Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler split after 9 years

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler (Photo: Getty Images)
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have called it quits.

A source confirmed the news to Us Weekly. "Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup," the insider shared.

The stars, who first sparked dating rumours in 2011, have been inseparable, but according to E! News they've spent increasingly less time together with Vanessa filming The Princess Switch franchise and Austin shooting Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and starting production on the Elvis Presley biopic.

The two haven't been seen together for a while, with Vanessa last posting a picture with Austin on Halloween. "And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be," she wrote in the caption of the couple dressed as characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Knight Before Christmas actress didn't say much about the 28-year-old actor in her recent interview with Cosmopolitan UK. But she said "FaceTime, good communication, respect and trust" kept them going when they were apart.

In the interview, she also opened up about the nude pic scandal that left her completely "traumatised" in 2007.

READ MORE HERE: Vanessa Hudgens opens up about nude pic scandal

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