Henry Cavill has been dating Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, according to US Weekly. Apparently, the Superman: Man of Steel star split up from Gina Carano in May of this year. However other reports indicate the couple were still together as late as June 14th.

So why has Cavill been linked to Cuoco? 

Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco at the 48th Annual MGM Awards, L.A.

A source close to the pair has come forward and claims "they are totally hot for each other". However most of the evidence, compiled by US Weekly, is circumstantial at best. Cuoco tweeted an image of her staring adoring at a Superman: Man of Steel poster and urged her followers to go see the film. She said "it's fantastic in every single way". This has been taken as solid proof of her involvement with the British actor. 

In addition, sources close to Cavill have claimed the 30-year-old actor is "a massive Big Bang Theory fan". The same source also said the relationship is premeditated as Cavill "has always wanted to date her". 

Until the relationship is confirmed by either Cavill or Cuoco, all claims should be taken with 'a pinch of salt'. 

Both Cavill and Cuoco are recently single. Cavill split up with Carano in May/June of this year. Cuoco's exes include Pepper bassist Bret Bollinger and Big Bang co-star Johnny Galecki (Leonard!). 

Johnny Galecki
Cuoco dated her Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki, pictured here at a pre-Oscar party in 2012.

Apparently, Cavill isn't a fan of time wasting when it comes to women. He was engaged to show-jumper Ellen Whitaker in May 2011 but the couple separated in August of the following year. He then began dating Gina Carano less than a month later, according to US Weekly.

The sources claim the couple have decided to keep their relationship private for the time being, but Cavill "is excited to date" Cuoco. 

Henry Cavill and Gina Carano
Cavill with Carano at the Tom Ford Cocktail Party, L.A. in February 2013.