Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's ex-boyfriend thanked her husband at the People's Choice Awards last night (07.01.14).

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress was so excited about picking up the Favourite Comedic TV Actress prize that she forgot to mention Ryan Sweeting in her speech, so when she joined her castmates to pick up Favourite Network TV Comedy, her co-star Johnny Galecki - who she dated secretly for two years until 2009 - gave the tennis hunk a shout-out on her behalf.

Johnny said: ''Hey, just real quick, I'd like to take a brief moment, because Kaley forgot during her speech to thank her husband, Ryan.''

He jokingly added: ''You are my heart, and I can't imagine what I'd be without you.''

Kaley, 29, patted Johnny on the shoulder and said: ''I appreciate that, thanks.''

Johnny, 39, has previously admitted he and Kaley have stayed ''dear friends'' since their break-up and he was among the guests at her wedding to Ryan in December 2013.

Kaley previously said of their friendship: ''He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face.

''It took a minute, a bit of awkwardness. By the grace of God, we became best buddies and moved on in such an elegant way. [He's] one of my closest friends.''