, Gerard Butler plays a scientist fighting to save the world from storms of epic proportions, namely for the safety of his young daughter.While Butler doesn’t have any children of his own, the actor, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that he’d like to become a father in the not too distant future.
Friends say the Scottish actor, star of blockbusters including 300 and P. I Love You, had whisked Morgan away on the “make or break” trip after their relationship hit a rocky patch.And after struggling to make things work, the couple have now called it a day.“In five years I want to be in a relationship,” Butler says.“I’d love to have one or two kids — it’s about time.” Though the eligible bachelor, who previously dated interior designer Morgan Brown, is enjoying being single right now and finding some time to date, he says “it has been hard to get much done” romantically with his hectic work schedule.A pal said: “Gerry just isn’t ready to settle down. “He has been away filming and he thought it would be better if they went their separate ways.
He thought Morgan might have been the right person at the right time but it wasn’t to be. They went away to Mexico to see if it would work out but they both saw it would be best they moved on.“We’re parents together so we’ll be together for the rest of our lives no matter what and we’re very close,” Schreiber previously said of their split.“Hopefully, that never changes and I don’t think it will.” Meanwhile Morgan and her ex Butler, ended their relationship last November. But the reports proved to be unfounded as she was soon seen back at Gerard’s side enjoying a night out in Los Angeles.Just a few days after his last holiday with Morgan, Gerard was spotted partying with friends at the Amante Beach Club in Ibiza.The former couple announced their separation in a joint statement to PEOPLE in late September 2016.