Vanessa Hudgens meets former Austin Butler's girlfriend Kaia Gerber on the 2007 red carpet
Final Throwback! Vanessa Hudgens posed with former Austin Butler's current girlfriend, Kaia Gerber, in 2007 — and fans can't wrap their heads around the revived photo.
One Twitter user joked on Friday, August 5, "I'm crying, I thought it was a meme, but actually Vanessa Hudgens meeting Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler is too bad for it."
In a photo now going viral, the former Disney Channel actress, now 33, leans in to shake hands with Gerber, now 20, on the red carpet of a High School Musical 2 event.
Another photo showed Hudgens standing beside the model's mother, Cindy Crawford, while a seemingly indifferent Gerber looked into the distance. A California native, Presley Gerber looked at the camera with a straight face.
Another social media user tweeted referring to Butler on Thursday, August 4, "His ex met his new gf, who has been engaged to Gerber since December 2021."
The Elvis actor dated Hudgens for nine years before Weekly broke the news of their separation in January 2020.
"Vanessa is telling people close to her about their breakup," revealed a source when eagle-eyed fans noticed Butler hadn't been featured on the Princess Switch star's Instagram feed in months.
Before leaving it, Hudgens often insisted on the Carrie Diaries alum, explaining how the two made their relationship work despite their packed schedules.