What Really Happened Between Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actor Zac Efron (L) and actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in 2008

Those who watched Disney Channel’s High School Musical know all about Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. The duo had a ton of chemistry on the set, and it bled into their relationship offscreen, too. They dated for about 5 years formally beginning in 2006.

Now, Efron and Hudgens aren’t collectively, and Efron had a rumored new mannequin girlfriend he’s seeing. So, what occurred to the golden couple of the early 2000s? Here’s what we all know.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens began courting round 2006 after assembly on ‘High School Musical’

Actor Zac Efron (L) and actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in 2008
Actor Zac Efron (L) and actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives on the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in 2008 | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

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It was the magic of the feel-good Disney basic, High School Musical, that introduced Efron and Hudgens collectively. Both Efron and Hudgens famous that they had an instantaneous connection, and Efron informed People that he “clicked” with Hudgens from the very first second, Elle reviews.

“I was like, ‘They’re not trying us with other people,’” Efron stated. “For some reason, we kept sticking around [for callbacks]. I don’t know what it was with Vanessa, but we kind of clicked from the very beginning.”

“We created a bond from the start,” Hudgens added. While the couple didn’t make issues official till 2006, they have been reportedly getting tremendous shut in 2005.

It appears it was comparatively easy crusing for the primary yr or so of the couple’s relationship. While breakup rumors surfaced in 2007, Efron and Hudgens proved they have been unfaithful. And engagement rumors adopted a number of years after, however Hudgens made it clear she was in no rush to get married. “I think [marriage and starting a family] is great, but I’m so focused on my career right now that it doesn’t really cross my mind,” Elle notes she informed People.

Unfortunately, by 2010, the couple determined to go their separate methods.

They appeared to interrupt up as a consequence of completely different life paths and needs

Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Zac Efron arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Charlie St. Cloud'Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Zac Efron arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Charlie St. Cloud'
Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Zac Efron arrive on the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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While Efron and Hudgens appeared to be the right couple with little to no points, that absolutely wasn’t the case. Both Efron and Hudgens have been fairly younger once they initially acquired collectively, and it appears time and completely different paths brought about them to develop aside. And Elle notes Hudgens detailed one account between her and Efron that brought about main bother on set.

“I remember one time we did have a fight, and it was while we were at rehearsals, and I remember Kenny Ortega coming around the corner with the most concerned look on his face like, ‘Oh no, is our movie going to fall apart right now?’” Hudgens informed the Awards Chatter podcast in 2019.

Not solely that, however Hudgens admitted to The New York Times that she wasn’t at all times good to be round. “I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up,” she stated. “Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Then I realized that’s not what that’s about. ‘Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.’”

It appears Efron had his doubts about being in a relationship in any respect, too. “Believe me, I rack my brain thinking, ‘Why am I not out there playing the field?’” he informed Details again when he and Hudgens have been nonetheless collectively. “One of my buddies was like, ‘You have no idea what’s going on right now. You’re peaking on Ecstasy and you’re watching TV.’ But it’s not in my heart.”

Efron and Hudgens have been seen getting cozy post-breakup

Vanessa Hudgens and actor Zac Efron attend the premiere of 'Get Him To The Greek'Vanessa Hudgens and actor Zac Efron attend the premiere of 'Get Him To The Greek'
Vanessa Hudgens and actor Zac Efron attend the premiere of ‘Get Him To The Greek’ | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It appears Efron and Hudgens had some lingering emotions post-breakup. People reported in 2011 that the 2 have been caught getting shut. A supply who noticed the exes informed the publication they have been “constantly touching and kissing each other” whereas at an occasion.

“Vanessa was bopping around with her arms up while Zac had his hands all over her,” the supply defined. “Vanessa had a smile on from ear to ear and the two were inseparable after that. … They were making out on and off for the last hour or so until closing. They acted like there was no one else in the room.”

Despite the transient reconciliation, Hudgens and Efron have since moved on. Hudgens went on to this point Austin Butler for a few years, and Efron’s now noticed with Australian mannequin Vanessa Valladares. We doubt Efron and Hudgens could have a romantic reunion at any level sooner or later.

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