Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Break Up After Over 8 Years of Dating
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have split after first getting together in 2011
Their reps could not be reached for comment.
The Bad Boys for Life actress, 31, and the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actor, 28, first got together in 2011. Fans first speculated about a breakup when neither Hudgens nor Butler posted photos celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve together.
Hudgens did publicly celebrate his birthday in August 2019. “Happy birthday to my love, my other half, my constant inspiration and supporter. My best friend. My everything. 28 is going to be ???,” she wrote on Instagram.
The pair had been long distance as they filmed projects in different countries. Hudgens has starred in a number of Netflix Christmas movies recently, shooting The Princess Switch: Switched Again in the U.K. in November 2019. And Butler will play Elvis Presley in an untitled biopic that’s currently in pre-production.
“Communication is key,” Hudgens, who also hosts So You Think You Can Dance, told PEOPLE in March 2017. “I think that if anything’s bothering you, don’t hold it in. Always bring it up and just talk about it. Uncensor yourself and just be open.”
Hudgens and Butler’s breakup might put pal Ashley Tisdale in an awkward spot. “Austin was my best friend since way before they got together,” Tisdale, 34, told PEOPLE in 2016, “so it’s just nice to have your two best friends be in a relationship.”
Us first reported news of Hudgens and Butler’s split.