Hilary Duff Holds Hands With Boyfriend Jason Walsh in NYC

Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh
Hilary Duff steps out with her rumored boyfriend, personal trainer Jason Walsh, as they are seen holding hands in public while shopping in NYC's SoHo neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. LGjr-RG, PacificCoastNews

A new season for romance? Hilary Duff held hands with boyfriend Jason Walsh while the pair strolled through the SoHo neighborhood of NYC on Saturday, September 24, seemingly confirming that they are more than friends.

Duff, 28, kept her look boho chic for the outing, in a loose olive-green sweater and dark jeans. She capped off her outfit with a beige beanie pulled down over her ears.

Fitness trainer Walsh looked similarly casual in a gray henley, jean jacket and dark slacks. He wore a black baseball cap and kept his sunglasses hanging from the neckline of his shirt as he held firmly onto Duff’s hand.

The pair have stepped out together in public before, but have kept quiet as to the status of their relationship.

"Hilary is really into him and says he is sweet to her and is so hot. She’s really happy," a source told Us Weekly back in June. "They spend at least four nights a week together and it’s getting serious."

In May, the former child star was even spotted sharing a smooch with her ex-husband, NHL player Mike Comrie, after an outing in Beverly Hills, sparking speculation of a reconciliation. (The pair finalized their divorce in February.)

Despite their split, however, the exes have remained close for the sake of their 4-year-old son, Luca.

In February, Duff shared a sweet selfie of the family and Comrie’s younger brother Ty. "#familyfirst #mauivibes," she captioned the snapshot. "Mikey me luc and @tycomrie."

“We are good friends and we laugh a lot,” Duff told Ellen DeGeneres in January. “And we have a great communication and we share pictures when one is not with Luca. He’s great, we are great and we keep on trucking.”

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