Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber’s Relationship Timeline

Elvis star Austin Butler was first romantically linked to Kaia Gerber in late 2021, however they’ve gotten lots of consideration currently as Butler’s award successful efficiency within the rock star’s biopic has elevated his visibility.

A part of folks’s curiosity is the couple’s earlier amours. Gerber dated Euphoria star Jacob Elordi for a 12 months earlier than they break 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 linked 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 tough.

In an interview about her romantic previous with Vogue, Gerber mentioned, “I discovered myself in conditions the place I used to be, like, I really haven’t got the life expertise that I have to deal with this. You already know, I used to be doing style month, however I used to be so younger I had kissed, like, just one individual. I by no means had a highschool sweetheart or something.”

She added that she ended up relationship “older folks,” as a result of that is who she was surrounded by on this planet of style. Davidson was 26 when he dated 18-year-old Gerber in 2020.

“I bought put in conditions the place sooner or later I might get up and be like, How did I get right here? I don’t know what I am doing, and I need assistance,” she defined. “And having the ability to ask for that assist was wonderful. That is 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 had been formally reported as being over in January 2020. The 31-year-old actor has mentioned Hudgens had a huge impact on his profession, encouraging him to go for the Elvis Presley function—although the gap whereas he was filming was apparently a significant hindrance of their relationship. The 2’s romance ended whereas he was engaged on the mission.

“I used to be really driving up by way of Griffith Park and Elvis’s ‘Blue Christmas’ got here on,” the 31-year-old actor advised Vogue in April 2022. “I used to be singing together with it when my buddy had type of an epiphany: ‘You’ll want to play Elvis.’”

The buddy in that story was apparently Hudgens.

Here is the whole timeline of Butler and Gerber’s romance.

December 2021

The primary rumors that the couple had been collectively started after they had been seen attending a yoga class collectively in December 2021. A supply advised Us Weekly on the time, “They’re low-key relationship. It is nonetheless very new.

He was additionally seen on December eight at Celine’s style present, the place Gerber was strolling the runway on the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. He was photographed with a few of Gerber’s household, together with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.

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A supply advised Those who they had been spending lots of time collectively earlier than the vacations, including, “She appears actually comfortable. All of her mates assume he is actually cute.”

February 2022

The couple spent Valentine’s Day collectively in London.

March 2022

The brand new couple loves touring collectively and headed to Paris simply after Paris Style Week, based on The Every day Mail. Later, they made their first public look at an enormous occasion, attending the W journal’s pre-Oscars get together in Los Angeles. They didn’t stroll the purple carpet collectively, however had been seen collectively on their means out.

April 2022

Gerber and Butler had been photographed holding arms on a date in Malibu at a farmer’s market, probably the most couple-y exercise possible.

Could 2022

They lastly made their purple carpet debut on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork for its 2022 Met Gala. The theme for the night time was the Gilded Age, and Gerber wore a metallic robe by Alexander McQueen, and Butler wore a black Prada go well with. They appear completely enamored with each other all night time.

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Later that month, Gerber attended the 2022 Cannes Movie Pageant premiere of Elvis.

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They had been then photographed smooching backstage.

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Additionally in Could, 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 house.”

July 2022

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 challenge. Within the black-and-white photographs, her arms are draped round his neck, although he hides the remainder of her from the digicam lens.

Aug 2022

Extra folks started to note the stark 10-year age hole between Butler and Gerber. A 2007 picture of Gerber along with his former flame, Vanessa Hudgens, went viral. It depicted them assembly throughout a Excessive College Musical 2 purple carpet occasion, Hudgens a younger grownup and Gerber a baby.

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December 2022

Butler and Gerber loved a pre-New Yr’s getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with their 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 Dwell internet hosting debut.

Jan 2023

Butler gained 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. Nonetheless, his official date of the night time was his older sister Ashley.

“I’ll convey my sister,” he advised Leisure Tonight. The choice was “laborious, [but] she’s my one and solely sister, so it’s going to be good to be together 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 advised Web page Six that the couple was “cuddled up within the nook.” The 2 had been additionally seen “making out” backstage on the Golden Globes, per Web page Six.

Round this time, Butler’s accent was famous by followers as being utterly totally different than his pre-Elvis voice. That is the place he advised the notorious story about Hudgens encouraging him to go for the function 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 buddy,” he mentioned. “And there was an Elvis Christmas track on the radio and I used to be singing alongside and my buddy regarded over at me and goes, ‘You have to play Elvis.’ I mentioned, ‘Oh, that is 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 mates or something. That very same buddy was there and I used to be enjoying the piano. She mentioned, ‘I am severe. You gotta work out how one can get the rights to a script.’ Then my agent known as and mentioned, ‘So Baz Luhrmann is making an Elvis movie.’”

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Hudgens primarily advised the identical story on Dwell With Kelly and Ryan in 2019, when the 2 had been nonetheless collectively.

“Final December, we had been driving alongside and we had been listening to Christmas music, after which an Elvis Presley Christmas track got here on,” Hudgens mentioned. “He had simply dyed his hair darkish. He is 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, it’s essential to play Elvis.’ Then in January, he was sitting on the piano. And he is enjoying and he is singing and I am like, ‘I do not know the way, however it’s essential to work out how one can play Elvis. Like, I do not know the way we get rights or what we do, however it’s essential to play him.”

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Hudgens is at present relationship basketball star Cole Tucker, and most of the people assumed she wasn’t significantly 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 Woman Gaga faculty of marketing campaign performing,” Scott wrote, together with a tweet from Web page Six about Butler’s vocal coach gave about his accent.

Hudgens rapidly appreciated the submit, then commented, “Crying.”

Presumably, she means crying-laughing.

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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, shall be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.

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