Cohabitation replacing dating
Howard was born in Pasadena on December 9, 1981 to Sam and Debbie Wolowitz.When Howard was in kindergarten, his mother made him wear rubber gloves there so he wouldn't pick up a disease from the other children.
Howard then says to the girls, including Bernadette who hears him through her bedroom door, that his old self is gone and that he is now a better man, because of Bernadette ("The Stag Convergence").
At first, Howard and Bernadette could not find anything in common, but immediately felt a connection when until found but they both have overbearing mothers.
Bernadette later breaks up with Howard for an unspecified reason.
Howard and Bernadette get married on the roof of the apartment building with all 5 of their friends, ordained as ministers to marry them.
He then takes off to outer space from Russia with his friends and new wife watching ("The Countdown Reflection").