It's been nearly a decade since Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron called it quits after roughly four years of dating, and though they've both gone on to date other people since then, the actress has been reminiscing about her relationship with her High School Musical co-star, and why she feels so "grateful" for their time together."It started off really organically," she explained during a recent episode of the When they first started dating, both young actors were also navigating their newfound fame after the first film "blew up.""It was this massive phenomenon and [all] eyes were on me," Hudgens recalled."And it's just a really weird foreign thing to go through, and by being in a relationship, it kind of kept me stabilized and grounded, and I had someone to lean on who was going through it as well."However, their relationship wasn't quite as perfect as their onscreen romance, which made things difficult at times.
August 2009: Again, Hudgens is left red-faced when more topless pics are leaked on the web. Despite reports they broke up during the trip, they're spotted engaging in some major PDA, including hugs and plenty of smooching. 11, 2010: Just Jared posts pic of Efron hanging with fellow hunkster, . 13, 2010: Sources exclusively confirm that the two have split.
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"I remember one time we did have a fight and it was while we were at rehearsals, and I remember Kenny Ortega coming around the corner with the most concerned look on his face like, ' Oh no, is our movie going to fall apart right? "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..we sorted it all out.
There's only one problem when you're dating one of the world's most sought-after guys, though: The fact that everyone else wants him, too.
Still, some things happen for a reason: a year after their split in 2011, Vanessa started dating Austin Butler, who she's still with now.
It seems like it was just yesterday Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens knew this could be the start of something new.
’s Awards Chatter, Vanessa opened up about her romance with Zac and the challenges both actors faced by being romantically involved with a costar, revealing they actually had a fight on the set of the Disney Channel Original Movie.“I remember one time we did have a fight, and it was while we were at rehearsals,” Vanessa admitted.
“I remember Kenny Ortega coming around the corner with the most concerned look on his face like, ‘Oh no, is our movie going to fall apart right now? “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…
Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares.