Zac Efron: 'It Was Love At First Sight'

Zac Efron: 'It Was Love At First Sight'

Zac Efron bobs his head up and down to Madcon’s “Beggin’” on his iPhone during an interview with Ben Lyons on E‘s Daily 10.

The 21-year-old actor dished to E! on his relationship with on-and-off-screen girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens. Zac shared, “I think that at that time, in that environment…it most definitely was [love at first sight]. I’ll never answer that for anyone else…except for Ashley.” (JJJ note: Ashley is the little girl who asked the question.)

Zac also chatted about his decision to not pursue musicals at this time. He said, “I’m not done with musicals. I love them so much. It’s just, at this particular moment, I think it’s time to change it up. I gotta shake things up to keep it interesting for me. I don’t want to be stagnant.”

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  • baby.v.

    aww zac!
    that is so sweet!
    i wish some guy would say that about me too.

  • http://jsutjared mn,l


  • berry

    I’m getting tired of Zanessa.

  • ♥Zanessafan4lyfe♥

    Aww its so sweet
    I think for them it really was love at first sight. You could tell in the behind the scenes of HSM how they always flirted and looked at each other, it was just so adorable ♥

  • SnOopy

    @berry:me too…plus i can’t stand vanessa!><
    but i can’t stop thinking at zac…*-*

  • isabel

    AHhhhhhhh!!!!!! i am seriously squeeling in my seat right now… he said it was love at first sight in that moment/environment!!!!! thats sooo cute!!!!

    i want a zac efron for my birthday…

  • http://jjj miley

    he’s really sweet! can’t wait for 17 again! go zac! you rock!

  • Katty

    Cuteness, can’t wait for the funny or die vid tomorrow! And, SNL on saturday, that is g oing to be hilar!

  • Lucy

    I have seen this so many times so far today, i was waiting for it to appear on JJJ.
    I can’t believe he actually said it.
    It’s nice that the two are accepting to be more honest about it. In earlier interviews they would normally not answer or avoid it. It’s nice that they don’t go into detail as it is personal but they are still honest about it.
    I have seen an interview with Zac and Thomas Lennon, and Zac says he enjoyed kissing Leslie and hoped for more, then the interviewer mentioned Vanessa leaving him because of the interview and they all laughed as Zac agreed and joked saying ‘we’re done’
    Sorry to ramble on I just think it is cute that the two are comfortable by saying this now

  • Megan

    awwwhh thats soo sweet!! i love zac n nessa<333

  • jen

    soooooooooooo cute i love him and V

  • nazi

    It was love at first sight when I saw him!! xoxo

  • Zanessaluver

    Wow..that’s so sweet!!
    He confessed that Zac loves Vanessa!
    V is sooooo lucky!!!
    Thanks ashley! We all finally got the answer we’ve been dying to hear!

    ZANESSA 4ever!

  • :)

    that’s sooo cute :)
    zac and vanessa go so well together

  • Mia

    Thats SO sweet!

  • marie

    Zac Efron is adorable :)

  • emma


    if you do not like them then don’t say anything. go away hater

  • emma


    If you do not like them then go away hater. if you have nothing nice to say then keep your mouth shut.

  • Zac Efron fan and supporter

    That is so sweet.

  • listen to mayday parade

    i feel like he felt obligated to say yes… but i like that he covered it up with saying “at that time” cause relationships are so much easier when your younger…

    but they are perfect together and seem to be holding up well right now (considering all of the traveling) – long distance isnt for me!

  • zanessa/jashley/ashnessa

    Aw..except for Ashley. ..That little girl is so lucky. :D And it’s good that Zachary is taking a break from musicals. It’s nice to see him do something different other than singing and dancing.

    I for one will NEVER get sick of Zanessa. Zachary or Vanessa. Never ever ever. I fell in love with both Zachary and Vanessa when I first saw HSM. And I’ve loved them ever since.


    @SnOopy & @berry:
    you 2 are just jeoules at vanessa & zanessa..
    I mean you are horebell haters how do you fell i somebody hate you?

    and vanessa is a great girl!!!!


    sorry for my english.

  • Katty


    I’m pretty sure Zac and Vanessa don’t care if you’re tired of them…

  • gracemarie

    @listen to mayday parade:

    He didn’t feel obligated to say anything. He never has before.

    He has often said in interviews when he was younger (17) that he wasn’t sure about love at first sight. Now looking back at 21 and still being in a serious relationship with the same person almost 4 years later he realizes that what he felt “at that moment” (when he saw her ) and in that “environment” (the HSM audtion where they met) was indeed love.

    Of course he could be talking about when he actually saw her for the very first time at the “Thunderbirds” premiere when he was 15 and and tried to meet her. He told the press at that premiere how much he wanted to work with her.

