Once a golden couple of the early 2000s, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, went their separate ways in January 2011 after a five-year relationship that started on the mix of Disney"s High School Musical. While the famous exes haven"t been a thing for the past decade, many are still wondering if the once seemingly perfect couple continues khổng lồ be on friendly terms.

Sadly for HSM fans, the answer is a flat "no," Hudgens revealed khổng lồ Access Hollywood back in 2017.

Here"s what reportedly caused the total rift between them.

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The HSM co-stars seemed like they were destined to be when they first crossed paths on the movie phối in 2005, with Efron gushing about their instant chemistry in 2007: “I was like, ‘They’re not trying us with other people.’ For some reason, we kept sticking around . I don’t know what it was with Vanessa, but we kind of clicked from the very beginning.”

Likewise, Hudgens has also spoken enthusiastically about their connection, saying: “We created a bond from the start."

Watch their adorable HSM audition tape below!

But while raving about each other in interviews would later become a common thing for the high-profile couple, their perfect romance soon began to unravel, with breakup và cheating rumors first surfacing in 2007.



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According to lớn The Things, one of the things that were causing problems between Hudgens and Efron was his insane popularity with female fans.

“I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up,” the 33-year-old actress & singer told New York Times in 2015. “Girls were running after him, và I was giving them death stares. Then I realized that’s not what that’s about. ‘Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.’”

Likewise, Hudgens confessed she had a hard time dealing with being apart once their careers started moving in different directions after wrapping up the third & final installment of HSM in 2008.

“Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what. When you don’t have face-to-face time, it’s just different," she told Shape magazine in 2011. "Having an iPhone helped, but it just wasn’t the same.”

Likewise, Efron was having his own relationship doubts, as he told Details in August 2010, four months before the former couple called it quits.

“Believe me, I rack my brain thinking, ‘Why am I not out there playing the field?"” he said. “One of my buddies was like, ‘You have no idea what’s going on right now. You’re peaking on Ecstasy và you’re watching TV.’ But it’s not in my heart.”