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Vanessa Hudgens Says She Is Glad Her Breakup Happened

By Orgesta Tolaj


11 March 2024

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Actress Vanessa Hudgens recently spoke about her breakup with her longtime boyfriend Austin Butler. The couple had been together for nearly nine years but had called it quits. Despite the heartbreak, Vanessa has expressed gratitude for the experience and believes it happened for a reason. Breakups are never easy, especially when you have been with someone for a long time. However, Vanessa’s positive outlook on the situation serves as a reminder that sometimes, even during pain, there can be valuable lessons to be learned and personal growth to be gained. Here is what she had to say.

Vanessa Hudgens Opens Up About Her Breakup

In a recent episode of Emily Tisch Sussman’s She Pivots podcast, 35-year-old actress Vanessa Hudgens reflected on her life. When discussing one of her business ventures, Sussman asked if there was anything in her life that she once viewed negatively but now sees as instrumental in her success. Hudgens, who initially chuckled, revealed that her breakup in 2020 from Austin Butler ultimately propelled her towards a happier and more fulfilling path.

Vanessa Hudgens breakup
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She told Sussman: “I feel like so much of my character was built from my breakups. Also, the tenacity I have is from starting my career at such an early age and dealing with so much rejection that you really have to build a really strong backbone in order to keep doing it when everyone’s telling you no. That builds a lot of character. But, yeah, I feel like my last breakup has really catapulted me into a very, very special place, obviously. It pushed me to the right person, which I’m so grateful for because he’s just the most supportive, real, understanding human being that I’ve ever met.”

Vanessa Hudgens’ Breakup and Relationships Now

The 32-year-old star of “Elvis” and Vanessa Hudgens, 35, were in a relationship from 2011 until their split in 2020. After her breakup with Butler, Hudgens was first publicly linked to Tucker, a minor league shortstop with the Seattle Mariners organization, in 2020. The couple got engaged at the end of 2022 and married in December 2023 in Tulum, Mexico. Before their wedding, Hudgens had a bachelorette party in Aspen, Colorado, which sparked rumors of her being pregnant when she posted pictures from the event. Hudgens dismissed the rumors with an eye-roll emoji. On a podcast, she discussed how she deals with being in public relationships.

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Hudgens expressed frustration at public scrutiny during her bachelorette party, where comments speculated she was pregnant. She felt disrespected and emphasized her real body, rejecting the notion of wearing Spanx every day. What was meant to be a joyful occasion turned sour. She felt criticized for her appearance, leading to feelings of being made to feel insecure about her body.

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