Zac Efron & His Byron Bay GF Vanessa Valladares Have Reportedly Broken Up

Tabloids (and for some reason, Kyle Sandilands) are convinced this time they’re broken up for good.

In tragic news, welcome fixture of Australian life Zac Efron has (reportedly) split from his Byron Bay GF Vanessa Valladares.

To recap: Zac came down under to film a Stan Australia film, Gold, in South Australia. He met model / former waitress Vanessa, 25, at Byron Bay General Store where Vanessa was working. They were spotted on extremely cute dates around Byron and Thredbo and we were all j’obsessed.

In November 2020, tabloids become convinced that they’d broken up, according to a few anonymous sources. Soon after, those reports proved to be false.

So we are sceptical, seeing as no public comments have been made by either party, but according to The Daily Telegraph and Page Six, this time they’re done for realsies. No reason for the break-up has been cited yet, but if it’s true, Vanessa will no longer be accompanying Zefron to Canada for a new film, which she was initially planning on doing.

Enter: Kylie Sandilands, for some reason. In what seems like the most unlikely duo of all time – Sandilands and Zefron are apparently very good friends. Weird.

On air, Sandilands tells his co-host Jackie O that it’s not just a rumour, but it’s confirmed – after the two of them had a phone call.

“I heard a rumour around that Netflix show they were going to do in Byron. There was a rumour going around, that was bullshit, that Zac was trying to pull strings to get Vanessa on that show. And that’s what I rang him about,” Sanilands said.

"He was like 'oh bro, it's only recent, not like yesterday–recent'. But they've gone their separate ways," he added.

In terms of the why? "No drama, but it's done. He's back to work, they spent a lot of time with each other when he wasn't working… then work comes back, and it kicks you straight back into reality."

There was talk that Zefron would be permanently staying in Australia permanently, partly for her (cute) and partly because he was “finding the whole experience in Australia life-changing”. We are PRAYING that if the split is for realsies, Zefron can still stick around. We like having him here.

Written by Dani Leever, a writer and homosexual pop culture enthusiast. Find their words at @danileever or catch their gay DJ drag adventures at @djgaydad.

More Zefron stuff:

The Endless, Meditative Appeal Of Zac Efron

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Please Gaze Upon This Picture Of Zac Efron Holding A Kangaroo

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