Tony Hawk's Best Friend Is 'Totally Cool' With Legend Dating His Wife
"I know people will think it is strange but I'm totally cool with it," Goodman tells RadarOnline.com of the 42-year-old skateboarding legend's romance with Cathy, whom he is now estranged from.
Hawk just filed for divorce from his wife of five years, Lhotse Merriam, on Feb. 4., but Goodman says the new relationship has been in full swing for more than half a year. "I had split up with Cathy over a year ago and she started dating Tony about seven months ago," Goodman says.
Page Six reported a more salacious version of events earlier this week, saying Lhotse found a plane ticket Tony had secretly booked for Cathy to join him in San Francisco in December. At the very least, something is fishy about this timeline.
Hawk did tell his friend about the new relationship, though Goodman "suspected something before that."
Tony has a 3-year-old daughter, Kadence Clover Hawk, with soon-to-be ex-wife Lhotse. The couple issued a statement about their divorce in February: "We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition."
Matt Goodman tells Radar the entire group is trying to find harmony in the new scheme. "I texted Tony today and we are all trying our best to get along. I have a new girlfriend now and I hope Tony, Cathy and Lhotse can all be happy."
Goodman says he knew Tony wasn't happy with Lhotse and hopes he can find something better with Cathy. "Life can be strange but I bear no grudges and just want to move on with my life now."
According to Page Six, the Goodmans were married for nearly two decades and have two children together. Matt Goodman and Tony Hawk have known each other since childhood, and Goodman was reportedly a groomsman at each of Hawk's weddings.
PopEater is awaiting comment from Hawk's camp.
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