It looks like Vanessa Hudgens is moving on from ex Austin Butler.
On Tuesday (January 21), the Bad Boys For Life actress was spotted enjoying a candlelit dinner with Los Angeles Lakers star forward Kyle Kuzma at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. In shots, obtained by TMZ, the two looked to be enjoying each other's company as they laughed and smiled over red wine. (See photos from their night out HERE)
The Lakers are in NYC to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday (January 22). In recent weeks, Vanessa has been supporting the team, specifically Kyle, on Instagram.
Days prior to their NYC date night, Vanessa left a flirty comment that read, "Ya we doooo 🙌🏼," on one of Kyle's Instagram pic that he captioned "Yeaaaa we like thattttt." She also recently shared a clip from the Lakers' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which she was seated courtside for, and shouted out Kyle in her caption. "Ugh @lakers @kingjames @kuz @dwighthoward my heroes🍾🏆😍," Vanessa wrote.
Vanessa and Kyle's night out in NYC comes a little over a week after Us Weekly, announced that Vanessa her longtime boyfriend Austin had called it quits after nearly nine years. A source told the outlet that the two “are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup."
The first sign of relationship trouble came in December when the 31-year-old actress and 28-year-old actor didn't spend the holidays together, as noted by Us. On New Year's Eve, Vanessa posted a series of Instagram photos of herself flying solo, dressed in a princess-inspired black gown and tiara. Days earlier, Vanessa gave fans an inside look at her holiday vacation in Vals, Switzerland, but Austin wasn't in any of her photos.
The last time she actually shared a photo with Austin was back in October on Halloween, posting a picture of the two in a couple's Gothic costume alongside their dog, Darla. "🔮🎃happy Halloween from my family to yours🎃🔮," The Knight Before Christmas star captioned the post. Meanwhile, the last time Austin posted a photo with Vanessa was back in July when he shared a picture of the two of them at the premiere of his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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