As you most likely guessed, we have the lovely people of Disney Channel for bringing these two together.
Zac explained to audition went and that it was the moment he was paired with Vanessa that changed everything. And we walked in, and [director] Kenny Ortega was there with a piano, and they put everybody in a room together, and we ran through different phases of what we would need to do -- first dancing, then singing -- and a few of us got tapped on the shoulder [to leave], and I didn't.
"We've got a great thing going and it's serving me right now and we're having a lot of fun. I'm not going to speak too far down the road because I don't know what's going to happen but right now, I'm very happy," he said during an interview with . "She was a really interesting, sweet person," he said. Well, she was awkwardly asked during an interview if she still talks to Zac and sings karaoke with him like their characters did in the first movie on that fateful New Year's Eve party. They had a serious relationship and were together for so long and you know, they were young actors when they got together in the first place. So yeah, we're over here hoping she was reflecting on those Zanessa days when she answered this question! Plus, Vanessa has been happily dating her current love Austin Butler since 2011 and while Zac is currently single to our knowledge, he was in a long-term relationship with model Sami Miro before their split in 2016.
And hey, it caught Ashley's eye, since she took to Instagram to share a manip of her and Zanessa "reunited." IF ONLY.
The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences.
The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States.
While she didn't say this was the straw that broke the camel's back exactly, it's easy to say this might've played a part in their demise.
When Z and V first started dating, they were super young and not all teenage romances last into adulthood and well forever, although there are some that do too.
, which centers around serial killer Ted Bundy — and both have revealed first looks at their characters. #behindthescenes,” Zac captioned the photo on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.