Kyle Sandilands has confirmed a major rumour about Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares’ relationship – and it fundamentally alters their ‘fairytale romance.’
According to early reports, Zac fell in love with the Byron Bay beauty while she was serving him at a local cafe, with her boss introducing them in July.
According to Kyle, who discovered a curious detail on Vanessa’s Instagram after Pedestrian TV spotted it, they were actually together for much longer before their split earlier this month.
In a further twist, another woman has claimed she dated Zac from April to July of last year, implying that he may have cheated on Vanessa – or at the very least that their relationship has been on-and-off for some time.
On KIIS FM this morning, Jackie O asked her co-host Kyle – who is close friends with the High School Musical star – to clarify a report by Pedestrian TV claiming Zac and Vanessa have been romantically linked for up to three years.
“Yes, they have been together for a much longer period of time than most people realise,” Kyle confirmed.
Inquiring as to whether they met at The General Store in Byron Bay, Kyle added: “I have no idea where they met.” I could have been told the story, but I would have been unconcerned.
“It’s been going on for a while… I’m not sure how long,” he said, adding that he “didn’t know” if the Pedestrian TV story was correct in stating that it was three years.
The publication shared an Instagram photo of Vanessa in December 2017 in Behill, NSW, with the caption: “Amongst the hills that roll through the villages, a fairytale place.” Bexhill Village.”
A woman named Debra Kelly wrote beneath the snap: “Take care god bless you and Zac xx.”
The remark was made 162 weeks ago, nearly three years ago.
Zac visited Australia in December 2017 for the premiere of The Greatest Showman, which is likely when the pair met.
Though unconfirmed, this coincided with his rumoured relationship with Baywatch co-star Alexandra Daddario.
In yet another twist, a woman has come forwards to claim she slept with the star “from April to July,” prior to the news of Zac and Vanessa’s romance exploding.
In response to influencer Winnie Blues’ “confessions” series on her Instagram stories last month, the anonymous woman wrote: “I was f***ing Zac Efron from April to July before anyone knew he was even in Australia.”
“Can confirm I know this person and it is true,” Winnie wrote beneath the confession.
In a subsequent slide, she discussed their fling, stating that Zac is “all about pleasing the girl” and is “the nicest guy I have ever met.”
Kyle confirmed on radio that The Daily Telegraph’s report that the Hollywood actor and Australian waitress had split after ten months was accurate and that he spoke with the Hairspray actor.
“This is not a rumour; it is true,” Kyle, who is friends with Zac, said of the breakup.
“It’s only recently, but not yesterday recent, but they’ve parted ways,” he said, adding that there was “no drama” surrounding the split.
Rather than that, Kyle stated that the pair decided to call it quits due to Zac’s work schedule.
“They spent a lot of time together when he wasn’t working, lunching, or living in one of the beachfront mansions; it’s a fabulous life,” Kyle explained.
“And then work reappears and forces you back into reality, which is a shame.”
Zac is currently filming Down To Earth With Zac Efron for Netflix in Australia.
Kyle stated that he initially called Zac to enquire about another rumour.
“I heard a rumour that they’re going to do a Netflix show in Byron (Byron Baes)… There was a rumour going around… that Zac was attempting to orchestrate an appearance by Vanessa (Valladares) on that show,” the radio personality revealed. “That is why I called him.”
Kyle clarified that the rumour was entirely false.
Zac and Vanessa were allegedly set up by her manager at popular Byron Bay cafe The General Store.
Vanessa was reportedly working as a waitress there as well as at the Light Years restaurant when she met the hunky actor last July, with her boss acting as matchmaker.
According to a source, they were introduced by her boss.
According to another insider, the pair “began hanging out in July and recently went on a ski trip together.”