Big man and his little dog! Scottish actor Gerard Butler proudly takes his lap dog Lolita for a walk after split from girlfriend
A pug isn't the most manly of pets, but that doesn't stop Gerard Butler from walking his squash-nosed pooch with pride.
The Olympus Has Fallen star was spotted with his dog, Lolita, in Malibu on Friday as the happy pair headed out for coffee.
Dressed in a striped shirt and army green trousers, the dashing 43-year-old Scot smiled brightly and looked more than pleased with his furry date.
Lucky dog: Gerard Butler took his cute pet pug for a walk in Malibu on Friday
As for the cream and black diva trotting alongside her master, she seemed to be delighted to spend some quality time alone with the Law Abiding Citizen star.
Gerard, who is originally from the Scottish town of Paisley, recently revealed how little Lolita came into his life.
'I know it’s not politically correct to buy a dog from a pet store, but there was this one dog asleep with one eye open and its tongue hanging out,' he told Shortlist.com.
Pampered pet: The Olympus Has Fallen actor star doesn't mind having a small dog by his side
'I pulled her out and she started biting the sh*t out [of] me. I was going to leave but I couldn’t stop myself.
'So I bought her and we immediately started putting cigarettes in her mouth and all that stuff – not lit, of course – and I realised you could have lot of fun with a dog,' said the off-the-wall pet owner.
In 2009, Lolita was at the centre of a canine controversy when a retired New York banker accused the 300 star of hitting one of his greyhounds after it attacked the Pug, reported People.com.
Stylish pair: Butler took Madalina Ghenea as his date to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in February but they have since reportedly split up
She may be small in stature, but Lolita no doubt fills a huge place in Gerard's heart - especially since his recent split from on-again, off-again girlfriend Madalina Ghenea.
The 6ft 2in actor began dating the 25-year-old actress and model in September 2012 but the couple have reportedly split up.
Romanian beauty Madalina, who previously went out with Leonardo DiCaprio, met Gerard when she was hired to help him promote a new razor for the Dubai-based Super Max brand.
She has most recently been linked to AS Roma footballer Marco Borriello, according to ESPNFC.com.