Vanessa Hudgens on Ellen -- FIRST LOOK!

Vanessa Hudgens on Ellen -- FIRST LOOK!

Vanessa Hudgens is a lady in red as she chats with Ellen DeGeneres.

During the taping, Ellen had to ask about the 22-year-old actress’ love life.

Vanessa, wearing Pollini heels, insisted that she’s still friends with former beau Zac Efron, “No, we’re good. After being in a relationship with someone that long, you stay friends. [We were together] five years.”

But what about Josh Hutcherson? “Aww, I love him,” she gushed. “We just did a movie together and we had the best time.”

Vanessa‘s segment will air TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 23rd. Check your local listings for times!

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  • BabyBooZanessa

    I love the red dress <3 You rock Vanessa !

  • 1

    cute !! (: love her

  • zanessalover

    I wish I could be as pretty as her(:

  • Bradley Bobst

    So Gorgeous.

  • Katty

    Just let her be young and have fun, at least she is being smart about it.

    I love her. I’m going to go see Sucker Punch on Friday! Can’t wait!

  • zac/vanessa/ashnessa

    Aw, she’s smart. She knows how to talk about her personal life. I’m happy that she’s happy with her life, she doesn’t need any men right now, lol. I can’t wait to see her on Ellen AND Conan O’Brien tomorrow. And of course, the premiere of Sucker Punch. :D 3 DAYS.

  • kyle

    At least she and Zac are friends. I wish only the best for them – career & personal aspects of their lives.

  • taylor

    she looks cute!

  • Lee

    So, she loves Josh?
    Can i dream with Jonessa now?

  • taylorzanfan

    she looks beautiful

  • kimann

    I wish Ellen squeezed some more juicy detail about her and Zac’s “break-up.” Sucks this had to happen. :’(

  • Chanon

    Vanessa, I love you and all, but uhh, GURLLLL, GET BACK WITH YOUR ZACHARY BEFORE SOME OTHER BITCH DOES. </3

  • peggy


    Maybe he should get back with her before some other guy does _ everyone assumes because he’s handsome he must be perfect.

    Obviously not,

  • roxana

    beautiful my baby V. shes gonna kick ass in sucker punch. i wish her the best..maybe it’s better for her to be single right now. she will find her prince some day :) i love her smile!

  • Haters Suck!

    call me skptical but I’ll believe their still friends when I see it cause I aint seeing it right now and I really find it hard to believe but hey that’s just me. Also why is Vanessa the only one having to face these questions and answer while zac keeps running away and dodging them? Not trying to start a fight or anything
    Anyway, V is looking really good and it’s crazy how much I’m looking forward to sucker punch.

  • Katty

    By saying “Aw, I love him” I think he meant as a friend, obviously. That could change, it might not, things happen.
    Anyways, word on the web is she just showed up to a Lakers game with Zachary Levi. Could because they are friends or because they may do a movie together or just a coincidence or because somethin’ somethin’. I do not follow Zach Levi, so I know nothing about his life.

    (Haha, if they DID get together, she’d be Zanessa again! Haha, that is just funny to me, but I doubt it would happen. It is funny tho!)

  • fanpopgirl

    vanessa is awesome please vote for her for mtv movie awards 2011 you have to go down and search beastly then type vanessa hudgens for best female performance she deserves it go VOTE<3PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • DM

    Do you think she really answered the question or she answered the way ppl want to hear her answer about her and Zac???…Don’t know if she she really did…I will have to listen in you tube, which I’m sure it will be, since I won’t be able to watch the Ellen show tomorrow.

    She looks great in Red thou. I do hope that we get to see Zac and her together as “friends”…I have to listen to the interview before I can make anymore comments or judgement about Zac and Vanessa.

  • http://peggy sue

    I am really sad that vanessa and zac are not together. The way they were together really made me believe in love and I thought they would go the distance.

  • Rose

    Guys,Vanessa said in Ellen that she is single,and girl can have guy friend and she said she still friend of zac they stay for 5years but they remain friend,she is SINGLE”……..SINGLE……….SINGLE…..GOOD FOR YOU NESSA WE LOVE YOU ,IM EXCITED FOR SUCKERPUNCH.

  • 333

    love her

  • Christine

    @Haters Suck!:

    I agree, I’m sketpical about the ‘friends’ title. Everyone in Hollywood are “still friends” after a break up. But anyone who’s ever been in a relationship, especially one as long as theirs, knows how hard it is to go back to being friends once a realtionship ends. They haven’t been seen together in weeks. Maybe he’ll show up at her premiere and prove us all wrong. But the distance might be a good thing for her. It makes it easier to forget and move on when the person’s not always on your face. Vanessa will be just fine without him. She’s looking hot and happy.

  • amelie

    @Haters Suck!:
    i don’t believe they are friends

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  • amelia25

    Go Nessa!

  • maria

    @Christine: I agree…..friends spend time together. They do not. Simple as that. Again, I think she is just being classy and gracious, especially since Ellen likes Zac too. She’s not going to say she hates his guts on national TV. But she is a sweetheart, and will never be negative about anything. She is looking fabulous; being single definitely agrees with her. She doesn’t have to worry about always making someone else happy. She doesn’t have to hide. She’s just being herself, and spending time with the people who mean the most to her. It’s been good for her. Can’t wait for all the promos and premiere tomorrow!!

