Things are heating up between Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh, but, unfortunately, the hot new couple didn’t make headlines for the best reason this weekend — their Halloween costumes were slammed as totally racist. Still, it looks like this guy is going to be sticking around in Hil’s life, so get to know him right here!
1. He’s a personal trainer
Before Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh took their relationship to the next level, he was simply just her trainer. Jason invented ‘Rise Nation’, a workout method with a focus primarily on climbing, in hopes of achieving the best results. His fitness studio offers sessions seven days a week with various instructors in West Hollywood.
2. He was first linked to Hilary more than a year ago!
Even though the actress just recently confirmed the relationship, speculation that there might be something more between these two actually began in Aug. 2015, when she was seen looking pretty chummy with him outside Rise. Then, in March, they were spotted with their hands all over each other during a romantic night out, but denied rumors they were more than friends.
3. He’s trained plenty of other celebrities you’ve heard of.
Matt Damon worked with Jason to get in the best shape of his life for the latest Bourne film, and the fitness guru has also worked with Justin Theroux, Miles Teller and Ashley Greene, among others.
4. He offended hundreds of people with his 2016 Halloween costume
Jason dressed as a Native American for Halloween this year, to go along with Hil’s sexy pilgrim, and he received a lot of hate on Twitter for cultural appropriation. Hilary took to social media to apologize, and just moments later, Jason issued his own apology on Instagram.
5. Things are getting serious
Hilary and Jason reportedly spend four nights per week together — and she even has a drawer at his place, according to Us Weekly. This is her first serious relationship since divorcing from Mike Comrie.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Hilary and Jason as a couple? Do you think he’s a good match for her?