Butler and Gerber first sparked romance rumors in December 2021 after they were spotted attending a yoga class together. At the time, a source exclusively revealed to Us Weekly that the pair were dating, adding, “It’s still very new.”
Five months later, the couple reached a major milestone when they made their red carpet debut at the 2022 Met Gala. Gerber celebrated the Gilded Age theme with an Alexander McQueen metallic gown while Butler opted for an all-black Prada suit for the big event.
The next year, a second source exclusively told Us that Butler and Gerber were very “secure” in their relationship — and that her famous parents, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford, approved of the pairing.
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The twosome made a joint appearance at W Magazine’s pre-Oscars party in Los Angeles. Although they didn’t publicly walk the red carpet together, Butler and Gerber were seen leaving the event together.
Though they didn’t walk the red carpet together, Gerber attended the 2022 Cannes Film Festival premiere of Elvis, in which Butler plays the titular role. The outing came shortly after Butler avoided a question about the duo’s romance during a GQ interview, saying, “I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that. But thank you for providing the space.”
When a photo of Gerber meeting Hudgens on a 2007 red carpet resurfaced on the internet, fans couldn’t believe the interaction had really happened.
“I’m crying I thought this was a meme but it really is Vanessa Hudgens meeting Kaia Gerber pls Austin Butler is so nasty for this,” one Twitter user reacted to the snap of the High School Musical star bending down to shake hands with the model years before they each sparked romances with Butler.
Butler and Gerber enjoyed a pre-New Year’s getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with her parents — Rande Gerber and Crawford — and her brother, Presley Gerber. Earlier in the month, it was reported that Kaia supported Butler when he made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut.
After Butler took home the win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama at the 2023 Golden Globes, Gerber met up with her beau to celebrate his big win. The couple were seen getting cozy at several afterparties and even shared a smooch before leaving together later in the night.
Butler, who became close with the Presley family while shooting Elvis, attended the Graceland memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley on January 22. The Nickelodeon alum and Gerber were spotted walking into the service hand-in-hand, according to photos obtained by the Daily Mail.
The couple stepped out in style for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles after Gerber was noticeably absent from the awards ceremony.
An insider exclusively told Us that the couple are still going strong — and having such a great time together that they’re shocked by how much time has passed. “Kaia can’t believe she and Austin have been dating for nearly two years,” the source explained. “They’ve both been so busy with their careers that the time has flown by.”
The insider added that the twosome are planning to spend the holidays together. “Kaia loves that her family gets along so well with Austin,” the source continued. “He’s joined them on several vacations and he’s definitely a part of the family.”
Butler and Kaia stepped out at the annual Casamigos Halloween party, dressing up as former couple Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick. The costume choice seemingly poked fun at both duos’ age gaps. (Warhol and Sedgwick, who took the art world by storm in the ‘60s, had a 15-year age gap. Butler and Kaia are 10 years apart.)