FORMER Disney star Vanessa Hudgens is rumored to be dating baseball player Cole Tucker.
The new couple were caught by paparazzi cuddling and hugging as they waited for a car outside a Los Angeles restaurant.
Who is Vanessa Hudgens' rumored boyfriend Cole Tucker?
Cole Bryson Tucker, 25, is a professional baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is a shortstop and an outfielder for the team and was drafted in 2014 when he was 18.
Before being signed to the major leagues, Cole played for the Gulf Coast League Pirates, West Virginia Power, Bradenton Marauders, and Altoona Curve.
He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2019.
When were Cole and Vanessa spotted together?
Cole and Vanessa, 32, were first spotted on Nov. 21 leaving Canyon Country Store in Los Angeles and getting cozy in the parking lot.
The Princess Switch star wore a sexy black satin slip dress with a low plunging neckline and thigh-high split, paired with fishnet tights, biker boots and a grey wool coat.
Vanessa added a beanie and gold earrings, while Cole kept it simple in a hoodie and jeans, white sneakers and a red beanie.
During the weekend, Vanessa shared a photo on her Instagram holding a rose and captioned it: “Date night” followed by a pink heart emoji.
She made her relationship Instagram official on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2021.
What has Vanessa said about Cole?
In an ET exclusive, Vanessa spoke about her relationship with Cole, and explained why she feels they fit together perfectly.
"We're just like the same, we're very similar, we're very similar," said Venessa. "We're such weirdos, it's wonderful."
She described to ET how she met Cole in a Zoom meditation class. "Zoom, you've got to love it," said Vanessa.
Who has Vanessa dated previously?
Vanessa and Cole’s outing comes after her split from longtime boyfriend Austin Butler.
The two had been together for almost nine years, often posting sweet photos of each other on social media and getting caught in cute candids by paparazzi.
The couple first sparked split rumors after they didn't spend the holidays together and Vanessa spent New Year's Eve on her own.
A source close to the couple, who dated for nine years, confirmed the news to Us Weekly.
"Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup."
The couple, who used to be very vocal about their relationship on social media, haven't posted any pictures together since October 2019.
Austin was also missing from her birthday celebrations in December, when her sister Stella surprised her on the set of Netflix's The Princess Switch: Switched Again.
After her split from Austin she was rumored to be dating basketball player Kyle Kuzma, and was seen in New York for the Lakers game.
Vanessa was also linked to her High School Musical star Zac Efron for five years.
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