It's official: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split, according to TMZ.
Yep, the couple who lasted a really long time according to Hollywood standards have finally graduated from High School Musical puppy love and moved into "Love ya, babe, but our 20s are for sleeping with other people." In breakup language, this is called "outgrowing" one another.
We figured it was going to happen, but who broke up with who? Was Vanessa ready to turn 22 years old (her birthday's tomorrow) as a single lady? Or maybe she's got her eye on a new beau? Or was Zac finally ready to start playing the field?
While People magazine said back in 2007 that Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens began dating in 2005 during the filming of High School Musical, Us magazine stated today that the two didn't begin dating until about two years after they met on set in 2005. In any case, whether the hottie couple was together for four year or three years, those are stellar results for a Hollywood couple. I mean, some Hollywood marriages track far less time than that.
But so young, so gorgeous, so famous, how could it last? Isn't that what we were all thinking (even while kinda hoping it would last!)?
Earlier this year, while promoting his movie Charlie St. Cloud, 23-year-old Efron opened up and shared, "Believe me, I wrack my brain thinking, 'Why am I not out there playing the field?' One of my buddies was like, 'You have no idea what's going on right now. You're peaking on Ecstasy and you're watching TV.' But it's not in my heart."
And yet, he was still wracking his brain, wasn't he? So did Zac and Vanessa's breakup go down amicably?
"It was mutual," an inside source explained to Us. "They have been together for so long. It just ran its course ... They are still talking and still friends. There's no drama. No one cheated. They just grew up."
This sounds almost too nice to be true. But then again, we all thought that the whole time the gorgeous duo was dating, seemingly without much drama. Have they really broken all the crazy Hollywood couple stereotypes?
What do you think? Do you think more dirt is going to come out on this breakup?
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