Helen Hunt enjoys a rare getaway with longtime boyfriend Jeffrey Nordling in Santa Monica

Helen Hunt and her longtime boyfriend Jeffrey Nordling were spotted taking a leisurely stroll through her picturesque Santa Monica neighborhood with her dogs on Thursday afternoon.

Walking down the sidewalk together, the Academy Award winner, the 59- and 61-year-old Big Little Lies star, who previously starred together in the 1988 movie Shooter, chatted as they soaked up the sun after some cold and rainy days in South America. California.

For their laid-back getaway, the Girls Just Want to Have Fun actress has cut a casual figure in a cozy black long sleeve, matching drawstring joggers, little retro shades, a long silver pendant and gray UGG boots.

The mother-of-one held onto the leash of her beloved black and white pup, Eddie, while Nordling walked her other dog, Emma.

He opted to rock a lightweight heather gray hoodie, dark wash jeans and sneakers with bright blue shoelaces.

Friends: Helen Hunt and her longtime boyfriend Jeffrey Nordling were spotted taking a leisurely stroll through her picturesque Santa Monica neighborhood with her dogs on Thursday afternoon

Fresh air: Walking down the sidewalk together, the Academy Award winner, the 59 and 61-year-old Big Little Lies star, who previously starred together in the 1988 film Shooter, chatted as they soaked up the sun after several cold and rainy days in Southern California

Fresh air: Walking down the sidewalk together, the Academy Award winner, the 59 and 61-year-old Big Little Lies star, who previously starred together in the 1988 film Shooter, chatted as they soaked up the sun after several cold and rainy days in Southern California

Comfy: For their laid-back outing, the Mad About You actress cut a casual figure in a black long sleeve, matching drawstring joggers, little retro shades, a long silver pendant and gray UGG boots

Comfy: For their laid-back outing, the Mad About You actress cut a casual figure in a black long sleeve, matching drawstring joggers, little retro shades, a long silver pendant and gray UGG boots

Later, the friends attended a screening of The Waterdance and River’s Edge at The Aero, which included a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Steinberg and Tim Hunter and with Hunt.

Film producers Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford were on hand to give a special introduction to the tribute to filmmaker Neal Jimenez.

On Friday morning, Hunt posted a photo of himself outside the independent cinema with 63-year-old Steinberg.

‘What a beautiful night. To honor #neiljimenez in that way, to see his work and hear from @cine_fix how productive he was and to be reminded how beautiful #TheWaterdance and #River’sEdge are,” she captioned the image.

She also posted some snaps Nordling took of her on stage with Steinberg and footage of the bustling crowd inside before the panel began.

Nordling is married to actress Francia Dimase, who is the mother of his twin daughters Eloise and Miranda, both 27, and 20-year-old Iris.

Meanwhile, Helen shares her 18-year-old daughter Makena Lei Gordon with ex Matthew Carnahan.

Hunt got her start in show business as a TV actress, appearing as a guest star on shows like The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner and Swiss Family Robinson.

Taking a walk: The mother of one held onto the leash of her beloved black and white pup, Eddie, while Nordling walked her other dog, Emma

Taking a walk: The mother of one held onto the leash of her beloved black and white pup, Eddie, while Nordling walked her other dog, Emma

Casual: He opted to rock a lightweight marl gray hoodie, dark wash jeans and sneakers with bright blue shoelaces

Casual: He opted to rock a lightweight marl gray hoodie, dark wash jeans and sneakers with bright blue shoelaces

Supportive: Later, the friends attended a screening of The Waterdance and River's Edge at The Aero, including a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Steinberg and Tim Hunter and Hunt

Supportive: Later, the friends attended a screening of The Waterdance and River’s Edge at The Aero, including a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Steinberg and Tim Hunter and Hunt

Supportive: Later, the friends attended a screening of The Waterdance and River's Edge at The Aero, including a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Steinberg and Tim Hunter and Hunt

Busy day: Film producers Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford were on hand to give a special introduction to the tribute to filmmaker Neal Jimenez

Supportive: Later, the friends attended a screening of The Waterdance and River’s Edge at The Aero, including a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Steinberg and Tim Hunter and Hunt

Close: Nordling and Hunt have maintained a close friendship over the years and she regularly appears on his Instagram

Close: Nordling and Hunt have maintained a close friendship over the years and she regularly appears on his Instagram

She then moved on to Mad About You, which aired from 1992 to 1999. The show brought her huge popularity and Emmy awards.

Nordling is best known for his roles as Gordon Klein in Big Little Lies and Nick Bolen in Desperate Housewives.

He also starred on Body of Proof as the ex-husband of Dana Delany’s character and on FX’s series Dirt, alongside Courteney Cox.

Happy life: Nordling is married to actress Francia Dimase, who is the mother of his twin daughters Eloise and Miranda, both 27, and 20-year-old Iris

Happy life: Nordling is married to actress Francia Dimase, who is the mother of his twin daughters Eloise and Miranda, both 27, and 20-year-old Iris

Impressive: Nordling is best known for his roles as Gordon Klein in Big Little Lies and Nick Bolen in Desperate Housewives.

Impressive: Nordling is best known for his roles as Gordon Klein in Big Little Lies and Nick Bolen in Desperate Housewives.

'What a beautiful night.  To honor #neiljimenez in that way, to see his work and hear from @cine_fix how prolific he was and to be reminded how beautiful #TheWaterdance and #River'sEdge are,

‘What a beautiful night. To honor #neiljimenez in that way, to see his work and hear from @cine_fix how prolific he was and to be reminded how beautiful #TheWaterdance and #River’sEdge are,” Hunt captioned a photo of himself Friday morning with filmmaker Michael Steinberg

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