When news of actor Austin Butler and model Kaia Gerber’s improbable romance broke in 2021, the two individuals—each already well-known in their own right—made headlines together. They’ve been going strong for more than a year now.
See the most significant moments in Butler and Gerber’s relationship, from their first journey together to their most recent family holiday vacation.
The first relationship rumors begin on December 19, 2021.
Gerber and Butler were first seen together at a yoga class in Los Angeles, only one month after her announced breakup from actor Jacob Elordi, which sparked early relationship suspicions. According to photos obtained by Daily Mail, the two leave together in Gerber’s car after walking side by side while wearing masks and gym gear.
According to a source to People, Gerber and the actor are reported to be dating again. “She seems really happy,” … “All of her friends think [Butler]’s really cute.”
A few days later, on December 22, E! News releases exclusive photos of the two arriving and unpacking their luggage at the Los Angeles airport, bolstering the romance claims. A source told ET in January that the two are dating. “Kaia and Austin are seeing each other. They’re getting to know each other better and having a lot of fun hanging out,” the insider tells the outlet. “They’re very sweet and affectionate with each other and it feels comfortable between the two of them.”
They celebrate Valentine’s Day abroad on February 14, 2022.
According to Just Jared, Butler and Gerber go to London to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together.
They fly to Paris on March 22, 2022.
In photos published by the Daily Mail paparazzi, the model and actor are seen leaving their hotel in Paris while on a romantic getaway in the City of Love.
They make their red carpet debut on May 2, 2022.
Butler and Gerber made their first official red carpet appearance as a pair at the Met Gala, where they pose together in Gilded Age attire for the design event’s “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” 2022 theme. On March 24, the two were previously photographed together exiting W Magazine’s pre-Oscars Best Performances party.
Butler brushes off queries about their relationship on May 25, 2022.
During a feature interview with GQ, the Elvis actor specifies his privacy restrictions in regards to his relationship with Gerber.
“I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that,” he says when questioned about their romance. “But thank you for providing the space.”
The actor also expresses his vehement disdain of the paparazzi and his out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude about all the viral photographs of him with Gerber. “I go, ‘If I don’t see the picture, then it doesn’t really exist to me,'” Butler explains, while adding, “I don’t want to be really negative, but there’s hardly any job I despise more than paparazzi.”
Gerber attends the Cannes Film Festival with Butler on May 25, 2022.
At the 75th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera for the red carpet premiere of the actor’s leading role in the movie Elvis, the model was Butler’s plus-one. Throughout the event, there were several images of the two pack on the PDA.
Gerber appears in Butler’s photo shoot on July 28, 2022.
In Butler’s Elvis-themed picture session for V Magazine’s VMAN, the model sneakily makes an appearance and stands with her arms around the actor’s torso. How did we identify her? The photograph reveals Gerber’s distinctive arm tattoo, verifying her identity.
On August 15, 2022, they have a romantic lunch date.
In casual wear, the pair is seen out and about in Los Angeles before a romantic lunch date at The Oaks Gourmet Market & Cafe. Later, as they make their way to their cars, they kiss each other.
Butler is joined by Gerber on SNL on December 17, 2022.
The model, who is apparently accompanied by her parents, travels to New York City to support Butler during his debut hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. She dresses appropriately for the event in a purple minidress and a longline black leather coat.
They travel to Mexico for a romantic getaway in December 2022.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the couple spends the holidays in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with Gerber’s family.
While on vacation, Butler is seen using Gerber as his muse, having her pose in a bikini in a pool while taking pictures of her.
Following that, the two embark on a lunch date with the model’s parents, former supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber, as well as the latter’s brother Presley Gerber.