VANESSA HUDGENS has debuted her new guy in public at a birthday party at Lexington Social House for pal Ashley Tisdale‘s sister, Jennifer. Too bad she isn’t back with Zac Efron, but the new beau just so happens to be a blonde Disney star, too. Keeping it all in the family, eh?

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The looker’s name is Austin Butler, he’s two years younger than Vanessa, and he actually looks like 90′s teen heartthrob, Jonathan Taylor Thomas‘ youngest brother, only smoother

Entertainment news remembers seeing Butler in “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” a spin-off of “High School Musical” starring Ashley Tisdale, which sadly, didn’t really catch on fire.

Vanessa and Austin were in a large group, but looked very much in a world of their own. They even kissed once or twice and cuddled intimately as the mood took them. Vanessa seemed very taken, at least. Let’s hope Austin, who also moonlights as a model, is taking what seems to be a fledgling relationship seriously, and not using Vanessa‘s star power to further his career along.

Take a look at their video together and see what you think…

Images via WENN

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