Go Inside Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler’s Sweet Relationship Timeline

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Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler have legit been dating for almost three years and have obvi already reached the “kissing in front of cameras” stage of the relationship, so by our Kravis-based calculations, they should be touching tongues on a red carpet any day now! Kidding, but for real: These two went from low-key to high-key in record time, and their relationship is best described as a super-chill and super-cute whirlwind. Complete timeline of how it all happened, below!

November 18, 2021

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Kaia and her then-boyfriend Jacob Elordi end their relationship after a little more than a year of dating. Just FYI, they were very serious, and Kaia even opened up about Jacob to Vogue, saying, “Being able to be with someone I trust, where we don’t want anything from each other, having a safe, steady relationship like that has really opened my eyes to the possibilities of love and what it feels like to love without conditions. Lust is touching other people or wanting them, but love is really seeing someone.”

December 20, 2021

Kaia and Austin are spotted out and about in Los Angeles in photos published by the Daily Mail, fueling some initial dating speculation. Because, as we all know, two humans can’t hang together without the internet assuming they’re a couple. (Although in this case, everyone was right, so nvm.)

December 22, 2021

One day after being seen together, People dusts off a source who says Kaia and Austin are enjoying each other’s company and that “she seems really happy. All of her friends think he’s really cute.” I mean, this is an objective fact:

the 2022 met gala celebrating

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December 23, 2021

Not to be outdone, Us Weekly finds a source of its own who notes that Austin and Kaia are officially official:

“They are low-key dating. It’s still very new.”

January 19, 2022

People publishes photos of Kaia and Austin on what they describe as a “casual supermarket date.” Shortly after this, an Entertainment Tonight source says, “Kaia and Austin are seeing each other. They’re getting to know each other better and having a lot of fun hanging out. They’re very sweet and affectionate with each other and it feels comfortable between the two of them.”

February 14, 2020

We know Kaia and Austin spend Valentine’s Day together thanks to Just Jared publishing photos of them walking around London! Tragically, we don’t have more photos of this moment, so here’s this important GIF instead:

March 26, 2022

Kaia and Austin attend W magazine’s annual Best Performances party and look super coupled-up in this pic from the event.

May 2, 2022

The pair make their official celeb couple debut at the Met Gala!!!!!!!!!!!

the 2022 met gala celebrating

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May 25, 2022

Kaia supports Austin at the Cannes premiere of his new movie Elvis, and they have a romantic kissy moment on the carpet that’s captured by pretty much every single photographer in France:

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That same day, GQ drops an interview with Austin where he is asked about Kaia and dodges the question with, “I don’t think there’s anything I want to share about that. But thank you for providing the space.” Lol, but fair.

June 15, 2022

The two are spotted holding hands in New York City as they attend a screening of Elvis.

June 27, 2022

Austin and Kaia get—erm—steamy in a photo shoot for ​VMan 49’s fall/winter 2022 issue. In the two black-and-white photos posted by the publication, the actor poses with his back facing the camera, while the supermodel’s arms (which are beyond identifiable based on her “I know” wrist tattoo) are draped around his neck.

September 3, 2022

Kaia officially turns 21 (!!) and celebrates the milestone b-day with her close friends. However, Entertainment Tonight reports that her beau wasn’t in attendance and adds that an anonymous source dished that the Elvis star was supposed to attend but couldn’t make it at the last second. “Kaia didn’t seem bothered by it at all,” the insider adds, “and was having an amazing time.”

December 21, 2022

Looking ever-stunning, the happy couple are spotted bundled up for a morning stroll around Los Angeles’s Los Feliz area.

January 4, 2023

While I was in my sweats watching Falling for Christmas for the 18th time, Kaia and Austin were lounging poolside while vacationing in Mexico. Oh, and as if that weren’t already envy-inducing enough, the actor was caught in 4K being the ultimate Insta boyfriend and taking pics of Kaia while the model playfully posed in her bikini and sunnies.

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^Me rn looking at all their pics.

January 9, 2023

The stunning duo kick off Golden Globes weekend together at an intimate dinner that W magazine hosted with Louis Vuitton in Los Angeles, and they look beyond happy. And tbh, my guess is that one of the reasons probs has to do with the fact that Austin is nominated in the Best Actor, Drama category for his role in Elvis. 2023 🤝🏻 this power couple.

