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Vanessa Hudgens Admits She Was 'Really Mean' During Zac Efron Relationship: 'I Was So Fed Up'

Vanessa Hudgens Admits She Was 'Really Mean' During Zac Efron Relationship: 'I Was So Fed Up'

Vanessa Hudgens is finally opening up about her longtime relationship with High School Musical co-star Zac Efron.

Here’s what the 26-year-old actress had to share with the New York Times:

On Zac: “I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Then I realized that’s not what that’s about. ‘Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.’”

On going to worship service at Hillsong Church with current boyfriend Austin Butler: “It feels like Arcade Fire — it’s epic like that. They really focus on you having your own personal relationship with Jesus, which is wonderful.”

On her spirituality: “I’m a definite hippie. I’m literally my happiest self when I’m dancing half naked on a grass field listening to Led Zeppelin.”

For more on Vanessa, visit NYTimes.com.

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  • Andrea

    Actually Zac was just a small part in the whole interview. Is not like she’s finally opening up about their relationship..

  • lolme

    if she refers to herself as a hippie then she is not one

  • mapuii

    i knew it shé’s the one who break the relationship

  • jason

    her career is in the dumps

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    Hillsong isn’t Catholic JustJared.

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  • Katy

    Well at least she doesn’t have that problem now with her current beau

  • Aria123

    Well she got what she wanted now. A boyfriend no one cares about or will run after.

  • huhh

    Those are swastikas?? Um can spammers NOT use that in their messages??

  • Aria123

    So she’s admitting she pretty much couldn’t handle his fame?

  • tooth

    what the f girl. Are you that desperate to promote your broadway show to even bring up your famous ex after 5 yrs ? wtf

  • tooth

    LOL breaking up with someone cus he is famous & finding another who’s a complete failure is literally the stupidest thing ever

  • devvv

    And now she brings him up and uses his fame to get people to pay attention to her now that her Broadway show is coming up

  • Maria

    You have clearly not read the whole article. She was asked by the interviewer about that relationship and I think she was very honest about how she felt having girls throw themselves at him all the time. It would NOT have been fun for her. These comments were in NO way meant to drum up interest in Gigi. That is just stupid.

  • Maria

    She didn’t want to handle the females, is what she was saying.

  • Maria

    And now has a nice relationship based on trust instead. It’s much better for her.

  • Maria

    That’s just stupid. She doesn’t need to mention him; the interviewer did.

  • devvv

    And she could have said no comment. She chose to answer because she wants to be talked about .

  • FlyHighAgain

    I wouldn’t call a girl with a successful broadway show someone in the dumps. YOu must be very ignorant lol.

  • FlyHighAgain

    They asked her about it she answered it. You must be new to the concept of what an interview is.

  • gin11153

    please flag that post so we can get it removed

  • FlyHighAgain

    How do you know that’s why she broke up with him? Thats not even what she said. You must be reading a different interview from the rest of us.

  • FlyHighAgain

    The interviewer mentioned him. Not her. You must be slow or something.

  • FlyHighAgain

    Who cares what she says? She’s not the one that brought him up. The interviewer did. She wouldn’t have talked about him if she wasn’t asked about him. You have no idea how an interview works do you?

  • IMO

    Clearly Vanessa is talking about her younger self and how she grew up. She is stating how she should have been cooler about it and embraced the love . Which as an adult now she understands she was wrong at the time. Geez it was one sentence she answered and it does not warrant all this negative attention. People don’t read do they.

  • YesOrNo

    How do you know what a Hippie is?

  • YesOrNo

    Yeah. How dare she finds happiness in a relationship when she can be miserable with someone she can’t trust. Whats up with that?

  • YesOrNo

    How is he a complete failure? He is going in a different direction that someone else. Special ed not working?

  • YesOrNo

    Actually the interviewer brought him up and she answered the question. I guess you’re not familiar with the concept of an interview. You’re a very slow person.

  • YesOrNo

    Of course she chose to answer it. She was asked the question. But you were saying she brought it up. She didn’t. The person giving the interview did. Pay attention junior.

  • YesOrNo

    I didn’t read that in the interview. You don’t seem to be benefiting from your public education if you’re seeing things.

