Precisely what happened has given rise to endless tabloid speculation, and Efron is coy about the details.
"I had a friend come pick me up late at night -- we were looking for a place downtown to get a bite and catch up," he says, without identifying the friend.
Vanessa is no doubt being back alongside friends and family in Los Angeles after recently wrapping her new film, Second Act, a romantic-comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, and Leah Remini shot in New York.
Since her days singing alongside ex-boyfriend Zac Efron in the Disney phenomenon that was High School Musical, Vanessa has gone on to build quite an acting career for herself.
It was an unseasonably warm day in Los Angeles, with temperatures reaching a sweltering 80 degrees.
But Vanessa Hudgens was wrapped up in a cozy coat and hat more suited to chilly winter weather as she ran errands in the city on Friday.
On Tuesday, the WE Movement announced that Hudgens will be a featured speaker at WE Day Toronto taking place September 28 at Air Canada Centre.
Vanessa Hudgens showcased her eccentric, nineties-inspired boho style while grabbing lunch to-go in Los Angeles on Monday.
The make-up free 28-year-old - sporting circular sunglasses -donned a champagne-shaded slip over a black top, matching duster, and PVC booties for her outing.
She starred in the teenage crime drama Spring Breakers in 2013 with Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson, before going on to play Rizzo in FOX’s Grease LIVE in 2016.
The Beastly actress was recently added as a judge to Season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance.