" From then on, they've lived in romantic fauxhemian bliss. Butler played Peyton Leverett, Sharpay's new special friend in the HSM spinoff.
I'll take this as more evidence to affirm my conjecture: movies about snazzy singing teenagers had to have something to do with Hudgens and Butler's romance. You may be surprised to find that the HSM connection is even more direct than Sharpay playing matchmaker.
Symmetrically-faced individuals Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have been dating for around three years now. First of all, their abbreviated names form a perfect symphony of amusing syllables (heh, V. And last, but not least, they both rose to prominence in kid-oriented entertainment — Hudgens in High School Musical and Butler in Zoey 101 & HSM offshoot Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.
Sure, there are plenty of reasons one could imagine the union of V. Pray tell, how did Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler meet?
There is no record of Butler being in the film, and he hasn't given interviews about being part of the cast.
Later on in the month, the pair was spotted at Bob's Big Boy in LA sharing a milkshake and being decidedly handsy.
At this point, the media reached a collective consensus of "Yep, they're dating! After all, Butler had a leading role in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, starring Hudgens' former High School Musical co-star and ride-or-die best buddy Ashley Tisdale. Hudgens was even a bridesmaid in Tisdale's recent wedding.
According to the Daily Mail, Vanessa and Austin made their first introduction all the way back in 2005 on the set of the original High School Musical.
Mind you, this was back when the actress was still dating co-star Zac Efron.
Second, both parties are masters of the sexy frown.
Sure, they're no Zanessa, but the HSM connection is strong with these two.
Before the stars went public with their relationship, the rumor mill was working over time.
In September 2011, Butler was reportedly seen leaving Hudgens' house.