Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, But Will Remain Friends

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After more than three years together, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have called it quits. The couple, who reportedly split because their relationship had run its course, plan to remain friends, PopEater reports.

Zac and Vanessa met on the set of 'High School Musical,' and were seemingly inseparable over the years, as they were spotted together, hand-in-hand, at movie premieres and red carpet events all over the world.
Earlier this year, the 23-year-old 'Charlie St. Cloud' star told Details that he realizes he could be one of today's most eligible bachelors, but it wasn't what he wanted.

"Believe me, I wrack my brain thinking, 'Why am I not out there playing the field?'" he said, adding, "But it's not in my heart."

"Right off the bat, we had a connection," Vanessa told Glamour magazine in early 2010. She also said that they inspire each other, adding, "[I love] having someone to grow with."

Zac and Vanessa's breakup follows 2010 splits between Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley and more. Joe and Demi were also very adamant about remaining friends post-breakup.

Are you bummed about Zac and Vanessa's split? Do you believe it's for good or are you hoping they'll get back together in the new year? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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