Here's what Austin Butler has officially said regarding his split from Vanessa Hudgens
by Ana Walia | Thu, 26 May 2022 14:16:09 GMT
Austin Butler appeared on the cover story of GQ. Image Source: GQ 

Austin Butler has finally spoken out about his breakup with Vanessa Hudgens!

Actor Austin Butler, who will be seen playing Elvis Presley in "Elvis", which will premiere in June, appeared on the cover story of GQ for June 2022 and during the interview was asked about her breakup with Vanessa Hudgens, which ended in 2020.

Life is full of changes, according to Austin Butler, and one must find a way to always adapt and improve. The former couple began dating in 2011 and decided to call it quits in 2020, over a decade later. Distance and timing were given as reasons for their separation since they spent very little time together and were both preoccupied with business, but sources close to them have disclosed that there is no bad blood between them and that they greatly respect each other.

Vanessa Hudgnes and Austin Butler. Image Source: ET Online 

Back in 2019, Austin Butler shared during an interview with E! News that it's hard for him to even put into words how much Vanessa Hudgens means to him and added that he’s so inspired by her every day and just loves her to his core. Fans were shocked when the news of the couple's break up came out in 2020, but as Austin Butler said, life is full of changes. The former couple has now moved on and is in a happy place.

Vanessa Hudgens is dating Pittsburgh Pilot baseball star Cole Tucker, and in an interview with Glamour UK, she described him as "his own person." Vanessa stated that, despite their disparate hobbies, their basics are the same, that they are both silly, and that none of them takes themselves seriously.

Austin Butler was recently seen at the Cannes Film Festival alongside Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, and Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley at the premiere of "Elvis." Austin Butler was initially linked to model Kaia Gerber in December 2021, and they recently appeared for a photo together at the MET GALA 2022, although they posed as a pair and showed some PDA during the Cannes Film Festival, despite not walking the red carpet together.

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. Image Source: Cosmopolitan 

During his interview with GQ, Austin Butler was asked about the pictures with Kaia Gerber and stated that he tries not to pay attention to the pictures taken by paparazzi and added that he does not want to be negative, but there is hardly any job that he despises more than paparazzi. On being asked about his relationship, Austin Butler swiftly declined to comment.

Baz Luhrmann directs' Elvis 'and Austin Butler shared that his body started shutting down after the movie was wrapped up in Australia and he was diagnosed with COVID. Elvis Presley’s wife, Priscilla, called Austin Butler’s portrayal of her ex-husband "outstanding." 

Austin Butler also revealed that he prepared for "Elvis" by visiting Elvis Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, whom he described as an angel. With tears in his eyes, the actor said he took a trip down the corridor with Baz. Priscilla, her daughter Lisa Marie, and her granddaughter Riley Keough have all commended Austin Butler for his portrayal of "Elvis." On June 24, Warner Bros. will release "Elvis" in theaters across the United States. 

The film was recently presented at the Cannes Film Festival and according to reports it received a 12-minute standing ovation which is the longest one for the festival so far! After the premiere of the movie at the Cannes, a lot of people were left emotional, a teary-eyed Austin Butler gave Priscilla Presley a warm hug.

When it comes to Austin Butler landing the role, it is well known that many actors auditioned for it, but director Baz Luhrmann needed someone who could capture the artist's inner fragility, and after extensive screen testing and workshops, he discovered his Elvis in Austin Butler.

Baz Luhrmann stated that he knew he had discovered someone who could capture the essence of Elvis Presley, one of the most famous and well-loved musical personalities of all time. The actor took voice coaching a year before filming began, and he revealed that when he first started, he set out to make his voice sound exactly like his character's. That instills a sense of dread. Austin Butler, who has already gotten accolades from Elvis Presley's family, researched the late singer and attended several of his concerts. Austin Butler voiced Presley's younger incarnation, according to Baz Luhrmann, and a mix of Presley's recordings and Butler's voice was utilized for his midlife version.