  • http://peggy sue

    Why can’t they be friends. Maybe she broke up with him and he needs distance to try and get over her. She is the one that seems to be so happy.He is with his family right now.I hope that one day they will find their way back to each other.

  • 333

    cant wait for sucker punch

  • fiona

    so cute
    love her in red

  • fiona

    i dont think they are friends anymore

  • peggy


    She showed up with Stella and is sitting next to Levi DAMN she can’t even sit next to someone anymore

  • Thetis


    Or maybe HE broke up with her and in usual Zac fashion is running from any questions.

    She doesn’t seem to have anything to hide or run from

  • fiona

    vanessa looks great

  • fiona

    @Haters Suck!:

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  • ak

    Duh. The reason why Zac hasn’t had to answer questions about their relationship is because he’s not promoting a movie right now. Vanessa has two movies out within weeks of each other. Of course she’s going to be bombarded with questions. It comes with the territory of promotion. Stop placing all of the blame on Zac. None of us will truly know what happened between the two of them.

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  • fiona

    lol no

  • http://peggy sue

    @ak: Thank You az I was just about to say the same thing. People just want to place the blame on Zac. Seems to me that he was the one trying to work it out because it was Zsc who went to her house and Zac was the one who traveled to North Carolina to be with her.

  • Haters Suck!

    no offence but that’s bull. Zac’s been on the red carpet a lot since the story broke done pleanty of interviews at events and has constantly avoided the subject all together and left Vanessa to handle the questions. Why?

  • http://peggy sue

    @Haters Suck!: @Haters Suck!: Maybe it was because he was trying to patch it up and did not want to say anything.You know everyone should give him a break you do not know what happened.When the breakup first happened I thought it was his fault but then I read some of your comments and I changed my mind. Plus I saw pictures of him and he looked really sad she never did. After 5 years you would think she would be a little upset but she never seem to be and she seemed just too happy. He was the one wearing her hair tye( and he still is) and wearing their bracelet., and the bracelet with the v on it.

  • kami

    omg vanessa looks awesome in red. she should wear it more often.

  • http://none juddy

    hun dont forget his pics with victoria and teresa story ok
    if you dont like v dont come here again

  • theresa


    Take your own advice you want people to stop blaming Zac so you need to stop putting all the blame on Vanessa; first and foremost nobody really knows what happened except for them; I mean if you want to point out differences in the way they act lets do that; yeah she smiles but then again so does he; Vanessa has been spotted with friends and family; Zac has been rumored to be linked to 3 different women; the bracelet thing everybody talks about personally I’m not seeing this V to me it looks more like a clasp than a letter; but however if you look at the pics of him and his friends they are all wearing very simliar ones. What I’m trying to point out to you is that you appear to put all of the blame on her and none on him. .

  • ak

    @Haters Suck!: Maybe because Vanessa is capitalizing on people’s sympathy on being the so-called “wronged” party. Her publicist could have easily made a request of Ellen to not discuss Zac during the interview. Yet in almost every interview she has done recently, she is touting her status of being single. She’s spinning the end of her relationship with Zac to her advantage. That’s PR 101.

  • Haters Suck!

    if your looking for sympathy for zac then sorry you’re barking up the wrong tree. I’ve given him pleanty of breaks in the past trust me on that as I used to be a big fan of his but am not anymore. And the only braclets he wears are with his “ninja” buddies they all wear the same one from what I’ve heard.

  • theresa


    I’m confused I gonna need you to explain how she’s capitalizing on sympathy; to me if she was doing that wouldn’t she say something that made it sound as if she was as you put it the “wronged party” but all she has said to my knowledge unless I’ve missed some interview is that distance is the reason behind the split and that they are still friends. How is that someone looking for sympathy.

  • http://website Xojosselynxozanessaxo

    @BARBARA,ALY<BIK,KAREN,orDM what do u guys think about this can i ask u a few questions what do u think of what Vanessa confirmed about Ellen on the split and her being single? did u expect this? do u really think zac and V can be just friends after 5 yrs together and starting their careers with one another? do u still have hope that they will reunite?do u think that it was best for the split? can u please answer my questions? Do u think thy can live without each other? what do u think about what she said about the josh guy just what do u guys will happen since your more experienced to explain this stuff mature and real please respond back. and also where is zac? what do u guys think of the bracelets he wares like the on with the v and the hair tie he hasn’t taken off since he left her house in jan. and the kupio bracelets v wore hers to one of the premieres she went to girl walk into a bar or something. what do u guys think happened after nc cuz apparently to everyone they were still a couple and every1 that saw them said they were i am so confuse can u guys please help out and answer my questions i am a big zanessa fan and it hurts so bad to know that their not together and it has been hurting since the rumors please tell what u guys think? and their reps never confirmed it i am so confused?

  • Sally

    Zac Efron stop

    They have split already

    She deserves to meet a better man

>>>>>>> staging1