Gerard Butler is smitten with a Kazakhstani billionaire after meeting her at the Cannes Film Festival, it has been reported.
The Scottish hunk has kept in regular contact with Goga Ashkenazi since he was introduced to her last month. He has been desperate to woo the socialite businesswoman and last weekend he was reportedly seen visiting Goga at her £28 million West London mansion.
“Gerard was spotted chatting up Goga at a party in Cannes and they exchanged numbers,” a source told the New York Post newspaper.
Goga, 30, attended Oxford University and is the chief executive of an oil and gas business. She has previously dated Formula 1 boss Flavio Briatore and romanced Timur Kulibayev, the married son-in-law of the Kazakh president. The pair have a three-year-old son called Adam together.
Gerard has been linked to a string of women in the past year, most notably Jennifer Aniston. The pair were said to have started dating after meeting on the set of their film The Bounty Hunter, but denied they were anything other than friends.
The 40-year-old actor was also recently believed to be dating French TV presenter Laurie Cholewa.