Vanessa Hudgens got her debut as Zac Efron’s love interest in the classic teen film High School Musical. Since then, celebrity gossip sites have been full of rumors about the actress’s real-life relationships. Hudgens has been linked with big names like Josh Hutcherson and Elvis star Austin Butler.
There is more and more talk that Hudgens is dating Cole Tucker, a name that some readers may not know. So who is her new boyfriend, Cole Tucker, and why do people think they are together?
Who Is Vanessa Hudgens’s New Boyfriend?
Cole Bryson Tucker is 25 years old and plays professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the United States. He played in the Major Leagues for the first time in 2019 and is now a shortstop and outfielder for the team.
Cole played for the Gulf Coast League Pirates, the Arizona Wildcats, the West Virginia Power, and the Bradenton Marauders before making it big in the major leagues.
His brother Carson was picked by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the MLB draught for 2020. This shows that baseball skills run in the family.
Are Cole Tucker And Vanessa Hudgens Dating?
The couple must have felt ready to face the world’s media on November 10, 2016, when Vanessa Hudgens‘ Netflix movie Tick Tick…BOOM had its premiere. This made the couple’s red carpet debut.
In late November, the U.S. celebrity rumor mill went into overdrive when Vanessa Hudgens posted a vague Instagram photo with the caption “Date night ” while holding a single blush pink rose.
According to the Daily Mail, Vanessa Hudgens may have visited Tucker in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, in December of last year.
E! was the first to report that Vanessa Hudgens, 32, was dating Cole Tucker exclusively. In early January 2022, a source was quoted as saying, “They are boyfriend and girlfriend. […] They rang in the New Year together.”
A little more than a month later, the couple, obviously in love, made it official on Instagram. Hudgens posted an amateur, slightly blurry photo of the two passionately kissing.
“It’s you. It’s me. It’s us. @cotuck ” was the short but sweet caption for the photo.
The baseball player also posted a picture of the two sitting on a couch together in casual clothes and giving each other a gentle hug.
Since then, they have been happy to pose together at other events, such as a live John Mayer concert at The Hollywood Palladium in February and the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards later that same month.