6 High School Musical Actors Who Dated at Least One Co-Star in Real Life

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The stars of Camp Rock aren’t the only Disney Channel Original Movie talents to hook up with a co-star in real life. The kids from High School Musical got their fix in plenty of times when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Even if you don’t count Corbin Bleu & Monique Coleman, who were only rumored to hook up off screen due to their on-screen chemistry as Chad Danforth & Taylor McKessie, respectively, there’s still a whole lotta lovin’ to go around. Here are six HSM actors who dated at least one of their co-stars:


Zac Efron

From September 2005 to December 2010, Zanessa was the epitome of #goals. The HSM heartthrob and his leading lady, Vanessa Hudgens, seemed incredibly happy, walking arm-in-arm on and off the red carpet for 5 years. Sadly, they're not #endgame.

In April 2014, there were reports of Zac hooking up with another one of his co-stars. This time, it was Neighbors' Halston Sage. The two were spotted looking happy as can be at a Lakers game, leading the Internet to collectively freak out. But, alas, the ~romance~ was short-lived.

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Vanessa Hudgens

As we've already mentioned, V & Z appeared to have the romance of a lifetime. That is, until December 2010, when they broke each other's hearts (and ours).

Before Vanessa found her other half in Austin Butler, she briefly dated Josh Hutcherson in 2011, after meeting on the set of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. According to Josh, it was Vanessa who dumped him.

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Ashley Tisdale

Sharpay Evans' real-life alter ego was never linked to any of the main HSM guys (unless you count those flirty pics of her and Zac after Zanessa's split), but that doesn't mean she didn't snag a couple from her other projects.

From December 1999 to May 2000, the actress dated Gili Lang, whom she met on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210 when they were both guest stars.

Then there was Jared Murillo, whom she met on the set of HSM when he was a backup dancer. They dated for a long while, lasting from January 2006 to April 2009.

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Lucas Grabeel

While there was a time when Lucas was rumored to be with his Return to Halloweentown co-star, Sara Paxton, he's been with frequent co-star Emily Morris so long, it doesn't even matter.

The two appeared in 2010's Dancing Ninja and I Kissed a Vampire, as well as the 2013 short Chocolate Milk, so they definitely know how to work well together. And, considering they were both seen at Corbin's wedding this past July, we'd say they're in it for the long haul.

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Corbin Bleu

Before Corbin married the love of his life, Sasha Clements, he was spotted getting touchy-feely with his co-star from the (failed) 2009 series The Beautiful Life: TBL, Jaime Murray.

She may have nearly 13 years on him, but there's no denying those pictures of her hand on his butt while they walked down the street.

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Olesya Rulin

Kelsi Nielsen nabbed herself one fine specimen: Younger's Nico Tortorella, yum!

The two both appeared on Victoria Justice's short-lived MTV series, Eye Candy, and are still going strong. In a recent Instagram, Olesya posted a picture of them putting a padlock on a bridge in Moscow... and kissing after! The caption: "Locked up. Bonnie and Clyde take Moscow. love you @nicotortorella."

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