Vanessa Hudgens And Ashley Tisdale's Friendship Timeline

In 2006, the Disney Channel gave the world "High School Musical," soon to be followed by "High School Musical 2" and "High School Musical 3" after seeing major success with the first movie. Zac Efron worked alongside his two leading ladies, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, whose on-screen feud might have left some fans believing that the pair couldn't possibly get along in real life. The truth is that Hudgens and Tisdale were practically inseparable behind the scenes, cultivating a long standing friendship that has stood the test of time. The dynamic duo is reportedly still close, according to J-14 magazine, giving all of us serious #friendshipgoals.

What most people don't know, however, is that Hudgens and Tisdale met and became friends about a year before the iconic movie premiered on the Disney Channel. In a 2019 Interview with US Weekly, "We actually worked together a year before in a Sears commercial, and from that day on we were super close. So people don't really — I think some people know that, but they think it was that movie that brought us together and it really wasn't." That Sears commercial was filmed in 2005, which means that these two have experienced 16 years of friendship together.

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale love talking about their bond

While many actors stay friendly with their co-stars, not quite as many maintain the undeniable bond that these "High School Musical" stars have. Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale frequently share their warm thoughts about the friendship they share, cementing their position as a celebrity friendship fan favorite. In a 2017 Interview with Women's Health, Hudgens says of their friendship, "She's one of those girlfriends who will be my friend forever." Tisdale shared a similar sentiment with TooFab (via US Weekly), stating, "We are like the ultimate duo. We have a very genuine friendship and you don't see that."

There is something so wholesome and sweet about two women who aren't afraid to gush about each other and their friendship, and who have stayed so close for so long. A look back on their friendship tells you that these two are in it for the long haul, as they haven't left each other's side.

The pair always supports each other

In 2007, following the major success of the first "High School Musical" movie, the cast set out on tour together. Months on the road can make or break a relationship, and it brought Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale closer. By the time filming wrapped on the "High School Musical" series in 2008, the pair had cultivated a deep bond. Though this was the end of Hudgens' and Tisdale's shared screen time in the movies, they never stopped supporting each other. Tisdale was spotted supporting Hudgens at the premiere of her 2013 film "Spring Breakers," according to J-14. Their bond was so captivating that well-known entertainment television channel E! decided to give the world an inside look at the iconic friendship after years of not having worked together, and a new favorite reality TV show was born.

In August of 2013, "Vanessa & Ashley: Inner Circle" premiered on E!. The show, which was executive produced by Tisdale herself, chronicled the daily lives of Tisdale and Hudgens, often sharing funny moments and personal stories with viewers. After eight years of friendship, the pair's comfortability with each other made for a great TV show and inspired besties everywhere.

Ashley Tisdale's daughter already loves Vanessa Hudgens

The starlets are always there for each other for personal milestones as well. In September of 2014, Vanessa Hudgens stood by Ashley Tisdale at the altar while the "He Said She Said" singer married her husband, Christopher French, according to People. When Tisdale announced that she would be giving birth in 2021, Hudgens could hardly contain her excitement. Although Covid-19 prevented the besties from spending tons of time together throughout her pregnancy, Hudgens finally got to meet Tisdale's daughter, Jupiter, in May of 2021.

Of the meeting, the new mother said in an Instagram post, "Literally, Jupiter opened her arms like 'hold me' the minute she met Ness. It warmed my heart," (via J-14) Hudgens wasn't afraid to gush about the experience of Tisdale having a baby either. She had major support for Tisdale's name choice, telling Entertainment Tonight, "I feel like it was something that Ash had for a minute, and she told me, and it got me emotional because I was like, 'That's so unique, and so precious, and celestial.'" We're so glad that this pair of besties has stayed so close over the years, and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for them.