Another reason why Zac Efron ‘dumped girlfriend Vanessa Valladares’ is revealed – as friends say he’s ‘secretly relieved’ to be single
- Do you know more? Email [email protected]
New details have emerged about Zac Efron’s shock split from his Australian girlfriend Vanessa Valladares.
Last week it was reported that the Hollywood hunk, 33, had abruptly ended their 10-month romance after discovering Vanessa, 25, was ‘set to star in Netflix’s controversial new reality show Byron Baes’.
And US Weekly has now claimed Zac had actually been thinking about dumping Vanessa for some time, as their relationship had become a burden on his intense filming schedule.
‘Zac is about to start a busy year of filming and wanted to make a clean break now’: Zac Efron, 33, (left) reportedly dumped his Australian girlfriend Vanessa Valladares, 25, (right) because their intense relationship was becoming a burden on his intense work schedule
‘Zac is about to start a busy year of filming and wanted to make a clean break now,’ an insider told the publication on Friday.
The High School Musical star is preparing to fly to Canada to film Stephen King’s Firestarter for two months, and is reportedly feeling ‘relieved’ to be a single agent ahead of production.
‘Zac is secretly relieved about this turn of events as he feels she would be a distraction to him during the filming of the intense drama,’ the insider explains.
‘Zac is secretly relieved’: The High School Musical star is preparing to fly to Canada to film Stephen King’s Firestarter for two months, and is reportedly feeling ‘relieved’ to be a single agent ahead of production
The source also claimed that Zac’s friends believed he was ‘getting in too deep and spending too much time’ with Vanessa, before their whirlwind romance eventually fizzled out.
Further, a source told PEOPLE magazine on Friday that Zac dumped Vanessa because ‘it just didn’t feel right to him anymore’ and is now focussing on several upcoming projects.
‘He is happy, healthy and enjoying life,’ they added.
Whirlwind romance: The source also claimed that Zac’s friends believed he was ‘getting in too deep and spending too much time’ with Vanessa, before their whirlwind romance eventually fizzled out
Zac, who is currently in Australia filming filming his show Down to Earth with Zac Efron, met Vanessa in July 2020 while she was waiting tables at Byron Bay’s General Store & Café.
It’s understood that he has since ended the brief relationship, sending Vanessa back to Byron Bay in April after seeing media reports that she was set to star in the forthcoming Netflix influencer reality series, Byron Baes.
Furious residents in the celebrity-packed Australian town of Byron Bay have lashed out against the reality show amid fears will damage their beachside paradise.
Finished: Last week it was revealed that Zac sent Vanessa back to Byron Bay in April after seeing media reports that she was set to star in the forthcoming Netflix influencer reality series, Byron Baes
A source close to the star told Daily Mail Australia the couple have not only ‘100 per cent split’ but revealed the ‘final nail in the coffin’ that led to him calling things off was sparked by her potential involvement in the show.
‘He’s a very good person who wanted a genuine, normal, down-to-earth partner,’ an insider said.
‘Zac sent her home from the set [Down to Earth with Zac Efron] last week. There still may have been a chance.
Not happy: Furious residents in the celebrity-packed Australian town of Byron Bay have lashed out against the Netflix reality show amid fears will damage their beachside paradise
‘I’m sure the final nail in the coffin was him seeing the story of her being possibly on Byron Baes and the claims that he was helping her get on it.’
The source also claimed that Zac doesn’t read media reports about him so was ‘very hurt’ when a friend showed him the story, adding: ‘He is an absolutely down to earth person, not fancy, quite humble.’
The reality show, set to be called ‘Byron Baes’, plans to follow the lives of social media influencers on the trendy town’s beaches.
Protest: Around 100 surfers paddled to sea on Tuesday to form a cancel symbol off the coast of the New South Wales state town in the hope that Netflix will can the ‘Byron Baes’ series
Mayor Simon Richardson warned the town’s opposition to the show was strong and ‘you’d be struggling to find one person’ who supported the plan, in an interview with ABC.
Richardson said the ‘vacuous, fake show’ could damage the town’s reputation and bring ‘not just sensitivity challenges for us, but also economic challenges’. Locals have branded the concept ‘tacky and trashy’.
With its spectacular surfing beaches, the town of 9,000 people – in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales – has become a major draw for the rich and famous in recent years.
Cancelled: ‘I’m sure the final nail in the coffin was him seeing the story of her being possibly on Byron Baes and the claims that he was helping her get on it’ a source claimed
Acting couple Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have built a mansion in the area while the likes of Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman are among international celebrities who have spent time in the area.
