Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are busily engaged in Hollywood, which means that they had to find sanctuary in Portofino, Italy, to rekindle their romance! They flew out of Los Angeles over the weekend to spend the early days of summer in possibly one of the most romantic locations in the world.
“Vanessa Hudgens proved she wasn’t done with spending her down-time away from California as she joined her handsome beau Austin Butler on a luxury yacht in Portofino, Italy,” reports the Daily Mail. “The 27-year-old actress looked the epitome of European chic as she wore printed cold-shoulder top and a large pair of statement sunnies.”
They were also seen sipping champagne by the waterfront before getting on the yacht with their glamorous friends.
Austin Butler was definitely enamored by his girlfriend of three years, choosing to look at her throughout the evening instead of the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.
“The Carrie Diaries actor couldn’t keep his eyes off the brunette beauty, as they stopped to share a champagne toast and spread of afternoon snacks right along the marina,” reports Daily Mail.
She is even making an effort to keep their vacation off the grid by choosing not to Instagram them in the seaside town. She only has been uploading pictures of flowers, plants and houses, noting how she is inspired by them.
Right before their Portofino holiday, Vanessa and her boyfriend were up in Milan, enjoying themselves at one of the hottest events of the year in Italy — the Dolce & Gabbana party.
“Vanessa was at the Dolce & Gabbana runway show in Milan with boyfriend Austin Butler,” reports Teen Vogue. “For the after party, she wore a gorgeous cream halter midi dress with a mermaid style hem (so cute!). After the tough times she’s been through this year, between losing her father and battling legal trouble over an Instagram photo, we love seeing her cut loose on stage and smile like this!”
Check out the 27-year-old actress having a ball at the Dolce & Gabbana party.
But they didn’t necessarily take this time in Italy because their relationship was on the rocks. Even before they jetted off to the peninsula, they were pretty inseparable and they steadily have had fun this summer, starting from Coachella in April.
“She’s been dubbed the ‘Queen of Coachella’ for her on-point style at the A-list-favourite music festival,” reports Daily Mail. “And for day one of the 2016 event in Indio, California, Vanessa Hudgens didn’t disappoint. The brunette beauty mixed her favourite boho style as she headed backstage with her sister Stella and boyfriend Austin Butler.”
During the early spring months, she returned to Broadway to see the hottest show in town — Hamilton. She brought Austin with her so that they make another special memory together.
“Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler had the hottest tickets in town for their date night in New York City on Thursday,” reports Daily Mail. “The happy couple got to see Hamilton on Broadway, and couldn’t contain their excitement as they headed hand-in-hand into Richard Rogers theatre.”
They exited the theatre hand-in-hand, totally in love and loving each other’s presence.
Her love for musical theater has been steady this year, taking a role for Grease! Live after doing Gigi on Broadway. She even Instagrams about the powerful and influential friends that she has made.
Thomas Kail is the director of Hamilton and In the Heights.
Do you think Vanessa is itching to get back on stage? Do you think she and Austin Butler will be able to do another stint at long distance relationship? Let me know in the comments below!
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