See Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares' Australian Love Story in Photos

In the months since Zac Efron and Australian model Vanessa Valladares were first romantically linked, the couple has quickly proven their relationship is the real deal.

By McKenna Aiello Jan 12, 2021 2:25 AMTags
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If life's a beach, then Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares are just playing in the sand. 

Australia's latest Hollywood transplant and his model girlfriend were recently spotted on the beaches of Sydney, which marked the couple's newest sighting following last weekend's romantic date night. The former Disney Channel hunk looked effortlessly cool in a pair of aviator sunglasses and floral shorts, while Vanessa rocked a high-cut swimsuit perfect for tanning. 

Zac and Vanessa were first romantically linked last September when they stepped out arm-in-arm in Byron Bay, however E! News confirmed their love story actually spans back to July 2020. 

"They have fun together and hang out a lot," a source dished at the time. "He loves the area and the lifestyle and she has shown him a lot of great places. He's in a good place and happy down under."

Neither Zac or his girlfriend have publicly discussed their relationship, which means it's time to let photos do all the talking about their undeniable chemistry. 

Zac Efron's Relationship History

See Zac and Vanessa in action in our gallery below: 

Hiking With Friends

Zac and Vanessa are seen hiking in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia in late March 2021. They were joined by friends and the actor's brother, Dylan Efron.

Flying in Style

When traveling through an airport in Australia in March 2021, Zac and Vanessa appeared to be the perfect match in their color-coordinated outfits. 

A Rare Public Outing

Zac and Vanessa are spotted in Melbourne in March 2021, making it their first public sighting in about two months. The actor seems to be filming scenes for Down to Earth With Zac Efron.

Beach Bums

The High School Musical alum and his sweetheart kick off 2021 with a day at the beach in Sydney. An onlooker tells E! News that the couple stop for smoothies before setting up camp on the sand. 


Vanessa dries off after taking a dip in the ocean on a beach in Sydney, Australia, while Zac relaxes on the sand in January 2021.

Darling in Denim

In January 2021, the lovebirds do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks in Sydney. Zac and Vanessa are spotted holding hands as they join another couple for a double date. 

Birthday Boy

In October 2020, Vanessa throws her man a surprise birthday party in the star-studded enclave of Byron Bay. Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands says in a later interview that the bash was well-attended by Zac's famous friends, teasing, "...there was rock stars, movie stars, television stars—a very cool Byron sort of crowd."

Sweet Treat

"He absolutely loves Australia," Sandilands adds. "Well, he's in love with this girl Vanessa. They're lovely. Beautiful couple. They do everything together. They're just really sweet, and they're lovely."

Lunch Date

The two are spotted at Mavis' Kitchen in Mount Warning, Australia in October 2020.

Start of Something New

The actor is first romantically linked to the model in summer 2020 when photographers spot them holding hands while out and about in Byron Bay. 

"He started seeing her in July and they have been together ever since," an insider tells E! News at the time. "She spends the night at his rental house all the time. They have fun together and hang out a lot. He loves the area and the lifestyle and she has shown him a lot of great places."

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