Vanessa Hudgens Reportedly Welcomes First Child With Cole Tucker

She announced her pregnancy on the Oscars red carpet.

Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker.
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Congratulations are in order. Vanessa Hudgens has reportedly welcomed a baby with her husband, Cole Tucker.

The High School Musical star left a Santa Monica hospital on Wednesday, July 3, according to People. Hudgens is yet to confirm the birth of her first child, and the baby’s name, sex, and exact birthdate are currently unknown.

The actor and singer posted a birthday message to her baseball star husband on the same day as her reported hospital sighting. “Happy birthday to my slice of heaven,” she wrote on Instagram on July 3, along with a photo of the couple and their dog. “You make the world a brighter place just by being you.”

Hudgens confirmed her pregnancy on the 2024 Oscars red carpet in March, where she cradled her growing baby bump in a fitted, long-sleeved black gown. Later, she posted her red carpet photos on Instagram, writing, “Oscar’s 2024! One for the books.” Fans immediately began congratulating her on her pregnancy, including fellow HSM vets Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, and Corbin Bleu.

Hudgens and Tucker married in December 2023, a few months before her surprise pregnancy announcement. Speaking to Vogue after the nuptials, she shared details of their wedding in Tulum, Mexico.

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2024 Academy Awards. Michael Buckner/Variety/Getty Images

“[Writing my own vows] was important to me,” she told the outlet. “I would also say to everyone: Write your own vows and read them. It is the most beautiful thing ever in a relationship to be that open and vulnerable and raw in front of all of the people you love proclaiming your love. It’s just beautiful. I loved it.”

Vanessa’s Pregnancy Speculation

A few days before revealing she was expecting her first child with Tucker, Hudgens called out “rude” fans on the She Pivots podcast for speculating on whether or not she was pregnant.

“I literally just had a run-in with the public taking control over their opinion of me in a way that was disrespectful,” she said. “I went out on my bachelorette party in October and I posted a video of me, and there are all these comments that are like, ‘Oh my God, you’re pregnant.’”

On the podcast, Hudgens added that she is “a real woman” with a “real body,” before urging listeners not to “make assumptions in all aspects of life, but especially over other women’s bodies.”