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Howard and Bernadette

Howard and Bernadette have been dating since "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary", and were engaged as of "The Herb Garden Germination", then they finally married on "The Countdown Reflection". As of Season 7, they are the first and only main pairing on the show that has gotten engaged and married. Nobody ever said this, but Howard is way out of Bernadette's league. She is very attractive and Howard is smart.

Relationship HistoryEdit



Season 3Edit

  • "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary"- Howard was introduced to Bernadette via Penny. Howard asked Leonard to invoke the girlfriend pact where one would set up the other if they got a girlfriend. At first, she and Howard did not get along on their date, since they appeared to have nothing in common. However, when they found out they both had overbearing mothers they immediately felt a connection.
  • "The Vengeance Formulation"- Bernadette asks Howard for a commitment in their relationship. After deliberating, Howard proposes to Bernadette, but she rejects. Their relationship resumed after Howard asked for a second chance when he sang his own rendition of "Bernadette," by The Four Tops.
  • "The Plimpton Stimulation"- Howard announces that he and Bernadette broke up a few weeks ago. Howard claims that he did not tell anyone because he was waiting for the "right time."

Season 4Edit

  • "The Hot Troll Deviation"- It is revealed that Howard and Bernadette broke up because she caught Howard having cyber-sex on World Of Warcraft with Glacinda the Troll. Howard convinces Penny to help him to get Bernadette to talk to him. After he apologizes, they got back together.
  • "The Cohabitation Formulation"- After they had sexual intercourse, Bernadette asked Howard to stay over. He refused, since his mother required his help in the morning. Later that episode, Bernadette decided to tackle Howard's issue, his overbearing mother. She asked him to choose between her or his mother. He ended up choosing her, but, soon after, she realized he was deeply reliant on his mother as well and wanted her to take his mother's place.
  • Howard and Bernadette

    Howard proposing to Bernadette.

    "The Herb Garden Germination
    "- Rumors about Bernadette’s intention of breaking up with Howard start spreading among their social group. However, Howard, who was left in the dark, is thinking of proposing to Bernadette. When Howard finally popped the question, Bernadette accepted.
  • "The Engagement Reaction" - Bernadette meets up with Howard's mother to get to know each other, directly after that Howard breaks the news that he is getting married to Bernadette to his mother, she faints shortly after hearing the news. It turned out his mother only suffered from food poisoning and she approves of Bernadette, but Bernadette is angry at Howard for leading her to believe that she was the cause of his mother's condition.
  • "The Roommate Transmogrification"- Bernadette reveals that her doctoral dissertation was accepted, and that she would be receiving her PhD, much to the happiness of Howard for her (even though his friends mocked him that his fiancee was a doctor and he was not). She was also employed by a large pharmaceutical company who would be paying her "a butt load of money", she later on told Howard that she volunteered to research premature ejaculation stating that "neither one of us has heart disease". She also

    Bernadette giving Howard a Rolex watch.

    bought Howard a Rolex watch with her new money, which then prompted some role reversal, as she took on the role of a rich husband doting on his trophy wife. The next morning, Howard visits Sheldon and Leonard, stating that he had stayed up all night fighting with Bernadette because "she gave me a beautiful watch", much to the confusion of Sheldon.

Season 5Edit

  • "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver"- Howard was upset to learn that Bernadette dislikes and feels uncomfortable around children. However, she has agreed that when they marry she will work while he stays at home to raise their kids.
  • "The Stag Convergence"- The guys throw Howard a bachelor party that does not include strippers at the request of Bernadette. During the toasts Raj tells everyone stories about Howard losing his virginity to his second cousin, having group sex with a Sailor Moon girl at Comic Con, and Leonard and Raj paying for a Jewish role-playing prostitute in Las Vegas (to cheer him up after he was dumped by Leslie Winkle). Wil Wheaton records it all and uploads it onto YouTube. Bernadette picks Howard and Raj up since they are drunk and is mad at both of them after seeing the video. She is wondering how she can marry a man that she doesn't seem to know. Howard shows up at Bernadette's apartment and gives Penny a message that he was sorry, that he also doesn't like the man he used to be and that the man Bernadette knows is who he is because of her. Penny gushes that that was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard and that it came from Howard of all people. Bernadette hears him and tells him that the wedding is not off though that she is still mad at him. They all end in a group hug.

