Vanessa Hudgens Engaged to Baseball Player Cole Tucker

Actress Vanessa Hudgens and baseball player Cole Tucker are engaged after more than two years together. Scroll down to see the announcement that has us soaring and flying.

By Alexandra Bellusci Feb 03, 2023 2:49 PMTags
Watch: Vanessa Hudgens Engaged to Baseball Player Cole Tucker

This is the start of something new for Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker.

The High School Musical alum and the baseball player are engaged after more than two years of dating, multiple outlets report.

While the couple has yet to confirm the news, in recent days, Vanessa, 34, shared a loved up photo of the pair on Instagram and wrote, "I'll stop the world and melt with you."

The pair first sparked dating rumors back in November 2020, after being spotted on date in Los Angeles. 

"They had a romantic dinner outside under the stars," an eyewitness told E! News at the time. "Vanessa was giddy with laughter. She was looking over at Cole and couldn't contain her smile." 

And when the new year came, the two rang it in together—and then went Instagram official by Valentine's Day. "It's you, it's me, it's us," Vanessa captioned the Feb. 14 snapshot of the two kissing.

Finally, in April, the athlete gave fans a rare peek into their romance.

"I got a girlfriend and she's cool," the 26-year-old revealed to KDKA during spring training. "She's awesome, I love her. But I don't want it to be, 'Oh, Cole's dating Vanessa.' She's great. She'll be around. You will see her."


Vanessa Hudgens at the 2022 Met Gala

As for how their relationship came to be? Well...

"I fully just slid into his DMs and was like, 'Hey, it was nice to meet you,'" Vanessa revealed on The Drew Barrymore Show, noting they had been introduced on a Zoom meditation group. "So I think there is no shame in making the first move."

Since then, they've continued to document their romance on the 'gram despite being long distance with Cole's baseball schedule. 

"Missing u @cotuck," Vanessa captioned the July 2021 snap of the two kissing on a boat, to which he replied, "breakfast sooooon."

And during their two year relationship, the MLB player had returned the support, accompanying his leading lady to red carpet events.

Cole and Vanessa walked their first carpet at the premiere of Netflix's Tick Tick...BOOM!, which stars the actress, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Nov. 2021. Vanessa smiled for the camera while wrapping her arm around the 6′ 3″ outfielder.


And prior to her romance with Cole, Vanessa was in a nearly nine-year relationship with Austin Butler before calling it quits in 2020. A year after their split, the Spring Breakers star revealed that she use to see herself getting married at 25, but is grateful for how things panned out instead.

"That didn't happen," she told Shape. "But I'm in such an amazing, healthy relationship, so it doesn't matter. What I've discovered is that we all have these ideas—and if they don't happen, then there's a reason why. Learning that has been extremely helpful to my growth. I'm very grateful every day for where I am in this moment of my life."

TMZ was first to report Vanessa and Cole's engagement news.

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