Josh Hutcherson is officially off the market. The 22-year-old opened up about rumored girlfriend and “Escobar: Paradise Lost” co-star Claudia Traisac for the first time on Monday.
Hutcherson confirmed the media’s suspicions while walking the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film. The “Hunger Games” star told E! News things were going “pretty good” between the two of them, though they are currently forced to be long distance. The young actor assured the site, however, that although “distance is hard” they are going to “make it work.” Traisac seemed to share similar feelings on their relationship.
“I’m really happy,” she said. “It’s really great.”
For their first public appearance as an official couple, the pair looked rather cozy. While walking the carpet, talking to the press, Hutcherson hung close to Traisac. The young Hollywood hunk often slipped a hand around his lady’s waist as they smiled for the cameras and shared a few laughs.
The couple met in 2013 on the set of “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” in which they play star-crossed lovers who meet after Hutcherson’s character heads to Colombia on vacation. They have been spotted out and about together, holding hands and even sharing the occasional kiss, on numerous occasions. Despite the relatively frequent sightings, the pair managed to keep their romance under wraps for nearly two years.
“Escobar: Paradise Lost” hits theaters this Friday, June 26.