Anyone who grew up during the High School Musical era was obsessed. They loved the songs, and the movie was constantly on repeat. Nothing else was thought or talked about during the years of the High School Musical hype.
The one thing we all shared in common was our love for Zac Efron. He was the heartthrob of our generation. Nobody else could compare to him.
The only thing that made not having the unobtainable Zac Efron was the fact he was dating his co-star and onscreen love, Vaness Hudgens. That truly was what dreams were made of. If you couldn't have Zac at least he was dating Vanessa.
The ship name Zanessa came about, and HSM fans were ecstatic. What could be better than having Troy and Gabriella dating in real life? The answer is absolutely nothing.
Then once the franchise ended, Zanessa was no more. We were all heartbroken. If we couldn't have Troy and Gabriella anymore, at least Zanessa existed. But that was all over with.
It's been nearly 10 years since then, and there is hope for us all again! Well, at least a sliver of it.
Vanessa Hudgens recently came out talking about how her relationship with Zac during the filming of each movie really grounded her. She even goes to say that without him, she wouldn't have survived filming without him.
That spark of hope was enough for fans all over the world to go crazy. They really do still think of each other. And acknowledged what an influential part of their life HSM was.
For any die-hard fan like myself, this was the best news possible. Even if they couldn't be together, at least there is the possibility that they were still friends. And that is enough for someone who loved Zanessa.