Zac Efron’s breakout role came when he played the leading role of Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise. Fans all around the world fell in love with Zac because of his talent in front of the camera and his gorgeous looks.
Efron is currently a Hollywood megastar. He has appeared in films such as The Paperboy, The Greatest Showman, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. His upcoming projects include a starring role in the reality series Killing the Efrons.
Zac has had a number of high profile relationships during his career. This piece will look at Zac Efron’s love life.
Zac Efron’s busy acting career led to the end of his relationship with Vanessa Valladares after ten months
Zac Efron met Vanessa while she was working at the Byron Bay General Store in New South Wales. They embarked on a whirlwind romance, which involved Vanessa quitting her job to spend more time with the movie star. The couple were regularly photographed alongside each other as they traveled around Australia for Zac’s projects.
In October 2020, Vanessa organized a surprise birthday party for Zac. The pair were last photographed together in March 2021.
The Daily Telegraph first broke the news of Zac’s split from Vanessa. Other publications followed suit, but none could give a reason for the breakup after Zac declined to comment. Zac’s friend, radio host Kyle Sandilands, stepped forward so stem the tide of rumors that had just started to swell up. He stated on his radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show that Zac Efron’s career led to the breakup:
“It’s only recent, but not like yesterday recent. But they’ve gone their separate ways. [There was] no drama. It’s done. He’s back to work. They had spent a lot of time with each other when he wasn’t working, you know, lunching and living in mansions on the beach; it’s a fabulous life. Then work comes back and kicks you straight back into reality. So it’s a shame but it’s not a rumor. It’s for sure true.”
Zac Efron and Halston Sage dated briefly in 2014 and they were rumored to have gotten back together
Zac Efron and Sage met on the set of the film Neighbors in 2013. The couple found a spark, and they dated from April 2014 to July 2014.
According to Us Weekly, Sage and Zac reunited in late 2019 after Zac ended his relationship with Sarah Bro. The publication’s source stated that Zac and Sage ‘are in a serious relationship and in love.’
Zac and Sarah Bro broke up because the relationship failed to work out
The rumors started on 1st March when Zac and Sarah posted photos while attending a Los Angeles Kings hockey game. The couple then fueled the rumors when they were seen together at a UFC 235 match in Las Vegas.
According to E! News, the couple arrived together, and they appeared to be having a good time. There was no public show of affection, but the couple left together after the fight.
Sarah is a 23-year-old swimmer from Copenhagen, but she currently lives in Los Angeles. The stunning swimmer loves spending time on the beaches of Los Angeles.
Zac and Sarah dated for the most part of 2019, but they called it quits before the end of the year. A source speaking to Us Weekly stated: “The relationship just wasn’t working out. She came back to L.A., and it never got going again.”
His first public relationship was with Vanessa Hudgens
In a 2014 interview with E! News, Zac revealed that his very first relationship was with his high school sweetheart. However, the relationship didn’t last long, and he later ended up with Vanessa Hudgens.
The couple met on the set of High School Musical, and they hit it off immediately. They were two cute teenagers who had found love in one another. Zac and Vanessa’s relationship lasted five years, making it Zac’s longest relationship to date.
The couple appeared to be in it for the long haul, but it didn’t turn out as expected. According to Vanessa, their conflicting schedules led to their break up. She told E! News that it was a tough time for the couple;
“Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what. When you don’t have face-to-face time, it’s just different. Having an iPhone helped, but it just wasn’t the same.”
Vanessa and Zac didn’t even maintain a friendship after the relationship ended, and there is little hope that they will get back together. Hudgens revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood that she completely lost touch with Zac. Vanessa is currently dating actor Austin Butler.
The couple’s relationship might have ended badly, but Zac and Vanessa appreciate the time that they spent together. Vanessa told Shape Magazine that the relationship allowed her to remain true to herself;
“The relationship kept me grounded and because I was with someone who knew me so well, I didn’t need to try to be someone I’m not.”
