Vanessa Hudgens Takes Romantic Stroll At Getty Center With Boyfriend Austin Butler
Move over Zac Efron! Vanessa Hudgens, 23, the young Disney actress who once only had eyes for her High School Musical costar, has been seen all over Los Angeles with her new boyfriend, Austin Butler, 20, and the couple can't keep their hands off each other!
Hudgens and her younger man, Butler, have been dating since September of last year, a solid nine months after the great Hudgens / Efron rift, which concluded a five-year romance — an eternity in any celebrity circle, but a lone miracle in the teen star world.
Butler, while almost four years younger than his predecessor and six shades blonder, has a few things in common with the first man who stole his lovely lady's heart. His resume, which is surprisingly long considering he only entered the biz in 2006 at the tender age of 15, includes a lead role in the film Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, which is a spinoff of High School Musical and costarred Hudgens' friend, Ashley Tisdale.
Before that, he guest starred as Toby in Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana, his first big break, which launched him into the big-screen role of Jake Pearson in 2009's Aliens in the Attic, which also starred Tisdale. Now he's a recurring character on the ABC Family series, Switched at Birth. The blue-eyed actor and star of ABC Family's upcoming Intercept also has a love of music. He began playing guitar at the age of 13.
Though his lady Hudgens showed up solo Wednesday night at the Nokia Theatre for the People's Choice Awards, it's not because anything is cooling down between her and her new up-and-comer, according to the UK's Daily Mail. The day before the awards ceremony, the duo took a romantic stroll around the Getty Center, where they stopped on the grounds to lounge in the sun.
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