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Actress Vanessa Hudgens recently confirmed her engagement to professional baseball player Cole Tucker, which took place at one of the most romantic places on the planet — at the halfway point of the 123-year-old, Beaux-Arts-style Alexander III bridge in Paris.
With a statue of a gilded nymph in the foreground and the lights of the Eiffel Tower reflecting in the River Seine in the background, the High School Musical alum shot a selfie of the impressive oval-cut diamond engagement ring gracing her meticulously manicured left hand.
Tucker apparently popped the question during the couple’s trip to Paris in November, but Hudgens didn’t make it Instagram-official until she posted a pair of pics to her page on Thursday.
She captioned the photos, “YES. We couldn’t be happier,” and punctuated the sentence with a grey heart emoji.
The oval-cut diamond is estimated to weigh about 7 carats and could be worth upwards of $250,000, according to jewelry-industry insiders. The couple’s choice of a thin yellow-gold band allows the diamond to take center stage.
The 34-year-old Hudgens met the 26-year-old Colorado Rockies utility player during a Zoom meditation group call in 2020.
“I get on the Zoom, and I’m like, ‘Who is that?’” she said on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I found him, and we started talking.”
She added, “I fully just slid into his DMs and was like, ‘Hey, it was nice to meet you.’ So I think there is no shame in making the first move.”
Hudgens told Glamour UK in 2021, “Our interests are very different, but our fundamentals are the same. He’s goofy and I’m very goofy.”
According to thecut.com, Tucker once revealed in an interview with Nevada Sports Net that Hudgens has helped him take better care of his long, curly hair, calling her the “detangling queen.”
The actress-singer hinted that the relationship had entered a new phase when she recently posted a romantic pic of her and her bae on Instagram with the caption, “I’ll stop the world and melt with you.”
Hudgens and Tucker were first spotted together in November 2020 and confirmed their relationship on Valentine’s Day 2021.
Hudgens is best known for portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008). Cole had played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks before signing as a free agent with the Colorado Rockies in the offseason.
Credits: Images via Instagram.com / vanessahudgens.