Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker Are Reportedly Engaged
Vanessa Hudgens secretly took a big step in her relationship with MLB player Cole Tucker, TMZ reports. A source close to the couple told the outlet that the two are engaged, and Tucker proposed some time at the end of 2022. Neither Hudgens nor Tucker have publicly confirmed the news yet. The couple has been dating since November 2020.
Hudgens regularly shares photos of Tucker on her Instagram:
And he does on his as well, although he is a less frequent poster than Hudgens:
Hudgens spoke to Entertainment Tonight in April 2021 about how she met Tucker. “Me and Cole met on a Zoom meditation group. Very random, yes,” Hudgens said. “Zoom, you’ve got to love it.”
“He’s just kind of perfect for me. I am [happy]. I really am,” she added. “I think that it’s also so important to stay grateful for everything that you have in life. I’ve been making that a priority, and I feel like it’s just been making magic happen all the more.”
Hudgens previously dated actor Austin Butler for nine years. They broke up in January 2020 while Butler was filming Elvis. Their relationship got media attention again last month after Butler went viral for describing Hudgens as a “friend,” rather than his partner, who encouraged him to seek his Elvis role. Butler course corrected in a Los Angeles Times interview where its reporter asked him “to clear up” the story about who his “friend” was.
Butler cut in at that wording and said, “I was with my partner at the time.”
The reporter sought more explicit confirmation: “People have been saying you must have been with Vanessa Hudgens. So that’s right?”
“That’s right,” Butler confirmed. “We’d been together for so long and she had this sort of clairvoyant moment and so I really, I owe her a lot for believing in me.”
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