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  • Caitlyn Jenner and her partner Sophia Hutchins celebrated Fourth of July separately
  • The former athlete was spotted heading to a country club in California on Independence Day
  • Hutchins chose to spend the day in their Malibu residence based on her Instagram post 

Sophia Hutchins and her live-in partner Sophia Hutchins appeared to have celebrated Fourth of July separately. 

The 71-year-old former athlete was spotted Sunday as she was making her way to the Sherwood Country Club in Lake Sherwood, California. Jenner was photographed by the paparazzi as she made a quick stop at a gas station before heading to the golf facility on Independence Day. 

In the photos obtained by Daily Mail, the former Olympic gold medalist was seen rocking a gray collared polo shirt, neon green skirt, white sneakers, a white visor cap and large sunglasses while fueling up her yellow Porsche.

While Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s father was out playing golf, Hutchins opted to stay at home in their lavish Malibu residence. The 25-year-old businesswoman even took to Instagram to share a snap she took from their house and greeted her fans “Happy Independence Day!”

Jenner and Hutchins have been living together for years now. The two first met in 2015 and they’ve gotten pretty close and even became inseparable since then. Their closeness even sparked romance rumors, but Hutchins made it clear on several occasions that the relationship they share is very platonic. 

In a sit-down interview with Jim Breslo for the “Hidden Truth” podcast in 2018, Hutchins addressed the rumors by clarifying that they were more of business partners. 

“I wouldn’t describe it as a romantic relationship. I would describe our relationship as we’re partners, we’re business partners, I’m the executive director of her foundation,” she said at the time. ”You know, we have so much in common.” 

In an exclusive interview with the New York Times in 2019, the CEO of skincare brand Lumasol further dispelled the rumors by saying, “We were never romantically involved … I don’t feel the need to address my sex life, quite frankly, unless I want to.”

Despite her clarifications, the rumors linking them romantically never went away. And so she decided to once again put an end to them when she did an interview on the “Juicy Scoop” podcast with Heather McDonald last year.

“It was never romantic. It was never sexual. It was very much friends,” Hutchins told the host before adding, “It's very parental, very protective. But, at the same time, it's also businessy. It's like we're family.”

Meanwhile, Jenner has announced in April that she’s running for governor of California. However, sources said the famous Kardashian family is unlikely to support her because of their opposing views and the ongoing tension between them that started all the way back from the time Jenner divorced her ex-wife Kris Jenner. 

Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins Pictured: Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins attend The Hollywood Reporter’s Empowerment in Entertainment Event at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on April 30, 2019. Photo: Getty Images/Valerie Macon