Zac Efron is soaring, flying…solo! The High School Musical alum and his Australian girlfriend Vanessa Valladares have split after 10 months of dating. While Efron had to goes his own way this time around, the actor previously confessed that as he’s gotten older, he’s thought about settling down.
“I didn’t think much about settling down until recently,” he told Cosmopolitan in 2017. “Now that I’m getting closer to my 30s, I’m around some great relationships and I’ve seen expert couples at work.”
Efron added, “I’m realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy.”
Until he finds what he’s been looking for, take a look back at the women Efron has dated over the years.
Zac Efron’s girlfriend and dating history
Is Zac Efron dating anyone currently, or is he single!?
It appears he’s single! Efron and Valladares reportedly met in the summer of 2020 when Valladares was working as a waitress at the Byron Bay General Store & Cafe. News broke in April 2021 that Efron and the model had split. “Zac broke things off with Vanessa recently. It just didn’t feel right to him anymore,” a source explained to PEOPLE. Meanwhile, an insider told Us Weekly that Efron “is about to start a busy year of filming and wanted to make a clean break now.”
Zac Efron dated Halston Sage
Efron rekindled his romance with Halston Sage after splitting from Sarah Bro, according to Us Weekly. An insider told the news outlet in January of 2020 that the Neighbors costars were in a “serious relationship and in love,” adding that “they spent the holidays together, with part of that time in Santa Barbara.”
Efron and Sage had been previously linked in 2014, with a source telling E! News that April that they were “definitely an item.” The source said, “They were seeing each other a bit during filming of their movie together and ever since he went to rehab they got a lot closer. Her friends love him and say he is so sweet. He’s really good to her.” Though by July of 2014, Us Weekly reported that Efron was single again.
He also dated Sarah Bro
Efron and the Olympic swimmer were spotted together at the UFC 235 fight in March of 2019. An eyewitness told E! News at the time that the pair “looked like they were having a great time” and that they were “smiling and laughing in their seats” prior to the show. However, Us Weekly confirmed in January of 2020 that the duo had called it quits after less than a year. “The relationship just wasn’t working out,” a source revealed to Us Weekly. “She came back to L.A., and it never got going again.”
And Alexandra Daddario
In March of 2018, a source told PEOPLE that the Baywatch stars had been seeing each other “on and off since their time working together on” their movie, but noted that they were “not officially dating.” Alexandra Daddario had previously addressed dating rumors telling E! News in May of 2017, “We work together closely; he’s my love interest in the film. I understand why people would go crazy over something like that, but Zac and I are very good friends.” But, she joked, “Yeah, we would have very blue-eyed children, wouldn’t we?”
Did Zac Efron date Sami Miró?
Yes! After nearly two years of dating, the HSM alum split from Sami Miró in April of 2016. According to E! News, they “did not have the same feelings for each other as they did when they first started dating.” An insider revealed that it was Zac who decided to end things. “It wasn’t an easy breakup,” the source explained. “Distance and work schedules got in the way with their relationship and Zac wanted to focus on his career.”
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez had a fling
Michelle Rodriguez and Efron enjoyed a summer fling in 2014. The pair were photographed kissing in Sardinia, Italy that July, but by August, sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the Hollywood stars had split. “It was very mutual,” an insider told the outlet.
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Did Zac Efron and Lily Collins date?
Long before starring in Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Lily Collins and Efron were seen on dates in 2012 and 2013, per PEOPLE. Years later, the actress spoke about her friendship with Efron telling E! News in 2019, “I used to do reporting for Nickelodeon, so I literally interviewed him at an orange carpet event years ago. We’ve been friends ever since, so we finally got to work together.”
Let’s not forget, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Never forget Troy and Gabriella! Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, who played the on-screen couple in Disney Channel’s High School Musical, met in 2005 while auditioning for the film.
On The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast in 2019, Hudgens revealed that her and Efron’s romance, which began in 2005, “started off really organically.” “We created a bond right from the start,” she shared (via PEOPLE). “We were like, ‘We’re doing this, it’s us or nothing.’”
The HSM sweethearts went on to star in 2007’s High School Musical 2 and 2008’s High School Musical 3. Efron and Hudgens’ breakup was reported in December of 2010. A source told PEOPLE at the time, “They are 100 percent still good friends.” However, in 2017, Hudgens admitted that she and Efron were not in contact. She told Access Hollywood, “I completely lost contact with him.”
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