Cole Tucker: 5 Things to Know About Vanessa Hudgens’ Husband

The 'High School Musical' alum welcomed her first child with the baseball player. Her are all the details you need to know about Cole Tucker!

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Vanessa Hudgens, 35, is a new mom! After the actress announced that she was engaged to Cole Tucker, 27, in February 2023, the pair tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Mexico that December. They exchanged vows while in Tulum, after reports that the High School Musical star was seen wearing a white dress on the trip. In March 2024, Vanessa confirmed she was pregnant at the Oscars and reportedly welcomed her first child with Cole that July.

An insider previously told Hollywood Life exclusively that they were a great match. “Cole treats Vanessa like a queen, he adores her,” a source told us in 2021. “People were a little skeptical of him at first. I mean, a pro athlete and he’s only in his early twenties, no one really expected it to last. But he has been very serious about her from the get-go and that has not wavered. He adores her and says all the time that she is his dream girl, it’s sweet.”

Here’s more to know about the baseball player:

He’s a Professional Baseball Player

Cole is currently a free agent, who has played in the MLB. He played shortstop and outfield for the Colorado Rockies. He previously played the same positions for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was selected by the team in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft. At the time, he was just 18 years old and had previously committed to playing at the University of Arizona. Cole spent the next few years playing for the Gulf Coast League Pirates, West Virginia Power, Bradenton Marauders, and Altoona Curve before being selected for the Pirates’ main roster at the beginning of the 2019 season. He made his major league debut in April of that year.

He’s a Switch Hitter

Cole is a unique baseball player because of the fact that he can switch hit, which means he bats both righty and lefty.

He Comes From a Mixed Race Background

Cole grew up in Arizona with an African-American father and white mother.

He Suffered a Scary Injury in 2020

In Sept. 2020, Cole was put on the Pirates’ seven-day concussion list after a fall in Cincinnati. He hit his head on the concrete floor in a tunnel at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, and was put on the concussion IL out of precaution.

He Has Two Brothers

Cole’s younger brother, Carson [Dookie] Tucker, is also a baseball player. He was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 2020 MLB draft. The family’s third son, Quinn Tucker, is a photographer/filmmaker, according to his Instagram.