The Big Bang Theory: 10 Biggest Secrets The Characters Kept

When a group is as large as the main cast in The Big Bang Theory, there are always going to be revelations to follow. Howard, Sheldon, Stuart, Bernadette, Raj, Penny, Amy, and Leonard made for a quirky circle of friends whose backstory and life decisions were usually presented in the form of secrets that were later revealed.

10.The Guys: Howard’s Botching Of The Mars RovervStuart: His Inclusion In Wil Wheaton’s D&D Gang

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The whole gang of guys was in on the secret of how the Mars Rover was stuck in a ditch, as Howard accidentally got it there when nonsensically attempting to impress a date. The guys proceeded to wipe out all the records that showed Howard’s use of the Mars Rover, following which they held this information secret for years.

9.Leonard: Kissing Another Woman While In A Relationship With Penny

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At the end of season six, Leonard went to the North Sea on a research expedition where he had a great time partying with other scientists. Two years later, in the season eight finale, just before eloping with Penny, he admitted to her that he had kept long-held secret guilt of kissing another woman on the expedition.

8.Bernadette: Her First Pregnancy

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Bernadette had told Howard she had no intentions of being a mother, as raising her younger siblings had been a task she never enjoyed. This made her onscreen reveal of pregnancy a bombshell, which she didn’t immediately tell Howard, choosing to keep it a secret for some time untilsiblings had been a task she never enjoyed. This made her onscreen reveal of pregnancy a bombshell, which she didn’t immediately tell Howard, choosing to keep it a secret for some time until the right moment.

7.Raj: His Family’s Enormous Wealth

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The secret to Raj’s wealth was kept by him for four years from the series premiere to early in the fifth season. Raj kept this discreet information so as to keep up his image of being a sympathetic personality, only for this to come out when Sheldon figured the truth.

6.Stuart: His Inclusion In Wil Wheaton’s D&D Gang


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Stuart loved being included in any group that would have him and was content in his outsider role in the social group. However, the guys learned that he was secretly part of Wil Wheaton’s celebrity group—which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Willaim Shatner—that played Dungeons & Dragons together.

5.Howard: Hooking Up With His Cousin


The reveal of this information is a way of pointing out Howard’s character development, as it showed just how desperate he once was. He kept this a secret for more than a decade until saying it out loud when under the influence of pot brownies.

4.Amy: Her Need To Be Accepted In A Social Group


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Amy never had any specific secrets, as she relished the excitement in the lives of others. However, she gradually revealed tidbits of her life prior to joining the group, with secrets such as her having imaginary friends, birthday parties for herself, and the fact that she used to cry about this.

3.The Girls: Penny’s Plans To Break Up With Leonard

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The number of speed bumps in the relationship of Leonard and Penny saw her contemplate breaking up with him at the start of season six, which she told Amy and Bernadette in confidence. The girls had a hard time keeping this secret, though, as it would mean breaking their group up, as well.

2.Penny: Her Role In ‘Serial Ape-Ist’

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Penny’s acting career saw a number of embarrassing roles, as it never took off and she later abandoned it altogether. However, a long-held secret of hers was a role in ‘Serial Ape-ist,’ which had a B-movie plot and was considered the bottom of the barrel in moviemaking.

1.Sheldon: His Intention To Propose To Amy

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Sheldon is the last person to keep a secret as he considered it a burden he didn’t want. Yet, he did maintain a secret of his own, which was his intention to propose to Amy. He planned on following through with this in the season eight finale but couldn’t when Amy broke up with him.


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