Bachelorette’s Mike Johnson Reveals He Has a New Girlfriend


Johnson on the iHeartRadio Music Competition, September 2022.
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Off the market! Mike Johnson is fortunately courting a thriller lady after connecting by a mutual good friend.

“Completely [I’m dating],” the Bachelorette alum, 34, revealed throughout an look on the Wednesday, December 21, episode of the “Click on Bait” podcast after host Joe Amabile requested if Johnson had a girlfriend.

Whereas Johnson refused to share his love’s identification, he supplied just a few tidbits about their early romance.

“My homie really tried to holler at her. I keep residence more often than not and she or he was out and he was out [and] tried to holler at her, after which she stood up and he was like, ‘Yeah, she’s too tall for me,’” the previous “Speaking It Out” podcast host recalled throughout the Wednesday episode.

Whereas their connection didn’t pan out, Johnson’s thriller woman nonetheless thought his good friend was good — earlier than asking him to cross alongside her Instagram deal with to share with the intimacy coach. “After which, I slid within the DMs,” the navy veteran quipped.

“He was undoubtedly an amazing hype man,” Johnson added. “He was like, ‘You simply got here again from this place, I simply got here again from this place.’ It was a variety of connections and so, he simply threw that out for me. … And naturally, I’m gonna dunk it!”

Johnson and his companion have been completely courting for almost two months after “speaking” for six months.

“You guys are mainly married! When are you going to inform us her title?” fellow podcast visitor Gabby Windey, who cut up from fiancé Erich Schwer earlier this yr, jokingly teased Johnson.

Johnson notably blushed after Windey, 31, and podcast cohost Natasha Parker teased him, and revealed that the brand new couple will “most likely” rejoice his birthday and New 12 months’s Eve collectively.

The Texas native, who rose to fame as considered one of Hannah Brown’s Bachelorette suitors in season 15, was briefly linked to Meghan King in September after they had been noticed having fun with a comfy night time out at a Las Vegas strip membership. The twosome then made their crimson carpet debut on the iHeartRadio music competition later that month.

“It was a blind date, however then it became an actual date. So, then I get again to Saint Louis and I really feel dangerous so I FaceTime him,” the Actual Housewives of Orange County alum, 38, recalled throughout the October 4 episode of her “Intimate Information” podcast. “I’m like, ‘Mike, I simply needed to inform you that I actually loved my weekend with you. I really feel prefer it did begin as this blind date, however I do have an sincere reference to you and I’m sorry should you ever felt emasculated. I’ve to succeed in out to inform you what I felt was actual.’”

Bachelor Nation's Mike Johnson Reveals He Has a New Girlfriend: ‘I Slid in the DMs' beach

Mike Johnson.
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After Johnson and King’s nights out, the Bachelor Nation star finally instructed her through textual content message that he needed them to be “strictly pals” shifting ahead.

“I felt dangerous, like I used to be utilizing him. As a result of I used to be. And he was fantastic and everybody is ok. So, I have to recover from it,” the Missouri native — who shares three youngsters with ex-husband Jim Edmonds — stated on her podcast on the time.

The Making the Love You Need writer has not additional spoken out about his previous reference to King, although he had been candid about discovering love.

“You simply bought to throw your self on the market as a result of should you don’t throw your self on the market, then you definitely’re simply going to be sitting in the home all day every single day,” Johnson stated throughout a Could 2021 episode of his “Speaking It Out” podcast, which wrapped earlier this yr. “I don’t have none of those courting apps. I simply have Instagram and on Instagram, it goes down within the DMs. … To the one % [of people] I do reply to the place I’m like, ‘Let’s see the place it might go from right here,’ I let it’s identified up entrance, ‘That is what it’s. I cannot blast your info. Don’t blast my info.’ That’s all I can do, although.”

The monetary advisor has taken that mindset into his new relationship. “I’ve dated post-show and nobody knew about it as a result of I wouldn’t enable that query,” Johnson stated on Wednesday. “It’s nearly like ‘damned should you do, damned should you don’t.’ … I need to shield her [from social media comments], however on the similar time, it’s undoubtedly gonna occur, like, I’m comfortable.”