It was one thing when Vanessa Hudgens and High School Musical co-star Zac Efron split in 2010 after five years of being a match-made-in-Disney-heaven. Though fans of the Disney movie were devastated that its leads had broken up in real life, many understood the split because both actors were just starting out in their careers.
Just a few months later, Vanessa began dating actor Austin Butler, and a reunion between her and Zac soon became an impossibility.
When Vanessa broke up with her boyfriend of nine years in January of 2020, it was truly the end of an era. The couple was known for making Coachella appearances every year, for posting about their love on social media, and for walking the red carpet together.
Though her relationship with Austin is over, Vanessa is moving on with someone else.
Who is Vanessa Hudgens dating? She's been spotted with a few different suitors on her arm, but she's secured a new boyfriend in MLB player Cole Tucker.
Who is Vanessa Hudgens dating?
Vanessa was recently linked with Pittsburgh Pirates player Cole Tucker. Vanessa had been hinting she was back in the dating game, and not long later the two were spotted cozying up, per Bustle. Prior to their public outing, Vanessa posted a photo to Instagram coyly sniffing a pink rose. She captioned the photo, "Date night."
It's not clear how long the two have been dating, though it's Vanessa's first public outing with a partner since her recent fling with NBA player Kyle Kuzma.
Cole made his debut with MLB in 2019 as a shortstop and outfielder. The 24-year-old started his career with the Indianapolis Indians in Minor League Baseball before being swept up by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the major leagues.
Cole's brother, Carson, was also recently picked up by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2020 MLB draft.
Vanessa was previously linked with NBA player Kyle Kuzma.
The actress was seen out on a date shortly after her breakup from Austin. She was spotted with L.A. Lakers player Kyle Kuzma in Brooklyn on Jan. 21. Per TMZ, the two were seen grabbing dinner at the popular Italian restaurant Lilia. Vanessa and Kyle split a bottle of red wine, and onlookers saw them laughing together at their table.
Though Kyle might not be a household name for those who aren't avid watchers of the NBA, the 25-year-old power forward has a famous group of friends. He spent the Fourth of July on a yacht with Kendall Jenner off the coast of Miami in 2019.
He also reportedly dated Katya Elise Henry, an Instagram fitness model who has more than 7 million followers.
Kyle was born and raised in Flint, Mich., but he attended the University of Utah for basketball. He thrived at the university, and he entered into the draft in 2017.
The Brooklyn Nets first selected Kyle for their team as a 27th overall pick in the first round. On draft night, however, Kyle was traded to the Lakers.
After his rookie season for the Lakers, Kyle was named part of the NBA All-Rookie first team, an honor for the best first year players in the NBA.
Since being spotted with Vanessa, it appears that Kyle has also moved on and is now dating model Winnie Harlow.