Gerard Butler Besotted With Girlfriend Morgan Brown After Brief Split

Gerard Butler is now completely besotted with his girlfriend Morgan Brown. As the saying goes, distance makes the heart grow fonder -- and so after their brief split, Morgan and Gerard are really finding their footing as a couple in Malibu!

"Gerard Butler and girlfriend Morgan Brown enjoyed a shopping trip in Malibu on Sunday," reports Daily Mail. "They certainly looked comfortable in each other's company. Interior designer Morgan, 39, showed off her impressive toned figure in a pair of denim shorts and vest top as they made a pitstop at a beachside store."

"Scots actor Gerard, 46, was looking summery in a blue T-shirt and grey shorts as he tried on baseball caps at the store," the same article reported. "Doting girlfriend Morgan looked to be giving him her opinion on his headgear as he ultimately settled on a blue, red and white cap reading 'Malibu'. The couple are believed to have reunited in April following a brief split earlier this year."

Looks like no distance or career schedules can get in the way of their domestic bliss right now.

In fact, they have taken such pleasure in doing the normal and mundane things together that the fans are wondering if they are ready to take the next step in their relationship. The Scottish actor was seen dropping his girlfriend off at work, kissing her goodbye in the parking lot.

"Gerard Butler gets out of his car while dropping off his girlfriend Morgan Brown at an office building on Thursday afternoon (April 28) in Los Angeles," reports Just Jared. "The 46-year-old actor was seen giving Morgan a kiss goodbye before he got back into the car."

They also have been taking walks on the beach together, putting on a good PDA for the public.

"But Gerard Butler and girlfriend Morgan Brown continued to prove they were still very much an item as they enjoyed a beach date," reports Daily Mail. "The 46-year-old Hollywood actor and property developer Morgan put on an affectionate display as they wandered along the sand hand-in-hand."

But that doesn't mean that the actor has only been spending time with his girlfriend. He also has been reaching out to other Hollywood superpowers to network and build some bonds in the industry, even during his time off.

"Sean Penn, Gerard Butler and Owen Wilson enjoyed a bros beach day together over the weekend in Malibu, California," reports Daily Mail. "Sean and Gerard were spotted enjoying an animated conversation on Saturday after lunch at a nearby cafe in Malibu."

Seeing how Sean has been hanging out with the likes of Bradley Cooper, looks like the Hollywood guys are trying to get something rolling among themselves.

Some have been saying that the fact that his movies, London Has Fallen and Gods Of Egypt, did so badly made it more likely for him to return to Morgan Brown after his press tour. If his ego got inflated with some good reviews, he might have hung out with the famous and fabulous women in exotic places that he was promoting.

In fact, there has been rumors about him with Rita Ora "back in February it was claimed Gerard spent the night with Rita Ora at a four-star Hollywood hotel… [where] that the actor and the pop star enjoyed a romantic dinner in West Hollywood."

Whether that actually happened or was part of the rumor mill, the public will never know.

As for right now, it looks like Gerard is happy enough to be focusing on his relationship and settling down for the first time in his life.

Do you think this is a phase or do you think Gerard is thinking about planning his future with Morgan?

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