It looks like Vanessa Hudgens has moved on! The actress was seemingly caught flirting with a new man, just one week after news of her split from Austin Butler hit the web.
NBA star Kyle Kuzma shared a snap of himself on the basketball court to Instagram on Monday, January 20, which he captioned, “Yeaaaa we like thattttt,” with the sunglasses emoji. But it was the High School Musical star’s response that caught fans’ attention. She replied, “Ya we doooo,” and the internet quickly went into a frenzy.
New couple alert? For those who missed it, an insider confirmed to Us Weekly on January 14, 2020, that the 31-year-old actress and Austin had split after almost nine years together. According to E! News, it was long distance that ultimately caused them to go their separate ways. An insider told them, “They’re just shooting on two different continents and it’s a matter of distance. There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other.”
Another source added, “They have such a history and deep connection they could find their way back to one another.”
The brunette beauty and the 28-year-old Zoey 101 actor were first linked back in September 2011, when photographers caught the pair kissing at Bob’s Big Boy diner in California. They went red carpet official in February 2012, and after that, they were serious couple goals. They constantly gushed over each other in interviews, supported each other’s work, shared the cutest, PDA-filled photos on social media, jetted off on romantic getaways and attended events side by side. People Magazine even reported that the two stars were thinking about getting married before they broke up.
“They had talked about an engagement before they split up,” an insider revealed to the outlet.
So who is Vanessa’s rumored new man? Well, Kyle is 24 years old and plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Utah.
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