"I called him and I just said, 'Is it OK — I'm thinking of talking about this," Gilbert said, adding with a laugh, "The story sort of starts with you.
“I have an amazing life, but there can still be a struggle with it, and that’s okay.In the end, Sarah “eventually told him I thought it was about my sexuality,” and he was very supportive.In fact, Sara says she called Johnny before opening up on “The Talk” and he said he was proud of her and would be right next to her, holding her hand, if asked."I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that's okay," Gilbert explained."It's a process and there can be a part of you that doesn't want to feel different or feel scared." Fall Preview: Get scoop on 40 of your favorite returning shows Before sharing her story, Gilbert, who has guest-starred on Galecki's show reached out to her ex and good friend.“I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that’s OK,” she said.Sara Gilbert revealed the struggles she’s experienced with her sexuality over the years during Thursday’s (September 12) episode of “The Talk.” Though she came out publicly as a lesbian in 2010, Gilbert says she first realized it while taping “Roseanne.”While making the show, Gilbert says she dated co-star Johnny Galecki (“Big Bang Theory”) and she often found herself depressed when they would make out."All these articles are out that I'm in a new relationship… It's weird." "I do want to share [my news] with you…But I want to do it on my terms, in full hair and makeup," she quipped to her cohosts. At the time, Gilbert had been dating her co-star Johnny Galecki, but after the couple would make out, Gilbert would always get depressed.Confused, Galecki would take this personally, until she "eventually told him I thought it was about my sexuality and he was super sweet about it." PHOTOS: Out and proud celebs Gilbert then began a relationship with a woman, though she was nowhere near ready to go public with her secret. " Gilbert, who's engaged to Linda Perry, revealed that even now when "I talk about my sexuality on the show or in public I still feel really scared.