“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly.
Just hours after the news broke, Hudgens was spotted solo, somberly taking out her garbage.
The pair, who met on the set of High School Musical, began dating in September 2011. Rumors sparked that they had broken up after it appeared Butler, 28, and Hudgens, 31, apparently spent the holidays apart.
The Knight Before Christmas star posted photos of herself flying solo on December 31, dressed in a princess-inspired black gown and tiara. Days earlier, Hudgens documented a winter getaway in Vals, Switzerland, but Butler didn’t make an appearance in any of her photos.
More evidence came when Hudgens celebrated her birthday on December 13 with her younger sister by posting a video of the duo dancing and having fun – once again, sans Butler.
While neither party has commented publicly on the breakup, check out this Radar gallery to discover more clues to their surprise separation.
Hudgens looked disheveled as she dragged her trash cans to the corner alone on Tuesday, January 14.
The last time Hudgens shared a photo of her former flame on Instagram was on October 31. “Happy Halloween from my family to yours,” she captioned a picture of the twosome dressed in Gothic costumes alongside the former couple’s dog, Darla.
Missing In Action
Butler, meanwhile, hasn’t posted a picture with Hudgens since July, when he shared a snapshot of the duo on Instagram at the movie premiere for his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Hudgens has previously admitted to wanting to walk down the aisle, and a desire for family life.
Love And Marriage
“I want to get married, travel, then have kids — probably in my late 30s,” she told Women’s Health magazine in 2018. “Everyone’s clock is different.”
The Rent: Live star added that Butler “inspires me more than anyone,” which helped their relationship flourish.
Trust And Respect
“We both respect, trust and admire each other,” she said. “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.”
Life Before Butler
Before she dated Butler, Hudgens was hooking up with her High School Musical costar Zac Efron from 2005 to 2010.