    Happy bride and groom.

  • "The Launch Acceleration" - Howard finds out that NASA has canceled his flight to his relief. After his flight is rescheduled to before their wedding, Bernadette tells him that she won't stand between him and his dream and that they can be married after he returns though Howard tries every excuse to not go on the flight.
  • "The Countdown Reflection"- In the beginning of the episode Howard presents Bernadette with a necklace with a star shaped pendant. As he is putting it on her he says that she will have to return it to him immediately so that he can take it with him to the International Space Station so, upon his return, she can have a star that came from space to which he says "Take that, every guy who's ever bought you anything!". This is also an important episode because they are also married. The officials at City Hall say that they can only wed three more couples that day (and there are many people ahead of them in line) and they do not believe Howard's reason for not being able to wait until Monday (he is leaving for Russia on Sunday to go aboard the International Space Station). They decide that their friends will get ordained and will marry them. Bernadette yells quite a bit during the ceremony (reasons ranging from Howard's mother interrupting to Sheldon attempting to say his part in Klingon). Once the ceremony is complete the two are happily married. The ceremony is planned so that the satellite taking pictures for Google Earth will take their picture on the rooftop of Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny's apartment building as they have their first kiss as a married couple.

    The wedding party.

Season 6Edit

  • "The Date Night Variable"-. Bernadette insists that Howard tell her mother that they were moving out of his mother's house though Howard told his mother that they were reconsidering the move. Howard considers remaining at the International Space Station rather than facing the two women in his life that he had lied to.
  • "The Re-entry Minimization"- Bernadette wants time alone with her new husband and asks the gang not to be at the airport when he arrives. While at home as they settle in the bedroom for a belated honeymoon, Bernadette falls asleep due to her allergy medication.
  • "The Holographic Excitation"- Howard and Bernadette go to the comic book store dressed up in costumes as Smurfs.
  • "The Habitation Configuration"- Bernadette gets Howard to move his stuff out of his old room. Even though he does do it, she doesn't want her husband to break his mother's heart and they go back to spend the night there.
  • "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion" - Howard spends a lot of money on a 3-D printer to make a mini-Howard and mini-Bernadette. She loves them until she learns how much they spent. She takes him off their joint checking account until he can learn the value of money.
  • "The Spoiler Alert Segmentation" -- Howard and Bernadette go to see a Cirque de Soliel show and, inspired, injure themselves afterward attempting extremely kinky sex. As they recover, Howard learns that his mother has been doting heavily on Raj, in effect treating him as a surrogate son and won't let him out of her house.

Season 7Edit

  • "The Deception Verification" - Bernadette must deals with the effects of her mother-in-law's estrogen cream after Howard absorbs at lot applying to his mother's back. He becomes very moody, cranky and effeminate.
  • "The Workplace Proximity" - After Amy starts working at Caltech, Howard mentions that he wouldn't want to be working with Bernadette all day long. Sheldon repeats his comments in front of Bernadette who confronts Howard and then tells him not to come home after he lies about it. Later they apologize to each other. Howard promised to turn over a new leaf and make her his priority, after he finished the new Batman game with Raj making Bernadette mad again.
  • "The Romance Resonance" - For the anniversary of their first date, Howard writes the song "If I didn't have you" to be accompanied by his friends. Bernadette misses the date since she has to go into quarantine so Howard brings his piano to the hospital and everyone sings it to her. She finds the song amazing.

    Howard wrote the love of his life a song.

  • "The Gorilla Dissolution" - Their relationship is a bit strained after Howard's mother breaks her leg and they have to move in with her to take care of her. Their solution is to get a nurse to take care of her and they realize that they are experiencing what it will be like to care for a baby, if they had one.

