Vanessa was born a year later, in , when the original Hairspray movie came out and Fame opened on Broadway. In , when Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens met, he was 17 turning 18 in October and she was 16 turning 17 in December. Thus, by the time that High School Musical was released, both Zac and Vanessa had both already graduated high school and were playing characters that were well below their actual ages.
Senior Year was released and the characters Troy and Gabriella finally graduated, Zac Efron was already 21, and Vanessa was about to turn Being only one year apart was probably another reason that brought Zac and Vanessa closer to each other, as most of their other High School Musical co-stars were slightly older during the time the original movie was shot. But one of the most iconic couple names of all time came from our very own Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, which were coupled up together as Zanessa.
Even nearly a decade later after the couple broke up, High School Musical fans are still insistent on hoping for the return of Zanessa. Despite not being an actual thing that happened in the franchise, many fans also had hopes for Zeke — who was clearly in love with Sharpay — to one day get a chance at dating his true love, yielding the Zepay couple name. According to a particular report from Digital Spy , Zac had felt compelled to propose to Vanessa because of her mother, who had allegedly been putting pressure on them to get married.
Senior Year — the first and only movie of the franchise that was released on the big screen rather than on the Disney Channel — a few months before.
Despite the various reports, the engagement between Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens was never truly confirmed. In hindsight, many fans believe that Zac never actually proposed to Vanessa, and that those rumors were false. Then again, neither of them ever spoke on the matter, so there is no way to truly know what happened. Zac Efron told Nightline that was trying to move past his High School Musical years and stay close to his family, who kept him grounded.
That same year, , Zac and Vanessa broke up. While promoting her new project, a Broadway remake of Gigi, Vanessa reminisced about her relationship with Zac and told the Times the following: Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Sure, Vanessa admitted to being jealous of the overwhelming attention that Zac received from fans, and long-distance was cited as a source of problems for the couple — just like any other relationship that involves two actors or musicians.
However, the real reason why they split is still a point of contention that involves a couple of different sources and reports. According to a source that spoke to Radar Online, it was a mutual decision for the couple to break up.
It just ran its course. They are still talking and still friends. However, the report from E! Despite having spoken about the relationship in hindsight, neither Vanessa Hudgens nor Zac Efron have provided clear insight as to what exactly happened for them to break up and remain on bad terms.
However, because Vanessa and Zac have been so private about what actually happened during their relationship and after their breakup, it has been somewhat of a mystery to figure out where the two of them stand. But then came the infamous Access Hollywood interview with Vanessa Hudgens in , in which a huge revelation was made about her relationship to Zac. To be fair, Zac sent his congratulations to Ashley via Twitter , and was indeed having a very busy year in between the releases of The Awkward Moment and Neighbors, as well as shooting We Are Your Friends.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have done a swell job at avoiding one another at every turn and have not been spotted at the same public spaces at any given time. Even nearly a decade later, Ashley has kept in touch with Zac, despite the fact he and Vanessa are not even on speaking terms anymore. Maybe Ashley Tisdale can be the source of a possible reconciliation and friendship for Vanessa and Zac?
Fans of the franchise became extremely angry upon learning that Zac, of all people, would not be available to appear in the High School Musical reunion. Lots of angry tweets were sent in his direction, enough to prompt the actor to record a video message to justify his absence. I love you, guys. Additionally, they took a second to watch scenes of the movie and auditions, telling funny stories about what really happened in each of those moments.
While promoting her new show Powerless in , a short-lived DC Comics sitcom that aired on NBC, Vanessa Hudgens admitted to the fact that, even though she dated the guy and broke up with him, Zac Efron was undoubtedly her celebrity crush during her teen years.
Two conclusions can be drawn from Vanessa Hudgens saying that Zac Efron was her teen crush. Firstly, Vanessa is now comfortable with the fact that, in hindsight, Zac was a very important figure in her life and she was madly in love with him despite how things ended between them.
After all, the actor went on to become an A-lister who is often seen in summer blockbusters, while Vanessa stayed grounded in more independent movie projects as well as Broadway plays. Born in , Austin Butler is only three years younger than Vanessa, and shares her passion and talent for music.
In , rumors surfaced online that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler had become engaged. However, Vanessa took to Twitter to directly deny those rumors. However, Vanessa has praised their relationship for being great at communication. As a matter of fact, the actor has been on quite a few dates that became public knowledge throughout the years. City of Bones, Mirror Mirror , whose hands he was romantically holding.
However, that did not seem to last for too long. Then, in , Zac Efron was spotted at an L. Let us know in the comments! Advertising [x] Give Screen Rant a Thumbs up!