Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker are officially engaged. Here's a complete timeline of the former Disney star and baseball player's relationship.

Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere of Netflix's "tick, tick…BOOM" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2021 in Hollywood, California.
Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere of Netflix's "tick, tick…BOOM" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2021 in Hollywood, California.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
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  • Vanessa Hudgens recently confirmed her engagement to fiancé Cole Tucker.

  • The two have been linked since early 2020, and reportedly got engaged at the end of 2022.

  • Here's a complete timeline of everything we know about their relationship.

Mid-2020: Hudgens and Tucker met during a Zoom meditation group call.

 

The former Disney Channel star and baseball star first connected, like many couples in the pandemic, virtually.

During an appearance on "The Drew Barrymore Show," the former "High School Musical" star, who dated Austin Butler for nine years before splitting in early 2020, explained that while working on Lin-Manuel Miranda's directorial debut, "Tick, Tick...Boom," a friend invited her to join a Zoom meditation group.

Hudgens said that she had been the one to make the first move after the former Pittsburgh Pirates player caught her eye.

"I get on the Zoom, and I'm like, 'Who is that?'" Hudgens told Barrymore. "I found him, and we started talking."

"I mean, I'm such a go-getter. If I want something or someone, I'm going after them," the actor said. "I fully just slid into his DM and was like, 'Hey, it was nice to meet you.' I think there is no shame in making the first move. If you want it, why wait for someone else to give you what you want?"

November 2020: Hudgens and Tucker were first spotted spending time together.

 

In photos obtained by MailOnline, the two were spotted smiling, embracing, and holding hands outside the Canyon Country Store in Los Angeles.

The very same evening the photos were taken, Hudgens had shared on Instagram a photo of her holding a pink rose in front of her face, which she captioned: "Date night 💖."

 

February 2021: The couple made their romance Instagram official in a Valentine's Day post.

 

"It's you, it's me, it's us. @cotuck ❤️💋🤟🏽" Hudgens captioned her February 14 post which showed the couple locking lips.

Tucker shared a post of his own to mark the romantic holiday. In his photo, he and the "Princess Switch" star are shown cuddled up together on a couch wearing cozy loungewear. "Happy V day ❤️ @vanessahudgens," he wrote in the caption.

Later that month, Tucker opened up about their relationship in an interview with KDKA.

"I got a girlfriend and she's cool," Tucker said.

"She's awesome. I love her, but I don't want to be treated any differently than Mitch [Keller] having his wife come down, or Ke'Bryan [Hayes] having his girlfriend come down," he continued, adding: "She's great. She'll be around."

April 2021: Hudgens declared that Tucker is "just kind of perfect for me."

ole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022, in Santa Monica, California.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Hudgens gushed about her boyfriend. "He's just kind of perfect for me. I am [happy]. I really am," she said.

"I think that it's also so important to stay grateful for everything that you have in life," the "Spring Breakers" star continued. "I've been making that a priority, and I feel like it's just been making magic happen all the more."

November 2021: Hudgens and Tucker made their red carpet debut as a couple.

Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere of Netflix's "tick, tick…BOOM" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2021 in Hollywood, California.
Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens attend the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere of Netflix's "tick, tick…BOOM" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2021, in Hollywood, California.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Just a year after they were first spotted together, the pair made their first joint appearance together, stepping out at the world premiere of Hudgens' Netflix movie "Tick, Tick… Boom!"

November 2022: The pair become engaged, according to multiple sources.

Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker attend as John Mayer performs live at The Hollywood Palladium for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series in Los Angeles on February 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker on February 09, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Rumors that Hudgens and Tucker reportedly got engaged sometime in November 2022 began circulating in early February 2023. TMZ was the first to report the news, speculating that it may well have been during their romantic getaway to Paris.

February 2023: Hudgens confirms on Instagram that Tucker popped the question in Paris, France.

 

After weeks of speculation, Hudgens confirmed that the pair are indeed engaged in an Instagram post that featured two photos from their engagement, which seemingly took place in Paris, France.

The "High School Musical" actor showed off her large rectangular diamond to her followers in one photo, while in the other the baseball star could be seen hugging his new fiancée from behind as she proudly held up her middle finger.

"YES. We couldn't be happier 🤍," Hudgens captioned photos.

 

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