It was love at first sight (literally) for Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker!
In a new interview with ET, the 32-year-old actress reveals that she and her new boyfriend first connected through Zoom. The two were seen together for the first time last November and became official Instagram on Valentine’s Day.
“Cole and I met in a Zoom meditation group. Very random, yeah,” Hudgens tells ET’s Katie Krause. “Zoom, you have to love it.”
“It’s perfect for me. I am [happy]. I really am, “he continues.” I think it is also very important to be grateful for everything you have in life. I’ve been making that a priority, and I feel like it’s only been making magic happen even more. “
Aside from her boyfriend, Hudgens also couldn’t help but get excited about her new functional cactus-based drink, Caliwater, which is due out later this month. The California native co-founded the product after the idea came up during a road trip three years ago.
“I was taking a road trip, driving through New Mexico and living off these prickly pear margaritas. I wasn’t familiar with them. It was the only place I’d ever seen them and I was obsessed,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘What is this tuna?’ And I started to do more research on it. “
“My best friend Oliver Trevena was trying to find a drink to make. And I was like, ‘Hey, I think this is it. I think this is ours,'” he continues. “And we’ve been joining our heads when it comes to the brand, the cans, the images you’re seeing, the taste, everything. It’s very complicated, but we’re both very proud of Caliwater.”
Hudgens describes Caliwater as “a breed of its own” which is really refreshing with “a ton of health benefits”.
“And it’s just delicious!” she is delirious. “It has a ton of electrolytes, so good at rehydrating, and it’s really great as an anti-inflammatory. It has a ton of antioxidants that are really good for the skin. It has antiviral qualities. It can lower bad cholesterol. It can regulate blood sugar levels. So actually, it’s kind of a miracle plan. “
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m terrible at drinking water. I’m always dehydrated. It’s a problem,” she adds. “But now that I have Caliwater, I call it my ‘sweet water’ because it’s actually something I want to drink.”
While speaking with ET in November, shortly before meeting Tucker, Hudgens spoke candidly about public dating and the qualities she sought in a partner.
“Your girl is open,” he said at the time, laughing. “I feel like at the end of the day, it’s about having similar fundamentals and wanting the same things.”
“I’m not picky, really.” “I know what I want and I’m like, if someone comes on the scene and can give me all those things, then great, it doesn’t matter if they’re in the public eye or not – in any case, I’d rather they aren’t, but we’ll see. , we’ll see “.
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