He told People.com: “Yeah, we’re together. She's talented, intelligent, beautiful. She's warm and friendly. She's very supportive, and very kind, very funny. She makes me laugh a lot.
“Hopefully, I have some of those qualities as well.”
Meanwhile, Rachel - who was engaged to her 'Notebook' co-star Ryan Gosling before calling off their three-year relationship in 2007 – admitted the couple “didn’t plan” to keep their romance a secret.
She added: “I don’t think it was planned one way or the other.”
Rachel – who is 10 years Michael’s junior – recently revealed she is “inspired” by her parents’ marriage, and thinks their union is the reason why she is such a romantic person.
She said: “They are still together and still in love. I'm very blessed that way. I had a great example of love in front of me, and that's probably what makes me such a romantic, because I've seen it firsthand."