  • YesOrNo

    Yeah! I mean it’s not like she has a broadway show opening up in NYC or anything like that right? lol. Oh wait…

  • devvv

    I actually do. Before the interview even takes place, management gives the interviewer topics that are off limits and topics that they would like to focus on. Celebrities can control what is printed about them. This was strategic timing.

  • YesOrNo

    So in other words you assume to know whats going on without any evidence and you just make up a conspiracy theory off the top of your head.

    Basically you’re an idiot. That’s all you had to say devy bear.

  • FlyHighAgain

    You actually have proof of this? Or is this another Devvv conspiracy theory that you made up randomly?

    If you’re gonna make up grandiose conspiracy theories sweetie at least make it sound more believable.

  • FlyHighAgain

    I think Devvv’s special education is starting to rear it’s ugly head. They’re not to big on cognitive thinking or common sense.

    Or she could be a drug addict. :P

  • Maria

    No, she doesn’t. She admitted to being mean during that time, and I don’t get why you think that admission benefits her show now. Get a grip. At least she spoke of how she learned and grew from the experience. Only JJ made a big deal of the comment. In the context of the article, it was nothing.

  • Maria

    Yeah. One comment about a teen relationship, and how you grew up and learned from the experience is SO horrible to mention. Cripes. Are you aware the ex shamelessly talked about her in the Phillipines to drum up support for himself for a clothing line, without being asked about her? This is very different. She focused the question to HERself, and really didn’t discuss anything about him. I thought she was very classy with her response.

  • devvv

    You figured it out! You cracked the code. I spend my time at home making “conspiracy theories” about washed up Disney stars to convince random crazy fans on the internet to agree with me! And if being an “idiot” means that I’ll be graduating in May with a degree in PR and Journalism and have three internships with PR agencies under my belt, I’ll take it. Oh, wow this “idiot” actually has YEARS of education and experience that support her claims. Now maybe if y’all spent as much time arguing with me as y’all do supporting her, her career wouldn’t be in the dumps.

  • ama

    Vanessa and Zac made a cute couple, but for some reason I always thought Zac Efron was gay…

  • YesOrNo

    Ah so you’re playing the fake career card now right? That never gets old on the celebratio gossip forums lol. I’m guessing graduating in May translates into working at Sears and watching tmz on your smart phone during your down time right? You’re predictable sweetie lol.

  • YesOrNo

    Oh and you think her career is just limited to stage and screen acting right? Well allow me to inform you of the clothing line she has through major department stores like khols and Sears (you know, the one you’re spending your career at) an opening Broadway show, modeling contracts, major philanthropy work, all of this is public information that anyone can look up. I guess they must be giving away degrees in journalism in your make believe college. But I’m sure her philanthropy and contracts with major store outlets don’t compare to your illustrious job in the fast food industry.

    Good luck flipping those burgers Hun. The McDonald’s colors is a good look on you. ;)

  • YesOrNo

    Coming out story in three years or so 😜

  • Christina Ngo

    Hillsong is not a Catholic church. Please get your fact right. Thank you.

  • Chelsea_square

    Are you really that slow? She was asked the question and she answered it. It’s not her fault that the media took it out of that context and decided to run multiple stories on it. Btw, she doesn’t need him to publicize Gigi. It’s a Broadway hit …that’s why she’s being interviewed by the New York Times and not some gossip/PR rag like People.

  • Chelsea_square

    Why would she say “no comment”. I doubt she cares plus that would make an even bigger story. You really are undeniably clueless.

  • Chelsea_square

    Why would she care? She’s moved on so she has no problem talking about the past. It’s Zac that seems to have an issue.

  • Chelsea_square

    She’s headling a successful Broadway show. You obviously know nothing about what success means. Maybe you should head over to TMZ so you can comment on the latest Amber Rose post.

  • Chelsea_square

    Exactly.

  • Chelsea_square

    You know at this point, Vanessa is happy, healthy, successful and still beautiful. She’s worked her entire life to get to Broadway…a dream she’s had since childhood. She’s been studying voice, dance and acting since she was a little girl. She did it on her own and didn’t need to ride ANYONE’S coattails to get there.