Who is Austin Butler's girlfriend? The DL on the actor's current relationship and dating history

Wondering about Austin Butler's girlfriend? Here's a deep dive into his current relationship and past dating history...

Austin Butler pictured in a black suit as he attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. / in a green and pink template
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Who is Austin Butler's girlfriend? While he was scooping up a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elvis, everyone's eyes were on Austin and his mystery date to the awards ceremony. Well, we're here with the answers to whether we've all still got a smidgen of a chance or whether it's time to get the violins out...

When it comes to celebrity pairings, we just can't get enough—whether it's hearing cute developments in Tom Holland and Zendaya's relationship or theorizing over who Selena Gomez is dating. Which is likely why interest has spiked around Austin's own love life and girlfriend—especially after their very loved up display at the 2023 Golden Globes.

So here's a look into Austin's current relationship and his dating history—which includes a uber long-term relationship with an iconic Disney alumni...

Does Austin Butler have a girlfriend?

Ah, the question on every fan's lips! 

Sorry Austin lovers, the actor does indeed have a girlfriend. The actor is currently in a relationship with model Kaia Gerber—who accompanied him to the Golden Globes on January 10th—where they were caught sharing a smooch following his big win.

Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber

Yes indeed, Austin Butler's girlfriend is model and Italian bob trendsetter, Kaia Gerber—who, for anyone who doesn't know is also the daughter of 90s icon, Cindy Crawford.

The pair have reportedly been dating since December 2021—following Kaia's split from Euphoria's Jacob Elordi—and have now been together for over a year. 

While neither Austin nor Kaia have commented on their relationship, the pair have treated us to a number of swoon-worthy moments—from their red carpet debut at the Met Gala 2022 to their kiss at the Cannes Film Festival just two weeks later.

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler arrive at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.

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Austin Butler's dating history

Before his relationship with Kaia, who is also one of Pete Davidson's ex-girlfriends, Austin was linked to a number of stars, including Lily-Rose Depp and was involved in a long-term relationship with High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens.

Lily-Rose Depp

While neither confirmed any sort of relationship, the internet went wild with rumors that Lily and Austin were an item after they were seemingly photographed sharing a passionate kiss, following a dinner date in August 2021.

Austin Butler and Olivia Dejonge

In 2020, rumors also started swirling that Austin and his Elvis co-star, Olivia were dating, shortly after his breakup with Vanessa hit the headlines. 

Neither actor confirmed or denied the claims however, so that's all the intel we have on these two!

Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens

These two were at one time, one of the biggest Hollywood couples—with fans still mourning the relationship now (much like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber stans).

The former Disney stars were first linked in 2011 and dated for nine years, before sadly calling it quits in January 2020.

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

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A source told People (opens in new tab) that their "busy schedules" was a contributing factor in their breakup. The insider said: “They really loved each other and have been through some of their toughest life moments together."

Before adding, “busy work schedules and travel definitely put a strain on the relationship. They were a wonderful couple and it’s really sad that it didn’t work out.”

While they have both moved on, fans are now claiming that Vanessa played a big hand in actually manifesting his Elvis role.

In fact, they have pointed out that she was actually the one to encourage him to audition for the role in the first place. Appearing on Live with Ryan and Kelly in 2019 (a year before their split) Vanessa shared that she was so 'proud' of him for landing the role and said: "It's so crazy because last December, we were driving along and we were listening to Christmas music, and then an Elvis Presley Christmas song came on.

“He had just dyed his hair dark, he’s a natural blonde—and I was looking at him and he was singing along and I was like, 'babe, you need to play Elvis. I don’t know how, but I’m serious. You need to play him.'”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.