Justin Long has spoken about his relationship with Kate Bosworth for the first time.

The Dodgeball star appeared on the latest episode of the Dear Chelsea podcast, where he confirmed that host Chelsea Handler could name his partner.

Speaking about Still Alice actress Kate, Justin gushed that being "in love" is "such a wonderful feeling".

He also addressed why he hadn't discussed the romance before.

"There's something about it, for me, that I feel like I need to protect and keep sacred because it feels sacred," the 43-year-old continued. "I've never had anything like this before. I've never experienced this, so it's something I want to protect and keep, you know?"

Justin and Kate were reported to have met and started dating late last year. Last month, they were photographed kissing and holding hands during a visit to Hawaii.

Previously, Justin dated the likes of Drew Barrymore and Amanda Seyfried, while Kate, 39, was married to director Michael Polish from 2013 until August 2021.