Gerard Butler, 46, went on a date with Rita Ora, 25, then he Butler’d her


Back in August 2015, we talked about how Gerard Butler had been quietly dating a woman shockingly close to his own age. He was 45 at the time, and his then-girlfriend was 44-year-old Morgan Brown. Morgan and Gerard dated for something like a year or more, but now it’s over. Possibly because she wanted to get Butler’d for life and he was all “nah.” Life & Style’s source claims that G-But “broke things off with her” after they talked about possibly getting married: “He just started dragging his feet about proposing, and then he just got a major case of cold feet.” I feel the same way about Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper: there’s probably a reason why they’re single at their age and it’s not good.

So, Butler is a single guy with some time on his hands. Time to hook up with someone else who doesn’t have a lot going on! Enter Rita Ora. Literally.

Do not disturb: Rita Ora and Gerard Butler shacked up at a West Hollywood hotel January 17, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. But before turning in for the night, the 46-year-old actor and the British singer, 25, had an intimate dinner at the four-star hotel’s in-house restaurant. “They drank wine and she hugged him when he returned to the table from a break,” an onlooker says of Ora. “Gerard paid the bill.”

The Gods of Egypt actor has been on the prowl since recently splitting from his interior designer girlfriend of more than a year, Morgan Brown, says a Butler pal: “He’s totally single and ready to get back out there.”

And the British X Factor judge is just his type. While Ora has claimed previous suitors have been “intimidated” by her, Butler has said he’s attracted to “confident” women.

[From Us Weekly]

I love how Rita believes her own hype – I’m sure SO many guys were intimidated by Rita Ora until they realized that she wasn’t Rihanna. Anyway, this just sounds like a hook-up to me, but since Rita is living full-time in LA now, maybe something more will happen between them. I can’t believe Gerard gave Rita the Ol’ Butler.



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    • popodamofo says:

      This guy is so skeevy.

      • INeedANap says:

        I used to be all about this guy. He was my main Fantasy Dong. I’ve done such a sharp and disgusted 180 like I’ve only done for that one ex-bf who wanted me to barf on him during sex.

      • Lucky says:

        Ineedanap- whaaaaaaa?!?!?!

      • Tash says:

        But why…I don’t understand?!

      • Dal says:


        I’m going to be laughing all day- best comment ever lol

      • Wren says:

        There’s one I haven’t heard before. I wonder how that would even work. I’m sure it’s on the internet somewhere but I refuse to find out. Sounds awful.

        I used to love GB too, but the skeeve is too strong now. After the potapotty sex story, it just couldn’t last.

      • frisbee says:

        @ wren ‘potapotty’ sex story? That must have passed me by – er – what happened with the potapotty – and what is a potapotty?

      • Wren says:

        *Portapotty* whoops. It’s a portable toilet used for things like music festivals and construction sites. I believe the story is on this site if you look for it. Happened a few years back now at least.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        15 years ago was the last time I ever watched a Jerry Springer show and this was the fetish/topic of the episode. Never Again!!!! I still have mental images of things I never should have seen.

    • Jayna says:

      @INeedA Nap, I fell in love with Gerard in that rom-com where he plays the dead husband. HIs charm and accent and good looks and just adoration of his wife had me positively swooning over him the whole movie. Now he just gives me the skeevies also. I guess it was just his character I fell for, which he did a great job in that movie, since the lead was miscast with Hilary Swank..

      • Kitten says:

        I shamefully admit that I kind of liked that movie..mainly because I thought GB was so cute and charming in it. But yeah now? Hell naw.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Loved the character of Gerry, but his Irish accent was so horrible he even apologized for it on Craig Ferguson or something haha!

        I’m with most of you on this thread. 10 years ago – WOULD. Now – NOOOOOPE

    • Priya says:

      He looks so sweaty and grimy.

    • INeedANap says:

      Story time! Short version.

      I had an otherwise mild-mannered an unassuming bf. Once during sexy-times he confessed he had a fantasy. Curious and excited, I asked what it was. He said when he was a small child his family had a dog that was sick a lot and since he played with the dog often, the dog regularly barfed on him. Anyway, he for some unknown reason found this quite appealing, and developed a fetish for women barfing on him, preferably while wearing doggy ears and a tail thing. I appreciated his honesty but it wasn’t for me, so that was the end of that.

      Anyway, that’s the category in which I’ve place Gerry B.

    • Jenn says:

      Im so ready for her to just go away. Snoooze.

  1. popodamofo says:


  2. Sixer says:


    I really have nothing beyond that. Beyond a shudder.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Someone call the CDC stat!

