Zac Efron splits from Aussie girlfriend Vanessa Valladares

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·2-min read

Zac Efron and his Australian girlfriend, Vanessa Valladares, have reportedly split after 10 months of dating.

The Daily Telegraph claimed that the Hollywood hunk is officially single again, before radio host Kyle Sandilands appeared to confirm the news on air on Wednesday.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares
Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares had been dating for 10 months. Photos: Instagram

Kyle said he had spoken to Zac on the phone - after apparently calling the actor about the controversial new Netflix show Byron Baes - revealing the split was 'recent' but not 'yesterday recent', and that there was 'no drama' in their break-up.

"I can also confirm after speaking with him yesterday," he told co-host Jackie O Henderson. 


The 33-year-old star has been based in Australia since March last year, buying land near the beach in northern NSW.

Vanessa and Zac met in Byron Bay, where she worked as a waiter at the popular General Store cafe earlier this year. The 25-year-old then reportedly ditched her day job and shacked up with her A-lister beau at his new Belongil Beach home.

The aspiring model was regularly photographed by Zac's side as the pair travelled around Australia while he worked on various projects. But she didn't travel everywhere with him.

The first time news of a break up hit their relationship, was in late November, after sources claimed the distance, while Zac travelled alone, was taking a toll on their relationship. 

At the time, Zac was filming his upcoming movie Gold in Adelaide, Australia, which was thousands of kms away from where he and Vanessa met and were living.

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Zac has been filming various projects in Australia. Photo: Netfilx

“Zac and Vanessa looked like the real deal. They were besotted with each other. Once he decided to stay in Australia long term, he suggested they buy their first home,” the source said at the time.

“They’d started to look at a few places, but sadly, fate wasn’t on their side. Zac’s work and the ­­enforced distance has really taken its toll.”

Zac and Vanessa were last photographed together in March while filming an abseiling session in the Blue Mountains for the show Down to Earth.

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