Vanessa Hudgens has responded to the constant chatter about her awkward run-in – or more accurately – run-past, her ex Austin Butler at the Oscars.
On Oscars night, Hudgens was acting as a pre-show host on the red carpet, interviewing the stars about their outfits, nominations, work in film and more.
But ironically, their run-in occurred at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, while both she and her Oscar-nominee ex were standing outside.
Watch the clip above.
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A viral clip has shown the moment Hudgens, 34, looked up while texting and walking to see Butler, 31, and actress Sharon Stone in her path, only to put her head down and keep walking past them.
The clip appeared to show Butler noticing Hudgens as she walked past. But now, different clips from different angles have emerged to reveal that perhaps Butler didn’t notice her at all.
Either way, the run-in was certainly one neither of them wanted, especially given the unfortunate lead-up to the big night.
In response to the endless reposts of the clip, Hudgens shared a post to Instagram.
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Posting to her Instagram Stories, the star shared a clip of Malala Yousafzai’s viral moment on the night with host Jimmy Kimmel, and her iconic “I only talk about peace” response.
Underneath the clip, Hudgens wrote, “Let’s all be on the ‘I only talk about peace’ train. Ok?”
Unfortunately, the post doesn’t appear to have shut down the conversation, with many intrigued to realise the pair, who dated for almost nine years, obviously aren’t on good terms at the moment.
The pair officially dated from 2011 to 2020.
Fans have pieced things together, noting that tensions rose between Butler and Hudgens after the Oscar nominee was called out for not openly thanking Hudgens for pushing him to go for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.
It wasn’t until Butler’s recent interview about his Oscars nomination with the Los Angeles Times, in late January, that he identified that the ex that had encouraged him to go for the role was actually Hudgens.
“I was with my partner at the time,” Austin told the publication, before confirming it was High School Musical alum Hudgens.
“We’d been together for so long and she had this sort of clairvoyant moment and so I really, I owe her a lot for believing in me.”
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