Valerie Bertinelli's apparent boyfriend confirms relationship: 'I just adore her'

Valerie Bertinelli's boyfriend is "so glad" they're together.

The Hoarse Whisperings blogger, named Mike Goodnough according to People and Entertainment Tonight, made their relationship internet official on his Substack blog.

"I am Valerie Bertinelli's boyfriend… and that may well be among the most surreal sentences I’ve ever pecked out. But it’s true… and nothing about our actual relationship seems surreal. It just seems… good… lucky… a gift," the blogger, known as the Hoarse Whisperer, wrote Wednesday.

He continued: "So, the little rumor going around, consider it happily confirmed. I just adore her. I'm so glad we’re together."

Valerie Bertinelli's new cookbook, "Indulge," is out April 2, 2024.
Valerie Bertinelli's new cookbook, "Indulge," is out April 2, 2024.

On Instagram Wednesday, Goodnough reposted an article about their reported relationship, with the caption, "Big if true."

USA TODAY has reached out to Bertinelli's reps for comment.

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Bertinelli, 63, spoke to USA TODAY earlier this month and confirmed she is dating after her divorce from Tom Vitale, but didn't name the man in question.

"He was not on my radar," she said. "I was going to die with my six cats and my dog and be incredibly happy doing it. So this came out of left field, and I'm grateful it did. He's very special."

Since then, Bertinelli has hinted at their relationship.

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Earlier this month, Goodnough penned a column presumably about the chef and actress amid the press tour for her cookbook, "Indulge."

"She has been through the absolute ringer… and when it was the hardest and felt the worst and was almost too much, she dug down deep and did hard work. She got to the root of things and waded through hard histories. She ran towards the labor of healing not away from it. She hurt like hell and worked like hell to not hurt," he wrote.

In the column, he repeatedly called Bertinelli "my girlfriend" and referred to himself as "the boyfriend." She reshared the column on her Instagram story with the caption: "I just can't with this man" and crying emojis.

Contributing: Jay Stahl, Kim Willis

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