Vanessa Hudgens makes ultimate statement with post-split look

Vanessa Hudgens isn’t letting news of her split from Austin Butler get her down.

Just hours after news broke that the “High School Musical” star had split from Austin Butler after nine years together, Hudgens hit the red carpet at the “Bad Boys for Life” premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night — and her over-the-top ensemble made quite the statement.

Hudgens, 31, channeled a Las Vegas showgirl in a white Georges Hobeika gown with a bedazzled bodice and a boa-like adornment wrapped around the dress. The actress had fun posing for photographers on the red carpet at the premiere, fleshing her mega-watt smile, smoldering while looking back over her shoulder and putting up a peace sign at one point.

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All in all, the message was clear: Vanessa Hudgens hasn’t been letting her breakup from the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor get her down.

After celebrity news outlet Just Jared posted photos of her post-split moment, fans flocked to the comments section to declare the moment “stunning,” proclaiming that her “single glow really hit hard.”

“She looks happy,” someone else declared. “That’s all that matters.”

“What breakup?” another person wrote. “Moving on sis!”

Hudgens’ appearance at the “Bad Boys for Life” premiere came literally hours after Us Weekly was the first to report that she and Butler had gone their separate ways after almost a decade of dating. 

“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,” an insider told the outlet, noting that they secretly split in the second half of 2019.

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