Zac Efron is one of the very few stars whose numbers and fan base only increased with each year since their debut. His breakthrough came in 2006, shortly after the first movie of the High School Musical trilogy was released; a franchise in which he was one of the two main protagonists. However, if you’re a millennial or even a part of gen Z, then you probably don’t need no introduction.
For those that are unaware, in short, Zac Efron was a heartthrob after High School Musical. While his singing voice was the main feature that wooed all the fans, his charming attitude, exceptional skills as an actor, and impressive basketball skills were some of the many traits that swept fans off their feet back then.
Although a majority of the reception he received back then was filled with love, admiration, and positivity, there were loads of unavoidable drawbacks and questionable rumours that the “17 Again” actor had to face and address, and while most of them did subside over time, one rumour in particular failed to age.
In fact, to this day, despite having facts and figures which prove that the actor isn’t gay, people still question the stars sexual orientation. Questions along the lines of “Is Zac Efron gay?” is looked up almost every other day on the web.
Therefore, to spare everyone the trouble, in this article, not only will we be carrying out an in-depth analysis about his sexuality and his dating life, but also reveal everything you need to know about the Emmy winning actor. We hope you sit back, relax, and have fun as we successfully debunk the decade-old rumour that happens to be as good as new even to this day.
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Is Zac Efron Really Gay Or Is It Just Another Fake News?
As mentioned earlier, the “Down To Earth With Zac Efron” star ISN’T GAY. In fact, even before the release of High School Musical and his rise to stardom, Zac Efron happened to be taken by none other than his counterpart in the HSM trilogy, Vanessa Hudgens. The couple started dating in 2005 before eventually calling it quits after almost 6 years of being together in 2010.
He also dated prominent actresses in Hollywood such as Lily Collins from 2012 to 2013, whom he starred with in the movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”, a movie based on the life of American serial killer, Ted Bundy.
Shortly after parting ways with Lily Collins, Zac Efron dated model and fashion designer Sami Miro. The couple started dating in 2014 and were rather active on social media where they often expressed their admiration for one another. However, things quickly went south and faded when they broke up in 2016.
Zac also dated Sarah Bro, Halston Sage, and Vanessa Valladares between 2019 to 2021. The “Hairspray” star was also linked with his “Baywatch” co-star Alexandra Daddario, and The Greatest Showman co-star Rebecca Ferguson. However, neither of those claims turned out to be true.
In addition to the previous material, Zac Efron has always been open about his preferences, and has addressed every inaccurate rumour since becoming a prominent actor in Hollywood. While he has also shown his support for LGBTQ+ community in every interview and on every talk show that he was a part of and does so even today, not once did the actor mention anything about himself and his change in preference, mainly because it’s a hoax.
However, the rumour of him being gay never really left any tabloids or faded in the media for a reason. In fact, despite not having evidence, we believe that the legacy of this engaging rumour will not be coming to an end anytime soon, taking into account the notorious actor’s never ending growth and consistent influence in the industry of Hollywood.
Overview and Mini Biography
Listed below are some exciting trivias of Zac Efron. Did you know that the actor wrote and did his own singing in High School Musical 2 and 3? Guess we know what he would have become if he wouldn’t have pursued a career in acting!
|Zachary David Alexander Efron
|October 18, 1987 (34 Years Old)
|San Luis Obispo, California
|40 Million USD (2024)
|Arroyo Grande High School
|Dylan Efron (brother)
|Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio
Zac Efron was born in San Luis, California, U.S. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer for Diablo Canyon Power Plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is an administrative assistant who also works at Diablo Canyon.
When Zac was in highschool, he was described as a class clown. He was also known to “flip out” when he would get Bs’ instead of As’ on certain subjects.
After he graduated highschool, he was supposed to pursue higher education at University of Southern California, but chose not to enroll to pursue a career in acting.
Efron ranked 92 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008. His total earnings accumulated to 5 million at the time. In 2015, Efron’s estimated net worth was around $18 million.
Efron considers himself to be a method actor, which was extremely difficult to deal with when he was preparing for the movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”, in which he portrayed American serial killer, Ted Buddy. Things got so bad at one point, that he resorted to medication to deal with the aftermath of playing Ted Bundy in the film.
Zac opened a YouTube channel in 2019. He usually hosts two weekly series through the use of that platform. “Off the Grid” follows Zac and Dylan participating in outdoor activities, while “Gym Time” mainly highlights fitness and nutrition. Zac Efron also collaborates with various Hollywood celebrities where he works out with them.
Controversies and Struggles With Alcohol Abuse (2013-2014)
Zac Efron has struggled with alcoholism and partaken substance abuse since 2013, but seeked treatment in early 2014 to resolve it. He has been sober ever since.
He also got into a fight in Skid Row with a homeless man in 2014, but nothing was made out of it after it was viewed as a mutual combat.
All in all, we hope the content on our article was efficient enough to answer all your questions.
Long story short, Zac Efron is still a heterosexual. However, if he were to change his preferences, we hope he is met with nothing but limitless support and admiration from his fans.