Although Hudgens reportedly met actor Austin Butler all the way in which again in 2005 when she was nonetheless courting Efron, the 2 did not spark courting rumors till September 2011, when they were reportedly looking couple-y following a birthday celebration for his or her mutual good friend Ashley Tisdale’s sister, Jennifer. “It isn’t a serious thing in any respect,” a supply reportedly informed HollywoodLife. “She’s having enjoyable hooking up with him however no official relationship has flourished but.” In February 2012, the couple made their purple carpet debut on the premiere of Journey 2, and some month later, they reportedly packed on the PDA at Coachella.
After practically three years of courting, Hudgens lastly made their relationship IG official in August 2014 with a mushy birthday publish for Butler, wherein she known as him “the love of [her] life.” A yr later, she opened up about their romance throughout an interview with Leisure Tonight, saying it was “essential to put that other person first.” After that, the 2 began sharing extra of their relationship on social media.
In December 2017, after greater than six years of courting, followers thought the 2 would possibly even be engaged after Hudgens posted a pic wherein she gave the impression to be sporting a hoop on that finger. Hudgens laughed it off, insisting she was “not engaged.” She and Butler continued to publish loved-up pics of one another over the subsequent two years till January 2020, when news of the couple’s reported split went public… simply weeks after a Cosmopolitan UK revealed a narrative wherein Hudgens gushed about her relationship. #Awk.
Although the 2 have but to substantiate the reported breakup themselves, Hudgens did post an Instagram vid on Feb. 14, wishing herself a cheerful Valentine’s Day. I stan a self-reliant queen! (Elite Each day beforehand reached out to reps for Hudgens and Butler concerning the rumored break up however did not hear again.)