But the couple broke many hearts when they announced their breakup.People who fell in love with the Disney movie franchise were upset that the romance could not last in real life.It was after playing teenagers in love that Hudgens and Efron began dating!The on-screen couple became an off-screen couple in no time, with both Disney stars being the talk of the town.Sure, they're no Zanessa, but the HSM connection is strong with these two.According to the Daily Mail, Hudgens, 25, and Butler, 23, have been going steady since September 2011.They broke up in 2011, but remained on good terms, even doing press for the movie together while she was dating Austin Butler.
The two simply on any red carpet, and though they had to do the long-distance thing earlier this year, they are inseparable when they’re together. Take a look at Vanessa Hudgens’ dating timeline and see for yourself!
I'll take this as more evidence to affirm my conjecture: movies about snazzy singing teenagers had to have something to do with Hudgens and Butler's romance. You may be surprised to find that the HSM connection is even more direct than Sharpay playing matchmaker.
According to the Daily Mail, Vanessa and Austin made their first introduction all the way back in 2005 on the set of the original High School Musical.
In September 2011, Butler was reportedly seen leaving Hudgens' house.
Later on in the month, the pair was spotted at Bob's Big Boy in LA sharing a milkshake and being decidedly handsy.