Why Vanessa Hudgens Feels ''Grateful'' to Have Dated Zac Efron During Their High School Musical Days

She admits it was nice to have ''someone to lean on'' during that time period
By Alyssa Morin Apr 22, 2019 8:22 PMTags
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Remembering Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens' Romance

However, their relationship wasn't like the Disney musical at all. She admits that it was complicated to date her co-star, whom she ended up filming all three High School Musical movies with.

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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?'"

She adds, "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...and we sorted it all out. I think because I was so young, I think that relationship stabilized me."

The two Disney stars reportedly began dating a year after the first film released. But what many thought was the "start of something new," the couple called it quits in 2010 after about four years of being together.

"It's nothing dramatic," a source told E! News at the time of their split. "There's no third party involved."

Another source put it simply, and said, "They were together for so long. It just ran its course."

The two have since moved on and have dated other people.

More recently, many began to speculate that Efron was dating Olympic swimmerSarah Bro. As for Hudgens? She's been with boyfriend Austin Butler for quite some time. Coincidentally, the two met on the set of High School Musical. (However, he wasn't part of the film.)