"It's nice to have that excitement in my life," Duff said

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated September 26, 2016 10:45 PM
Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Rise Nation

After over a year of dating rumors, Hilary Duff may have confirmed her romance with her personal trainer Jason Walsh.

During Monday’s interview with Fox 5’s Rosanna Scotto, the Younger actress was asked about her relationship status after Duff, 28, was spotted holding hands with Walsh on Saturday in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.

“The last time you were here you were talking about going on Tinder. And then I see pictures of you and some guy named Jason … have we found a little like in our life?” Scotto inquired.

“We have [found a little ‘like’ with each other],” Duff responded, adding, “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.”

On if she’s “back in a relationship,” the blushing mother of one laughed nervously and threw her hands up in the air.

In August 2015, Duff was photographed being playful with Walsh at the grand opening of his Rise Nation Fitness Studio near Los Angeles, where she trains and credited him for “really changing her body” with “addicting” workouts.

And in March, the pair were spotted on their “first real date” in Los Angeles. “It’s fairly recent,” a source told PEOPLE about Duff and Walsh’s budding romance. “They’re casually seeing each other.”

Duff has a 4-year-old son, Luca, with ex-husband and former NHL player Mike Comrie after nearly four years together.