You cannot fault millions of people across the globe for having a strong crush on Austin Butler. Since the beginning of his acting career, the Californian actor has epitomised heartthrob status, playing roles ranging from the kid next door to the stereotypical bad boy with a sensitive side.
Add to it the fact that in reality, Butler’s work ethic and outstanding recommendations from his peers render him virtually irresistible. And he has been that.
In addition to his eight-year relationship with Vanessa Hudgens, the ‘Elvis star has had several high-profile relationships; yet, unlike many other celebrities, his breakups have been kept out of public view. Here, we examine Butler’s past relationships, from his earliest to his most recent.
Vanessa Hudgens: 2011-2020
When Butler and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted kissing in September 2011, fans were overjoyed, although, at the time, their representatives denied they were dating.
Three years later, in 2014, Hudgens referred to Butler as the “love of my life” in a birthday tribute, at which point their relationship became public knowledge.
Hudgens is rumoured to have been a major factor in Butler’s decision to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic. The couple attended multiple red carpets together, and Hudgens is credited with influencing Butler’s decision to take on the enormous role.
Sadly, the couple broke up in 2020, with the news initially surfacing via a source who claimed Vanessa had begun informing her acquaintances of the breakup.
Neither party officially acknowledged the breakup at the time, but while promoting Elvis in May 2022, Butler provided a response to British GQ regarding what transpired. “Life is full of changes, and you must find a way to evolve and improve continuously,” he remarked.
Olivia DeJonge: 2020
Olivia DeJonge, age 24, was reportedly the next lucky lady to accompany Austin. According to MTV News, the Elvis co-stars were spotted cuddling at an outdoor movie in Australia shortly after his divorce from Vanessa in 2020.
Given that Olivia portrayed Priscilla Presley opposite Austin’s portrayal of Elvis Presley, the rumoured pairing made a lot of sense. Several further sightings of the couple were recorded between January and November 2020, including an intimate late-autumn beach trip, according to the Daily Mail.
Lily-Rose Depp: 2021
Butler was sighted in London with French-American model and actor Lily-Rose Depp in August 2021. The couple made it abundantly evident that their relationship was more than platonic, as viral images showed them kissing.
The images of said PDA display was obtained by Mail Online at the time, which sparked a great deal of curiosity as to how long the couple had been dating.
Unfortunately, neither Butler nor Depp ever remarked on the relationship, and it appears that it was extremely brief. Why? Because it wasn’t long before Butler’s new relationship became official.
Kaia Gerber: 2021(Now)
Yes, Butler and model Kaia Gerber sent fans into a frenzy when rumours of their relationship first surfaced in December 2021.
They were first spotted attending an early morning yoga class in Los Angeles. The couple was photographed exiting Erewhon Market in Los Angeles in February 2022, and again while strolling Austin’s dog through West Hollywood’s Tree People Park.
Later, an exclusive insider verified to E! that the couple is “very casual” and “just loving hanging around.” However, in May, when Butler and Gerber attended the Met Gala, things took a severe turn. While they came separately, they met on the red carpet and were captured sharing a moment. Indeed, love exists, folks.
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Later that month, they photographed together again at the Cannes Feature Festival, where Butler was promoting his new film. While surrounded by throngs of onlookers on the red carpet, no one could have missed the moment when they grabbed one other’s faces and kissed—now that’s how to make your relationship public!
It looks like Butler and Gerber are still together and happier than ever at the time of writing. Oh, young love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Did Austin Butler Date Recently?
Austin has recently been romantically linked to the model Kaia Gerber, whose parents are extremely famous! The twenty-year-old is the daughter of eighties icon Cindy Crawford and business billionaire Rande Gerber. Her exes include Pete Davidson and Jacob Elordi.
How Long Have Lily Rose and Austin Butler Been a Couple?
The couple ended their nine-year relationship roughly one month before the COVID-19 pandemic, while the actor was in Australia filming the next Elvis Presley biopic in which he plays the lead role. The connection has not been discussed publicly by either party.
Who Did Austin Butler Date Before Kaia Gerber?
Butler and “High School Musical” alumna Hudgens were in a high-profile romance for over nine years before they split in 2020, a month before their anniversary.