Seriously, we’re not just sore sports. Sure, Zac Efron shacking up with Michelle Rodriguez reminds us he isn’t canoodling with us, and that stings a little. But we’ve got Efron’s best interests at heart and have some pretty compelling evidence that Michelle Rodriguez is no bueno for our favorite blue-eyed fella.
1. For starters, she’s kind of coming off like a bad influence.
We all remember when Efron sought treatment in early 2013 to get help with the alcoholism and substance abuse he’d been struggling with. By our count, he’d been sober for around six months before hooking up with Rodriguez — who, with multiple DUIs, arrests and alcohol programs of her own, should probably be steering clear of such stuff as well.
However, the two have already been seen dancing the night away at clubs and partying it up elsewhere. If they keep dating, he’s going to have to muster up every ounce of willpower he’s got to stay sober.
2. It seems as though he’s chasing the ghost of a certain girlfriend past.
Although Efron and his ex-Vanessa Hudgens have not been broken up longer than they were even dating, we’ve still always suspected she was the “one that got away” for him. The fact that he is now courting Rodriguez only solidifies our suspicion — with their pretty olive complexions, jet black hair and trademark sultry eyes, Rodriguez and Hudgens could be related. Perhaps Efron really hasn’t ever been able to move on. (And if you believe the tabloids, Hudgens is still harboring a flame for him, too.)
3. Efron just isn’t Rodriguez’s type.
When Rodriguez really rose to fame with the first installment of Fast and the Furious, she got cozy with her co-star Vin Diesel. After they had broken it off, she was linked to her S.W.A.T. co-star Olivier Martinez. And let’s be real — Efron is a pretty boy. A very, very pretty boy. OK, he’s fine. We said it. His appeal, though, is certainly different from the appeal of macho men like Diesel and Martinez.
Most recently, Rodriguez has come out as bisexual and has been linked to her BloodRayne co-star Kristanna Loken and caught in steamy public PDA sessions with model Cara Delevingne. We’re thinking Efron might just be a fling.
4. There’s a solid 10-year age difference between the two.
Age shouldn’t matter, and true love is timeless, and yeah, yeah… we know. But still. Rodriguez just turned 36, and Efron is 26. Since we all know men are emotionally less mature than women, you’ve gotta tack a few years onto the age difference to account for that. It’s a sizable gap for any couple to overcome, and one that could be exacerbated by the constant scrutiny involved with being in the public eye.
5. Their stars simply don’t align.
If you believe in astrology at all, you’re probably already on board with our theory that Efron and Rodriguez lack in the compatibility department. Born on Oct. 18, Efron is a Libra. Rodriguez, who was born on July 12, is a Cancer. While the two signs could share some sweet moments, they are far from a perfect match. Because Cancer is a deeply emotional sign prone to mood fluctuations while Libra is a laid-back sign who just likes to go with the flow, conflict is inevitable. Better pack it in now, lovebirds.