All about Gerard Butler’s family, marriage, wife and kids

Who is Gerard Butler?

Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor and film producer. He is well known for his role as “Leonidas 1” in the 2006 American epic historical action film – “300”. Butler’s other notable works include “Plane (2023)”, “Olympus Has Fallen (2013)”, “Angel Has Fallen (2019)”, “London Has Fallen (2016)” and the “How To Train Your Dragon” film series.

Gerard Butler’s full name is Gerard James Butler. He was born on November 13, 1969, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was born as the youngest of three children to Margaret Butler (mother) and Edward Butler (father). He is 53 years old as of May 2023. Gerard Butler spent some of his early childhood days in Montreal, Quebec. His siblings are named Brian Butler and Lynn Butler respectively.

Butler attended St. Mirin’s and St. Margaret’s High School, Scottish Youth Theatre and finally the University of Glasgow. The actor started his career as a lawyer before fate pushed him into acting.

About Gerard Butler’s parents

Gerard Butler is the last child of Margaret Butler (mother) and Edward Butler (father). According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Butler’s parents separated when he was a year and a half years old and he didn’t meet his father until he was 16 years old.

Unfortunately, Gerard Butler lost his father after six years of reuniting with him in 1991. The actor was 22 years old when his father died. According to reports, Gerard Butler’s father died of bone cancer.

Very little information is available about Gerard Butler’s mother, Margaret. It is only known that she got married to a man named Alex Coll after she separated from Gerard’s father.

About Gerard Butler’s siblings

Gerard Butler’s siblings include his older brother Brian and sister Lynn Butler. Brian Butler reportedly held a top post in the Glasgow City Council before he resigned. He is also said to be residing in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters.

Detailed information about Lynn Butler is scarce in the media as of the time of publishing this post. It is only known that Gerard Butler created a scene at her wedding by wearing a skirt to the event.

Due to their obvious resemblance and both being Scottish, actors Gerard Butler and James Mcavoy are often confused in the media to be somehow related. However, while both stars are good friends, they are not related to each other.

A lot of fans have noted that Gerard Butler and James Mcavoy share a striking resemblance.

About Gerard Butler’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of writing this article, Gerard Butler is not married and does not have a wife. Despite his age and success, Butler has never been officially married.

However, while Butler has never been married, he has a long dating history involving over 20 women, most of them from the entertainment industry. Some of these affairs are speculative. The actor was also in a long-term on-and-off relationship with real estate developer and interior designer, Morgan Brown, since 2014.

Speaking about his delayed marriage, Butler made it known that the demands of his job may have played a part in how his romantic life has turned out.

He said:

“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.

The actor also claimed not to have found “the one princess” yet.

In his words:

“I haven’t met the one princess yet,’ said the actor. That isn’t to say I haven’t met many princesses along the way, but not the right one yet”.

Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown.

List of Gerard Butler’s girlfriends

Aside from his relationship with Morgan Brown, Butler has been romatincally involved or linked to several other women. The actor has been linked with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Beatriz Coelho, Naomi Campbell, Ashley Green, Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Lizzie Cundy, and Brandy Glanville, amongst others.

Below is a list of women Gerard Butler has been romantically linked with:

  1. Gerard Butler reportedly dated Chiara Conti in 2004.
  2. Gerard Butler was said to have dated Josie D’Arby in 2005.
  3. Gerard Butler was romantically linked to Yuliya Mayarchuk in 2005.
  4. Gerard Butler was rumoured to have dated Naomi Campbell in 2007.
  5. Gerard Butler was said to have had a fling with Rosario Dawson in 2007.
  6. Gerard Butler was said to have dated Jasmine Burgess from 2007 to 2008.
  7. Gerard Butler reportedly dated Cameron Diaz in 2008.
  8. Gerard Butler was said to have had an affair with Shanna Moakler from 2008 to 2009.
  9. Gerard Butler reportedly had an affair with Lindsay Lohan in 2009.
  10. Gerard Butler dated Jennifer Aniston in 2009.
  11. Gerard Butler reportedly dated Laurie Cholewa in 2010.
  12. Gerard Butler reportedly had a fling with Gaukhar ‘Goga’ Ashkenazi in 2010.
  13. Gerard Butler was said to have dated Martina Rajic in May 2010.
  14. Gerard Butler was romantically linked to Beatriz Coelho in 2010.
  15. Gerard Butler reportedly dated Brandi Glanville in 2011.
  16. Gerard Butler reportedly had a fling with Ashley Greene in 2011.
  17. Gerard Butler reportedly had an affair with Madalina Ghenea in 2012.
  18. Gerard Butler was said to have secretly dated Lizzie Cundy in 2014.
  19. Gerard Butler was said to have started dating Morgan Brown in 2014.
Gerard Butler and Naomi Campbell were romantically linked in 2007.

