Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron had a huge fight & broke up: surprising?

Zac Efron

These are photos of Zac Efron on the set of We Are Your Friends. Zac plays a fantastical DJ (wearing Rob Kardashian’s socks?) who’s trying to score his first big track and score with Emily Ratajkowski on the side. I won’t judge yet. This could be a disaster, or it could be a successful stoner comedy.

What isn’t successful? Zac’s love life. He spent the summer surprising everyone by hooking up with Michelle Rodriguez. I think she’s hotter than he is, but together? Blazing hot. The two vacationed together in Italy for the 4th of July weekend. Then Zac and Michelle were papped kissing on a yacht. Further reports indicated that MRod and Zac were periodic hookup buddies since 2011. It felt like a summer romance but a worthy one. Now it’s all over as soon as it began. Us says that Zac and Michelle had a blowout fight and called everything off:

What a whirlwind! Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have split after nearly two months of dating, multiple sources reveal exclusively to Us Weekly. One insider explains that the couple cut ties after having a huge fight at the site of one of their many lovefests — Ibiza, Spain.

“Michelle is going to do her own thing. Zac knew this about her when he got with her,” a second source tells Us. “He’s very into her though, and perhaps more than she’s into him.”

Indeed, despite calling it quits, Efron, 26, hasn’t lost hope on the relationship. “Zac still wants to be with her,” the first source adds.

Efron and the Fast & Furious 7 actress, 36, first turned heads when they were photographed locking lips on vacation in Italy over the July 4th holiday weekend. They were spotted laughing and being playful with each other on a boat while spending time at the home of friend Gianluca Vacchi. They have “great chemistry,” an insider told Us at the time.

During that steamy getaway, the Neighbors hunk unforgettably went shirtless while horseback riding in Sardinia. Once returning to the States, he was photographed leaving Rodriguez’s home after a sleepover on July 20.

The unlikely couple were last photographed together cuddling in Ibiza on Aug. 2. Before going their separate ways, the stars went swimming, walked on the beach and relaxed on a yacht.

[From Us Weekly]

Am I alone in my disappointment? I wanted these two to last. They were a very unlikely pair and probably a load of trouble for Zac’s sobriety. Yet they’re both such attractive people, and Michelle carries loads of charisma. Zac, not so much. Well, except for the shirtless horseback riding. That was hilariously awesome.

Here are photos of Michelle and Zac on yet another yacht in Ibiza on 8/2. They don’t look so into each other in these pics. *sob*

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. PunkyMomma says:

    Call me shocked and heartbroken. 🙀

    • Dani2 says:

      LOL right? Most unsurprising break up ever.

    • Peasantswife says:

      But I thought Zac is gay and Michelle was the cover….surprise, surprise the “relationship” didn’t last…

      • QQ says:

        I was coming to say that her summer beard usefulness was probably at an end but you did first…As per Lainey, yeap! But even without that a known alcoholic in some sort of vaguely-maybe recovery with an everything doer who “fresh out of rehab” breaks his jaw at home and ends in skid row scuffling? Yeah Great Match

  2. Freebunny says:

    The only surprising thing is that they could have hook up.

  3. Jules says:

    The contract must have expired.

  4. Bubulle says:

    Does it mean Zac is done with his italian sugar daddy ?

  5. Abbott says:

    The Baby and Johnny Castle of our generation didn’t make it?! It truly was the time of our lives. Thanks for the memories, Efriguez!

  6. Sarah says:

    Her fling with Cara was more believable

  7. lunchcoma says:

    Summer is over and so is their contract.

    I’m sure both of them will still find plenty of ways to enjoy partying and self-destruction as individuals rather than a couple.

  8. mimif says:

    I hate fighting over the last line of blow, it never ends well.

  9. mom2two says:

    Did anyone really believe they were a couple in the first place?

  10. FLORC says:

    The relationship seemed to be built on their mutual enjoyment of illegal substances. They both needed to seperate and get sober. I tend to think Zac has more of a positive support system than Michelle at this point. More people to tell him to get clean.

    Side point. People assuming he’s gay is a great example of people making a big deal out of celebs preferences. It shouldn’t even come into play here. That people speculate this even in this mild-ish setting shows there’s still reason to hide it and that people still will out you for headlines.
    It just shouldn’t matter enough to anyone unless you’re planning to make a move on them.

