Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Split After Nearly 9 Years Together

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have reportedly called it quits.

According to Us Weekly, the longtime couple, who started dating in September 2011, “are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup."

The first sign of trouble came in December when the 31-year-old actress and 28-year-old actor didn't spend the holidays together, as noted by Us. On New Year's Eve, Vanessa posted a series of Instagram photos of herself flying solo, dressed in a princess-inspired black gown and tiara. Days earlier, Vanessa gave fans an inside look at her holiday vacation in Vals, Switzerland, but Austin wasn't in any of her photos.

The last time she actually shared a photo with Austin was back in October on Halloween, posting a picture of the two in a couple's Gothic costume alongside their dog, Darla. "🔮🎃happy Halloween from my family to yours🎃🔮," The Knight Before Christmas star captioned the post. Meanwhile, the last time Austin posted a photo with Vanessa was back in July when he shared a picture of the two of them at the premiere of his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Vanessa spoke about the difficulty she and Austin faced being long distance at points in their relationship in a January 2020 interview with Cosmopolitan UK. However, she insisted that they "make it work."

"It’s eight years this year – FaceTime, good communication, respect and trust [are what keep us going]," Vanessa told the mag. "The longest we’ve been apart was four months. It sucks! You start hating hearing yourself say 'I miss you.' But if it’s your person, you make it work.”

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