Vanessa Hudgens Is Reportedly Dating Baseball Player Cole Tucker

The news comes one year after Hudgens' split with long-time boyfriend Austin Butler.

Forget all that 2020 Zac Efron piffle (I'm joking, please don't forget that Zac Efron piffle), Vanessa Hudgens is reportedly dating some guy called Cole!

Yep, the High School Musical alumnus is reportedly seven weeks into a relationship with new boyfriend Cole Tucker, a 24-year-old baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sure. American baseball teams. Baseball. I'm familiar.

According to E! News, the couple were first spotted on a date back in November, and recently rang in the new year together. "They had a romantic dinner outside under the stars," one source told the publication at the time. "They shared wine and food and had a great two-hour meal." Vanessa posted the following photo to her Instagram account at the time, with the caption 'date night'.

The Princess Switch star had previously dated fellow actor Austin Butler for nearly nine years. The two broke up in January 2020, with sources at the time hinting distance issues were behind the split. 

A couple of months ago, Vanessa spoke to Entertainment Tonight about what she was looking for in a new partner. "I feel like at the end of the day, it's just about having similar fundamentals and wanting the same things," she said. "Like, I am not picky, really. ... Like, I know what I want and I'm like, if someone comes into the picture and can give me all those things, then great."

Congrats to Cole, it looks like he hit the mark.

Written by Reena Gupta, a Melbourne-based writer at MTV Australia. Follow her at @purpletank

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