We do love an unlikely celebrity hook-up, but there’s something even more special when it’s two A-listers, right?
According to Us Weekly, the British pair spent the night together last month, after sharing a romantic meal at a swanky hotel in West Hollywood.
An insider tells the magazine: “They drank wine and she hugged him when he returned to the table from a break.”
Gerard split from Morgan Brown, his girlfriend of over a year, shortly before allegedly *ahem* enjoying Rita’s company, with a source also telling Us Weekly: “He’s totally single and ready to get back out there.”
This is far from our favourite “Gerard Butler hook-up” story, though, with that esteemed going to this romantic tale involving none other than Lizzie Cundy at the Chiltern Firehouse.
Rita, meanwhile, has been linked with stars including rocker Travis Barker and model Ricky Hil since splitting up with her long-term boyfriend Calvin Harris in 2014, while it was reported in September that she’d enjoyed a dinner date with newly-single Zayn Malik in West Hollywood.
The ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ singer had been working with Calvin on new material shortly before their split, admitting their break-up had a huge impact on the music she was making.
“I was like, ‘Okay, I need to get back in the studio and write some ‘thank God my friends are great’ kind of music.’”