The iconic Disney Channel OTP needs to reunite. Not necessarily for their own sake, but for my younger self who need proof that teen costar love can last.
Let's be honest: Zanessa was #relationshipgoalz from the moment they were first paired up at their 2005 High School Musical audition. I'm sorry, but that's the cutest ~start of something new~ story in the history of this fertile earth.
They had ~obvious chemistry~ in the behind-the-scenes footage of the OG HSM. It got my prepubescent heart THUMPING.
Then Zac costarred in Vanessa's music video for her 2006 bop, "Say OK", which made me wish I had a boy to text on my silver Sidekick.
Without Zanessa and HSM2, I would never have been #blessed with this ageless meme.
And when they FINALLY kissed in HSM3, they taught me that ~true love waits~.
Then in 2011, everything changed. Zanessa BROKE UP and it RUINED.👏 ME.👏
Eventually, they both moved on: Vanessa started dating Austin Butler and going to Coachella. Zac starred in a long line of movies about how hot he is. Everything was fine, but I couldn't shake the feeling that it just wasn't right.
Just then, it seemed like my Zanessa prayers were going to be answered: Disney Channel announced the High School Musical Ten Year Reunion! I knew what that meant: Zanessa was going to have to reunite FACE-TO-FACE!!!
...But when said reunion aired, a certain Troy Bolton was nowhere to be found.
And I was like:
OBVIOUSLY, Zac is still pining for his former costar and knew that seeing her in person would bring up his ~suppressed feelings~. I will not hear anything else!!!
In conclusion, everybody stans Zanessa and all the Disney Channel sweethearts of the late-2000s. So, for my sake at least, please get back together.
So whaddaya say, Wildcats? Can you work, work, work this out?