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Kaley Cuoco on strangers calling her momma: 'I get this visceral, angry reaction'

The "Big Bang Theory" star shared one thing she's noticed since welcoming her daughter, and how it drives her nuts.

Kaley Cuoco says it annoys her that everyone around her calls her "momma" now that she's welcomed her nearly 1-year-old daughter, Matilda.

"What I hate is how everyone now is like, 'Hey, momma!' What is that? I had a call on the way here and she was like, 'How's mom life?' And I'm like, 'It's the same as it was 10-and-a-half months ago,'" Cuoco said during a recent episode of the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast.

"I get this visceral, angry reaction. Like, 'Hey, momma, you're looking so good.' I'm like, 'What did I look like before?'" the actor continued.

"If they know you have a baby, then all of a sudden you're 'momma' and you look good. But it's different than just normal looking good," she added.

The former “Big Bang Theory” star told host Conan O'Brien that she had her assistant call a meeting to ask people on the set of a recent acting job to stop calling her "momma."

"I started to really resent everybody," she said, adding, "I couldn't take it anymore."

Cuoco, who welcomed Matilda in March 2023 with her boyfriend, actor Tom Pelphrey, has been an open book when it comes to being a new mom, and doesn't seem to care if people disagree with her parenting decisions.

In an interview with USA Today published in January 2024, Cuoco revealed how she's fared during her first year as a mother and her mindset and strategies for parenthood.

Specifically, she said that one decision she's made may upset some — allowing her 10-month-old daughter to have screen time.

"Some people are going to hate on me for that. Don’t care," she said. "My daughter’s seen every Disney movie that there is at this point, and she loves it!"

She said it's been nice for her as well.

"It's actually been cool to go back and watch some of these Disney movies," she continued. "Some of them are so new that I’ve never even seen them. So I’m experiencing this whole thing with her."

Here's what else there is to know about Cuoco and her daughter.

About Kaley Cuoco and Tom Pelphrey's child Matilda

Cuoco and Pelphrey's child Matilda was born on March 30, and Cuoco first shared the news in an Instagram post.

The post included multiple pictures of the three and included the caption, "We are overjoyed and grateful for this little miracle 💓 Thank you to the doctors, nurses, family and friends who have helped us immensely over the last few days. We are blessed beyond belief."

The couple first sparked dating rumors in May 2023 after Cuoco shared photos of the two on a vacation on her Instagram. Later that month she confirmed the rumors in an interview with USA Today and said they were set up by their mutual manager, Andrea Pett-Joseph.

"I heard his voice, and I turned around, and it was like my life was over, or just starting," she recalled. "It hit me. It was love at first sight. We were immediately connected."

In October 2022, Cuoco announced they were expecting their first baby together with pictures of the two holding up cake with pink frosting inside.

“Baby girl Pelphrey coming 2023 ... beyond blessed and over the moon… I (love) you @tommypelphrey !!!,” the caption read.

Cuoco regularly showed off her growing baby bump throughout her pregnancy. Cuoco and Pelphrey also walked the red carpet at the 2023 Golden Globes shortly after her baby shower in January that included unicorns and a light show.

Cuoco shared numerous photos of her, Pelphrey and the newborn on her Instagram story, including a picture of her and Matilda with the caption, "Matilda's girl gang."

"The Flight Attendant" star, in an interview with Emmy Magazine, revealed she was not looking to have a baby before meeting Pelphrey.

“As a young girl I dreamed of it, but I became involved in my career,” she said.

“It was instantaneous, ‘Oh my God, I want to have a kid with you’” after meeting Pelphrey, she recalled.

Cuoco also told Emmy Magazine that she believes Matilda could take after her parents and go into acting.

"It’s in her genes; I don’t know how she won’t," Cuoco said. "The child already thinks she’s the star of everything."

In November 2023, Cuoco revealed when and why they chose the name Matilda in an exclusive interview with She said the couple were only a week into their relationship when they heard someone call out the name "Matilda."

“We looked at each other and it was like, ‘Would it be crazy to say if we had a baby we’d name her Matilda?’” Cuoco said. “You know when you first start dating and you’re so obsessed, and you’re planning your future children. It was that sort of thing.”

When they found out their baby would be a girl, they immediately knew what the name would be.

"We actually kept her name a complete secret until she was born," Cuoco said. "And it’s so her. She’s such a Matilda."