“Kaia can’t believe she and Austin have been dating for nearly two years,” an insider exclusively tells Us Weekly of Gerber, 22, and Butler, 32. “They’ve both been so busy with their careers that the time has flown by.”
The duo — who have been linked since late 2021 — have “packed schedules,” but “they spend as much time together as they can,” according to the source. “Although Austin and Kaia are both in the public eye, they’re really down to earth and have a very secure relationship, so they never let jealousy or anything like that get in the way,” the insider continues.
Butler is also tight with his girlfriend’s famous parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. “They’re looking forward to spending the holidays together, and Kaia loves that her family gets along so well with Austin,” the insider tells Us. “He’s joined them on several vacations and he’s definitely a part of the family.”
Kaia and Butler have kept their romance relatively private over the past two years, but the pair are occasionally spotted out and about together. In July, they were photographed holding hands after a romantic dinner at Costes restaurant in Paris.
The twosome previously went to Paris in February 2022 for their first Valentine’s Day as a couple. Three months later, they made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala.
That same month, Butler said that he wasn’t interested in sharing too many details about his relationship with the public. “I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that,” he told GQ in May 2022 when asked about Kaia. “But thank you for providing the space.”
Despite keeping their romance close to the vest, the duo publicly embraced on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March. Kaia, however, did not accompany her boyfriend to the Academy Awards ceremony, where he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in 2022’s Elvis.
Instead, Butler brought his pal James Farrell. “I’ve got my best friend here with me, who is also my agent,” he told Ashley Graham during a red carpet interview. “And I owe my career to him, so as a thank you, I wanted him to be by my side tonight.”