When describing the courtship between Vanessa Hudgens Austin Butler, it’s hard not to associate them with the term “relationship goals.” The longtime couple have maintained a strong and loving relationship over the years, which they’ve even shared glimpses of across their respective social media accounts.
According to the Daily MailThe first time they met was 2005, on the set at High School Musical. At the time, sparks flew among Hudgens & her costar Zac EfronShe dated for five-years with, before ending the relationship in December 2010.
Hudgens thought back to her relationship with Efron and how grateful she was for the time they shared together. “It started off really organically. I could not have been more grateful to have that relationship at the time,” Hudgens said on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast in April 2019.
“[High School Musical]This was a massive phenomenon. [all]All eyes were focused on me. And it’s just a really weird, foreign thing to go through,” she continued. “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.”
Fast a year later, she split from the NeighborsHudgens was seen with Butler doing PDA. Though the actors hadn’t addressed their rumored romance just yet, they eventually confirmed their relationship on their own terms.
“Communication is key,” Hudgens told Access Hollywood Their successful romance was established in August 2018. “It’s so easy to let things get lost in the shuffle or to, kind of, push things down because you don’t think they really bother you. But if anything even remotely bothers you, you gotta talk about it.”
Three years ago, the Carrie DiariesTell alum Entertainment Tonight in August 2015 that he believes “it’s important to put that other person first” in a romantic relationship. “If you’re constantly looking for ways that you can make them happy, and they’re constantly looking for ways that they can make you happy, then you kind of lift each other up as much as possible and you can’t go wrong,” he added.
The Shannara ChroniclesHe also spoke glowingly about his long-lasting relationship with Hudgens. He praised Hudgens in July 2019 for being an inspiration. “It’s hard for me to even put into words what that girl means to me,” he told E! News at the moment. “I am so inspired by her every day and I just love her to my core.”
Us WeeklyOnly confirmed that Hudgens and Butler have split on January 14, 2019. This was after almost nine years of being together. The pair have been “telling those close to her about their breakup,” a source said.
Scroll down to see a look at the pair’s relationship over the years.