Vanessa Hudgens was spotted kissing and holding hands with Austin Butler Saturday at Venice Beach, Calif.
Rumors surfaced late in the summer that the pair might be dating. They were first seen together at Hudgen's former High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale's sister's birthday party. They were later seen kissing at Bob's Big Boy diner in L.A., reports the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old Disney star doesn't have much to hide anymore. Hudgens and her new beau had lunch at the 26 Beach Restaurant before riding their bikes down the boardwalk on Saturday. The Daily Mail has pictures of the pair spending a romantic day in Los Angeles.
It looks like the Disney princess is very happy with Butler. Hudgens is best known for playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series and has also earned critical acclaim for more serious films, such as Bandslam and Sucker Punch.
But who is Hudgens' sexy new beau?
Austin Butler is an American actor, singer and model. He is best known for his roles as Jake Pearson in Aliens in the Attic and as Peyton Leverette in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, a spinoff film of High School Musical. Butler currently plays Wilke on Switched at Birth.
Butler has been acting since 2005, when he landed his first job on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. In 2007, he played the role of a dog who later becomes a human in the short film The Faithful. He has also played a number of guest roles on the Disney Channel, including Hannah Montana and iCarly. He has been nominated for three young artist awards for his performances in Aliens in the Attic, Ruby & The Rockits and The Defenders.