“Explosive Revelations: The Real Reason Behind Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens’ Shocking Breakup”
Austin Butler expressed his gratitude towards his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, for believing in him when he landed the role of Elvis Presley in the highly acclaimed film “Elvis” directed by Baz Luhrmann in 2022. During The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor’s Roundtable, the 31-year-old actor referred to Hudgens as a “friend” and acknowledged her support in his career.
However, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Butler clarified that the “friend” he mentioned was indeed Vanessa Hudgens when asked about his previous comment. He revealed that she had a clairvoyant moment and played a significant role in his confidence and success, stating, “I owe her a lot for believing in me.”
Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens first sparked rumors of a romantic relationship in 2011, shortly after Hudgens ended her relationship with her former co-star from “High School Musical,” Zac Efron. After nine years together, their split was confirmed by Us Weekly on January 14, 2020.
During The Hollywood Reporter’s Actors Roundtable, Butler reminisced about a moment with a friend who encouraged him to audition for the role of Elvis Presley. He shared an incident where he was singing along to an Elvis Christmas song while looking at Christmas lights, and his friend remarked that he should play Elvis. Fans connected this story to a similar anecdote shared by Vanessa Hudgens during her appearance on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” in 2019.
Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens initially crossed paths in 2005 on the set of Disney’s “High School Musical,” but they didn’t start dating until 2011, following Hudgens’ breakup with Zac Efron.
Although their relationship was not publicly confirmed for an extended period, in 2018, Hudgens emphasized the importance of communication in their successful partnership. She stated that it was crucial to address any concerns promptly and not let them go unnoticed.
In July 2019, Austin Butler expressed his admiration for Hudgens, describing her as an inspiration and someone he loved deeply. He highlighted her significant impact on his life and how she motivated him on a daily basis.
However, the couple broke up in 2020. The exact reasons for their split were not disclosed publicly, but sources close to them revealed to E! News that their busy schedules played a role. At the time, Hudgens was filming “The Princess Switch 2” in Europe, while Butler was occupied with his role in “Elvis.” The sources mentioned that the geographical distance between them was a factor and emphasized that there was no animosity between the two, as they maintained mutual respect.
Presently, Austin Butler is dating model Kaia Gerber, while Vanessa Hudgens is in a relationship with Cole Tucker, a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pilots.