Zac Efron And Vanessa Hudgens Break Up

The 'High School Musical' cuties grow up and say goodbye.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens pose together.

It's a sad day for High School Musical fans. Yes, teeny bopper tears were shed 'round the world, as Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens announced they were O-V-E-R. According to E! Online, the adorable pair, who started dating when they were just teens, reportedly parted ways amicably and (so far at least) sans drama.

Indeed, unlike Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, another Disney-bred couple to whom Zac and Vanessa were often compared, there was no cheating or scandal in this case.


"It's nothing dramatic," a source told E!. "There's no third party involved."

It seems, their puppy love just fizzled as Hudgens and Efron grew up: "They were together for so long. It just ran its course," another insider added, who insisted the two remain friends.

Ok, we totally knew their young love couldn't last. After all, they were mere zygotes when they fell in love. So it's no great surprise that now that Efron is 23 and Hudgens is (just barely) 22, they are both ready to experience life outside the Disney-dating sphere. But they were just so darn cute together. And it's just so hard to let go. Sigh.


Plus, it's not like they left us much in the way of closure or had the decency to let us know what happened (and admittedly, we're slightly disappointed not to have at least a little bit of drama to report.) After all, if it were Taylor Swift's breakup, she'd pen a song, offering us the delicious details of heartbreak and infidelity. And if it were John Mayer, we'd get some [fill in the blank] tweet revealing way too much about the relationship's demise (and his ex's sexual prowess.) And if it were JT, well, he'd make a bestselling single ("Cry Me A River" much?) to let us know who's really a lying, cheating….

Anyway, no such luck with Zac and Vanessa. They may be young, but these two are remaining a class act all the way (or at least as of this report.) It seems they've already learned what has taken their famous peers decades to learn: In Hollywood, all's not really fair in love and war, especially in the court of public opinion, otherwise known as the tabloids.And it's really not fair in California divorce court. So it's always best to take the high road, keeping the intimate details of your split to yourself (no matter how big of a jerk your ex turned out to be.)

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