Does Hilary Duff have a new boyfriend? The Younger actress does have a new man in her life but he’s just her personal trainer, not her boyfriend. His name is Jason Walsh and a source told E!, “They went to dinner. They weren’t all over each other. He’s her trainer and they hang out. They are not dating. They hang out and they are friends.”
The Daily Mail reported that Duff and Walsh were seen riding a motorcycle with her hands around his waist dressed in black leather and white stilettos. But does this mean romance for the pair? Both were later spotted at local hot spot Petit Trois in L.A. which specializes in Parisian cuisine. Sounds fancy! With what he charges for sessions, let’s hope he was kind enough to pay for dinner.
A source revealed to J-14, Daily Mail and Hollywood Life that Duff and Walsh entered the restaurant at 8:30 p.m. and stayed for two hours. “They sat at the bar next to each other and couldn’t keep their hands off one another.” Sounds like a hot date, but signs can be confusing—just ask anyone who’s been on a date before. An insider also told Daily Mail that the romance is “recent” and that the two are just casual. Well that clears things right up, doesn’t it? Not!
From childhood, we’re raised to think that if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it’s clearly a duck. But people aren’t ducks, so it’s hard to tell and in L.A. a duck could end up being a giraffe. In other words, things aren’t always what they seem, and the pair could’ve just been flirting without actually being on a concrete date.
But is Jason Walsh boyfriend material? After doing some digging, here’s what we know so far about Duff’s trainer.
According to his Instagram, Walsh was born in Springfield, Missouri and lives in Los Angeles, working as a personal trainer at his gym, Rise Movement (also his Instagram name). His client list has included stars such as Jessica Biel, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and now Hilary Duff. He likes posting pics of dogs, traveling, and of course fitness. He’s even a proud uncle to his nephew, Theo (bonus points if he’s any good with Duff’s four-year-old son, Luca). If he’s lucky, Duff may just delete her Tinder profile.