Well, like her legendary High School Musical character Gabriella Montez once sang, Vanessa Hudgens is going her own way because she and Austin Butler reportedly just broke up after nine years of dating.
According to an Us Weekly insider, "Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup." Vanessa and Austin, who met on the set of HSM while she was dating Zac Efron, apparently didn't spend the holidays together, which is when the breakup rumors started to swirl.
It's not clear when they really broke up, but the last time Austin posted a picture of Vanessa was in July to celebrate the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere. The last time she posted one of them together was on Halloween, so that may be some indication of the time frame we're working with here.
In November 2018, Vanessa spoke of their relationship and told Women's Health, "We both respect, trust and admire each other. It’s so solid now because I feel strong as an independent woman. I am very self-reliant, but it’s nice to have a best friend you can share victories with as well as losses."
Vanessa and Austin haven't publicly commented on their relationship status yet. At the moment, Vanessa is posting about going to the Lakers game where everyone booed Tristan Thompson, and who knows where Austin is because he's so reserved on the 'gram. Judging by his previous posting habits, it's likely he won't say a word.