to a most complicated set of feelings.
“I used to be married and now I'm not and I was really worried my mom would see me in these dresses and be like 'oh my God are you going to get married again in real life because you look so pretty'.
“I'm worried that people are going to ask me if I can see myself getting married again and I don't know how to answer that and ultimately – this is hard – I wonder if people will feel pity for me.
“Because I tried to be married once, I was in that position and I failed.”
Mayim’s words might touch a little close to home for many people, but her fans have rallied around her to offer their encouragement.
“Don't EVER say you failed at something. Life is not about failure. It's about "Hmmmm....let's see if this works. If not, at least I tried it”,” wrote one user.
“You are much to hard on yourself. Your real wedding dress was beautiful. To much poof in Amy's wedding dress for me but it suits her well,” added another.
It would be a huge shame if the experience left Mayim feeling uncomfortable, and we hope that moving forward she doesn’t find the inevitable wedding to be a difficult experience either. Ultimately, we don’t think anyone needs to look back on a divorce as a failure when it more often than not just reflects two people growing apart.
Still, we cannot wait for the final episode of season 11! Here’s to a fantastic finale!