Gerard: “I have commitment issues”
GERARD BUTLER knows why he can't commit to a girlfriend - he's struggled to interact with women ever since his father walked out on the family.
The 300 star was raised by single mum Margaret because his dad, a bookmaker named Edward, was never around - and he believes his father's absence has affected his adult relationships.
Gerard tells German magazine Joy, "I act very awkward when I am with women. Perhaps that's because my mother brought me up alone. My father gambled away all our money and eventually went bankrupt. So one night our family had to flee to Canada. At that time my mother was five months pregnant with me. Shortly after my second birthday my father let us down. It is said that men who grow up without a father have a fear of commitment."
But the actor is hoping to one day overcome his relationship issues and settle down with one woman.
He adds, "It's about time (to marry)."