    • Abbott says:

      I thought it was the ummmm summertime business contract that was meant to be kept quiet? M-Rod was his cover – not because he is potentially gay – but because of the arrangement Zac had. To use the yacht.

      • FLORC says:

        I can’t speak to an alleged contract. And from how these 2 acted in this whirlwind fling it didn’t seem like business as much as it seemed like 2 addicts indulging themselves because they could.

        As far as the gay rumors i’m refering to the many that plague these threads. I think above a coment even says sugar daddy. You can’t deny people assume this and discuss it. Calling any girl he’s with a beard and such.

        The point i’m trying to make is that it shouldn’t even matter. That it is brought up and discussed or that people are still fearful to be honest to themselves in public says a lot.

      • Jag says:

        I’d have more respect for him if he is gay and would just say it to stop the rumors. Of course, no one has to declare their orientation – other than actors apparently – so it’s just to stop the rumor mill. She came out as bi a while ago, if memory serves me.

        - a bi woman

      • Bubulle says:

        I think he is gay and this was a cover up, I have never bought any of his relationship. I don’t get the offense FLORC, Zac have been pap friendly this whole summer, you can’t blame people for speculating about what they want when you are the one courting attention.

      • original kay says:

        @ Jag

        I took the whole point of this post to mean he shouldn’t even have to say it. why should he have to say he’s gay, or not? why does it matter?

        I live for the day when it’s just “marriage”, not “gay marriage”. Not in my lifetime, I regretfully think.

      • Bubulle says:

        No one is saying is he should talk about his sexual orientation, problem is he keeps shoving his relationships down our throats , and by doing such he stirs people speculation, so I think it’s fair game to say that I’m not buying it because I think he is gay. He should keep it quiet a la Kevin Spacey.

      • FLORC says:

        He’s not shoving anything down our throats unless he’s forcing you to read these articles. As far as being pap friendly. I think he’s not in control of his faculties. He appears intoxicated in every frame thus far. That’s being sloppy, not friendly.
        As far as keeping it quiet. That’s awful. He should feel free enough to exist without having to hide something. That people will talk if they knew and his roles as a stoner, frat guy would shrink. Because people care way too much about the private lives of others. It just shouldn’t even register.

        Original Kay
        Well put. That it’s not simply marriage says a lot about the times we live in. I just get a little irked when I hear or read about celebs afraid to come out, outed against their will. Then people rant about how unfortunate they were outed to begin with.
        Then it’s a complete flip and rumors come out and everyone speculates in such a way you’d think it’s fact reading it. That it’s discussed at such length and volume at all shows there’s still a market for revealing their private lives.

      • Artemis says:

        That ‘sugar daddy’ stuff was also used by Lainey in a blind but apparently that man has been linked to Michelle in the past. Zac also left early August and never came back despite the business man saying on his social media ‘see you soon’ or something.

      • FLORC says:

        Thanks for clarification on the “sugar daddy” comment. Being a blind item I won’t even entertain it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        +1 to everything FLORC and OriginalKay said. If it’s true, why are we talking about it?
        Who cares?
        The post was about his relationship with Michelle, not his sexuality.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I do think this is contractual. I don’t think Zac is gay. Rather, I think this was arranged to attract publicity over something that wasn’t his drug problems.

      • FLORC says:

        I would think this was a terrible pr move then. If you’re with Michelle R. Chances are you’re into drugs. She hasn’t been shy about her hobbies. If that was the case I think they could have found nearly anyone else to pair with Zac and make him look healthy and clean again.

      • Artemis says:

        Exactly FLORC.

        Efron did plenty of PR stunts to make people forget he was at Skid Row, how he broke his jaw etc. He was lucky he had film projects coming out and he was papped with one of his co-stars and Lily Collins, both sweet ‘wholesome’ girls. To suggest that making out with trainwreck MR is contractual when it doesn’t benefit either of them, seems unlikely.

        Seems like a summer fling that fizzled out just like Cara and MR early summer fling.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m with FLORC and Artemis.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’m late to the discussion as usual but A-freaking-men. Believing him to be gay is one thing. Insisting on it being fact and the constant chorus of ‘he should just come out’ grates on my nerves. People are way too invested in other people’s sex lives.

