Lifestyle Style Vanessa Hudgens Confirms Engagement to Cole Tucker and Shows Off Ring: 'We Couldn't Be Happier' The High School Musical alum shared her excitement about marrying the baseball player and showed off her sparking, emerald-cut engagement ring in an Instagram post Thursday By Ingrid Vasquez Ingrid Vasquez Twitter Ingrid Vasquez is a Digital News Writer at PEOPLE. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. Before joining the team, she worked as an Editor at FanSided and provided work in the celebrity and lifestyle space for brands that include Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, EW, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 9, 2023 07:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Vanessa Hudgens is speaking out about her engagement to Cole Tucker — and giving a close-up look at her ring! The High School Musical alum shared her excitement about marrying the baseball player and showed off her sparking, emerald-cut engagement ring in an Instagram post Thursday. "YES. We couldn't be happier 🤍," wrote the couple in a joint Instagram post which comes a week after PEOPLE confirmed the pair's engagement. Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker's Relationship Timeline Vanessa Hudgens/instagram In the sweet pics, Hudgens, 34, shows off the engagement ring while rocking a long, maroon, and almond-shaped manicure in front of the Eiffel Tower. In the other, she happily holds up her ring finger as they pose in front of the Paris historical landmark as Tucker, 26, gives her an intimate, back hug. While the couple has been relatively private about their relationship, Hudgens confirmed rumors that the two were a couple during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show in May 2021 and revealed that she was the one who made the first move after they met on a Zoom meditation group call. MLB Player Cole Tucker Opens Up About His Relationship with Vanessa Hudgens: 'I Love Her' "I get on the Zoom, and I'm like, 'Who is that?'" she shared during the talk-show appearance. "If I want something or someone, I'm going after them. I fully just slid into his DMs and was like, 'Hey, it was nice to meet you.' So I think there is no shame in making the first move." Tucker also spoke sweetly about Hutchens during a 2021 spring training session in which he revealed, "I got a girlfriend and she's cool." RELATED VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Is Engaged to Professional Baseball Player Cole Tucker Continued Tucker: "She's awesome. I love her, but I don't want it to be like, 'Oh, Cole's dating Vanessa.' I don't want to be treated any differently than Mitch [Keller] having his wife come down or Ke'Bryan [Hayes] having his girlfriend come down." Most of the public insight into Hudgens' relationship with Tucker comes from Instagram. Both the actress and the athlete share photos of their love from time to time — whether it's a vacation together or dressing up for Halloween. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Prior to Thursday's picture, Hudgens most recently shared a romantic photo looking at Tucker with eyes full of love on Jan. 25, writing in the Instagram caption, "I'll stop the world and melt with you." He left a reply on her photo, commenting simply, "Always baby."