Talk about embarrassing. Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens attended the 2023 Academy Awards three years after they broke up, but they seemed to be avoiding each other on the red carpet.
Butler and Hudgens walk the red carpet at the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Butler is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Elvis Presley in 2022. Elviswhile Hudgens was a red carpet host, along with Ashley Graham and Lilly Singh, on ABC’s pre-show “Countdown to the Oscars”, which aired prior to the Academy Awards.
The pre-show saw Hudgens interview several Oscar nominees and attendees including Angela Bassett, Paul Mescal, and Baz Luhrman (who directed her ex-boyfriend, Austin Butler, in the movie). Elvis.) One celebrity that Hudgens did not interview was Butler, who was interviewed by producers instead. During the interview, Graham Butler asked why his current girlfriend, Kaia Gerber, wasn’t with him at the Academy Awards. “I thought I’d watch a little candy bar tonight. Where’s Kaya,” Graham said, and Butler replied, “I have my best friend here with me, and he’s also my agent. And I owe my career to him, so thank you, I wanted him by my side tonight.” At the end of the interview, Graham broke up with Butler’s ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, who went on to pre-show.
After the Oscars ceremony, Butler and Hudgens attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party, where they seemed to ignore each other. In a video he posted us weekly, Butler was seen walking with Sharon Stone as fans across the street shouted his name. When Butler stopped smiling and waving to the crowd, Hudgens walked past him without making any eye contact and apparently ignoring her ex-boyfriend.
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Two days after the Oscars on March 14, 2023, Hudgens appeared to respond to the video by reposting a video to her Instagram Story of Malala Yousafzai telling Oscars presenter Jimmy Kimmel, “I’m only talking about peace.” Vanessa captioned her Instagram Story, “Let’s all be on the ‘I’m only talking about peace’ train. Yeah?”
The Oscars come two months later Hudgens shadowed Butler in a comment on an Instagram post in January 2023. The Instagram post featured a Page six Article titled: “Austin Butler’s ‘Elvis’ accent is ‘original,’ and may remain ‘forever’: The Voice Coach.” The caption’s Instagram post included, “He went to Lady Gaga’s acting school for the Oscar campaign.” In the comments, Hudgens appeared to shade Elvis Butler’s accent by commenting: “Crying.”
Butler and Hudgens dated for nearly nine years from 2011 to 2020. They were first linked in September 2011 after they were pictured together on the birthday segment of their mutual friend Ashley Tisdale’s sister, Jennifer. (Butler and Tisdale also starred in the Disney Channel Sharpay’s Amazing Adventurewhile Hudgens and Tisdale starred in the movie High School Musical Movies.) Butler and Hudgens confirmed their relationship in February 2012 after they walked the red carpet together in Hudgens, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Butler and Hudgens separated in January 2020 after more than eight years together. A source said, “They really loved each other and had gone through some of the most difficult moments of their lives together.” the people on time. “Busy work schedules and travel definitely put a strain on the relationship. They were an amazing couple and it’s really sad that it didn’t work out.” Another source has been added the people“Breaking up isn’t easy, but she’s not one to sit back and cringe. She’s living it up and having fun. Honestly, she seems happy and excited about life.”
Butler broke his silence on his split from Hudgens in an interview with GQ In May 2022. He said: “Life is full of changes, and you have to find a way to constantly evolve and grow.” Hudgens broke her silence in an interview with nylon in September 2022. “The public only gets to see so much. I’ve also been through two very long, life-altering relationships, and no one really knows what happened but me.” . “When I write my memoirs, it will be amazing.”
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter In January 2023, Butler referred to Hudgens as a “friend” when talking about how she encouraged him to play Elvis Presley in 2022 Elvis. “A month before I heard that Buzz [Luhrmann] I was making the movie, I was going to look at Christmas lights with a friend, and there was Elvis’ Christmas song on the radio and I was singing along to it, and my friend looked at me and said, “You should be playing Elvis.” Butler said, “Oh, that’s a long shot.” The interview came four years after Hodgins, who was still with Butler at the time, was told Live with Kelly and Ryan In 2019, at a time when she and Butler are in a car singing along to Elvis’ Christmas song. “He just dyed his hair dark. He’s naturally blonde, she said, and I was looking at him and he was singing along and I was like, ‘Babe, you gotta play Elvis. ‘”
In January 2023, Butler credited Hudgens for “believing” he could play Elvis in an interview with him. Los Angeles Times. “Right. I was with my partner at the time,” he said. “We’ve been together for a long time and she had these kind of clairvoyant moments and so I really owe a lot to her for believing in her.”
In an interview with Entertainment tonight In June 2022, Butler explained why he continues to speak in Elvis Dialect. “At this point, I keep asking people, ‘Is this my voice? Because it feels like it’s real… It’s one of those things that are caused by certain things and other times too, I don’t know.” “When you live with something for two years, and do nothing else, I guess you can’t help it. It becomes a tissue of your being.”
He said too Entertainment tonight that he “had to work hard” to recreate Elvis’ movements in the film. “The thing about it was that they weren’t movements, they were coming out of the feel of the music,” he said. “So, for me, it was about finding the feeling in the music, moving me in that way. That was really fun. It was liberating.”
Butler said too Entertainment tonight that he felt there was “a heaviness I’ve never felt before” to do Elvis’ story justice. “There’s a responsibility to his family as well as contextualizing his story,” Butler said. “That’s the thing. There were a lot of misconceptions about him. There are a lot of ideas about him. So I felt a responsibility to bring humanity.”
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