    • Holmes says:

      The CDC who just released a statement that women shouldn’t drink unless they’re on contraception? Nah, they’re in no way cut out for this. Best go straight to WHO.

      • Wow. I must have missed something. Does alcohol cause pregnancy now?

        That is such a strange tack for the CDC to take. I get the whole fetal alcohol syndrome thing…the neural tube development at the early stages, yes yes…but isn’t this REALLY a family planning issue? Aren’t women who get pregnant when they were drinking not actively TRYING to get knocked-up? Does the CDC REALLY need to be involved? Sheesh

  4. Capepopsie says:

    Seriously sketchy.

  5. Kiki says:

    This cannot be true. Gerald Butler is single and is hooking up with the this “poor man” Rihanna. Seriously Gerald? Oh well, I hope this is a hook up, since he is single are ready to mingle with a Beautiful Black Caribbean Woman like myself?

  6. Darkladi says:


  7. Locke Lamora says:

    Could we stop comparing Rita and Rihanna? Apart from their god awful style, they’re not that similar. Rita can actually sing and seems to be a nicer person.

    I don’t think Bradley and Gerald are that similar. Gerald seems perfectly fine being single, which is great. Bradley seems to be pondering to the press and is constantly acting like he’s about to get married.

    • Nancy says:

      I agree on to stop comparing Ora to Rihanna but for different reasons. While you might dislike Rihanna’s music, if you look up the stats on her music, many will disagree. I further don’t see Rita as a nicer person, although I don’t know either so can substantiate it. But for my initial point, I don’t know why they are compared. They don’t look alike in my opinion. I suppose it’s more insulting to Rihanna who has an accomplished career and a boost to Rita who has yet to find real fame.

    • Cynthia says:

      Blame Jay-Z! He marketed Rita as Rihanna second coming, with the same look and music but it backfired and she ended up getting called “Rihanna’s understudy” on social media lmao.
      I think she’s talented despite all her attention seeking antics.

    • Jill says:

      I think Rihanna is incredibly lucky that people compared Rita to her. It’s as if people took all of Rihanna’s negative qualities and transposed them onto Rita. Now everyone can hate Rita and Rihanna is somehow fawned over and above criticism. Rita is a great singer and is always nice to her fans. The only negative thing that people can say about her is that she is promiscuous, but that’s no one’s business.

      • Hannah says:

        Rita doesn’t have a great voice she has a good voice. Many backing singers have just as good a voice and they don’t become superstars. It takes more than just a good voice to become a superstar like riri. Riri in her early years worked really hard to become the superstar she is today so did someone like Katy Perry or Justin timeberlake. Rita has never been that hardworking. One cd in 7 years is pretty poor work ethic. It seems to me Rita is more preoccupied with the celebrity part of being a singer than the studio part.
        I don’t really get this why isn’t Rita a bigger star palaver that’s on every post about her. In the uk we have many singers in the R&;B/soul genre who can sing just as well and better. Who have less generic music and can actually write their own music. People like Laura mvula, lianna de haves and emeli sande, are the ones we should be talking about. The fact that we are talking about Rita shows that it’s not about the music it’s about whoever gets thrust in our face by some publicist. After all jay z has spent 2.4 mill on a second album that’s never surfaced. Much ado about nothing…

      • Nancy says:

        Jill: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I truly think Rita hates the comparison, but once it’s there, it isn’t going away. I think in due time, she will be a where are they now kind of a person. People say she can sing, but she has a rather trashy rep with Calvin Harris and her lack of popularity. In a crowd, everyone knows who Rihanna is, love her or hate her…..don’t think the same can be said about Rita.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I’m with Hannah. I think the only reason Rita is famous is because she was one of JayZ’s jump-offs.

      • Kitten says:

        By all account Taylor Swift is very nice to her fans as well and we all know that’s not enough for people to stop hating her.

      • Freckle Face says:

        “It takes more than just a good voice to become a superstar like riri”, but Riri doesn’t even have THAT. This is why conspiracy theories about selling her soul to the devil will never go away. Anyways, maybe Rita should just give up trying to be a pop star. For whatever reason, the general public just doesn’t like her. She should just stick to fashion, her adidas line seems to do well.

      • Hannah says:

        Sorry freckle face. I am not even a fan of riri. But she has charisma and she incredibly beautiful. There’s no need for conspiracy theories. Her voice isn’t the greatest but neithe is Taylor or Katy’s voice. Some people have it. Riri has it wether you like her or not. Her first few albums had catchy songs on it so it’s also a testament to good producers and songwriters of course, like most of them. Very few of them are singular talents who can write and play all the instruments like Bruno Mars. Riris not that level talent but she’s no worse a singer then Taylor or Katy I don’t see anyone saying they sold their soul to the devil.

