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Eight years is a long time to be in a relationship – even more so if you’re in the public eye!

This is why fans of Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler were heartbroken when they found out that the couple had broken up.

So why did the 31-year-old former High School Musical star and the 28-year-old Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actors call their relationship quits?

According to an insider, there is “no bad blood” between them, and they simply blamed their busy work schedules for the split…

“They’re just shooting on two different continents and it’s a matter of distance,” the insider told E! News.

“There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other.”

Another source echoed this, and added that they may very well rekindle their romance in the future…

“They’re going to see what happens,” the source said.

“They have such a history and deep connection they could find their way back to one another.”

If other A-list couples who have broken up because of conflicting work schedules are anything to go by (yes Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, we’re looking at you!) Vanessa and Austin could very well be back together in no time!

Would you like to see Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler get back together and possibly even tie the knot?

Or are you joining the thousands if not millions of social media users who are dreaming of a Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens reunion?