Whoopi Goldberg shocks fans after revealing relationship with man 40 years her senior

Renowned actress and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg recently stirred up a whirlwind of curiosity and intrigue with a candid revelation about her romantic past during a lively episode of the popular talk show.

In a surprising turn of events during the discussion surrounding Anne Hathaway’s latest film The Idea of You, Goldberg delved into the topic of age gap relationships.

Reflecting on societal attitudes toward such unions, 68-year-old Goldberg shared her perspective on love and age.

“Well, I’ve gone up and down—I go—you know I go from here to here. Because I’m not—I’m not, you know—your age is not what’s going to get me into your arms,” she said. “It’s not your age that I’m concerned about, unless you’re under 18, in which case, I can’t.”

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 14: Whoopi Goldberg is seen at the ‘The View’ on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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What followed was an even more astonishing revelation as Goldberg admitted: “Actually, I’m just gonna say this to you. One of the last relationships I had, he was 40 years older than me.”

This bombshell confession left viewers and social media users buzzing with a mix of disbelief and eagerness for more details.

Social media platforms lit up with reactions. Comments flooded in, with one user joking: “When was Whoopi’s last relationship? Because no way was she dating a 100-year-old man.”

Another chimed in with: “Wait…Whoopi can’t just drop that bombshell and then cut to commercial. We need details Whoop.”

While many may find Goldberg’s admission surprising, her openness about her romantic history is not new. In past interviews, she has discussed her marriages and relationships candidly.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Whoopi Goldberg arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 9th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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“The first one lasted six years. The second one lasted two years. And the last one lasted a year,” Piers Morgan remarked to Goldberg when the pair discussed her marriages during an interview (per CNN). Goldberg responded by explaining that she hadn’t been in love with her husbands and had only pursued marriage for a sense of normalcy.

Despite her past experiences, Goldberg admitted to being in love once, though the relationship did not last. She has since maintained a friendship with him, even after he had moved on and started a family with someone else.

In a 2016 interview with the New York Times, Goldberg spoke about being happily single, saying: “I’m much happier on my own. I can spend as much time with somebody as I want to spend, but I’m not looking to be with somebody forever or live with someone. I don’t want somebody in my house.”

As fans scramble for more insights into Goldberg’s romantic past, one thing is for sure: We need answers on who this mystery older man is!