Hollywood actor Kate Walsh sparks rumours she’s heading back to Perth

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VideoHollywood A-Lister Kate Walsh has gone public with her relationship with Moora farmer Andrew Nixon

There are whispers that Hollywood actor Kate Walsh will soon be returning to her second home of Perth.

The Grey’s Anatomy star, who bunkered down in Swanbourne for 15 months during the COVID-19 pandemic, left the State in June.

At the time she promised to return and it looks like she’s about the make good on her word.

Kate Walsh is rumoured to be returning to Perth any day.
Camera IconKate Walsh is rumoured to be returning to Perth any day. Credit: Instagram

Speaking to The West Live’s Ben O’Shea in June, she said: “I’ll be gone for a couple of months, but then I'll be back.”

Now the honorary West Aussie has sparked rumours she’s about to touch down in Perth.

Walsh’s western suburbs friend Claire Cosgriff, who is Racing and Wagering WA’s sponsorship and events manager, has shared a photo alongside the A-lister.

She wished Walsh a happy birthday and dropped a massive hint.

“Babe not long now,” Cosgriff wrote.

Kate Walsh visited the Ningaloo reef during her last stay.
Camera IconKate Walsh visited the Ningaloo reef during her last stay. Credit: twitter

It’s also understood that Walsh’s partner, who travelled to the US with her, is keen to return home to see his children.

Andrew Nixon is part of Nixon Farming, a prominent family farming enterprise in the Moora/New Norcia region, running merino sheep as well as rotating wheat, malt barley and canola.

He has been farming in the region for more than 30 years.

It is also believed that Walsh’s beloved pets, cat Pablo and dog Rosie, are still in Perth after she flew them over earlier in the year.

During her time in Perth, Walsh visited tourist destinations including Margaret River, Ningaloo and the Kimberley.

She appeared in Fremantle Theatre Company’s maiden production, The Other Place and was a popular guest at multiple soirées and charity events, Telethon among them.

Kate Walsh with Tim Minchin and Ben Elton during a Mark McGowan press conference.
Camera IconKate Walsh with Tim Minchin and Ben Elton during a Mark McGowan press conference. Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

Walsh previously revealed work commitments abroad prompted the departure, and she also planned to visit family in America that she had not been able to see since the pandemic began.

She recently reprised at her role as Dr Addison Montgomery in the long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

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