By Whitney Johnson

Hilary Duff has a new boyfriend — and it sounds like this celebrity couple had great chemistry long before they coupled up. According to the latest celebrity news on UsMagazine.com, the pop star first collaborated with Matthew Koma on her 2015 album Breathe In. Breathe Out. “They had great chemistry in the studio,” a Duff source reveals. “Hilary thinks Matt is very talented and cute.” Earlier this month, the musical pair put their celebrity relationship on display during a long weekend at Santa Barbara’s San Ysidro Ranch — the same spot where the Younger star spent her August 2010 wedding night with then-husband Mike Comrie. Despite their romantic getaway, the new celebrity couple is taking things slow: “It’s pretty recent. They’re seeing where it goes,” the source added.

In celebrity news, Hilary Duff has a new musical boyfriend! What are some benefits to having hobbies in common with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you and your boyfriend, like the couple in this celebrity news, have similar hobbies, consider it a good thing! Sharing common interests will bring you closer together and make your relationship even stronger. Below, Cupid reveals three benefits to having the same likes and dislikes as your partner:

1. You’ll be happier: Research suggests that couples who try new things and share common interests, particularly active pursuits, are happier. When you share hobbies with your partner, it’s like having a built-in sounding board. You can bounce ideas off one another, and the time you spend together will be even more worthwhile.

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2. You’ll get to know each other better: Understanding and sharing his passions will allow you to see a new side of your boyfriend. Likewise, if he tries to enjoy your favorite things (like your Thursday morning runs and The Bachelor on Monday nights), you’ll appreciate that he made an effort. Seeing each other in your elements will make you even more attracted to each other. Additionally, the more hobbies you share, the more time you get to spend together — it’s a win-win!

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3. Compromise is important: At the end of the day, relationships require sacrifice and compromise — two actions that don’t always come easy. Adopting — or even just showing an interest in — his hobbies early on will benefit your partnership in the long run. Plus, you may even pick up a new hobby of your own, thanks to his influence!

What are some other benefits to sharing hobbies with your partner? Tell us in the comments below!