Since first being spotted together in late 2021, Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber have been busy hopping from red carpet to red carpet and sneaking in R & R on the beach, as well as spending time with Gerber’s family — all while looking picture-perfect for every single errand and engagement.
Gerber must have a thing for Elvis, given that she’s essentially dated two versions of the King of Rock ‘n Roll: Priscilla star Jacob Elordi and her current boyfriend, Butler, who nabbed an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the music legend in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. (Gerber did dress up like Priscilla Presley alongside Elordi for Halloween one year, so it tracks!) Previously, Gerber briefly dated Pete Davidson, and then dated Elordi for a year before joining forces with Butler, who had previously dated fellow actor and HSM star Vanessa Hudgens for nearly a decade.
December 2021: Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber are first spotted together.
Gerber and Jacob Elordi parted ways in November 2021, soon after they made their red carpet debut as a couple. About a month after Gerber’s split from Elordi, she was seen out and about with Butler, and relationship rumors began to fly. The pair then began to spend a lot more time in one another’s company, as they were spotted together frequently in late 2021 and early 2022, including once on a trip to Paris. “She seems really happy,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “All of her friends think he’s really cute.”
March 2022: Butler and Gerber make their first public appearance as a couple.
The couple made it official at a W magazine party in Los Angeles in spring 2022. They were photographed holding hands while walking into the event, with Kaia looking gorgeous in a glittering top and skirt. May 2022: Butler and Gerber make their Met Gala debut.
The couple made their official red carpet debut on one of the biggest carpets ever: at the 2022 Met Gala. Gerber wore a beaded silver gown and a cloud of ringlet curls, and Butler looked chic in a black-on-black tuxedo. The pair didn’t walk the carpet together but posed for a few shots and united for a kiss, solidifying their romance for hundreds of flashing cameras.
May 2022: Butler says he doesn’t want to talk about his relationship publicly.
When asked about his relationship with the model in an interview with GQ, Butler politely declined to share any details. “I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that, but thank you for providing the space,” he said, prioritizing his privacy.
July 2022: Butler and Gerber do a photoshoot together.
Well, kinda. Gerber briefly appeared in Butler’s VMan photoshoot, embracing her boyfriend who has his back to the camera, obscuring her from sight. How do we know it’s her? You can see her “I know” tattoo on one arm! January 2023: Butler celebrates his Golden Globe win by kissing Gerber backstage.
After winning his first Golden Globe for his performance as Elvis, Butler celebrated the major moment with his girlfriend, seeking her out for a big, romantic kiss backstage that went viral on TikTok. March 2023: Butler and Gerber attend the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.
The couple did not walk the Oscars 2023 red carpet together, despite the fact that Butler was nominated for his role in Elvis, but they did pose together after the ceremony at the Vanity Fair after-party. Gerber wore a shimmering silver Celine gown and Butler swapped his ceremony look for a ’70s-inspired Saint Laurent tux with a purple silk shirt.
March 2023: Butler and Gerber vacation in Mexico.
After a very busy awards season, Gerber and Butler took a breather on the beaches of Cabo, soaking up the sun and getting in some much-needed relaxation time.
April 2023: Butler and Gerber visit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
The couple visited patients at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in April 2023, posing for photos, chatting with children and even taking time for a little music.
April 2023: Butler and Gerber appear on the TIME100 red carpet.
The pair were back on the red carpet in April at the TIME100 gala, as Butler was honored at the event. Gerber wore a backless gray halter gown and Butler, true to form, donned a slim-fitting tuxedo.
May 2023: Engagement rumors swirl.
Deuxmoi strikes again. An anonymous tip was shared with the gossip outlet that Butler and Gerber had gotten engaged but wanted to “keep it low-key” — but Page Six and TMZ’s sources reported otherwise.
May 2023: Butler and Gerber do a double date night with Gerber’s parents.
The couple hit the town alongside Gerber’s parents, supermodel Cindy Crawford and entrepreneur Rande Gerber, for a double date night at Roberta’s in Los Angeles. Imagine sitting at the table over, right? It definitely looks like Gerber’s parents approve of their daughter’s boyfriend.
July 2023: Butler and Gerber have a matching date night in Paris and an incognito date night in Los Angeles.
Like the jet setting couple that they are, Butler and Gerber had date nights around the globe during the month of July. During Paris Fashion Week, the two had a matching moment while heading out on the town, both donning shades of brown. A few weeks later, the couple was spotted again in Los Angeles, linking arms and avoiding the spotlight with lowkey ‘fits. Masks? Check. Baseball cap? Check. Sunglasses? Check.