Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have called it quits.
After almost nine years together, the highschool Musical alum and therefore the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor have decided to travel their separate ways, multiple outlets report. The celebs first sparked romance rumors in Sept. 2011, a few years after Hudgens’ split with Zac Efron. After their first PDA session in 2011, Hudgens and Butler became inseparable, sharing a variety of sweet moments together over the years.
In recent months, however, it seems as if Hudgens, 31, and Butler, 28, are spending time apart. Hudgens has been overseas filming The Princess Switch 2, while Butler is believed to be starting production on Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Presley biopic. it had been announced over the summer that Butler had been cast as Elvis within the film, and Hudgens couldn’t are more excited for her man.
“I AMMMM OVERRRR THE F–KING MOOOOOOOOONNNNN,” Hudgens wrote on Instagram in July. “I CAN’T WAIT SO pleased with MY HONEYYYYY!!!”
Reports at the time stated that production on the film would begin in Australia in early 2020.
“It’s hard on behalf of me to even put into words what that girl means to me,” Butler told E! News in July at the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. “I am so inspired by her every day and that I just love her to my core.”
A month later, Hudgens posted a heartfelt message to Butler on Instagram in celebration of his birthday.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love, my spouse, my constant Inspiration and supporter,” Hudgens wrote in her birthday tribute. “My ally. My everything @austinbutler 28 goes to be [fire emojis].”
Throughout their relationship, Hudgens has regularly posted photos of her and Butler together on social media. However, in recent months, Butler has been noticeably absent from her posts. She last shared a photograph of Butler on Instagram in October while celebrating Halloween.
Amid split speculation, Hudgens opened about her romance with Butler in an interview released in early January.
“It’s eight years this year – FaceTime, good communication, respect, and trust [are what keep us going]. The longest we’ve been apart was four months. It sucks!” Hudgens told Cosmopolitan UK. “You start hating hearing yourself say ‘I miss you.’ But if it is your person, you create it work.”