Vanessa Hudgens is single and ready to mingle after splitting with her boyfriend of nearly 9 years, Austin Butler. Who does she have her eyes set on?
His name is Kyle Kuzma – the LA Lakers player. The couple were spotted at a cozy intimate dinner at Lilia in Brooklyn this week.
How did Vanessa and Kyle meet? We’re told the actress was recently introduced to Kyle through mutual friends, with one insider explaining, “She’s always loved going to basketball games and knew people in his circle.”
“They totally hit it off and are having a lot of fun, but it’s nothing serious,” the insider reveals to E! Online. “She’s enjoying his company and it’s a great distraction for her right now.”
Adds the insider, “She hasn’t been single in almost a decade so she is enjoying this new chapter.”
Let’s get to know her new date a little better! Who is Kyle Kuzma?
5 Fun Facts about Kyle Kuzma
1. He is a Ladies Man
This isn’t the first time Kyle has been seen with a Hollywood starlet. This LA Lakers player was seen boarding a yacht to party with supermodel, Kendall Jenner.
2. He is Super Tall
It’s no surprise that Kyle is a very tall guy! He stands at 6’8″ while his newest date, Vanessa Hudgens is only 5’1.”
3. He Was Born in Michigan
Kyle was born in Flint, Michigan on July 24, 1995. That currently makes him 24 years old, while Vanessa is 31 years old – which puts 7 years between them.
4. Kyle is the Oldest of His Siblings
He has a younger half brother named Andre and a younger half sister named Briana.
5. Basketball Saved Him
Speaking about growing up in Flint, Michigan Kyle called it, ‘a really violent place [where] there’s a lot of temptation to get into the streets.’ However, Kyle referred to basketball as his ‘safe haven.’
Vanessa Hudgens is currently filming The Princess Switch: Switched Again.