Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who gained fame following his portrayal of King Leonidas in the fantasy war film 300. Butler launched his acting career after studying law at University of Glasgow School of Law. He landed small roles in the mid-1990s before starring as Count Dracula in the horror film Dracula 2000.
Butler appeared alongside Christian Bale in Reign of Fire before working with Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life. In the 2010s, Gerard portrayed special agent Mike Banning in the Has Fallen series, and is set to reprise his role in Night Has Fallen.
This piece will look at Gerard Butler’s dating history. He is currently single.
Gerard split from his girlfriend of seven years Morgan Brown in August 2020
Gerard and real estate developer first sparked dating rumors after fans spotted them on a date in Malibu in 2014. The couple dated for two years before splitting up. In October 2017, he told People that he was single and looking to start a family in five years. “In five years I want to be in a relationship,” he told the publication. “I’d love to have one or two kids – it’s about time.”
The couple got back together but reportedly split for good in August 2020. A source speaking to Us Weekly said that Butler’s reluctance to settle down and commit to Morgan led to the breakup. The source also stated that the couple were ‘handling the breakup with maturity.’
Gerard has been linked with celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Lindsey Lohan
Rumors about a relationship between Jennifer Aniston and Gerard sparked after the pair worked together in 2009’s The Bounty Hunter. The couple reportedly dated for a year.
The relationship didn’t work out, but the pair remained friends. Aniston later married Justin Theroux, but the union lasted only two years. In the aftermath of the divorce, Jennifer reached out to Butler for support. A source speaking to Express revealed:
“They have been talking non-stop. She isn’t going to rush headlong into a new romance right away but she’s really touched Gerard is doing everything he can to console her. Whenever she’s ready, there’s no doubt he’ll be at her side.”
Gerard and Jennifer clearly cared for each other, but they didn’t rekindle their romance. Butler holds Jennifer in high regard as he told Andy Cohen that she is a ‘much better’ kisser than Angelina Jolie. Aniston isn’t the only high profile celebrity linked with Gerard. In 2007, he was linked with 300 co-star Rosario Dawson, and a year later, he was rumored to be dating Cameron Diaz. A source told The Mirror:
“They walked up to the balcony area to look at the sunset. He had one arm round her waist and the other on the small of her back. She kept giggling and touching his chest to whisper in his ear. They obviously had a good night.”
He was later linked with former Disney star Lindsey Lohan. The couple sparked relationship rumors after they were spotted kissing on a golf cart in Morocco. “He’s hot, he’s mine!” Lindsey reportedly told The Mirror. “I’ve got no ring on my finger so I’m going to have lots of fun. This is the most romantic place in the world.”
Gerard has also been linked to Ashley Green, Jessica Biel, and Naomi Campbell.
Gerard received criticism from Brandi Glanville after he seemed reluctant to discuss their fling
In January 2018, Gerard appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen alongside 50 Cent to promote their film Den of Thieves. As the interview progressed, Gerard’s love life came up. He told Andy Cohen that at the time of his fling with Brandi Glanville, he didn’t know that she was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He continued:
“Anyway, we hung out, we had fun, and then I never saw her again. Suddenly, I was walking down the street with a director and these guys from TMZ go, ‘Hey, what about you and Brandi Glanville?’ And I’m like, ‘Who’s Brandi Glanville?’ because I didn’t even know her last name… She got pretty upset.”
Brandi fired back at Gerard via her blog Bicoastal Beauty Unfiltered. She wrote that she’d drawn inspiration from the Time’s Up movement to respond to Butler, but she clarified that no sexual misconduct happened between her and Gerard. She called out Gerard for acting embarrassed about his fling with her. She wrote:
“Respect the women you invite into your bed and into your life. Whether you know their last name or not! Whether they are famous or not! Just a proper human being. I may not have been sexually harassed but I have been humiliated, embarrassed, financially tortured and emotionally abused by men in power, in my work life and by men like you in my personal life.”
Butler pointed to his busy career as the reason why he struggles to settle down
In 2014, Butler told The Mail on Sunday that he’s met many spectacular women, but he struggles to settle down because of his busy career. He told the publication:
“It’s harder to be in a relationship in this industry. It’s partly my own fault, and partly the nature of the beast. It’s hard when you are leaving all the time. I am in Australia for two months. Who wants to put up with that? But who says life has to be just one relationship? Maybe it’s meant to have many short relationships.”