Sources close to the pair say they have now separated.
Tony Hawk and Goodman founded the action sports movie company '900 Films' together and Matt reportedly stood as a groomsman at every one of Hawk's three weddings.
‘I had split up with Cathy over a year ago and she started dating Tony about seven months ago.‘I have a new girlfriend now and I hope Tony, Cathy and Lhotse can all be happy.’Mr Goodman revealed that Mr Hawk had told him some time ago that he was dating his estranged wife and mother of his two children, and that he took the news well.‘He told me about the relationship although I suspected something before that,’ Mr Goodman told Radar Online.
January 2006 - February 2011Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk married his publicist, Lhotse Merriam in 2006 on the island of Fiji. The couple announced their divorce in early 2011, amidst rumors that Hawk was romancing his good friend's wife.
Tony Hawk’s best friend has revealed he bears no grudge against the skating legend for dating his estranged wife.
He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, including his own Tony Hawk Foundation that helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas.
In 2014, Hawk was named one of the most influential skateboarders of all time by Fox Weekly.
Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk (born May 12, 1968), commonly known by his nickname "The Birdman", is an American professional skateboarder, actor, and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse.
Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, published by Activision.
The men were so close that Goodman was a groomsman at all of Hawks’ three weddings.
They were also business partners for a time making action sports films, although they no longer work together.‘I texted Tony today and we are all trying our best to get along,’ Goodman said in the interview.‘Our kids are all friendly and we do not want a bad situation - people are making it a bigger deal than it is.‘I knew Tony was not happy with Lhoste and I hope he finds that happiness with Cathy - they have known each other a long time.’ He is the best-known skater in the world and is credited with putting the sport on the map during the 1990s when he pioneered a daredevil form of skating called ‘vertical skating’.
One time, Hawk struck out in baseball and was so distraught that he hid in a ravine and had to be "physically coaxed out" by his father.