Thousands have already signed a petition campaigning for authorities to cancel filming permits and some local businesses have refused producers permission to film at their venues.
In a statement announcing the show on April 7, the streaming giant said the ‘docu-soap’ would follow Instagrammers without the filter of social media, promising ‘fights, flings and heartbreak’.
‘He doesn’t look at the media’: A source close to the star claimed he was left hurt by the recent claims
According to Emerald City, Love Island Australia star Elias Chigros and plus-size model Jessica Vander Leahy are set to star on the upcoming series.
The revelations of the Netflix show blow up comes after Australian radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands – who is good friends with Zac – confirmed the news on KIIS FM on Wednesday morning.
Kyle confirmed the split ‘wasn’t just a rumour’, saying: ‘I can also confirm after speaking with him yesterday.’
Pals: Kyle Sandilands confirmed the news of their break-up on live radio on Wednesday, after speaking to the Hollywood actor on the phone
Kyle told his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson that he had phoned the actor to speak about the upcoming Netflix show, Byron Baes.
There had been rumours published in Woman’s Day that Zac was trying to get Vanessa on the influencer-focused ‘docu-soap’, that Kyle refused to believe.
When he asked his pal about the rumours, Zac admitted that he and Vanessa were no longer together.
Local: Zac has been in Australia for over a year, with a base in the New South Wales town of Byron Bay
Kyle said their split was ‘recent’ but not ‘yesterday recent’, and that there was ‘no drama’ in their break-up.
‘It’s confirmed by Kyle,’ Jackie concluded, as Kyle claimed Zac was simply getting back into the swing of work and their busy lives weren’t in sync.
Kyle and Zac have been friends for years, with the Australian personality even attending his 33rd birthday celebrations in Byron Bay back in October.
Zac and Vanessa’s relationship
May: Rumours swirl Hollywood star Zac Efron has been secretly living in Byron Bay
June: Zac is reported to have first met inspiring model, Vanessa Valladares, while she was waiting tables at Byron Bay’s General Store & Café
June 22: Social media goes into frenzy with reports Zac was spotted dining alone at General Store & Café
July 1: Zac was pictured for the first time in Australia, giving Vanessa a kiss on the cheek during her shift
August 2: TMZ reported Zac was formulating’ a plan to escape LA and move full-time to Australia’
August 22: Zac is reported to have ‘inspected and put in an offer’ on a Byron Bay property
August 24: Zac ‘cancelled his flight back to LA’ amid rumours he was looking to move Down Under for good
September 3: Zac and Vanessa pictured enjoying ski holiday in Thredbo
September 4: Things appeared to be going from strength-to-strength, Zac and Vanessa were spotted holding hands for the first time during lunch date
September 5: Zac and Vanessa were spotted looking loved-up while during brunch date in Lennox Head
September 9: Zac is reported to have been spotted house hunting
September 22: Zac is said to be ‘torn between living in Australia with his girlfriend and his career in Hollywood
October 2: Zac and Vanessa were spotted in Sydney’s Bondi Beach
October 14: Reports surfaced Zac was ‘planning to propose to his girlfriend’
October 18: Zac hosted star-studded birthday party in Byron Bay with Kyle Sandilands and Melissa McCarthy also in attendance
October 22: Zac and Vanessa spotted having lunch on Gold Coast
November 6: Zac was spotted at an Adelaide Bar – after it was announced he’s filming upcoming movie Gold in South Australia
December 4: Zac and Vanessa were seen together for the first time in weeks, amid rumours they ‘took a break’
December 22: Zac listed his $7.8million LA bachelor pad for sale
Jan 9: Zac and Vanessa spotted packing on the PDA during beach outing
Feb 14: Zac finalised $2million purchase of block in Tweed Valley amid rumours he is planning to permanently relocate to Australia
March 9: Zac begins filming his new Netflix docuseries, Down to Earth, across Australia
March 27: Zac was spotted chatting to camera crew while he was visited by Vanessa in Melbourne, Victoria
March 30: Zac was spotted abseiling and hiking with his girlfriend in the Blue Mountains, while filming his Netflix series
April 2: Zac was spotted going on a coffee run without Vanessa
April 8: Vanessa was reported to have been walking around Sydney’s Barangaroo alone
April 11: Zac is understood to have ‘sent Vanessa home’
April 21: Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands said that he spoke to Zac on the phone and he confirmed he was no longer dating Vanessa
Source: Read Full Article