Good thing the “High School Musical” trilogy already came to an end or things might have been a little awkward on set. According to multiple online reports, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split. Both E! News and Us Weekly are reporting that the duo have gone their separate ways.
“It’s nothing dramatic,” one source told E! about the split. “There’s no third party involved.” Sources add the couple are still friends, with another one adding, “They were together for so long. It just ran its course.”
An Us source confirmed those details: “They are still talking and still friends. There’s no drama. No one cheated. They just grew up.”
Reps for Hudgens and Efron didn’t respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.
The pair have been busy with their respective careers. Efron is in New Orleans shooting “The Lucky One,” while Hudgens is in Hawaii shooting “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” The pair met on the set of “High School Musical” in 2005 and began dating a couple of years later.
“Right off the bat, we had a connection,” Hudgens told Glamour magazine earlier this year. “I think everybody could see it. When we had our audition, they paired us together. And he was adorable. I think that we inspire each other. [I love] having someone to grow with.”
Efron has also been open about his desire to be with one girl, dismissing those who say he should be dating around. “Everyone tells me [to play the field],” he told Esquire. “I think a lot of guys would enjoy that. But I’m not really like that.”
While he made it clear he’s a one-woman guy, he did share in 2009 that he had no plans to marry. “I’m definitely not getting married,” he told GQ. “In this business, you’re either getting married or they want you to be pregnant. I’m not getting married until I’m 40. If ever. The thought never crossed my mind.”
Earlier this year, the two laughed off their flicks having the same release dates until Hudgens’ “Beastly” moved to accommodate Efron’s “Charlie St. Cloud.”
“It was disappointing,” Efron said. “It was hard. I actually had to break the news to her. I was like, ’I think we are moving on to your date.’ … She took it really well, but it’s hard when that kind of stuff happens. We don’t, as actors, have any control over it, so we’ll see. I mean, hopefully it will work out for the best. ’Beastly’ is a great movie, and when it does come out, people are absolutely going to love it.”