Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens might be dating a younger MLB athlete

The 31-year-old appeared to be cozying up to a new guy in photos.

It’s been a while since we heard about  Vanessa Hudgens’ love life. We were definitely sad when news broke about her and Austin Butler splitting after 9 years together, which is practically a lifetime in Hollywood years. Now, it seems Hudgens is ready to get back on the dating scene and put herself out there. The 31-year-old might have even confirmed that she’s dating someone in a recent social media post.

The actress was spotted holding hands with 24-year-old baseball player Cole Tucker, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates and that’s when rumors first started circulating about the pair. Then, Hudgens might have confirmed those rumors in an Instagram post over the weekend. The “Princess Switch” actress posted a sweet photo of herself looking dressed up while holding a pink rose to her face. She captioned the post, “Date night.”

In true celeb fashion, Hudgens of course didn’t confirm who her date night was with but according to the photos that circulated of the actress and MLB player holding hands the same night the 31-year-old posted her photo, it’s hard not to assume it’s Tucker who is taking Hudgens out for a date night. According to the Daily Mail, the couple ate dinner at the Canyon Country Store in LA. After dinner, the pair were spotted looking cozy while waiting for the valet to fetch their car.

Fans on social media seemed to react well to the new couple. One Tweet read, “raise your hand if you had “cole tucker dates vanessa hudgens” your 2020 bingo card.” Another said, “Cole Tucker getting together with Vanessa Hudgens. Good for him, finally some good news out of 2020.” Another fan joked, “Cole Tucker and I are the same age... he‘s now dating Vanessa Hudgens who’s 7 years older... does that mean the love of my life is 7 years older too? #CougarsWhereYaAt.”

We’re excited to watch this new relationship bloom and see what’s in store for Hudgens and Tucker.

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