Cole Tucker has nothing but love for girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.
During a spring training media session Friday, the 24-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder spoke about his burgeoning romance with the 32-year-old actress.
“I got a girlfriend and she’s cool,” Tucker told reporters. “She’s awesome, I love her.”
Tucker added how he hopes to continue business-as-usual amid media attention over his relationship with Hudgens.
“But I don’t want it to be, ‘Oh, Cole’s dating Vanessa…,’ I don’t want it to be treated any differently than Mitch [Keller] having his wife down, or Ke’Bryan [Hayes] having his girlfriend come down. She’s great. She’ll be around. You will see her but you saw the headline, it is what it is,” Tucker said.
Last month, Hudgens and Tucker confirmed they’re an item, posting Valentine’s Day messages to each other on Instagram.
“It’s you, it’s me, it’s us,” Hudgens posted at the time.
Hudgens and Tucker first fueled romance rumors in November. She previously dated actor Austin Butler for nearly nine years.