Who Are Zac Efron's Ex-Girlfriends?

From "High School Musical" to "The Greatest Showman," people everywhere have fallen for Zac Efron (who's sporting a very new look) at one point or another. Born October 18, 1987, the California native got into acting while he was in school performing in plays. He was so impressive that his drama teacher ended up getting him signed with an agent while he was still in college (via Mens Variety). In the early 2000s, he guest starred in shows until he got his big break in the "High School Musical" series. After that, he was every girl's dream date. His big break ended up boosting his career, as he got starring roles in the romance film "Charlie St. Cloud," comedy "17 Again," and "The Lucky One" (via IMDB) — all contributing to his stunning net worth. 

For the past few years, Efron – who's had a stunning transformation – has been hard at work and has six projects in the works (via IMDB). But he's not all work and no play, as he has been linked to some of today's hottest starlets.

Zac Efron's first public relationship was with Vanessa Hudgens

Probably the most iconic match-up of our childhood was Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. The pair met while filming the first "High School Musical" in 2005, and their relationship lasted five years. In 2011, all of our hearts broke when the couple split in a mutual breakup. Hudgens revealed in an interview with The New York Times that dating Efron was difficult due to the long distance and Efron's affectionate fans. 

Unfortunately, Hudgens also revealed that they completely lost touch after their breakup saying, "Oh, yeah, no, that's not a thing that happens. No, I completely lost contact with him" (via Cosmopolitan). Cue everyone's childhood's being shattered as we mourn the iconic Zanessa. After Efron's five year relationship, he went on to be linked up with some famous stars like Lindsay Lohan and Alexandria Storm. However, these were both just rumors and have never been confirmed to this day (via WhosDatedWho).

Zac Efron was in a two year long relationship with model Sam Miro

For a few months in 2014, Efron was seeing fellow actress Michelle Rodriguez and apparently, he was head over heels for her. Despite the nine year age difference, they were on cloud nine. However, it was reported that Rodriguez was looking for something more casual, while Efron wanted it to be serious. This is apparently what led to their relationship ending so quickly (via Independent).

However, soon after, Efron found himself in an almost two year long relationship with model and lifestyle expert, Sami Miro. A few months into their relationship, Miro said in an interview with Elle that she'd been taking all the new attention with a grain of salt. "It kind of just comes with the territory, and I know there's no really changing that, so you have to just embrace it ... I'm not trying to hide anything in my life," she said. 

The couple were photographed around the world, from Dodgers games to trips overseas. However, they ended up splitting in 2016 due to their long distance relationship, and reportedly, the spark just died (via E!).

Zac Efron has a thing for dating his co-stars

After Zac Efron's relationship with Sami Miro fizzled out, he was linked with co-stars Lily Collins and Alexandra Daddario, but both denied ever dating the "High School Musical" heartthrob. It was also reported that Efron had a fling with singer Mel B after her divorce in 2017 (who wouldn't date a Spice Girl if the opporunity arose?). However, Efron wasn't in another relationship until 2019 when he confirmed that he was dating Olympic swimmer Sarah Bro. But after less than a year together, the pair called it quits after sources say that sparks weren't flying anymore (via Us Weekly). 

But it didn't take long for Efron to get back into the dating game, as he soon started dating actress Halston Sage. The "X-Men" actress and former Disney hunk met in 2014 on the set of "The Neighbors," and were linked during that time. However, they didn't start dating officially until 2019 and kept their relationship quite low key from the public. According to MSN, the relationship was super serious, but they ended up splitting after Efron relocated to Australia.

Zac Efron was linked to this Australian model

Zac Efron's latest relationship, as of publication, was with Australian model Vanessa Valladares. The pair met while she was waitressing at a local Byron Bay General Store & Cafe, a regular spot of Efron's. The two hit it off super quickly and she ended up following him to travel. For 10 months, it was all romance, star studded birthdays, and photoshoots for the two. They seemed as happy as can be, until their shocking breakup in April 2021 (via Daily Mail). According to multiple sources, Efron's crazy filming schedule got in the way of their relationship and he decided to call it quits (via Cinema Blend). 

Despite not finding his right person yet, Efron has an exciting year ahead of him with multiple projects on the horizon. So who knows, maybe Zanessa will try again (be still our beating hearts), or maybe he'll find someone on the set of his new project? Either way, fans are excited to see what's next.