  11. Maria says:

    good. now his fans can feel for him being sooo into her and being heartbroken and her fans can think of her as this cool, cold biatch who does whatever she pleases. mission accomplished.

  12. Mia4S says:

    So we are still pretending this was real huh? Yeah sure OK…why not? Ummm, so sad right now!

    It’s not about him being gay or not (his business), the timing of this coincided with being seen on the yacht with that old rich guy. Not to mention coming after his fantasy tale about the fight near Skid Row. Come on. The story wrote itself!

    • mimi says:

      I never bought them as a genuine couple either. They have the same circle of close, high profile friends that they socialize with…Robert Pattinson, Nicholas Jerecki, Mohamad Al-Turki, Marilyn Manson…so why not recruit a close, famous friend to fake a summer romance to distract the public from all the recent drug related bad press following him. Repeated rehab stints for alcohol and cocaine abuse plus the mysterious broken jaw incident and hanging out in a known drug deal area late at night resulting in him getting beat up was not good press for him. Another thing that didn’t ring true…how they both happily courted the paps during their “romance”. In the past, Michelle R was never happy to see paps following her around and would usually flip them off or swear at them. But with Zac, she made herself readily available to them so they could get some good money shots to back up their fake romance.

  13. eliza says:

    Zach Efron and Michelle Rodriguez together are a blazing hot couple? Lol. Ok. I guess I do not see the hot in it. She always looks like she hasn’t bathed and he looks like he has bad breath and b.o.

  14. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Wow. That’s really a subtle T-shirt she’s wearing. So…adult and meaningful.

    • eliza says:

      The thing that bothered me was her stocking cap on a yacht! It is going to be near 100 degrees here today and that just makes me hot and itchy looking at it.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        We must suffer for “fashion” I guess. Lol

      • mimi says:

        Michelle has publicly stated she is bi but other than this fake Zac romance, what other guy has she been romantically involved with? She had a serious romance with Kristanna Loken and a recent hot fling with Cara Delevingne but no guys come to mind. As for Zac, I never got a gay vibe from him just as I never got a gay vibe from Robert Pattinson. I hear gay rumors about both Zac and Robert all the time but never seen any proof to support these rumors.

      • FLORC says:



        Also, if you check out whos dating who website the list is made up of the celebs she’s dated. It’s a solid mix of men and women. The link for that won’t post here. Sorry.

      • mimi says:


        Thank you for the wiki link. My eyes almost popped out of my head when I read all the drug and alcohol related DUIs/arrests and even domestic violence trouble she’s had over the years. I had no idea she was jailed in the past either.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      AHAHAHAHA…god, I effin’ hate t-shirts or any item of clothing with words written on it. Remember that trend a few years back when chicks were walking around with stuff written on their butts?

      Also, I agree with Eliza about the knit cap…maybe she was wearing it to keep her hair from getting frizzy? Still, baseball cap, hon. I LIVE in baseball caps during the summer.

  15. Francis says:

    Cara got the cover of Vogue. Michelle probably wants to pursue her again for more PR.
    I’ve read that Michelle is bi, so maybe she land Zac did hit it and quit it?

  16. Jane says:

    I guess I have read so much celebrity gossip that I dream celebrity gossip because I was sure they are both “out”, but they are good friends and she wanted to have a baby.

  17. Leah says:

    Nah, he is way hotter than her. She was good-looking a decade ago around Lost. But nowadays she looks really rough apart from the tracey anderson built body.

  18. G says:

    Hey “sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t!”

  19. Leslie says:

    I’ve never seen Zac as being gay. However, I do think his hooking up with Michelle was to man up his image. After all, he was able to get Michelle who is known to prefer women. So, now he’s a real dude, a man’s man. Not sure if the hookup idea was his or his PR team, but the goal was to up his manliness. The sex and drug fling is over and he’s back to work, and she’ll hook up with someone else, and he’ll hook up with someone else. And they both will end up in rehab again, and again, and again. Oh, the Hollywood life.

  20. Amanda G says:

    I’m as straight as as an arrow, but I think she is very hot! Banging body! I had no idea they had a thing. Strange pair! I’d like to see her back with Vin Diesel…they have crazy chemistry!

  21. Irishae says:

    Having noticed that he’s wearing my hometown’s high school’s shirt is the only “shocker” for me here.