Vanessa Hudgens, 31, packs on the PDA with MLB star Cole Tucker, 24, after her split from boyfriend Austin Butler

VANESSA Hudgens has been spotted packing on the PDA with MLB baseball player Cole Tucker.

The 31-year-old actress was beaming as she cuddled into the 24-year-old professional athlete as they waited for their car after dinner in Los Angeles.

The pair had enjoyed outdoor dining at Canyon Country Store in Laurel Canyone,and were pictured hugging each othe tight to keep warm in the November chill.

The Princess Switch star wore a sexy black satin slip dress with a low plunging neckline and thigh-high split,paired with fishnet tights, biker boots and a grey wool coat.

Vanessa added a beanie and gold earrings, whle Cole kept is simple in a hoodie and jeans, white sneakers and a red beanie.

The young MLB star plays shortstop and outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He made his debut in 2019.

Their outing comes after Vanessa confirmed in January she had split from longtime boyfriend Austin Butler.

The two had been together for almost nine years, often posting sweet photos of each other on social media and getting caught in cute candids by paparazzi.

The couple first sparked split rumors after they didn't spend the holidays together and Vanessa spent New Year's Eve on her own.

A source close to the couple, who dated for nine years, confirmed the news to Us Weekly.

The informant said: "Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup."

The couple, who used to be very vocal about their relationship on social media, haven't posted any pictures together since October 2019.

Austin was also missing from her birthday celebrations in December, when her sister Stella surprised her on the set of Netflix's The Princess Switch: Switched Again.

Vanessa previously dated fellow High School Musical alum Zac Efron for five years.

After her split from Austin she was rumored to be dating a 24-year-old basketball player Kyle Kuzma, and was seen in New York for the Lakers game.

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