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V for Victory! Gerard Butler shows he is winning addiction battle as he mingles with fans in Beverly Hills
It was only a few weeks ago Gerard Butler emerged from rehab after being treated for addiction to prescription painkillers.
And perhaps the Bounty Hunter star was giving a signal that he had won his substance abuse battle as he was spotted on an outing to Beverly Hills yesterday.
He gave Winston Churchill's famous V for Victory sign as he enjoyed some downtime in the upmarket area of Los Angeles with a friend.
Just like Churchill: Gerard Butler gave the V for Victory sign as he sauntered around Beverly Hills yesterday
Of course it could just be the trendy actor was giving a peace sign, as he was certainly giving out plenty of free love to starstruck fans as he pranced around.
The Machine Gun Preacher star was even spotted showing a small group a video on his mobile phone after he stopped for a chat outside a cafe.
The notorious ladies man would surely have been extra keen to be friendly, given the fact a pretty lady was enjoying a refreshment at the table.
It was recently announced Gerard, 42, will be replacing Eric Bana in the upcoming diamond heist thriller Brilliant.
The move will see him reunite him with The Ugly Truth director Robert Luketic.
However it seems unlikely he will also be teaming up again with Katherine Heigl, as producers are currently searching for a female lead.
Fun-loving Gerard seems to be getting back in his stride following his stint in rehab - he has already been linked to popstrel Katy Perry.
The singer apparently went on several dates with the Mrs Brown favourite before his three week period in the Betty Ford Clinic.
A source told Now magazine: 'Gerard's always had a soft spot for her. As soon as he heard about her split from Russell Brand he got in touch.
'They're planning to meet up again. Her friends are worried she's heading for trouble but she thinks he'd be a great way to mend her broken heart.'