NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) — Hilary Duff is going public with boyfriend Jason Walsh.
The 28-year-old actress confirmed her relationship with the personal trainer on Monday’s episode of “Good Day New York” after being spotted holding hands with Walsh over the weekend.
“We have [found ‘a little like’ with each other]. We’ve known each other for a really long time and he’s a great guy and we have a lot of fun together. It’s nice to have that excitement in my life,” she said.
Duff and Walsh first sparked dating rumors in the spring and were linked again in June. Sources said at the time that the two were “casually dating,” although Entertainment Tonight now confirms the pair are official.
“They started as friends and are now full-on dating. They are having fun and Hilary really likes him,” an insider said.
“They are getting pretty serious. Jason is with Hilary in New York now and will stay with her there until she finishes filming. Everyone is so happy for her. She deserves the best,” the person added.
Duff finalized her divorce from husband Mike Comrie in February after initially separating from the 36-year-old retired NFL star in 2014. She and the former Pittsburgh Penguins center share one child, 4-year-old son Luca.
“We are good friends and we laugh a lot,” the actress said of herself and Comrie in January. “[Luca’s] great, we’re great, and we keep on trucking.”
Duff came to fame as the title character on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” and presently plays ‘Kelsey Peters’ on “Younger.” The TV Land series co-stars Sutton Foster and will return for a fourth season Wednesday.