Why Vanessa Hudgens Is Thinking About Eloping With Fiancé Cole Tucker

Vanessa Hudgens shared an update on her wedding plans and admitted that she’s considered eloping with fiancé Cole Tucker, with whom she's been engaged to since February. Find out why.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez May 09, 2023 2:17 AMTags
Watch: Vanessa Hudgens Says She Just Wants to ELOPE With Cole Tucker

Vanessa Hudgens may not stick to the status quo when it comes to her nuptials.

The High School Musical alum—who got engaged to fiancé Cole Tucker in February—recently shared insight into her wedding planning process, joking that she's thought about taking an alternative route after running into some roadblocks.

"It's hard…finding a venue is tough," Vanessa admitted on a May 8 episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, "I kind of just want to elope. I'm lost, I don't know."

When asked by host Drew Barrymore if Cole has weighed in on the big day, Vanessa answered that the baseball player doesn't necessarily care for the details.

"He just wants to get married to me," she explained. "He's like, 'Whatever you want, babe.'"

While wedding plans are still up in the air, it's clear that Vanessa and Cole are all in this together. Last month, the actress shared that her dynamic with the baseball player has changed for the better since getting engaged.

Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker: Romance Rewind

"I was talking about this with Cole, my partner. People are always like ‘Does it feel different?'" Vanessa said on Hoda & Jenna. "You know, it actually does. There's like a sense of security and you feel so safe. It's the best thing ever. I love being a fiancée."

The pair first met through a Zoom mediation group that Joe Jonas put together, sparking romance rumors in November 2020 when they stepped out for a romantic dinner at Pace in Laurel Canyon, Calif. At the time, a source told E! News that "Vanessa was giddy with laughter. She was looking over at Cole and couldn't contain her smile."


After Cole popped the question in February, the couple took to Instagram to commemorate the relationship milestone, writing in a joint post, "YES. We couldn't be happier."

Click here for a closer look at Vanessa's engagement ring.

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