Cole Tucker gushed about his “great” girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.
The 24-year-old shortstop and outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates spoke about his relationship with the 32-year-old actress in a rare interview and admitted that he doesn’t want to be “treated differently” just because his partner is famous.
In a recent interview with CBS Pittsburgh, he raved, “I have a girlfriend and she’s cool. She is great, i love her.
“I don’t want it to be like, ‘Oh, Cole is with Vanessa…’ I don’t want to be treated any differently than Mitch [Keller] with his wife or Ke’Bryan [Hayes] to let his girlfriend come down. She’s gorgeous. She will be there. You’ll see it, but you’ve seen the headline, it is what it is. “
The baseball star, who comments on his relationship with Vanessa, comes after the two officially made their love story Instagram on Valentine’s Day (02/14/21).
In addition to a picture of her and Cole sharing a sweet kiss, Vanessa wrote on Instagram: “It’s you, it’s me, it’s us. @cotuck (sic) ”
Cole also shared a picture of himself and the ‘High School Musical’ alum huddled together on his own Instagram and titled it “Happy V day @vanessahudgens (sic)”.
After the couple first bonded late last year, a source reported that they officially became boyfriends and girlfriends shortly before the start of 2021.
The insider said, “You are a boyfriend and girlfriend. They rang the doorbell together in the new year. “
Vanessa and Cole were originally spotted having “romantic dinner” together, and sources at the time said Vanessa was “giddy with laughter” and “couldn’t hold back her smile.”
A source said: “They had a romantic dinner outside under the stars. They shared wine and food and had a great two hour meal. Vanessa was dizzy with laughter. She looked over at Cole and couldn’t suppress her smile. “
The new romance comes after the ‘Princess Switch’ star split from longtime boyfriend Austin Butler after nearly nine years together in January 2020.