About Gerard Butler’s relationship with Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, film director and producer. She is known for her role as “Rachel Green” in the 1994 NBC sitcom “Friends”. She was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. She was born to John Aniston (father) and Nancy Aniston (mother). She is 54 years old as of the time of publishing this article. Aniston has starred in movies like “Break Up” (2006), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Cake” (2014).

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston became an item after they met on the set of the movie “The Bounty Hunter” in 2009, according to reports. The duo reportedly dated for a year before going their separate ways. There is little information about what led to their breakup as both parties rarely discuss the affair.

During a game of “Plead the Fifth” on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in 2018, Gerard Butler answered that Jennifer Aniston was a much better kisser than Angelina Jolie.

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston.

About Gerard Butler’s relationship with Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville is an American TV star. She was born on November 16, 1972, in Salinas, California. She is 50 years old as of May 2023. She attended John F. Kennedy High School. She is known for appearing on reality TV series like “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, “My Kitchen Rules”, “Famously Single”, and “Celebrity Apprentice”.

According to reports, Gerard Butler and Brandi Glanville hooked up in 2011, but their relationship only lasted for a short while before the two went their separate ways. Glanville described her relationship with Butler as a “little week of fun”, adding that the actor did know who she is at the time.

Brandi Glanville first “spilled the tea” about her affair with Gerard Butler during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen in 2012.

Some days later, Butler was chased down by some paparazzi who asked him about his romance with Brandi Glanville and the actor responded that he did not know who the person is. This apparently angered Glanville.

Some years later in 2018, Butler appeared on the same “Watch What Happens Live” show where he confirmed hooking up with Brandi Glanville. According to him, they hung out, had fun, and never saw each other again.

He said:

“I had no idea who she was. And I kept saying, ‘What do you do?’ She goes, ‘It doesn’t matter. It’s not important.’ ” “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. So I’m like, ‘Who’s Brandi Glanville?’ She got pretty upset.”

Brandi Glanville.

About Gerard Butler’s relationship with Madalina Ghenea

Madalina Ghenea is a Romanian model and actress. She was born on August 8, 1987, in Slatina, Olt County, Romania. She is 35 years old as of May 2023. As an actress, Madalina Ghenea has starred in movies like “Tazza Bastarda” (2012), “All You Ever Wished For” (2018) and “House Of Gucci” (2021).

Gerard Butler reportedly started dating Madalina in May 2012 after she separated from Hollywood star, Leonardo DiCaprio. They made a public appearance in December 2012 while attending the Capri Film Festival together. It was reported that Butler visited Madalina Ghenea in Romania in July 2013. Unfortunately, they break up that same year without revealing the reasons for their split.

Gerard Butler and Madalina Ghenea.

About Gerard Butler’s relationship with Lizzie Cundy

Lizzie Cundy is a British TV personality and socialite. She was born on May 2, 1968, in Richmond, London. She is 55 years old as of 2023. She is popular for covering the FIFA World Cup for GMTV and also appearing on several reality TV shows.

According to reports, Gerard Butler and Lizzie Cundy dated secretly in 2014. Since they had a secret relationship, there is little to no available information about their affair in the media.

Lizzie Cundy.

About Gerard Butler’s relationship with Morgan Brown

Morgan Brown is an ex-model, interior designer and real estate developer. She was born on March 22, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California. She was born to an actress and model mother, Karen Somerville and a screenwriter and real estate developer father, Harry Coco Brown. She is 52 years old as of 2023. Morgan Brown reportedly left modelling to become an interior designer before she took over her father’s real estate company in 2004.

Gerard Butler had been in an on-and-off relationship with Morgan Brown since 2014, according to reports. Speculations about their relationship started after they were seen displaying PDA during a beach vacation in Malibu. They had their first major breakup after dating for 2 years in 2016 only to be seen back together during a trip to Tulum, Mexico, in 2017.

They broke up again in 2020 and somehow patched things up the following year in 2021 with a trip to Puerto Rico. They also arrived together at the NBC studios in New York City in January 2023, a few days before the premiere of the”Plane” movie. As of the time of writing, new details about the affair have not emerged.

Gerard Butler and girlfriend Morgan Brown.

Gerard Butler’s children

As of the time of publishing this article, Gerard Butler is yet to have a child. The award-winning actor is not yet a father and has not openly discussed his interest in fatherhood, as of the time of writing.

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