Posted by Orhan Bülbül Labels: Gerard-Butler
Over the weekend, CB and I were discussing how I rarely take any time off, and how I still have a bunch of vacation days for the year. I said something vague, like I would probably be taking some time off around the holidays, not really thinking of anything other than Christmas shopping and helping my mom cook. But it looks like I might need every last day of vacation, because this bitch is headed to Scotland for the holidays. My lover Gerard Butler discussed our holiday plans with People Magazine while he was attending a charity event for Artists for Peace and Justice, a group that has been doing a lot of work in Haiti. My lover talks more about his humanitarian urges (although I wouldn’t put it past him for tappin’ some Haitian ass), as well as how he and I are going to be in charge of the dishes at his mom’s house:
He may be an international star, but when it comes to the holidays, Gerard Butler will put his best devoted-son foot forward.
“I’m going home to Scotland for Christmas, and I will be washing the dishes for Christmas, that’s for sure,” The Bounty Hunter star, 40, told PEOPLE with a laugh at Friday night’s Artists for Peace and Justice Fundraiser for Haiti at Manhattan’s Millesime.
But Butler, who in the past has been linked to such stars as Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, had little to say about his romantic life, other than to reveal his true love.
“New York’s my favorite city, I love it here,” he said. “I’ve been having fun here. Even just at this party tonight, I’ve run into some friends that I’ve known for years – friends from Australia, from London – who have actually just moved here, and the excitement on their faces when they talk about their New York living experience . . . Nobody loves their city like they do in New York.”
At the fundraising event organized by filmmaker Paul Haggis, to generate funds for APJ’s efforts in building Haiti’s first free secondary school, Butler, who personally aided in the earthquake-relief effort, discussed the importance of being hands-on.
“Interestingly enough, for me, my favorite thing, was loading up the trucks with grain, taking it to the camps and passing out grain to the people,” he said. “Sitting in the meetings, it was interesting to be feeling that you were at the heart of some policy making, but the hands on part was incredible. It felt fantastic.”
My lover loves New York, so I will probably move there soon. But we’re travel the world, living on love (and Gerard’s millions). His mother loves me too, so I’m not worried about the holiday trip. She’s just happy he’s finally settling down with a nice girl.
Photos courtesy of WENN & Bauer-Griffin.