Vanessa Hudgens Talks About Rumored New Guy Josh Hutcherson

Celebrity Body Mar. 23, 2011 AT 11:35AM
Vanessa Hudgens Talks About Rumored New Guy Josh Hutcherson Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Since her split with boyfriend of five years Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens has been enjoying playing the field.

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Asked about her dating status on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, the High School Musical alum, 22, insisted, "I'm single."

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Yet when DeGeneres pressed her about pics with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island costar Josh Hutcherson, 18, she coyly responded, "Can't a girl have friends?...We just did a movie together and we had the best time." For months, their has been online speculation of a budding romance between the pair, who have been spotted together around L.A.

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As for Efron, 23, Hudgens swears they are still pals despite their abrupt split in December. "After being in a relationship with someone that long, you stay friends," she said.

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