Valerie Bertinelli Finds Love Again at 63: Meet Her New Boyfriend, Mike Goodnough

Valerie Bertinelli, the beloved 63-year-old actress from the TV show “Hot in Cleveland,” has confirmed that she is currently in a new and exciting relationship. After going through heartbreak from previous relationships, including a divorce and the passing of her first husband, Eddie Van Halen, Valerie took to Instagram to share the amazing news with her followers.

In a sweet and heartfelt post, Valerie captioned a selfie with lyrics from Taylor Swift’s song “So High School,” seemingly referencing her new boyfriend, Mike Goodnough, a well-known writer who goes by the name “the Hoarse Whisperer” on his popular blog. The couple made their relationship official last Friday, and Valerie couldn’t contain her happiness and sheer joy for her newfound love.

Earlier this month, Valerie hinted at meeting someone special in an interview with USA TODAY. Overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement, Valerie shared how this relationship is unlike any she has experienced before. She considers herself incredibly blessed to have found love again at this stage of her life.

In a recent essay titled “Rumors, Rumors, Rumors…” on his Substack, Goodnough humorously confirmed the speculations about his relationship with Valerie. He recounted how he cheekily asked Valerie, “Is there any truth to the rumor that you are dating me? Care to comment?” To his pleasant surprise, Valerie confirmed their relationship, playfully responding, “It’s true. I totally am. You’re my boyfriend.”

Valerie, who released her new cookbook “Indulge” in April, also opens up about her previous marriage to Eddie Van Halen in the book. Despite their divorce, she reveals that they never stopped loving each other. “Indulge” explores the bittersweet feelings of what could have been if it weren’t for Eddie’s battle with cancer.

Valerie started following Mike on social media around 2016 or 2017, and he returned the favor in 2018. The couple began exchanging messages, possibly following Valerie’s divorce from Tom Vitale in 2022. Valerie describes Mike as a talented writer with an incredible sense of humor.

As fans, we couldn’t be happier to see Valerie Bertinelli finding love and joy in her life again. It serves as a powerful reminder that love can come at any age and that it’s never too late to open our hearts to new possibilities.

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