Even though The Big Bang Theory hasn’t been on TV for three years, fans still love to hear about things that happened behind the scenes. The popular CBS show gave us a look into the world of geeks. It followed the lives of Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz, Raj Koothrappali, Leonard Hofstadter, and their wives, who joined them later. Fans of the show loved to watch it. We watched as they met, fell in love, married, and had two children. But there is one big story twist that fans can’t stop talking about. Whose pregnancy happened at the same time as Bernadette’s?
In “The Big Bang Theory,” Bernadette was pregnant twice.
In season 3, Bernadette Rostenkowski made her first appearance on The Big Bang Theory. She was introduced as someone who worked at The Cheesecake Factory with Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Her first time on the show was when she went on a double date with Leonard and Penny with Howard.
Howard and Bernadette’s relationship began on that double date when they talked about how their mothers were both very controlling. Their story just happened to happen. Fans got to see how they worked through problems in their relationship. We saw everything: their engagement in season 4, their wedding in season 6, Bernadette’s struggles with not wanting kids, and the news of their first pregnancy in season 9.
Howard and Bernadette are the only couples in the series to have children, but we never see them. In season 9, episode “The Positive Negative Reaction,” Bernadette tells her husband she is pregnant for the first time. She does this on Valentine’s Day. Even the fact that their first child was conceived in Sheldon’s bed is not a secret.
Melissa Rauch was pregnant for the first time, while Bernadette was pregnant for the second time.
— E! News (@enews) July 11, 2017
When fans discovered Bernadette’s second pregnancy was natural, they were surprised. Rauch, who plays Bernadette, posted on Instagram that she and her husband, Winston Rauch, had their first child on December 4, 2017.
Fans didn’t know what to say when they heard Bernadette was pregnant again because she had just given birth to their first girl. But Sheldon and Amy’s engagement hid that Howard and Bernadette were having their second child. Life & Style Magazine says that The Big Bang Theory had no trouble adding Bernadette’s pregnancy to her story. In an interview with the new showrunner, Steve Holland, the show’s producers thought the couple’s new pregnancy was a great plot twist.
How did “The Big Bang Theory” producers reveal Melissa Rauch’s pregnancy?
— HuffPost Parents (@HuffPostParents) December 5, 2017
The people who make The Big Bang Theory said that at first, they thought Bernadette would sit down a lot and put things on her lap to cover her belly, which is a typical sitcom trope. But they decided to add her pregnancy to the couple’s story to make it different from her first pregnancy.