Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker Are Engaged—and You'll Be Soaring, Flying Over Their Love Story

Amid news of Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker's engagement, look back on the High School Musical actress and baseball player's road to romance.

By Corinne Heller Feb 03, 2023 5:16 PMTags
Watch: Vanessa Hudgens Engaged to Baseball Player Cole Tucker

Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker finally found what they've been looking for.

The High School Musical actress and baseball player have gotten engaged after more than two years of dating, according to multiple outlets.

Vanessa, 34, and Cole, 26, first sparked romance rumors in November 2020 when they were spotted having dinner together "under the stars" at an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, a source told E! News at the time. The actress and athlete, then a Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, went on to ring in the New Year together.

And just a few months later, Vanessa made her relationship with Cole Instagram official, marking Valentine's Day 2021 with a sweet snap, which she captioned, "It's you, it's me, it's us."

Weeks later, Cole spoke about his relationship with the actress publicly for the first time. "I've got a girlfriend and she's cool," he told CBS Pittsburgh. "I love her."

The duo heated things up even more with a romantic vacation in Antigua in November 2021.

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The same month, a year after the romance speculation first started, Vanessa and Cole made their red carpet debut as a couple at the AFI Fest premiere of her film Tick, Tick... Boom!, which stars the actress, at 2021 AFI Fest in Hollywood, Calif. They were accompanied by her mom, Gina Guangco.

Vanessa and Cole often share adorable couple's pics on their Instagrams, although they have remained mum about news of their engagement. On Jan. 25, days before the news was reported, Vanessa posted a photo of herself dancing with Cole, writing, "I'll stop the world and melt with you."

Look back at the couple's road to romance and engagement:

February 2021: Instagram Official

Vanessa shared her first Instagram photo with Cole on Valentine's Day 2021, three months after the two sparked romance rumors with a romantic dinner date in Los Angeles. She captioned the pic, "It's you, it's me, it's us. @cotuck."

November 2021: Tick, Tick... Boom! Premiere at AFI Fest

The couple made their red carpet debut as a couple at the premiere of the film, starring Vanessa, at 2021 AFI Fest in Hollywood, Calif.

November 2021: Tick, Tick... Boom! Premiere in NYC

The two attended the premiere of the Netflix movie in New York City.

February 2022: Valentine's Day

"Happy vday from us crazies," Vanessa captioned this Instagram pic.

February 2022: John Mayer Concert

The two watched John Mayer perform at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series.

February 2022: SAG Awards

The pair walked the carpet at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

April 2022: MLB Opening Day

"Happy opening day my [king]," Vanessa captioned this Instagram tribute to her partner, a Pittsburgh Pirates player at the time, which she shared on the MLB's opening day in 2022.

September 2022: Play Ball

The actress appeared with her partner on the baseball field.

October 2022: Happy Halloween

"Happy Halloween from Sting and Miss Argentina," Vanessa captioned this Instagram pic.

December 2022: Holiday Spirit

"Merry af," Vanessa captioned this Instagram photo.

February 2023: Engaged

Vanessa and Cole confirmed their engagement on Feb. 9, sharing a picture of the actress rocking some bling on her wedding ring finger. "YES," the Instagram post read. "We couldn't be happier."

May 2023: Wedding Planning

Vanessa joked about eloping with Cole after running into roadblocks during the wedding planning process. "Finding a venue is tough," she admitted on The Drew Barrymore Show. "I kind of just want to elope. I'm lost, I don't know."

December 2023: I Do

The couple tied the knot on Dec. 2, 2023 in Tulum, Mexico. The 100-guest ceremony was attended by family and close friends, including Sarah Hyland and Alexandra Shipp—who sereved as bridesmaids—as well as Vanessa's former High School Musical costars Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel.

December 2023: The Start of Something New

Cole celebrated Vanessa's first birthday as a married woman with a romantic tribute reading, "Happy birthday to my wife!!!!!!"

March 2024: Oh Baby!

Vanessa announced her pregnancy on the 2024 Oscars red carpet, showing off her baby bump in a black turtleneck gown by Vera Wang.

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