While we all held a candle for Zac and those gorgeous blue eyes, the pair's giggly dates to basketball games and lovey-dovey, PDA-filled red carpet appearances, made their young love hard to resist.
Even though their relationship came to an end in 2010, their romance will always hold a special place in our tweenage hearts.
"We've got a great thing going and it's serving me right now and we're having a lot of fun. I'm not going to speak too far down the road because I don't know what's going to happen but right now, I'm very happy," he said during an interview with . "She was a really interesting, sweet person," he said. Well, she was awkwardly asked during an interview if she still talks to Zac and sings karaoke with him like their characters did in the first movie on that fateful New Year's Eve party. They had a serious relationship and were together for so long and you know, they were young actors when they got together in the first place. So yeah, we're over here hoping she was reflecting on those Zanessa days when she answered this question! Plus, Vanessa has been happily dating her current love Austin Butler since 2011 and while Zac is currently single to our knowledge, he was in a long-term relationship with model Sami Miro before their split in 2016.
There was a rumor that circulated in 2009 that Zac had actually popped the question to V while they apparently were on a trip to Japan together, but that was never proven to be true. "First love is so exciting, you kind of fall head over heels and it's one of those things that it becomes the most important thing in the world, that's all you think about. And he has been linked to his co-star Alexandra Daddario although that seemed to all just be rumors and fans' wishful thinking.
In 2006, Zac and Vanessa, who were respectively 17 and 16 at the time, sang their way into our hearts with their roles in High School Musical, and it wasn't long after that they took onscreen romance to real heights.