Vanessa Hudgens Doesn’t Feel ‘Pressure’ in Her Relationship Despite Engagement Rumors (Exclusive)

The ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ judge said her relationship with longtime beau Austin Butler is their “own journey.”

Vanessa Hudgens’ personal life has been in the public spotlight since she was a teenager, so she’s gotten used to ignoring the rumors.

ET’s Deidre Behar spoke with the 29-year-old actress and performer at the Los Angeles auditions for So You Think You Can Dance’s upcoming 15th season, where she opened up about her nearly-seven-year relationship with Shannara Chronicles star Austin Butler and those pesky engagement rumors.

Hudgens had to deny speculation that the two were ready to tie the knot back in December, after posting a social media shot with a sizable sparkler on her left ring finger. However, she said that those kind of rumors don’t put any pressure on her relationship with Butler.

“No, because if I felt pressure in a relationship, we wouldn't have been together for almost seven years,” Hudgens noted.

As for whether or not she’s got wedding bells on the brain, the Powerless star simply said, “Each couple has their own journey.”

The upcoming season of SYTYCD will be Hudgens’ second as a judge, and for her, the best part about shepherding talent on the Fox competition show has been giving aspiring dancers a shot at their dreams.

“I know what it feels like to start from nowhere. I grew up without a lot, and had to work my way up there,” she said. “At the end of the day, it did come down to my hard work and perseverance, but also someone giving me a chance. The fact that I get to be a person to give these guys a chance, well, my heart kinda melts.”

Hudgens also opened up about working with Jennifer Lopez on her upcoming film, Second Act, calling filming “such a magical experience.” See more in the video below!

So You Think You Can Dance’s 15th season premieres on June 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.


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