Any chance of a rekindled romance? Please???
Adele may have announced that she’s divorcing her husband over the weekend, but the relationship we’re still mourning is that of Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron.
The actors were together for four years while filming the High School Musical movies before splitting in 2010 – a couple of years after the final movie was released.
Zac and Vanessa kept quiet about their relationship ending, with everything seeming amicable. Now, nearly 10 years later, Vanessa has opened up about the relationship.
E! reports that, while speaking on the Awards Chatter podcast, Vanessa revealed how “grateful” she is to have dated her High School Musical co-star, especially during a time when she was navigating her new-found fame.
“It started off really organically,” she says of her relationship with the 31-year-old star. “I could not have been more grateful to have that relationship at the time.”
For her, she recalls the pressure after the success of High School Musical and how much it “blew up.”
“It was this massive phenomenon and [all] eyes were on me. And it’s just a really weird foreign thing to go through, and by being in a relationship, it kind of kept me stabilised and grounded, and I had someone to lean on who was going through it as well.”
Vanessa also recalled how she and Zac would argue on set of HSM.
“I remember one time we did have a fight and it was while we were at rehearsals, and I remember Kenny Ortega [HSM director] coming around the corner with the most concerned look on his face like, ‘Oh no, is our movie going to fall apart right?'”
She adds, “I pride myself on being a professional, so I was like that aside we are going to move forward and do what we need to do…and we sorted it all out. I think because I was so young, I think that relationship stabilised me.”
The two actors have since moved on to date other people. Zac has most recently been linked to Olympic swimmer, Sarah Bro. Vanessa has been dating actor Austin Butler since 2011.
Brb streaming Vanessa Hudgens’ “Say OK”.