Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Talked Engagement Before Split

Days after it was announced that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler split, words has spread that the actors had reportedly spoken about engagement before throwing in the towel.

In a new report from People, the celebrity gossip outlet revealed that Hudgens, 31, and Butler, 28, wanted to get married and had talked about walking down the isle. "They had talked about an engagement before they split up," one insider revealed, before another spoke source chimed in on the lengthy time they had spent with each other.

"They really loved each other and have been through some of their toughest life moments together," a source added of the pair, who had been together for more than eight years. "Busy work schedules and travel definitely put a strain on the relationship. They were a wonderful couple and it’s really sad that it didn’t work out."

Eagled-eyed fans noticed the first sign of trouble in December when the actress and actor didn't spend the holidays together. On New Year's Eve, Hudgens posted a series of Instagram photos of herself flying solo, dressed in a princess-inspired black gown and tiara. Days earlier, she gave fans an inside look at her holiday vacation in Vals, Switzerland, but her beau wasn't in any of her photos.

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