How Long Did Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Date?

This fall, actor Zac Efron will turn 35. And despite a long list of celebrity relationships, he is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. The High School Musical sensation has enjoyed a successful acting career, starring in films such as The Greatest Showman, The Paperboy, and Neighbors. But his turn as the teenage heartthrob Troy Bolton launched him to worldwide fame, with millions of adoring fans.

Over the years, the Baywatch star has dated co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Daddario, and Lily Collins. He also shared a fling with Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez that still has people talking. Many wonder how long Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez dated and when they broke up.

How long did Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez date?

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Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron in 2019 | Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images; Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Michelle Rodriguez typically portrays badass characters in films such as Girlfight, Resident Evil, and Blue Crush. She also appeared as a military helicopter pilot in the James Cameron blockbuster Avatar, whose second and third installments are set for release in late 2022 and 2024.

So, fans were surprised she hooked up with Efron, who is 10 years her junior. According to Refinery 29, the actors met through a mutual friend, Italian entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi. They share a love of fitness, made apparent by their toned bodies on a 2014 yachting trip in Sardinia, Italy.

The Daily Mail published exclusive photos of the couple sharing a romantic kiss, sparking rumors the two were officially dating. The site reported the famous duo was “touchy-feely,” adding, “Zac and Michelle looked very hands-on as they had fun in the boat.”

Following the romantic rendezvous, the couple was spotted horseback riding and dancing in an Italian nightclub before returning to California.

According to Us Weekly, the Dirty Grandpa star was later seen carrying an overnight bag while leaving Rodriguez’s Los Angeles home. The same day, the S.W.A.T. actor posted on Instagram: “I meant to behave, but there were too many other options.”

According to The List, despite having “great chemistry,” the pair called it quits after two months of dating.

When did Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez break up?

Before pulling the plug, Efron and Rodriguez traveled to Ibiza, Spain. Us Weekly reported they had a “huge fight” and decided to break up, adding, “Michelle is going to do her own thing.”

Sources claimed Efron was “very into her, though, and perhaps more than she’s into him.”

Hollywood Life reported, “Zac and Michelle had an amazing PDA-filled summer together, but personality differences and relationship goals led to their split.”

Rodriguez told Interview Magazine she dreaded being in a long-lasting relationship: “I could never last more than six months with somebody.”

Who are they dating now?

Rodriguez is enjoying the single life and is not involved in a relationship, at least not publicly. According to IMDb, in 2021, she reprised her role as Letty Ortiz in F9: The Fast Saga. The actor will also star in Fast & Furious 10, slated for theaters in 2023.

Efron’s last reported relationship was with the Australian model Vanessa Valladares. According to Seventeen, the two had plans to move in together and looked at houses. But in April 2021, they called it off and decided to go their separate ways. For now, Efron is single and focusing on his career.

Last year, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Program Host for the Netflix docuseries Down to Earth With Zac Efron.

“I am honestly grateful for good health and happiness coming out of this pandemic,” the internationally acclaimed actor told El Paso Inc. “In terms of goals and resolutions, I always want to challenge myself, personally and professionally, and be more mindful and take time to appreciate the simple things in life.”

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