Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler break up after nearly 9 years together

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have called it quits after nearly nine years together, according to Us Weekly.

The longtime couple began dating in September 2011 and reportedly split in the second half of 2019: "Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup," an insider told the outlet.

Speculation about the status of their relationship increased during the holiday season: Hudgens, 31, shared plenty of Christmastime photos on Instagram, but Butler, 28, was conspicuously absent from all of them. Hudgens most recently posted a photo with him in Halloween, while his last snap with her dates back to July 2019.

The report comes one day after "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," which features Butler in a supporting role, received a remarkable 10 nominations, including one for Best Picture.

Incidentally, one of the ex-couple's final public appearances together was at the film's LA premiere last summer.

 Above: Hudgens and Butler at the July 2019 premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Credit: Getty

Around the same time as the release of the Tarantino film, it was announced that Butler had landed a coveted leading role as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic. The acclaimed director had considered a slew of potential leading men, including Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller, before selecting Butler.

Hudgens publicly celebrated the news, writing on Instagram, "I AMMMM OVERRRR THE F–KING MOOOOOOOOONNNNN ... I CANT WAIT ... SO PROUD OF MY HONEYYYYY!!!"

Tom Hanks is also set to co-star in the biopic, which will be released in 2021. Hudgens also has a film in the works; she just wrapped the sequel to Netflix rom-com "The Princess Switch," which will be due out later this year.

Butler was Hudgens' second high-profile romance: She previously dated her "High School Musical" co-star Zac Efron from 2005 to 2010.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend "The Dead Don't Die" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on June 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the 'Second Act' World Premiere at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the 'Second Act' World Premiere at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the Haute Living and Jaquet Droz Honoring of Vanessa Hudgens at A.O.C. on January 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Haute Living)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Volkswagen's annual Holiday Drive-In at Goya Studios on November 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Knott's Scary Farm at Knott's Berry Farm on September 28, 2018 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - AUGUST 05: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler arrive at the premiere of LD Entertainment's 'Dog Days' at Westfield Century City on August 5, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - AUGUST 05: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the premiere of LD Entertainment's "Dog Days" at Westfield Century City on August 5, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Austin Butler, Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Stella McCartney's Autumn 2018 Collection Launch on January 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Austin Butler, Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Stella McCartney's Autumn 2018 Collection Launch on January 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actors Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler attend the 2018 InStyle and Warner Bros. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for InStyle)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Actress Vanessa Hudgens and actor Austin Butler attend Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudges attend the 2017 Harper ICONS party at The Plaza Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: Actors Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler arrive on T-Mobile's magenta carpet duirng the Showtime, WME IME and Mayweather Promotions VIP Pre-Fight Party for Mayweather vs. McGregor at T-Mobile Arena on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Showtime)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet on September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Actor Austin Butler and actress Vanessa Hudgens attend Knott's Scary Farm black carpet event at Knott's Berry Farm on September 30, 2016 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler arrive at the 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 07: Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens attend Cloud Forest Institute hosts an evening with Ed Viesturs at Writer's Boot Camp on June 7, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actors Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Austin Butler attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/VF16/WireImage)
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