Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have decided to go their separate ways.
“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,” a source told Us.
The couple first began seeing each other in September of 2011. Rumours of their split had emerged after they didn’t appear to have spent the recent holidays together.
Hudgens, 31, last shared a photo of herself with Butler, 28, in a photo on Instagram for Halloween last year.
In July, Butler posted a photo with Hudgens together on the red carpet for his film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
After news of the breakup broke, Hudgens posted a selfie to her Instagram with a fairy emoji as the caption:
Hudgens opened up about their relationship in an interview with Women’s Health in November 2018, suggesting she wasn’t in a rush to tie the knot.
“I want to get married, travel, then have kids — probably in my late 30s,” she said at the time. “Everyone’s clock is different.”
Hudgens added, “We both respect, trust and admire each other. It’s so solid now because I feel strong as an independent woman. I am very self-reliant, but it’s nice to have a best friend you can share victories with as well as losses.”
Before dating Butler, Hudgens had been in a relationship with “High School Musical” co-star Zac Efron for five years.