Vanessa Hudgens & Boyfriend Austin Butler Split In January 2020, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. When news broke of Hudgen and Butler’s split after spending eight years together, fans immediately started wishing for her and the (now not-single) Efron to get back together. In the past, Vanessa talked about how being away from Austin was rough, so their breakup reasoning is slightly more understandable. News that Hudgens meant a lot to him. There's Unfinished Business Between Ricky and Nini on 'HSMTMTS' — So Will There Be a Season 2? I posted a pic. According to a source for Us Weekly, Vanessa has been telling friends that they "officially broken up" but the source doesn't say when she started spreading the news to her friends. After their split was announced, a source told E! Despite staying mum on Instagram, the reticent star spoke about what made their relationship work so well during the MTV Music Video Awards in 2015. And things looked pretty cozy there. According to Daily Mail, at least, they were still together at that point as they were spotted holding hands later in November. Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler had been dating for nearly 9 years. "They were not doing anything to show that they were really together romantically but they were definitely hanging out and having fun.". Did Butler really end an eight year relationship to focus on his career? News that the main reason was that they had been spending a lot of time apart in recent months. Upon hearing the news, she took to Instagram to share the article that broke the story alongside a caption that read that she's "so proud of her honey". The mag even describe the couple as "liv[ing] in harmony." For Starters, She's a Redhead IRL, Here's Why Mariska Hargitay Briefly Left Us During Season 8. Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens reportedly met on the set of "High School Musical" in 2005. If she was all broken up about leaving what she had with Austin Butler behind, Vanessa Hudgens didn't really show it. and, while she celebrated online, Austin stayed quiet. A thing I hope we take with us after this is all over with. That same year, in an interview with Women's Health, she attributed the success of her relationship to the fact that Butler inspires her to be better. Longtime couple Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler called it quits in January 2020, but it's still hard to process the fact that they're no longer together. However, according to her Instagram, it does seem like she's back in the U.S. as she recently attended a Lakers game. Over the summer, it was announced that Butler had been cast as Elvis in a movie that was due to start production in 2020, and Hudgens took to Instagram to congratulate her then-boyfriend, writing “I AMMMM OVERRRR THE F–KING MOOOOOOOOONNNNN I CANT WAIT SO PROUD OF MY HONEYYYYY!!!”. Cringe. Why mess with a good thing? It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year! It’s lead me to leading with compassion and reaching out to those who truly matter to me. Having met on the set of High School Musical, the … (@vanessahudgens) on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:40am PDT. In what might be the first high profile breakup of 2020, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have reportedly split after nearly nine years together. Not to show off my ring that I happened to throw on that finger after a long day of filming but to show off my haircut Lol.". "We both respect, trust, and admire each other. Best Fall Jackets: Switch to Sherpa to Channel Rugged, Western Style. So why did they break up? Representatives for Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. News, adding that Vanessa and Austin “have such a history and deep connection, they could find their way back to one another.”. 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Their split was first reported on Jan. 14. Although Butler and Hudgens didn't appear in any hurry to put a label on their relationship, they enjoyed keeping fans guessing during most of 2012. "He appeared in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and he's starring as Elvis [Presley], so for him he is just focusing on that and it really impacted his relationship with Vanessa.". On December 13, 2018, the actress told ETOnline that her boyfriend's continued support means "everything" to her. In January 2020, it was reported that Vanessa Hudgens and her long-time boyfriend split up, shocking fans of the stars. She calls Austin and their dog, Darla, her "family" in the caption. It sucks! 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Until news of their split officially broke, it seemed like all was well between Hudgens and Butler, but obviously, behind the scenes, that wasn't the case — and since neither half of this former couple has explained what the last straw was that broke their relationship's back, fans have been left wondering ever since. “There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other.” In case you didn’t know, Vanessa is currently filming The Princess Switch 2 in Scotland, while Austin is filming his untitled Elvis Presley biopic in Australia. Could that mean Butler was the one who initiated what ended up being a not-so-brief break-up? Hudgens had been spending time overseas filming for The Princess Switch 2 and Butler was working on the Elvis Presley biopic he’d been cast in. “They’re just shooting on two different continents and it’s a matter of distance,” a source told E! She quickly set the record straight, taking to Twitter on December 19 to clarify: "Guysssss. Vanessa and Austin’s relationship lasted for NINE YEARS, which, naturally, has left fans of theirs wondering...why the breakup? The two began dating in 2011. Let's Discuss the Importance of Pronouns For a Sec, Here's How to Wear a Beanie and Not Look Lame, Reusable Cotton Rounds > Single-Use Makeup Wipes, The Bachelorette's Dodgeball Date Was...Not Great, Want the Best Sleep Ever? That'll probably change in the future, but as of this writing, it looks like getting to enjoy a little bit of singleness is exactly what was missing from their lives. The Disney Family Singalong airs tonight, April 16, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. READ NEXT: When Nick Merico Quit ‘American Idol’: Why Did He Leave? Hudgens did also happen to mention, however, that doing long distance with Austin Butler was hard on her and their relationship, so it stands to reason that may have contributed to why they ultimately ended things. The Knight Before Christmas star had a busy Halloween and she shared many photos of her and Austin in different costumes. On Tuesday, a source confirmed to UsWeekly that the two had broken up after dating for nearly nine years. In 2017, the pair spoke about how they make the long-distance parts of their relationship work. And if she had to clarify "officially", does that mean that they've been rocky for a while? I know, I know—you’re still spiraling over Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler’s unexpected breakup...that is, if you aren’t rooting for Vanessa to start dating her High School Musical sweetheart Zac Efron again. "Each couple has their own journey," she replied. In January 2020, it was reported that Vanessa Hudgens and her long-time boyfriend split up, shocking fans of the stars. By the time 2017 rolled around, the pressure was on: People wanted to know when Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler were getting engaged. Less than a year after splitting from Zac Efron (and amid rumors that she was dating Josh Hutcherson), Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler were first seen spending time together. After Hudgens' split from Efron in December 2010, she was linked to actor Josh Hutcherson and then Butler after the "Zoey 101" actor was leaving her home one night in September 2011. "Happy birthday to the man with the kindest heart, beautiful soul, crazy talent and best looks I've ever seen. But now that she's also got Bad Boys for Life coming out soon on Jan. 17, again, there's nothing from Austin while she's publicized it.