January 22, 2023

Kaia shows her support for Austin while they are spotted together attending Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral, and they’re even seated right behind the Presley family during the somber event.

“My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper, and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie,” the actor says in a statement to E! News at the time, in reference to the legendary singer’s daughters and mother. “I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love, and her authenticity will always be remembered.”

February 25, 2023

Another day, another W party! Except this time around, the couple are spotted getting even cozier at the magazine’s annual Best Performances party, with reports that Austin and Kaia were “making out all night” at the star-studded affair. 👀 Clearly, the sky is blue, water is wet, and these two *love* a PDA moment, lol.

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March 12, 2023

Kaia supports Austin at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and the vibe is v cute.

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March 16, 2023

The couple are spotted enjoying a romantic vacation in Mexico and Page Six obtains pics of them getting some R & R at an oceanfront resort.

March 31, 2023

Not soon after returning from their romantic vacay, Kaia and Austin spend time volunteering at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

According to E!, during the visit, Austin “embraced his musical talents by jamming out with a young patient on a guitar.” He even reportedly “gave the feedback that it was awesome, that sounds so good. I love that song.”

May 25, 2023

Amid rumors of an engagement, a source tells TMZ that, nope, Kaia and Austin are “NOT engaged.” Sorry if you were excited!

May 26, 2023

In the wake of sources close to the pair insisting they’re definitely not engaged, they make it clear their relationship is definitely still going strong and serious by stepping out for a double date with Kaia’s famous parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, at Italian restaurant Roberta’s in Los Angeles, according to Page Six.

July 5, 2023

The pair is seen out and about in the über romantic city of Paris in surprisingly autumnal ~lewks~ while on their way to hotspot Costes—a hotel with a lively restaurant and bar.

Kaia is dressed in a brown slipdress, which she layers under a long black coat. For footwear, she opts for tall, black heeled boots and accessorizes with a leather black shoulder bag, a gold chain necklace, and hoop earrings. Austin, for his part, looks cool and casual in a plain white tee, which he pairs with a pair of brown jeans and a cropped grayish-blue collared jacket.

August 9, 2023

The low-key couple is spotted by a fan attending Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour stop in Los Angeles!

August 13, 2023

Kaia and Austin are living out my dream and not-so-casually curing their Sunday scaries with some good ol’ fashioned Nobu Malibu. The pair is seen exiting the eatery alongside Karlie Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner, before jumping into a car and leaving.

The model is effortlessly chic in a navy blue blazer and blue dress, which she teams with a green handbag and matching Mary Jane pumps. The actor, meanwhile, opts for an all-white look featuring a white T-shirt and matching white jeans.

August 28, 2023

Another day, another romantic date for these two! This time, the model and actor are both spotted holding hands after dining at Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.

September 20, 2023

A source tells Us Weekly that “Kaia can’t believe she and Austin have been dating for nearly two years” and the “time has flown by.” The couple “spend as much time together as they can,” and are “really down to earth and have a very secure relationship, so they never let jealousy or anything like that get in the way.”

Meanwhile, the insider says these two are planning to spend the holidays together!

October 1, 2023

Austin proves to be the most supportive boyfriend ever as he watches Kaia from the front row as the model opens the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week. Btw, just prior to the event, the two were spotted walking hand-in-hand:

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S’cute!

November 18, 2023

The model and actor spend a gorge NYC day strolling around SoHo in cozy ‘fits that are immediately going on our Pinterest boards. Kaia, for her part, sports a long beige trench coat over a black collared top and black wide-leg pants, while Austin opts for a monochromatic moment complete with a black Carhartt work jacket and boots.

December 14, 2023

The couple looks casually chic during a date night at NYC’s Polo Bar. Austin’s face is covered by a black trucker hat as he wears a white tee, black slacks, and a black bomber jacket. Kaia opts for a chic navy blue black coat with a matching black maxi dress and heeled boots, as well as a brown baguette bag.

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December 27, 2023

Kaia and Austin head on a romantic getaway for the holidays. Per pics obtained by Page Six, the pair reportedly spent Christmas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico alongside friends and loved ones.

*Le sigh* These two are truly goals!

Anyway, that brings us up to date, but we’ll let you know what happens next on this delightful journey.

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Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm, She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade. 

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