American actress Vanessa Hudgens has been spotted out on a date with a new man – LA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma – in New York City. The photos come just over a week after Vanessa’ s split from long-term love Austin Butler was confirmed, although it is believed that they had already split in December.
As one of the stars of the much-awaited Bad Boys sequel, Vanessa Hudgens is as hot a star as ever. Whilst her career is going from strength to strength, she’s also not letting her recent break-up from boyfriend of nine years Austin Butler get her down – as she’s already been spotted out on a date with a new man.
31-year-old Vanessa was snapped dining with baseball player Kyle Kuzma at Italian restaurant Lilia in Brooklyn, New York. The pair were spotted laughing together at their table, days after she shared Snapchats of herself attending the Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers game in which Kuzma was playing for the Lakers.
What happened between Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler?
Vanessa Hudgens and fellow actor Austin Butler, 29, had been together since September 2011 after reportedly meeting on the set of High School Musical. The couple faced the difficulties of a long-distance relationship as they both travelled across the world for their respective careers.
Fans started to worry that all was not well between Vanessa and Austin in December as they didn’t spend the holidays together or share any posts together over Christmas. On January 14th, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that ‘Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup.’
Who is Kyle Kuzma?
Kyle Kuzma – who now appears to be dating Vanessa – is one of the LA Lakers baseball team’s star players, having played for them since 2017. At 24 years old, he’s seven years younger than Vanessa and has previously been linked with other famous faces including Kendall Jenner and model Katya Elise Henry.