On Nov. 22, the High School Musical alum posted a flirty pic of herself dressed up and holding a pink rose to Instagram. "Date night," she wrote, adding a heart emoji.
Exactly who Vanessa is seeing for this "date night" is a mystery. Following her breakup with Austin, who she dated for nine years following her high-profile romance with HSM co-star Zac Efron, the actress was spotted with Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma in January. Vanessa, 31, even supported Kyle at his NBA games and shouted out the athlete on social media. It's unclear if the two were ever officially romantically involved, but it's doubtful that the player is who Vanessa is referring to as he's currently dating model Winnie Harlow.
Whoever Vanessa is seeing, it's likely that it's a new romance. In November, she shared she had to take a pause from dating due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions put on place at her job.
"I just finished another movie yesterday and, you know, it's taken very seriously and to keep everyone safe there are precautions," she told Entertainment Tonight. "And at times it feels extravagant, but it's what you have to do to keep everyone on the production safe, so yeah, definitely no dating for me."
As for what kind of person she's looking for, the actress shared that she's open to dating someone who isn't famous.
"Your girl's open," she told the outlet. "I feel like at the end of the day, it's just about having similar fundamentals and wanting the same things. Like, I am not picky, really. Like, I know what I want and I'm like, if someone comes into the picture and can give me all those things, then great, it doesn't matter if they're in the public eye or not. If anything I prefer them not to be but we'll see, we'll see."