Kaia Gerber was spotted sharing a kiss with Austin Butler on the red carpet at the 2022 Met Gala in New York City on Monday. From the looks of it, the two are clearly smitten with each other. Though they walked in separately, met up at the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art staircase to briefly exchange a sweet kiss.
Red Carpet Looks
The shutterbugs caught up with the couple to capture several adorable photos. For the fête’s theme this year to embody the glamour of the Gilded Age, the 20-year-old model looked poised wearing a shimmering metallic cutout gown by Alexander McQueen and understated jewels by Kwiat Diamonds.
Thanks to hairstylist Guido Palau, Gerber completed her look, opting for “ethereal glam” with flowy voluminous curly tresses cascading down her back, and accented with two vintage pearl crystal clips pinned on side parts. Her glam squad also included stylist Karl Templer, makeup artist Naoko Scintu, and nail artist, Kimmie Kyees.
Meanwhile, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor, 30, rocked an all-black layered relaxed suit with an undone tie courtesy of Prada.
Gerber walked the red carpet and posed solo for photos while Butler, who stars in the upcoming biopic Elvis, directed by Baz Lurhmann, appeared with Priscilla Presley, the widow of Elvis Presley. But their kiss, once they met up, was not to be missed.
It may have been their red carpet debut but the model and actor duo began dating four months ago back in January. “They’re newly dating,” a source disclosed at the time. “Kaia thinks Austin is a sweetheart. They’re having a lot of fun getting to know each other.”
Gerber’s parents, supermodel Cindy Crawford and business mogul Rande Gerber were “supportive of the relationship and only want to see Kaia happy,” the insider added.
In mid-December, Kaia and Butler kicked the rumor mill into overdrive when they were photographed leaving a yoga class together in Los Angeles and again at an airport when they jetted off on vacation.
Kaia called it quits with Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi, 24, in November after one year of dating. Butler on the other hand, briefly dated Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, last summer. The Elvis actor, however, had split with his longtime beau, Vanessa Hudgens in 2020 - the two had been courting for nearly nine years.
Hudgens, the former Disney Channel actress, was also in attendance at Monday’s Met Gala, wearing a sheer black Moschino number.