Actress Vanessa Hudgens and actor Austin Butler have reportedly gone their separate ways after nearly nine years together!
A source told Us Weekly, “Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup.”
Breakup rumors started swirling after it appeared that Vanessa and Austin were not spending the holidays together.
Just before the new year, Vanessa posted a pic of herself in a black ball gown, writing, “HAPPY NEW YEARS 🍾🍾🍾.”
Hudgens also went on a winter vacation to Switzerland, but Butler didn’t appear in any of her photos.
Last month, Butler was also seemed to be absent from her birthday celebrations on the set of her Netflix project “The Princess Switch: Switched Again.”
The last time that Vanessa shared a photo of Austin was on Halloween, while he hasn’t posted one of her since July 2019.
Their last public appearance as a couple was at the UNICEF Summer Gala in August 2019.
In 2018, Vanessa explained why she wasn’t rushing to marry Austin. She told Women’s Health, “I want to get married, travel, then have kids — probably in my late 30s. Everyone’s clock is different.”
Of their relationship, she said, “We both respect, trust and admire each other. It’s so solid now because I feel strong as an independent woman. I am very self-reliant, but it’s nice to have a best friend you can share victories with as well as losses.”
Vanessa previously dated “High School Musical” co-star Zac Efron for six years.