July 13th, 2010
03:29 PM ET
Five years after they fell in love on set, the romance between “High School Musical” stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens is still going strong.
Though the two were relatively unknown at the time, their careers have since skyrocketed, and Efron says that Hudgens has helped him cope with life in the limelight.
“[The relationship] has helped me through quite a bit,” the 22-year-old told InStyle in the magazine's August issue. “There are myriad distractions to fall into in this business. To have someone to share with and to relate to is a very valuable gift.”
Having 21-year-old Hudgens by his side probably didn’t hurt when the pair were in France promoting “HSM” with co-star Ashley Tisdale, 25, a few years back.
“People rocked the car so hard that it went over onto two wheels,” the “Charlie St. Cloud” star said of the overenthusiastic French fans. “I was inside with Vanessa and Ashley, sliding back and forth like we were Jell-O, and we were dying laughing. It was like a scene in 'Jurassic Park' where T. Rexes flip over cars.”
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