Vanessa Hudgens has revealed ex-boyfriend Zac Efron should get the credit for keeping her grounded.
Speaking to Shape magazine the High School Musical star revealed that she felt completely comfortable in a relationship with Zac, and that when they were together it was like a refuge from their crazy public lives.
The pair split in December, but Hudgens had only good things to say about Zac.
“The relationship kept me grounded,” she explained.
“And because I was with someone who knew me so well, I didn’t need to try to be someone that I’m not.”
She blamed the split on the opposite pulls of their careers, and the time spent apart.
“Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what,” she said.
“When you don’t have face-to-face time, it’s just different. Having an iPhone helped but it wasn’t the same.”
Hudgens added, “We grew up together. It was nice to have someone share all those experiences with. It was a good thing.”