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Colin Farrell Unknowingly Asked Austin Butler For His Ex-Girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens’s Number And People Are Losing It

Austin made sure to steer clear of mentioning Vanessa’s name, but it looks like he’s accidentally drawn more attention to the awkward topic.

Back in 2020, Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens’s breakup shocked fans.



The pair had been together for almost a decade after meeting on the set of High School Musical in 2011, and they had easily established themselves as one of the internet’s favorite power couples.



What’s more, it was while they were dating that Vanessa actually encouraged Austin to audition for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic — a role that has undoubtedly bolstered his career since the film was released last summer.


Speaking on Live With Kelly and Ryan back in 2019, Vanessa said she was “so proud” of Austin for securing the role, before sharing a super cute anecdote about the moment she realized he needed to take on the part.



“It’s so crazy because last December, we were driving along and we were listening to Christmas music, and then an Elvis Presley Christmas song came on,” she recalled.



“He had just dyed his hair dark — he’s a natural blonde — and I was looking at him and he was singing along and I was like, babe, you need to play Elvis,” she shared. “I don’t know how, but I’m serious. You need to play him.”



Vanessa went on, “Then in January, he was sitting at the piano — he’s a musician — and he’s playing and he’s singing and I’m like, I don’t know how, but you need to figure out how you can play Elvis. Like, I don’t know how we get rights or what we do, but you need to play him.”



As we know, Austin and Vanessa would go on to break up the following year. Neither party addressed the split, although a source close to the pair told E! News that it was “a matter of distance” and differing schedules that resulted in their breakup.



Vanessa was working on the Netflix sequel The Princess Switch: Switched Again at the time, while Austin was preparing for Elvis — a process that we’ve since learned was particularly intense for the actor.



Fast-forward to today, Austin is dating model Kaia Gerber, while Vanessa is in a relationship with baseball player Cole Tucker.

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