Who is Austin Butler's girlfriend? Inside his relationship with Kaia Gerber and past dating history

Wondering about Austin Butler's girlfriend and *those* engagement rumors? Here's all the intel on his love life...

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler pose together at the 2023 Time100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023 in New York City/ in a purple and pink template
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Who is Austin Butler's girlfriend? For anyone wondering if they still have a smidgen of a chance with the Elvis actor, we've got some bad news for you, as the heartthrob is actually in a relationship with model Kaia Gerber. Here's the latest on his love life, from those debunked engagement rumors to a recap of his dating history...

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 rumors started swirling that Austin had popped the question...

So, here's a look into Austin's relationship with Kaia 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 Kaia Gerber—who accompanied him to the Golden Globes on January 10, 2023—where they were caught sharing a smooch following his big win. 

(L-R) Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

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For those who don't know, Kaia is a model and Italian bob trendsetter but also the daughter of 90s icon, Cindy Crawford.

Austin and Kaia have reportedly been dating since December 2021—following Kaia's split from Euphoria's Jacob Elordi. They went on to make their red carpet debut at the Met Gala 2022 and since then, the couple has treated us to a number of swoon-worthy moments.  Most recently, in fact, Austin and Kaia stepped out to pose arm in arm at the Time100 gala, so it's safe to say they're still going strong. 

Now, as of May 2023, the pair have been dating for over a year and a half, with their names once again hitting the headlines, with rather juicy reports claiming they've gotten engaged. But before you recommence your violin playing, it seems the rumors are false...

Are Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler engaged?

So, is there actually anything to these Kaia Gerber/Austin Butler engagement news? The short answer is no, no there isn't.

The rumors reached a head on Thursday, May 25, 2023, after DeuxMoi, an anonymous celebrity gossip account, alleged that the Elvis actor had popped the question back in April. They posted: "News about your favorite Elvis, can confirm he's engaged with the model girlfriend. He proposed back in April but they want to keep it low-key." 

This naturally sent the internet into a tailspin, however following the post, DeuxMoi then posted another update on their Story (as per Grazia), sharing snaps of the couple seemingly moving in together, with a caption that read: "Kaia & Austin moving day in April! Sources are saying not engaged…yet!"

TMZ has also since reported that a source close to Kaia and Austin has confirmed that they are infact, NOT engaged. 

So there you have it folks, there are no wedding bells on the horizon just yet!

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), despite Vanessa Hudgens' boyfriend popping the question to her in February 2023 and Austin happily moved on with Kaia.

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 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.”

And it seems like the pair have another strange link...

Internet sleuths recently discovered that Austin's current girlfriend Kaia was introduced to Vanessa on the red carpet at the world premiere of High School Musical 2, which came out in 2007. Kaia, who was seven years old at the time, fangirled over a then-19-year-old Vanessa, who was the star of the film.

Strange indeed!

And while Austin and Vanessa 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, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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.