Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg has found love with a mystery man - insisting he's "the real thing".
The Oscar-winning star, 52, who once dated actor Ted Danson, has long kept her lovelife shrouded in secrecy.
But now the three times-married actress has lifted the lid on a new romance with an unidentified male.
She tells U.S. chat show host Larry King, "I have a wonderful man in my life who I like and care for and love very much. And it is his express desire not to be brought out into the public. I am very happy.
"You know, it's always the real thing. Every experience I have had has been the real thing. Because it makes it better and teaches me more what I don't want. And this is the closest thing to a lot of what I do want."