Entertainment TV Vanessa Hudgens Says She Has 'Very Different' Interests from MLB Star Boyfriend Cole Tucker "But our fundamentals are the same. He's goofy and I'm very goofy," Vanessa Hudgens told Glamour U.K. of her relationship By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 2, 2021 02:52 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Vanessa Hudgens is opening up about her romance with boyfriend Cole Tucker. For Glamour U.K.'s December 2021 digital cover story, Hudgens offered insight into her relationship with the 25-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop. "He's his own person," the Princess Switch star, 32, told the outlet. "Our interests are very different, but our fundamentals are the same. He's goofy and I'm very goofy. None of us take ourselves too seriously." Hudgens also shared another factor in the couple's success. "My group of friends are the most unique and expressive and dramatic group of people you may ever meet. And for some people that is way too much. But we support each other's quirks and weirdnesses," she said. "I mean, my friends and I talk in accents all day long [or] in baby voices." Hudgens added, "It is about embracing your sparkle, finding what makes you unique and celebrating that. And I feel like it takes a while to get there." Hudgens and Tucker met through a Zoom mediation group. But the actress was the one who made the first move thereafter. Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker's Relationship Timeline, from First Instagram to First Red Carpet Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "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," she said on the Drew Barrymore Show in May. "Why wait for someone else to give you what you want?" The couple made their relationship Instagram official in February with a kissing photo. Last month, Hudgens and Tucker made their red carpet debut at the Los Angeles premiere of her film Tick Tick...BOOM! 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. Hudgens previously told Entertainment Tonight what has allowed her relationship to work: "He's just kind of perfect for me." "I am [happy]. I really am," she continued. "I think that it's also so important to stay grateful for everything that you have in life. I've been making that a priority, and I feel like it's just been making magic happen all the more." Tucker previously opened up about the pair's romance as well, raving about how "awesome" Hudgens is. "I love her, but I don't want it to be like, 'Oh, Cole's dating Vanessa,'" he told reporters in March at a spring training session, according to KDKA. "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." The athlete added, "She's great. She'll be around."