Hilary Duff is ‘casually dating’ her trainer, Jason Walsh, ‘they hang out’

Hilary Duff’s romantic life has been a little bumpy. After an attempted reconciliation with then-husband Mike Comrie, Hilary divorced him after he drunkenly solicited a waitress. Since then, Hilary tried out a few new looks, signed up for Tinder and focused on son Luca and her career. Focusing on your career in Hollywood means dedication to both your craft and your body. Turns out both have proven to be the best thing to happen to Hilary. Not only did her TV series Younger just get renewed for a 4th season before season 3 even aired, but she seems to have found romance with her personal trainer, Rise Nation’s Jason Walsh.

It looks like Hilary Duff’s relationship with her trainer Jason Walsh took a romantic turn!

The actress and her fitness guru, who have been seen enjoying each others’ company for some time now, are “casually dating,” a source tells E! News. The casually clad couple were most recently spotted stepping out together in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood earlier today.

The pair have been spending a lot of time with each other in recent months, both in the gym and out at various restaurants to enjoy some fine dining, and it seems this budding romance began as a friendship between the two. “They weren’t all over each other. He’s her trainer and they hang out,” a source previously told E! News. “They hang out and they are friends.”

Duff and Walsh were also recently spotted on a dinner date at pizzeria il Fico in Los Angeles. The duo enjoyed some slices while watching Kobe Bryant’s last basketball game in the NBA.

“It was just the two of them, but it was a busy night, so the restaurant was packed and they were watching the game like everyone else,” an insider tells E! News. “They looked like they were having fun, because the game was crazy, but I didn’t notice them acting affectionate or anything. They were just watching and cheering with everybody in the restaurant.”

[From E! News]

A girlfriend of mine who tried Rise Nation described it as “combining your love of clubbing and hiking.” It is very popular in LA and from everything I’ve heard it’s really fun and really tough. I just workout differently; I run alone on the street while it’s still dark in the morning – often one or more items I am wearing are inside out. However, most people agree that Jason is a great trainer and his methods work because he looks out for your well-being as much as your progress. Hilary looks great so if she is anything to go by, he’s amazing. The important part for me is that Hilary looks happy and I like the emphasis that this is casual and they are just enjoying each other for the time being. Hilary mentioned she doesn’t need to get married again. Maybe she learned that it should be more about enjoying the relationship than working so hard to make it last.

Whatever is going on,they are adorable together. These photos are from Rise Nation’s Grand Opening last August.

Photo credit: Pacific Coast News and Getty Images

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  1. jess1632 says:

    Happy to hear since being a Lizzie McGuire from day one. News about her makes me happy but that shirt does her no favours

    • Amelia says:

      I’ve got such a soft spot for Hilary too, Lizzie McGuire was such a huge part of my childhood.
      Go get yours, Hilary!

      Also, does anyone have an ID on that black dress?

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Always nice to hear Lizzie is doing well, but you’re right–that shirt is awful and the shorts do not flatter her at all.

      • JudyK says:

        Agree on both the shirt and shorts, but she looks GORGEOUS in that black dress–almost looks like two entirely different people. Boyfriend is a hunk.

  2. Jen43 says:

    He’s cute and they look happy.

  3. Rosie says:

    She put on a lot of weight..

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, she’s fat as a pig! I bet she’s up to 112 pounds. Really, she should not be allowed to exist at such a mortifying weight. In fact, let’s bring fat shaming back just for her. Let’s snark on a woman in her thirties who’s obviously in great shape and enjoying life because she’s not a stick figure. Let’s continue to hold women up to unrealistic expectations of constant body perfection that no human can ever achieve because that’s SO intelligent and helpful.

    • nicole says:

      You’ve got to be kidding me.

  4. Shambles says:

    Damn. He is foooiiiiine. Get it, Lizzie, I see you.

  5. OSTONE says:

    I could have sworn I saw a picture of her last month kissing her ex husband. If she is casually dating, good for her! I have always liked her.

  6. Astrid says:

    If you hadn’t said her name, I wouldn’t have recognized her in the pictures.

    • Erinn says:

      The first photo of the set of three looked like Hayden Panettiere.

      I don’t know if it’s that she’s grown up and changed her looks, or if she’s done something extra – but it doesn’t really look like her.

    • Audrey says:

      Her body has changed a lot. Not bad, just different.

      Probably a combination of age, child birth and this new training method. She’s more muscular than she used to be.

      She looks much happier now, I’m glad she’s moving on from that jerk she married. He was constantly cheating

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think Younger is cute and I’m glad it was renewed I’ve always like Hillary. That trainer is cute and I’m glad they’re having fun.

  8. serena says:

    So glad her tv show is doing well! I hope this relationship will do her good, no matter if casual or what.

  9. HK9 says:

    Mmmhmmmm. If I was Hillary I’d “hang out” with him too. He’s hot.

  10. The Original Mia says:

    She looks good and mostly importantly, happy.

  11. Dani says:

    I hated her teeth since she debuted them at like 16 or 17. They look SO fake (which they are since they’re veneers) but they’re just so huge for her mouth.

  12. Lucy says:

    Go Hilary! I’ve always liked her.