Are things over between Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares? In April 2021, the Daily Telegraph reported that the pair might have called it quits after nearly one year together.
Then, Kyle Sandilands confirmed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show that their breakup was real. “I can also confirm after speaking with him yesterday,” the radio host said, per Us Weekly. “It’s only recent, but not, like, yesterday recent. But they’ve gone their separate ways. … No drama, but it’s done.”
In March 2021, the pair was spotted in Australia together after laying low for a few months. According to photos obtained by E! News, the couple were together as Zac filmed scenes for season 2 of his Netflix series Down to Earth. The actor, for his part, wore a green shirt paired with shorts while Vanessa walked behind him.
A source told Us Weekly that the pair first met when “she was an employee at the Byron Bay General Store & Cafe in June .” Things progressed quickly and they became official in July 2020, according to the insider who added, “They are both very smitten with each other.” Although some eagle-eyed fans have speculated that the duo may have known each other for years. In a recently resurfaced Instagram comment on Vanessa’s page, someone wrote, “God bless you and Zac.” While discussing the comment on his radio show, Kyle admitted their romance “isn’t just recent … It’s been going on for a little while. I don’t know exactly how long.”
Since becoming boyfriend and girlfriend, Zac and Vanessa have been photographed on trips together and outings around Australia. In fact, in October 2020, she even threw the High School Musical alum a birthday bash. At the time, the Australian radio host Kyle — who attended the party — told Kyle and Jackie O Show listeners that Zac is “in love” with Vanessa. “She put the whole thing together. She’s a sweetheart,” he said of the party. Kyle also called Zac and Vanessa “lovely” and a “beautiful couple.”
“They do everything together,” he gushed at the time. “They’re just really sweet, and they’re lovely.”
The Neighbors star has been labeled a total heartthrob since the moment he first stepped foot into the spotlight. Over the years, he’s been romantically linked to Vanessa Hudgens, Lily Collins, Halston Sage, Michelle Rodriguez, Sami Miró, Alexandra Daddario, Sarah Bro and more in the past. But now, it seems like the actor might have found The One!
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