He was involved in a fling with Michelle Rodriguez
Most of us can only dream about being in a relationship with their celebrity crush. Well, that’s because most of us aren’t Zac Efron. Zac had a crush on Michelle Rodriguez, and he made the relationship happen. Zac was introduced to Michelle by their mutual friend, Mohammed Al Turki in 2012.
According to a source talking to E! News Zac has always liked Michelle;
“Zac has always been attracted to her. She’s one of those people that everyone likes, she just gets on with all kinds of people and doesn’t take the fame thing too seriously. Zac likes the fact that she is laid-back and he can relate to her. They understand one another.”
Zac and Michelle hooked up in July 2014 during a vacation at the Italian island of Sardinia. A video of the couple making out confirmed rumors about their relationship.
However, they both knew that they were only having fun. They weren’t looking for anything lasting. It was a mere fling, and both parties knew that it wasn’t headed anywhere. Rodriguez told Interview Magazine that she doesn’t think that she can be in a lasting relationship;
“I’m a lone wolf. I run by myself on most things. I’ve got really great friends, but the thought of being in a long-lasting relationship? Psh, I couldn’t last more than six months with somebody.”
The couple’s relationship lasted only one month. A source close to the couple told E! News that Zac and Michelle were only having fun.
His relationship with Sami Miro lasted for more than a year
After ending his fling with Michelle, Zac hooked up with former Olympic gymnast, Sami Miro. This time, Zac wanted a lasting relationship, and the couple was together for more than a year.
The couple celebrated their first anniversary on September 2015. The couple posted adorable photos on Instagram in celebration of one year together. Zac posted a photo, featuring the couple, with the caption, “Happy anniversary baby. I love you @samimiro September 5th.”
Sami had to adjust to the extra publicity that she experienced because of her relationship with Zac. She revealed in an interview with Elle;
“…it’s definitely different. I think that you have to take that kind of attention with a grain of salt, and put yourself in other people’s positions. It kind of just comes with the territory, and I know there’s no really changing that, so you just embrace it…”
However, the relationship didn’t last long after the first anniversary. In April 2016, the couple decided to call it quits. A source told E! News that Zac chose his career over Miro;
“It wasn’t an easy breakup. Distance and work schedules got in the way with their relationship and Zac wanted to focus on his career.”
He has been the subject of many dating rumors
Dating rumors involving Zac mostly involve his co-stars in films. One rumor suggested that Zac was dating Alexandra Daddario.
Alexandra played Efron’s love interest in the 2017 Baywatch remake. Alexandra cleared up the rumors at the Billboard Music Awards, “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.”
There were also rumors that Zac was dating his Neighbors co-star, Halston Sage. A source told E! News that the couple was an item and that they went out a lot. Zac didn’t confirm or deny the rumors.
Before that, reports emerged suggesting that Zac and Lily Collins were together. The couple was spotted together on several occasions between 2012 and 2013. Zac and Lily were even spotted holding hands at Disneyland.
However, the couple didn’t confirm the relationship. Zac and Lily are currently very good friends. The couple acted together in the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Zac told E! News that Lily inspired him to step up his acting when filming the flick;
“…I was watching her performance and I was blown away. She was bringing it, and this was, like, the fourth or the fifth day of filming. I was like, I really need to step up my game. Lily is killing it.”
Zac finds it hard to describe his perfect woman but he will know when the right one comes along
In 2017, Zac Efron told Cosmopolitan that he would like to settle down. He said, “I didn’t think much about settling down until recently. Now that I’m getting closer to my 30s. I’m around some great relationships and I’ve seen expert couples at work. I’m realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy.”
In the interview with Cosmopolitan, Zac revealed that the most important thing that he is looking for in a woman is honesty. He wants a woman to be real with him about who she is and what she wants.
Apart from that one quality, Zac finds it hard to describe his perfect woman. He told E! News that he can’t really describe his perfect match, but he will know when he meets the right one.
Zac’s brother plays a major role in helping Zac negotiate his love life
Zac told Cosmopolitan that his brother, Dylan Efron, plays a major part in determining the direction of his relationships. Zac said, “…he’s really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he’s a great barometer for me. He’ll be like, ‘Are you sure you’re happy? Is this what you really want?’ Having my brother around is a really great thing.”