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Jared Leto, 48, has been in an 'off and on' relationship with model Valery Kaufman, 26, 'for years'

Jared Leto, 48, has been in an ‘off and on’ relationship with model Valery Kaufman, 26, ‘for years’… but they are ‘spending more time together’ lately

Jared Leto is notoriously private when it comes to his romantic life.

But the 48-year-old has allegedly been spending plenty of quality time lately with 26-year-old model Valery Kaufman, revealed a source in this week’s issue of People.

According to the insider, Jared and Valery first met in 2015 and ‘initially seemed to be friends,’ but that things eventually took a romantic turn.

Romance: Jared Leto has allegedly been spending plenty of quality time lately with 26-year-old model Valery Kaufman, revealed a source in this week's issue of People

Romance: Jared Leto has allegedly been spending plenty of quality time lately with 26-year-old model Valery Kaufman, revealed a source in this week's issue of People

Romance: Jared Leto has allegedly been spending plenty of quality time lately with 26-year-old model Valery Kaufman, revealed a source in this week’s issue of People

During the early days of their friendship, Jared and Valery ‘would meet up with groups of people and all hangout,’ but never went on ‘solo dates’ until years later. 

There are photographs of the pair that date back to June of 2015 that showed them strolling through NYC. 

‘Over the years, things seem to have turned romantic. They have been off and on now for a few years, but seem to spend more time together lately,’ the source explained.

Evolution: According to the insider, Jared and Valery first met in 2015 and'initially seemed to be friends,' but that things eventually took a romantic turn; Valery pictured on Instagram in May

Evolution: According to the insider, Jared and Valery first met in 2015 and ‘initially seemed to be friends,’ but that things eventually took a romantic turn; Valery pictured on Instagram in May

Earlier this week, the pair were photographed enjoying an afternoon hike amid COVID-19 lockdown.  

The source also alleged ‘earlier this year’ Leto introduced the Russian model to his mother Constance Leto and that they ‘hung out’ together.

On May 30, Valery rang in her 26th birthday by taking to Instagram to share a sweet portrait of herself from childhood.   

‘My day,’ captioned the brunette beauty, followed by a confetti emoji. 

Meet mom: The source also alleged'earlier this year' Leto introduced the Russian model to his mother Constance Leto and that they'hung out' together; Jared and Constance pictured in 2014

Meet mom: The source also alleged ‘earlier this year’ Leto introduced the Russian model to his mother Constance Leto and that they ‘hung out’ together; Jared and Constance pictured in 2014

Happy Birthday: On May 30, Valery rang in her 26th birthday by taking to Instagram to share a sweet portrait of herself from childhood

Happy Birthday: On May 30, Valery rang in her 26th birthday by taking to Instagram to share a sweet portrait of herself from childhood

Jared is fully aware of the public’s fascination with his personal life.

And he toyed with that fascination by playing up his budding friendship with fellow nominee Lupita Nyong’o, 37, during the 2013 award circuit.

At the time, Leto received critical acclaim for his heartbreaking performance in the drama film Dallas Buyers Club, which also starred Matthew McConaughey, 50.

During his acceptance speech at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, Jared referred to Lupita as his ‘future ex-wife’ and said he was ‘thinking about [her].’ 

Private: Jared Leto is notoriously private when it comes to his romantic life; Jared pictured in 2014

Private: Jared Leto is notoriously private when it comes to his romantic life; Jared pictured in 2014

In an interview with Net-a-Porter in March of last year, Lupita revealed that her and Leto are still in touch and that the award circuit forced them to form an intimate bond. 

‘Jared Leto, he’s still on speed dial, because we were on that [Oscar campaign] journey together and he’s so embracing of me,’ said the 12 Years A Slave star. 

‘There was an intimacy that grew from that, that goes beyond the dating rumors, beyond all that.’

Bond: In an interview with Net-a-Porter in March of last year, Lupita revealed that her and Leto are still in touch and that the award circuit forced them to form an intimate bond; Jared and Lupita pictured in 2013

Bond: In an interview with Net-a-Porter in March of last year, Lupita revealed that her and Leto are still in touch and that the award circuit forced them to form an intimate bond; Jared and Lupita pictured in 2013

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