Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler started dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of ‘High School Musical’. At the time, Hudgens had recently ended her long-term relationship with her ‘High School Musical’ co-star, Zac Efron, while Butler had just broken up with actress Cody Kennedy.
The couple kept their relationship relatively low-key at first, but they were soon spotted together on numerous occasions, like romantic vacations and at red carpet events. In 2012, they made their first public appearance as a couple at the premiere of Hudgens’ film ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’.
Over the years, Hudgens and Butler continued to appear in public together and shared glimpses of their relationship on social media. They also supported each other’s careers, with Butler attending Hudgens’ performances in the Broadway production of ‘Gigi’ and Hudgens cheering on Butler during his role in the television series ‘The Carrie Diaries’.
In 2017, Hudgens and Butler celebrated their six-year anniversary with a sweet Instagram post. However, rumours began to circulate that they had split in late 2019, when they were not seen together for several months. The rumors were confirmed in January 2020, when sources close to the couple announced that they had indeed broken up.
Despite the breakup, Hudgens and Butler have remained on good terms and have not publicly commented on the reason for their split. They have also continued to focus on their respective careers, with Hudgens starring in the Netflix film ‘The Princess Switch’ and Butler appearing in the film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler’s relationship timeline spanned nearly a decade and was marked by public appearances, supportive gestures and a private split. Although their romantic relationship has ended, they have remained supportive of each other’s careers and have left a lasting impression on fans.
– Riya Sohini