The actress, who is promoting her latest NBC series film in 2005, before splitting in 2010 - with her later citing his crazy popularity amongst girls as part of the reason."I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up.
Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares", she told New York Times in March 2015. Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice." Considering it's easy to get jealous over someone liking a photo on Instagram, it must've been pretty difficult to go out with one of the most fancied men around.
While these reports could possibly be true, it should be noted that Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have not confirmed anything as of yet.
So, fans of the rumored "High School Musical 4" lead stars should take everything with a grain of salt until it has been proven true and correct.
So while she's happily with Austin Butler now and it's been a super long time since she played Gabriella, it's all part of her life story and made her the lovely woman she is now.
No regrets when it comes to the love story that was Zanessa. When it comes to the three movies though, she still believes like any fans that the overall story and messages they send are simply timeless, although if the films were to be released today for the first time exactly how they were filmed all those years ago, she thinks they would need a bit of updating.
The trilogy is iconic for so many fans, but what about the key stars?