The Parkland star, who previously dated his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens for almost four years until December 2010, reportedly completed the stint in a treatment facility about five months ago. A source told People Magazine that the actor is doing great. Hes taking care of himself and it shows. Sources also confirmed to TMZ that Efron completed his stint in rehab after his cocaine addiction spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogens movie Neighbors, which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning April. Efron reportedly missed multiple days of shooting and that, it was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine. A few other sources confirmed that Efron also experimented with Molly. Earlier this year, the actor and a few friends went on a coke rager in a room at the SkyLofts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which caused about $50k in damages. Another source revealed that Efron is now healthy, happy and not drinking. Hes taking time to focus on working. Efron recently appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new drama, Parkland, about John F. Kennedys assassination and said he feels like his career is moving in a new direction. Its really a surreal experience for me. It feels very mature and really interesting. Its a while different kind of filmmaking and I feel blessed to have been a part of it, said Efron to USA Today. Efron has never been an actor who creates too much attention or speaks extensively about his personal life and lets his work do the talking. Hopefully fans will get to see Efron continue to live his sober and drug free life as he continues to focus on exciting new projects.
“Money was a big thing. My parents drove me up to L.A., which cost a lot because of gas, and took out loans so that we could move from location to location to be close to L.A.,” the erstwhile Disney star says of the initial obstacles in her career before she made it big as a High School Musical star. “The family definitely struggled. They were very supportive of me. They gave up a lot so that I could get to where I am.” VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens talks “mad respect” for pole dancers, visiting strip clubs for research The actress is undoubtedly grateful for her success, which has also provided the young beauty with a strong sense of self as well as the confidence to continue advancing her career in her post-Disney days “I am so comfortable with myselfhoning in on what I love and what makes me powerful,” she explains. “Things I’ve been doing lately, I’m super-proud of. So I don’t really care if someone doesn’t like it, because I love it.” While the Spring Breakers star has clearly made an effort tochallenge herself with more difficult roles, Hudgens is fully aware that she’s still a role model for many, opening about her infamous Coachella incident where she was accused of drug use after a particularly damning photograph. PHOTO: Vanessa Hudgens shows off new ombre hair color Marie Claire “I couldn’t do anything but laugh. It’s amazing how people like to create something out of absolutely nothing,” she says. “I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me. When mistakes are made, they aren’t intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person.” Fair enough. And the former High School Musical star also opens up about finding happiness in the cutthroat Hollywood world.