Cole Tucker might not have been at the Oscars with girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, but he was certainly a day miles away.
The pirate shortstop, 25, hit a home run from Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole — which Hudgens got wind of out west in Los Angeles — Sunday afternoon in Tampa, where she was co-hosting an Oscars pre-show.
“What a way to start Oscar Sunday,” the “Tick, Tick… Boom!” actress, 33, exclaimed on social media. “Couldn’t be happier!!!!!”
Despite Tucker’s massive shot, the Pirates lost 7-4 to the Americans. Later Sunday, Tucker turned his attention to Hudgens as she prepared for Hollywood’s biggest night.
“Big Oscar girl,” he gushed on his Instagram story.
Hudgens made her Oscars red carpet debut in a cut-out black dress from the Michael Kors Collection, which she accessorized with a statement necklace of emeralds and diamonds. She switched her look later in the night and wore a strapless Valentino dress to the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Hudgens and Tucker have been a couple for more than a year and celebrated their milestone anniversary in December.
“1 year later @coltuck love you,” she posted on Instagram at the time.
Prior to her relationship with Tucker, Hudgens dated actor Austin Butler, and the couple ended their nearly nine-year romance in January 2020.
Tucker, meanwhile, prepares for the season opener in Pittsburgh on April 7 when the Pirates take on the Cardinals.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/28/vanessa-hudgens-celebrates-cole-tucker-ahead-of-2022-oscars/ Vanessa Hudgens celebrates Cole Tucker ahead of the 2022 Oscars