      • Freckle Face says:

        Hannah-if Rihanna is so great, why is it so hard for you to admit you’re a fan? I agree with you that she definitely has it. It=luck.

      • Freckle Face says:

        Hannah-if Rihanna is so great, why is it so hard for you to admit you’re a fan? I agree with you that she definitely has it. It=luck. Sorry, I just don’t understand Rihanna’s appeal as a musician, although I agree that she is physically beautiful.

  8. Naddie says:

    Both are very gross-looking, so they should marry, but not procriate.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:


  10. Prairiegirl says:

    Another lame attempt to keep Rita Ora in the media and make her ‘happen.’

    • Mgsota says:

      Exactly. Why is this chick still relevant? Same for him…what exactly has he be doing? Besides banging “D” list chicks?

  11. embertine says:

    Do you think US Weekly and the rest of that pack of jackals have a Wheel of Fortune-style device that they spin on a slow news day to generate random hookup stories?

    • Lucy2 says:

      I always thought dart board.

      Maybe it’s more like a three wheel slot machine- celebrity one, celebrity two, and the scandal. Mix and match them all!

      • Janis says:

        It seems liked he’s slept his way through all the females in Hollywood, doesn’t it? Whatever, they deserve each other.

        OT, what the heck is she wearing? It looks like she got tangled up in the ropes of her sailboat and decided to call it a dress.

  12. Tifygodess24 says:

    Wasn’t there some kind of blind item about him having some “Issues” with his sexual health history. I could have sworn I saw that every where a few years ago. He was with just about every woman he could get his hands on back in the early/mid aughts.

  13. Sara says:

    “there’s probably a reason why they’re single at their age and it’s not good.”

    Both men are rather skeevy but can’t some people just…like not being married or attached? Men or women?

    • Allie says:

      Agreed. I don’t understand society’s obsession with marriage. So men who don’t get married are skeevy ( Leo, Gerald) and women who don’t get married are desperate and clingy. How about some people just don’t care about getting married? Or can’t find anyone that doesn’t make them feel like they’re settling? Ugh, it’s so frustrating.

    • lana says:

      Seriously, what is this crap? What’s wrong with preferring not to get married? Not everyone cares for or wants it.

    • Insomniac says:

      Absolutely not! You must be married at an appropriate age and have at least 2.5 children or you are defective in some way, obviously. /sarcasm

    • Crumpet says:


    • Janis says:

      IKR? Are we living in the 1950s? I really don’t know anyone who thinks this way anymore…

      • chelsea says:

        Because a demonstrated inability to maintain a long-term relationship with a partner is totally not a sign of emotional problems.

      • ell says:

        @chelsea, is it though? imo, if people were honest and not socially conditioned, we’d see many more singles as a choice. probably one of the reasons there are so many divorces is exactly because many marry “because it’s what you do”.

        that said, i don’t believe people who don’t marry are skeevy, leo and gerard butler are skeevy though and not because they’re unmarried.

      • kai says:

        And a demonstrated disinterest?

    • me says:

      Yeah come on. Why are we assuming that if someone is a certain age and not married there must be something wrong with them. First of all there are plenty of people who get married young and have MANY things wrong with them. Secondly, there are plenty of people who are completely normal, content, and have no interest in ever getting married!

    • Isabelle says:

      Men like Gerard should never get married, good for him in not choosing it. He could have wifed up because well he is famous and somewhat good looking. Its smart & actually thoughtful for messed up people to stay single. Many f’ed up people marry. That is why they’re so many divorces, messed up people marrying.

  14. lovemesseg says:

    What is Rita’s game plan?

    Reality show? Sex tape?

    Hate for her to just be another KK

    • Alex says:

      Tbh the only thing I know her for is her famous relationships. She uses the guys she’s with for the come up. Sadly her last relationship she tried to use backfired on her in a BIG way. 7 years later and no music to speak of

    • funcakes says:

      I don’t get her either. I think I liked one of her songs a couple of years ago, but other than that it’s over.
      She’s a nice looking girl but she always looks dirty. I’m sure she’s not.
      Plus she looks every bit of 30 or 32.

