Zac Efron hasn’t only found a new home Down Under in Australia, but he’s also in a rumoured new relationship. Since spending more time in Australia amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Baywatch actor has reportedly been linked to aspiring model and waitress Vanessa Valladares.
According to People, the two met while Valladares was working at an Australian cafe that Efron visited and became instantly smitten. Since then, the pair have been spotted out and about in Byron Bay and have been photographed grabbing lunch together and reportedly spending time at Efron’s house.
Here’s what we know so far about Valladares and her and Efron’s romance.
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SHE’S AN ASPIRING MODEL.
Aside from waiting tables, 25-year-old Valladares is also reportedly an aspiring model who has worked for multiple Australian brands including Love Street, Of the Sun, and Efron’s personal favorite, RVCA. She often shares work she’s done with other photographers on her personal Instagram.
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SHE AND ZAC HAVE BEEN LINKED SINCE EARLY THIS SUMMER.
Per People, the two met just this year but have already been spending a fair amount of time together. The two have reportedly gone on a ski trip together in between grabbing lunch and hanging out in and around Byron Bay.
“Zac met Ness earlier in the summer. They started hanging out in July and recently took a ski trip together,” a source told the outlet. “You can tell that they are having fun. She spends a lot of time at this house.”
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SHE’S A FELLOW BEACH LOVER.
Valladares has posted plenty of beachside snapshots on her Instagram, showcasing her impressive bikini body and surfing expeditions; not unlike Efron, who has also shown his affinity for water sports and the ocean on his social media and Netflix show, Down to Earth with Zac Efron.
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SHE MAY HAVE INFLUENCED ZAC’S DECISION TO PERMANENTLY MOVE TO AUSTRALIA.
According to People, Efron is currently house hunting in Byron Bay and plans to leave the hustle of living in Los Angeles behind.
“He has been house-hunting,” a source told the outlet. “It really seems he plans on staying in Australia permanently.”
Currently, Efron is residing in a rental house in Belongil Beach with Valladares, the Daily Mail reported.
This story originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.