Elvis star Austin Butler was first romantically linked to Kaia Gerber in late 2021, however they’ve gotten plenty of consideration these days as Butler’s award wining efficiency within the rock star’s biopic has elevated his visibility.
A part of individuals’s curiosity is the couple’s earlier amours. Gerber dated Euphoria star Jacob Elordi for a yr earlier than they cut up in September of 2020; she’s additionally been linked to Pete Davidson. Her relationship with Elordi ended a couple of month earlier than she was related to Butler. The 21-year-old has a busy life as an actress and mannequin, taking after her mom, supermodel Cindy Crawford, which has made sure relationships troublesome.
In an interview about her romantic previous with Vogue, Gerber stated, “I discovered myself in conditions the place I used to be, like, I really don’t have the life expertise that I must deal with this. , I used to be doing trend month, however I used to be so younger I had kissed, like, just one particular person. I had by no means had a highschool sweetheart or something.”
She added that she ended up courting “older individuals,” as a result of that is who she was surrounded by on the earth of trend. Davidson was 26 when he dated 18-year-old Gerber in 2020.
“I bought put in conditions the place sooner or later I’d get up and be like, How did I get right here? I do not know what I’m doing, and I need assistance,” she defined. “And having the ability to ask for that assist was wonderful. That’s what actual rising up means, not being afraid to ask.”
Butler was in a relationship with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens for 9 years, they usually have been officially reported as being over in January 2020. The 31-year-old actor has stated Hudgens had a big effect on his profession, encouraging him to go for the Elvis Presley position—although the space whereas he was filming was apparently a significant hinder of their relationship. The 2’s romance ended whereas he was engaged on the challenge.
“I used to be really driving up via Griffith Park and Elvis’s ‘Blue Christmas’ got here on,” the 31-year-old actor informed Vogue in April 2022. “I used to be singing together with it when my pal had type of an epiphany: ‘It’s good to play Elvis.’”
The pal in that story was apparently Hudgens.
Here is the entire timeline of Butler and Gerber’s romance.
The primary rumors that the couple have been collectively started once they have been seen attending a yoga class collectively in December 2021. A supply informed Us Weekly on the time, “They’re low-key courting. It’s nonetheless very new.
He was additionally seen on December 8 at Celine’s trend present, the place Gerber was strolling the runway on the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. He was photographed with a few of Gerber’s household, together with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.
A supply informed People that they have been spending plenty of time collectively earlier than the vacations, including, “She appears actually comfortable. All of her buddies assume he is actually cute.”
The pair spent Valentine’s Day collectively in London.
The brand new couple loves touring collectively and headed to Paris simply after Paris Vogue Week, in response to The Daily Mail. Later, they made their first public look at a giant occasion, attending the W journal’s pre-Oscars get together in Los Angeles. They didn’t stroll the crimson carpet collectively, however were seen collectively on their manner out.
Gerber and Butler have been photographed holding fingers on a date in Malibu at a farmer’s market, essentially the most couple-y exercise conceivable.
They lastly made their crimson carpet debut on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork for its 2022 Met Gala. The theme for the evening was the Gilded Age, and Gerber wore a metallic robe by Alexander McQueen, and Butler wore a black Prada swimsuit. They give the impression of being completely enamored with each other all evening.
Later that month, Gerber attended the 2022 Cannes Movie Competition premiere of Elvis.
They have been then photographed smooching backstage.
Additionally in Might, Butler was requested about his relationship in a GQ interview, and replied, “I do not assume there’s something I need to share about that. However thanks for offering the area.”
Gerber’s tattoo of the phrases “I do know” on her wrist seemingly gave away that she made a visitor look in Butler’s photoshoot for VMAN 49’s Fall-Winter 2022 issue. Within the black-and-white pictures, her arms are draped round his neck, although he hides the remainder of her from the digicam lens.
Extra individuals started to note the stark 10-year age hole between Butler and Gerber. A 2007 photograph of Gerber together with his former flame, Vanessa Hudgens, went viral. It depicted them assembly throughout a Excessive Faculty Musical 2 crimson carpet occasion, Hudgens a younger grownup and Gerber a baby.
Butler and Gerber loved a pre-New Yr’s getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, along with her dad and mom—Rande Gerber and Crawford—and her brother, Presley Gerber. Earlier within the month, it was reported that Kaia supported Butler when he made his Saturday Night time Reside internet hosting debut.
Butler received within the Greatest Efficiency by an Actor in a Movement Image – Drama on the 2023 Golden Globes, and Gerber was there for his large win. Nevertheless, his official date of the evening was his older sister Ashley.
“I will convey my sister,” he informed Entertainment Tonight. The choice was “exhausting, [but] she’s my one and solely sister, so it will be good to be along with her.”
Earlier than the occasion, Gerber and Butler loved the W and Louis Vuitton’s pre-Golden Globes dinner collectively, and an insider on the occasion informed Page Six that the couple was “cuddled up within the nook.” The 2 have been additionally seen “making out” backstage on the Golden Globes, per Page Six.
Round this time, Butler’s accent was famous by followers as being utterly completely different than his voice pre-Elvis. That is the place he informed the notorious story about Hudgens encouraging him to go for the position whereas at The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable.
“The month earlier than I heard that Baz [Luhrmann] was making the film, I used to be going to have a look at Christmas lights with a pal,” he stated. “And there was an Elvis Christmas music on the radio and I used to be singing alongside and my pal appeared over at me and goes, ‘You’ve bought to play Elvis.’ I stated, ‘Oh, that’s such an extended shot.’”
“A few weeks later, I used to be enjoying the piano,” he continued. “I by no means actually sang for any of my buddies or something. That very same pal was there and I used to be enjoying the piano. She stated, ‘I’m critical. You gotta work out how one can get the rights to a script.’ Then my agent referred to as and stated, ‘So Baz Luhrmann is making an Elvis movie.’”
Hudgens primarily informed the identical story on Reside With Kelly and Ryan in 2019, when the 2 have been nonetheless collectively.
“Final December, we have been driving alongside and we have been listening to Christmas music, after which an Elvis Presley Christmas music got here on,” Hudgens stated. “He had simply dyed his hair darkish. He’s a pure blonde…and I used to be taking a look at him and he was singing alongside and I used to be like, ‘Babe, you must play Elvis.’ Then in January, he was sitting on the piano. And he’s enjoying and he’s singing and I’m like, ‘I don’t understand how, however you must work out how one can play Elvis. Like, I don’t understand how we get rights or what we do, however you must play him.”
Hudgens is at present courting basketball star Cole Tucker, and most of the people assumed she wasn’t notably salty about Butler’s success or his new relationship. However then Instagram person Ryan Scott cracked a joke about Butler’s Presley new lilt, insinuating he is placing it on to heat up award present voters.
“He went to the Girl Gaga faculty of marketing campaign appearing,” Scott wrote, together with a tweet from Web page Six about Butler’s vocal coach gave about his accent.
Hudgens rapidly favored the put up, then commented, “Crying.”
Presumably, she means crying-laughing.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first ebook, The Lonely Hunter, will likely be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.