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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens split

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron breakup!

Hollywood golden couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split after five years of dating!

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split after nearly five years together. The couple, who met as teens on the set of High School Musical, broke up amicably.

Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron breakup!

"It's nothing dramatic," one insider told E! News. "There's no third party involved."

Another source said, "They were together for so long. It just ran its course."

There have been rumblings for a while that Hudgens wanted to take the relationship to the next level and at least live together, but Efron would have none of it. In fact, he even told reporters he wouldn't get married until he was 30 years old -- a smart move, but probably not what his longtime girlfriend wanted to hear.

"I'm not getting married until I'm 40. If ever. The thought never crossed my mind," Zac Efron told GQ in 2009."[Ok,] maybe not 40. Maybe not until I'm 30."

Hudgens, who turns 22 December 14, is in Hawaii wrapping Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Efron, 23, is filming The Lucky One in Louisiana.

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