Season 8Edit

  • In "The Hook-up Reverberation ", Raj tells the gang that Stuart didn't get enough insurance money to reopent his store. The guys decide to give him the money and were enthusiastic about owning a comic book store. Howard mentions an investment opportunity to Bernadette who immediately says "nope". They are saving up for a house and it sounds "risky." Howard then mentions that he used to go to the comic book store with his Dad and Bernie changes her mind even though she knows he made up the story. They propose to Stuart to give him the money for the comic book store which Mrs. Wolowitz has already done upsetting Howard.
  • In "The Septum Deviation", Raj learns that his parents are getting divorce lawyers. It seems over the years they did not communicate and let a lot of little things boil over until they hated each other. Bernadette worries about their marriage and Howard is reluctant to describe what bothers him about Bernadette. Howard has been through couples' therapy (with Raj) and one trick is to describe what one loves about the other. It starts out fine, but then get petty as they sarcastically tell each other what bothers in pseudo-supportive terms.


  • Howard's first proposal to Bernadette.
  • Howard kissing Bernadette.
  • Bernadette gives Howard a Rolex wrist watch.
  • Raj, Howard and Bernadette.
  • Raj mooning over Siri.
  • Dinner party with Leonard and Priya. Bernadette is spying on them.
  • Howard and Bernadette.
  • Bernadette mad about Howard letting her think that their engagement announcement caused his mother's attack.
  • Howard and Bernadette performing magic together.
  • Howard gives Bernadette her assistant costume.
  • Howard and Bernadette.
  • Howard performs magic for Bernadette.
  • Howard and Bernadette.
  • Howard in Bernadette's car.
  • Howard and Bernadette during the Star War's gaming marathon.
  • Howard and Bernadette practicing their reception dance.
  • "Good" news from NASA.
  • Howard and Bernadette in his lab.
  • Howard talking to his wife from the International Space Station.
  • The big day for Howard and Bernadette.
  • Fantasy Bernadette.
  • Waiting with Howard while his mother's in the hospital.
  • Will you marry me?
  • Howard and Bernadette as Smurf and Smurfette.
  • Home from space.
  • Mini-Howard.
  • Domestic life at the Wolowitzs'.
  • Valentine's dinner with Leonard and Penny.
  • Discussing children after watching Raj's little dog.
  • Bernadette wants Howard to spend the night.
  • Happy together at Bernadette's place.
  • Spending the night in the telescope lab.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wolowitz.
  • The wedding party on top of the apartment building.
  • Bernadette helping Howard through some feminine problems.
  • Bernadette doesn't buy Howard's "my childhood was lousy" act.
  • Apologizing to each other.
  • Singing a song he wrote about her.
  • Sheldon causing them to fight.
  • Valentine's Day dinner 2014.
  • I want to go back into space.
  • The Smurfs.
  • Talking things over.
  • Bernadette buys Howard a Rolex wristwatch.
  • Howard talking to Bernadette from space.
  • The big day.
  • Bernadette and Howard's wedding.
  • Where are we going from here?
  • Coaching from the love gurus - Katee and George,
  • In bed together.
  • Howard's mother telling him to stay on this planet.
  • Driving in the car.
  • Penny listening in.
  • Having dinner together.
  • Having dinner together.
  • Waiting to hear about his mother.
  • Her star Howard is going to take into space.
  • Will you marry me??
  • After a good session.
  • Kissing.
  • Talking about going into space.
  • If you want butter, I'll get you butter.
  • Glen - Bernadette's tall ex-.
  • Talking about getting back together.
  • After glow.
  • Talking about having sex with the troll.
  • Bernadette made him pankcakes.
  • Serving Howard.
  • Having dinner together.
  • Consoling each other.
  • Bernadette driving.
  • Discussing their relationship.
  • Bernadette as waitress.
  • Having dinner together.
  • Having dinner together.
  • In apartment 4A.
  • At Howard's place.
  • At his mother's house.
  • Serving Howard.
  • Fantasy Bernadette.
  • Dinner in 4a.
  • Pitching coach.
  • Mr. and Mrs.
  • Practicing pitching.
  • Make-up sex.
  • Happy Bernie.
  • Prom photo.
  • Prom photo.
  • Howard and Bernadette going to their prom dance.
  • On the way to prom.
  • Howard and Bernadette going to their prom dance.
  • Bernadette has muffins to cheer up Raj.
  • At Amy's Christmas Eve dinner party, 2014.
  • Emily's feelings?
  • Playing "Emily or Cinnamon?"
  • All of my mom's food is going to spoil.

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