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Posted Tue, March 15, 2011 11:14am EDT

Vanessa Hudgens Sadly Reveals Why She & Zac Efron Broke Up — First Time Speaking Out!

The ex Disney star, 22, finally admits that distance killed her five-year love affair with ‘High School Musical’ co-star Zac Efron, 23 — how sad!

Vanessa Hudgens might be exhibiting some wild behavior — but she still really misses Zac Efron! The gorgeous brunette is Shape magazine’s April covergirl and we’ve been gushing over her amazing bikini bod! But even though she looks the best we’ve ever seen, she definitely has a broken heart. The actress pulls at our heartstrings when talking about why she and Zac called it quits in December. If you thought they simply fell out of love … you’re wrong.

“Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what,” Vanessa says. “When you don’t have face-to-face time, it’s just different. Having an iPhone helped, but it wasn’t the same.”

Distance can make the heart grow fonder though — Zac was spotted visiting Vanessa on the set of her new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

“It was a good thing,” Vanessa says of the breakup. “The relationship kept me grounded, and because I was with someone who knew me so well, I didn’t need to try to be someone I’m not.”

But even though Vanessa has been spotted making out with girls AND being extremely touchy-feely with Emily Browning at a Lakers game — she says she wants a family.

“I hope by the time I’m 30 to have a husband and maybe a baby,” she says. “I love children. They’re so much fun, and I would have a blast spoiling them.”

Click to see pics of Vanessa making out with a girl!

Meet Vanessa’s kissing buddy and it’s not Zac!

Are Zac and Vanessa friends with benefits?

Vanessa gets cozy with a female friend at a Lakers game!

— Chloe Melas