  15. NewWester says:

    So Gerard Butler may have hooked up with Rita Ora, who used to date Rob Kardashian. A good drinking game would be “Six degrees of Kardashian ” . Throw some celebrity names in a hat, pick one and guess if they are connected with that family in any way. Try and see how many names are not connected

  16. BeBeA says:

    Is that a bungee cord in her dress lol.

  17. Betti says:

    Spittle is an ok actor but his rep with the ladies precedes him as he was a bit of a sl@t back in the early days. He’s what Leo is becoming.

  18. Miss M says:

    1- Are we really comparjng Butler with Cooper?! 👀
    2-I could handle his womanizing. I even forgot to potta-party incident. But this?!
    *throws in the towel*
    3- Completely removed from my fAvorite Hollywood douches list without further notice.

    • Marie Alexis says:

      The portapotty story got twisted into something it wasn’t. A few years back, Gerard was dancing with a woman at Coachella. Apparently she needed to pee and Gerard walked with her to the line-up. That’s it. Nobody saw him go in to the portapotty with her and both parties denied the gossip. This story is BS. Although it would have been funny if it were true!

  19. Mar says:

    Rita really gets around too. She’s more famous for dating then her career. Or maybe dating is her career?

  20. SleepyJane says:

    I read somewhere, probably in a low-brow gossip mag, that he blames Leann Rimes ex-wife for tanking his career. This is a step up from her at least.

  21. Skins says:

    You would have to know who she was to be “intimidated” by her and she is a nobody in the states

  22. CornyBlue says:

    “Gods of Egypt star ” A true white actor aspiration. I hope he cries about how his career has fallen.

  23. Loo says:

    After that tacky topless cover I am so sick of hearing about this girl. No matter what her people do or what the media says she is not another Rihanna. She doesn’t have Rihanna’s interesting style or cool or screen presence or music producers. She just isn’t the next big thing. She just doesn’t have “it.” Don’t ask me what “it” is, it’s just that thing certain musicians or actors process that make them stars. You don’t even have to like Rihanna (or any celeb) to admit that they have “it” and Rita Ora decidedly does not.

    • Jill says:

      I think Rita has “it”. She just hasn’t found her own way yet. If she didn’t have “it”, no one would even pay attention to her. People definitely notice her.

  24. Sarah01 says:

    Gross just gross

    • Loo says:

      I’m sorry but no Rita does not have “it.” Ora is destined to be remembered as a Rihanna wannabe.

      A lot of times people with “it” don’t become stars, Ora is not one of those people. I do like that “Grateful” song though so that’s something I guess.

  25. weetiger3 says:

    Methinks this is a plant, and it has The Troll’s fingerprints all over it. Butler has two movies coming out in the next 30 days – one right after the other – and he hasn’t had a movie in a theater since How to Train Your Dragon 2 (an animated kids movie at that). Between the Madrid Hugo Boss appearance and this story, he’s been all over every conceivable media outlet. The story was leaked and is now being denied.

  26. kri says:

    KAISER!!!!!!!!!!!LOL @”I”m sure so many guys were intimidated until they realized she wasn’t Rihanna! You are under the influence of Noel Gallagher. I’m dyinggggg.

  27. QQ says:

    A Coalition of Losers

    A gaggle of Worthless

    A conjunction of try

    A Grouping of Almosts

    A Case of Thirst Unquenched

    ^^^ these are the Only Accepted terms if these two become a Thing, No combined name, JUST THESE take a pick

  28. Josefina says:

    Oh no. I think Gerard is really hot (when he’s in shape at least) and I had the impression, despite constantly dating girls half his age, that he was more mature than DiCaprio (who never got out of college). It seems like I’m missing a lot of things?

  29. Miss M says:

    Where are Fanty, Jeyre and EsCon when you need them? They are fully aware that I will go over an inexplicable meltdown over this news!
    The question now is… Who, who will I have to substitute him on my douches list?! Scott Eastwood? Idris Elba? Shia? Renner?

    • Kitten says:

      Awwww Idris doesn’t belong on your douche list, Miss M!
      Yes, we all wish he would stop talking sometimes but he’s harmless.

  30. Clairej says:

    He used to be soooo hot (‘Dear Frankie’ nearly killed me). It has now come to seeing him at the Golden Globes and wondering what the hell (along with painful Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth) he is doing there!

  31. wow says:

    So over the belief that something is wrong with a person if they are not married by a certain age. If anything it beats getting married to the wrong person only to end up divorced.

  32. Bobafelty says:

    This guy bangs randoms in porta pottys, hardly difficult for Rita to land him for a few nights. She must be desperate

  33. Aurora says:

    Do men care whom the other person has been with? (K)ringe.