Vanessa Hudgens Blames Zac Efron Breakup on "Distance"

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By Ashley Spencer

For the first time, Vanessa Hudgens is speaking out about what exactly caused her split from Zac Efron.

"Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what," she says. "When you don't have face-to-face time, it's just different. Having an iPhone helped, but it just wasn't the same."

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After dating for five years, the High School Musical costars went their separate ways last December. "We grew up together," Vanessa says. "It was a good thing. The relationship kept me grounded, and because I was with someone who knew me so well, I didn't need to try to be someone I'm not."

Since the split, Vanessa has been spotted out dancing with her Journey 2: The Mysterious Island costar Josh Hutcherson and at a basketball game with Bandslam costar Gaelan Connell. Still, she says she's single and currently "taking numbers."

Do you think Zac and Vanessa should get back together? Would you ever be in a long-distance relationship?

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