Don’t search for? Vanessa Hudgens seemingly ignored her ex-boyfriend Austin Butler after the ninety fifth annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12.
In a video obtained by Us Weekly, Hudgens, 34, who hosted ABC’s pre-show protection, brushed previous Butler, 31, and Sharon Stone as followers screamed the actor’s title throughout the road from the Self-importance Honest bash After Stone, 65, reacted to the loud cheers, Butler waved to the onlookers and Hudgens walked by with out making eye contact.
The Chronicles of Shannara alum is nominated for Greatest Actor at this 12 months’s ceremony, scoring a nod for his efficiency as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis. The class’s different nominees embody Brendan Fraser for The Whale, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal for Aftersun and Invoice Nighy for Residing, with Fraser, 54, taking house the statue in the course of the ceremony.
The 12 months earlier than Butler and Hudgens referred to as it quits, the Excessive Faculty Musical actress revealed that she’d inspired her then-boyfriend to play the long-lasting “Jailhouse Rock” singer months earlier than he landed the position in July 2019.
“Final December, we have been driving alongside and we have been listening to Christmas music, after which an Elvis Presley Christmas tune got here on,” the Spring Breakers star stated throughout an August 2019 look on Dwell With Kelly and Ryan. “He had simply dyed his hair darkish — he’s a pure blond — and I used to be taking a look at him and he was singing alongside and I used to be like, ‘Babe, it’s essential to play Elvis.’”
Because the film started manufacturing in January 2020, nevertheless, Us confirmed that Butler and Hudgens referred to as it quits after 9 years collectively. “Vanessa and Austin are formally damaged up, and Vanessa has been telling these near her about their breakup,” an insider stated on the time.
When awards season started ramping up earlier this 12 months, Butler advised an analogous story about somebody telling him that he wanted to play Presley, however he didn’t point out Hudgens by title.
“The month earlier than I heard that Baz was making the film, I used to be going to have a look at Christmas lights with a pal, and there was an Elvis Christmas tune on the radio and I used to be singing alongside, and my pal seemed over at me and goes, ‘You’ve received to play Elvis,’” the Carrie Diaries alum recalled in January whereas collaborating in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Actors Roundtable. “I stated, ‘Oh, that’s such a protracted shot.’”
The California native added: “A few weeks later, I used to be taking part in the piano. I by no means actually sang for any of my pals or something. That very same pal was there and I used to be taking part in the piano. She stated, ‘I’m severe. You gotta determine how one can get the rights to a script.’ Then my agent referred to as and stated, ‘So, Baz Luhrmann is making an Elvis movie.’”
Butler later confirmed to The Los Angeles Instances that the “pal” was certainly Hudgens. “We’d been collectively for thus lengthy and she or he had this type of clairvoyant second and so I actually, I owe her rather a lot for believing in me,” he defined in January.
After his break up from the Second Act star, Butler moved on with Kaia Gerber, whom he’s been courting since late 2021. Whereas the mannequin wasn’t with him on the purple carpet, Gerber joined Butler on the Self-importance Honest celebration on Sunday.
Hudgens, for her half, lately received engaged to Cole Tucker after almost three years of courting. Us confirmed in February that the MLB participant, 26, popped the query earlier than the brand new 12 months started.
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“Actual magnetic love is on the market,” Hudgens wrote through Instagram that very same month whereas celebrating Valentine’s Day along with her fiancé. “What a journey it was to get right here however so value it to get to my without end.”