Vanessa Hudgens has revealed why she and Zac Efron split up

So sad

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
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So sad

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, aka Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez, were one of our favourite A-list couples back in the day. Our favourite high school (musical) sweethearts broke a million hearts around the world when they split back in 2010.

The pair met in 2005 on the set of the first High School Musical movie and were together for five years. In case you missed it, here are all the High School Musical 4 rumours we know so far.

Now, Vanessa Hudgens has spoken out about why exactly it was that they split – and it seems like their fame had a little something to do with it.

She told Sugarscape: '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.' Eventually the relationship had to end because it wasn't bringing out the best in her, which is totally understandable.

We were pretty sad when the two decided to go their separate ways, but it seems like it was the right call for the pair.

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.