  • http://justjared Amanda

    Yes! He finally said it! i knew he wanted to say it anyways.
    He loves her and she loves him..we all know it.

    Does anyone else agree that he looked to hott in the interview! OMG!

  • Kar


  • http://justjared Amanda is in love with zac

    ZAC IS A RAT….


    first: Zac says hed love to work with his best friend again. and that is always a good thing when you call your lover your best friend too.

    second: He finally told every one out there that he fell in love with her from the moment he layed his eyes on her

    seriously..what else can u say. all I gotta say is in your face!
    your stories are always lies. and they always will be.

  • http://justjared Amanda is in love with zac

    To all the haters who said Zanessa will be over after HSM was doen promoting….F*** you!

    Look how far they came now!

    Everyone said they were fake. Said it was all for plublicty.

  • maddy_loves_zanessa

    awww. zac is so sweet!

    he is an amazing guy<3

  • http://justjaredjr Jordan

    @listen to mayday parade:
    I agree.
    But it still is cuteness :D

  • gottaloveit

    Aww, that’s cute. He’s so cute when he talks about her. He’s alluded to that before so it’s sweet that he actually said it for real.

    Was it a Disney thing, like Disney mandated no questions or answers about their relationship because Zac has been more open about their relationship with this round of promos than he has during the entire time of being under Disney’s thumb for HSM. I do like that he doesn’t share too much and keeps their relationship private for the most part but he isn’t in glare denial mode whenever someone asks him about her either. Nice balance.

  • tiff

    he was not obligated to say anything cause he could have done what he always said before and say he doesn’t have an answer for that cause he does not talk about his personal relationship…
    there could have been many things 4 zac 2 say to give a reason why he is not answering it!!!!!

  • Shannon

    Zac had good taste in music i luve that song and that’s so cute about hwat he said about V although a blind man can see the love between the 2 in pics!

  • ivanka

    aaaaaaaaaah finnally! zac is getting hotter btw

  • aika

    its sooooo sweeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO ZANESSSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They are the most cutest couple in the world!!!!
    We love you zac and vanessa!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ann

    Poor Zac, Some day you will mature and find a real woman.

    Until than, I still love ya. even if your brains are below your belt.

  • emma


    if you have nothing nice to say keep your mouth shut.

  • just fanatic for zanessa

    ***Zac and Vanessa born to be together… ZANESSA FOREVER!!!<33333***
    I love ashley thank you sweetie!!

  • birdie

    What a lovely thing for him to say, but for all of us that first saw them
    in HSM you could so tell the chemistry was off the hook . I’m so
    happy for them that’s it’s still there.

  • http://roadrunner Malee

    comments #3 and #5
    if you don’t have anything good to say about them then don’t put it on here
    Love them!

  • athena

    That’s great. Not many people experience what he did at that age…

  • zane


  • adcgordon

    Leave it to a 7 year old to get the answer we’ve all been waiting to hear! Way to go Ashley!!

    Oh, and thank you Zac for keeping the hope of romance alive!!!!!!

  • adcgordon

    Oops…I forgot to add one thing…Zac says he won’t answer that for anyone else… Do you think maybe he should answer it for maybe one other person…perhaps for VANESSA??!!!! ;)

  • heyy


    He has much more of a brain than you ever will. A cockroach would still be better for Zac than the people you have in mind.

  • jen

    aww sooo sweeet,, i want him :)))))

  • heyy

    Good for Zac. Talented, funny and seems like a wonderful boyfriend.

  • lilly

    Do you remember where you saw that interview? I’d love to see it.

    I really like the way Zac seems to have changed since all of the HSM duties are over. He is more relaxed, funny, smart, and down to earth. I always thought that before, he never looked happy when he was with Vanessa. Now, it is just so obvious that he is happy and enjoying life. I agree that it must have been some sort of Disney rule over their lives. That pretty much sucks, but at least that’s over. The Graham Norton show was so funny. I was ROTFL. Can’t wait for SNL too. Zac is just SO HOT. And he just keeps getting hotter.

  • hunny

    Got to love the after-Disney Zanessa. You could always tell that the Disney PR people were telling them both to downplay their relationship which must of sucked for them. An acquaintance of mine was at the premiere of HSM 2 and she said that she overheard a “severe-looking adult” tell Zac and Vanessa to not hold hands. I guess they dropped their hands immediately and Zac rolled his eyes. I wasn’t sure what to think about that at the time, but now I wonder if that was a Disney PR person telling them to show no PDA and that was actually a rule for their behavior. Obviously, no such restrictions now. Love how open Zac is now.

>>>>>>> staging1