Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens shared a few awkward encounters at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. While spirits at the party were at an all-time high, it was not without some uncomfortable moments. The two movie actors have quite a history together. In fact, Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens were together for over eight years. Their long-term relationship ran its course in 2020, however, and the two are no longer an item. The news initially upset many fans, as the two were known to be a power couple.
The actors were never spiteful towards each other in public. However, the tension in the air was thick at the Oscars after-party. In several photos and videos, the two can be seen trying to avoid interacting with each other at all costs. Austin attended the party with his current girlfriend, Kaia Gerber. At one point, Vanessa attempts to sneak past the lovebirds inconspicuously. She is polite and does an awkward dash between the new couple and the cameras. However, as she passes by, Austin can be seen quickly casting a glance at her.
Austin Butler Watches Vanessa Hudgens Walk Away
No words were spoken between Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens. But fans of both parties are acutely aware of how uncomfortable the situation is. Many can relate to bumping into an ex in public, or around mutual friends. And while both actors have moved on, an almost decade-long relationship can be hard to cast aside. Regardless, both Butler and Hudgens remained polite. Their ability to not be petty or vindictive most likely stems from their mutual breakup. The two ended their relationship due to the stress of their jobs, not for lack of love.
Austin and Vanessa became official in 2011. Now, Vanessa is engaged to Cole Tucker, a professional baseball player. No hard feelings seem to linger between the former couple. In fact, Austin heavily attributes his recent success in the Elvis film to Vanessa's encouragement. But due to their long-term love affair, seeing each other at the party may have been harder than either of them is letting on. Check back in to see if any new drama arises from their brief meeting.