Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler’s Friends Reportedly Think They Will Get Back Together After Recent Breakup

Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "One Upon A Time...In Hollywood" at the Chinese Theatre.
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Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler’s loved ones see a reunion in the former couple’s future.

The Rent actress, 31, and the Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood actor, 28, left fans stunned back in January when they decided to end their relationship after nine years together. While many of their supporters were saddened, Hollywood Life reports that the couple’s friends feel they will reconnect eventually and pick up where they left off.

“Vanessa and Austin have a ton of history together and that doesn’t just go away because they broke up. Plus, there wasn’t any bad blood between them, they just had their own things going on and didn’t have enough time together to make the relationship work,” a source said.

Since ending their relationship, both Hudgens and Butler have seemingly been living their best lives away from each other. The High School Musical star is reportedly “enjoying” her single life, even if she hasn’t been able to celebrate as much as she would like. Following their split, the two — like many in the world — have been quarantining due to COVID-19. Hudgens reportedly wants to date when the pandemic is over, but could still end up back in her ex’s arms.

The couple was private about any issues surrounding their relationship when they were together. Up until their breakup, they seemed to be going strong as they continued to work on their careers. However, their professional drive reportedly caused the split. The pair were often on different projects at the same time, and being forced to work and live separately took a toll on their relationship.

“Austin and Vanessa are on completely different career trajectories right now and they are both very busy and as they navigate through all of that their relationship suffered,” a source shared. “Long-distance was a struggle.”

The insider went on to say that if Hudgens and Butler did decide to get back together, they would take “baby steps” to work on their prior issues. They also confirmed Hudgens is in a great place in her life, focusing on herself and doing what makes her happy. In addition to sharing inspiring posts on social media during her time in quarantine, she has also been reuniting with her HSM cast members. The former Disney Channel stars came together last week to sing “We’re All in this Together” for The Disney Family Singalong, an event to help support the essential workers who are continuing to do their jobs during the pandemic.