Throwback to: Vanessa Hudgens opening up about why she and Zac Efron broke up

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens will always go down as one of the most popular A-list couples of the noughties, with High School Musical fans still hoping for a Troy and Gabriella reunion.

Since their split in 2010 however, both Vanessa and Zac have remained relatively tight-lipped about the relationship, something that changed earlier this year as the HSM actress got candid about her former love during a recent appearance on the Awards Chatter podcast.

‘It started off really organically,’ Vanessa explained. ‘I could not have been more grateful to have that relationship at the time.’

Speaking about the rollercoaster that was High School Musical, she continued: ‘It was this massive phenomenon and [all] eyes were on me. And it’s just a really weird foreign thing to go through. And by being in a relationship, it kind of kept me stabilized and grounded, and I had someone to lean on who was going through it as well.’

‘I pride myself on being a professional,’ Vanessa concluded. ‘So I was like that aside we are going to move forward and do what we need to do. And we sorted it all out. I think because I was so young, I think that relationship stabilized me.’

This comes after Vanessa’s revelation about how the couple broke up, with the actress previously explaining: ‘I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after [Zac], and I was giving them death stares. Then I realised that’s not what that’s about.’

We love Zac and Vanessa but we guess they ‘had to go their own way’.

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