Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron split
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron have reportedly split up.
The High School Musical sweethearts, who first began dating in 2006 after they met as teenagers on set of the hit Disney movie trilogy, have decided to call time on their relationship but remain friends, E! Online reports.
A source said: "It's nothing dramatic. There's no third party involved. They were together for so long. It just ran its course."
Another insider told People that the couple, who starred as boyfriend and girlfriend Troy and Gabriella in the hit movies, were still "100 per cent still good friends."
Vanessa, who celebrates her 22nd birthday on December 14 (today), said in the June issue of Glamour magazine the pair had an instant connection when they met.
She said: "Right off the bat, we had a connection, I think everybody could see it."
Zac, 23, said in a recent interview their love was "exactly how it should be. It's real."
Zac is currently filming The Lucky One in New Orleans, while Vanessa is in Hawaii shooting Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.