Cole Tucker and Vanessa Hudgens make red carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala premiere of Tick, Tick, Boom! on November 10, 2021 (Credit: Mega / WENN)
The 32-year-old actress shared the spotlight with her 25-year-old professional baseball player boyfriend at the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala world premiere of her new Netflix movie, Tick, Tick… Boom! on Wednesday.
The couple, who met in a Zoom meditation class during the pandemic last year, dressed to the nines, with Cole looking sharp in a black tuxedo suit.
Cole Tucker looks sharp in a black tuxedo while Vanessa channels her inner bohemian in a white lace Vera Wang dress (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Dubbed as the queen of boho chic, Vanessa brought her signature style to the red carpet, wearing a white macrame lace-tiered dress from American fashion designer Vera Wang’s Spring 2022 collection.
She showcased her cleavage in the white off-the-shoulder dress that features a lingerie-style bodice with a plunging V-neckline, a tiered, floaty silhouette, and a floor-sweeping hem.
Vanessa Hudgens’ dress features a plunging neckline and a tiered, floaty silhouette (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Styled by Jason Bolden, the High School Musical star kept her neck bare and accessorized with statement rings and a pair of dangling earrings.
For her glam look, makeup artist Allan Avendaño dolled her up with Shiseido mascara, Tatti Lashes false lashes, subtle smokey eyeshadow, Makeup by Mario bronzer and Desert Rose blush, and Dior Beauty lipstick in Opera.
Allowing her gorgeous features to take center stage, hairstylist Chad Wood tightly pulled her dark brown tresses back into a long, braided ponytail.
Vanessa Hudgens glams up with smokey eyeshadow, plum lip color, and braided ponytail (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Tick, Tick… Boom! is a film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical of the same name.
Starring Andrew Garfield as the late Rent composer, the musical drama tells the story of a young Jonathan, an aspiring theater composer who’s enduring a quarter-life crisis, “navigating love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.”
Vanessa Hudgens opens up about her struggles when she was just starting out in her career (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Speaking to ET on the red carpet, Vanessa talked about the film’s inspiring story and the struggles she faced at the beginning of her career.
“I still have moments where I feel like that to this day. But you do it because you love it and I’ve been doing this for so long. There’s been highs and there’s been lows, and I’m grateful to be where I am today. It’ll be a journey and a climb and I’m ready for it. I love it, it all comes from passion.”