Proof Pregnant Vanessa Hudgens Won’t Stick to Status Quo After Baby

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Vanessa Hudgens has her head in the game.

As she prepares to welcome her first baby with husband Cole Tucker, the High School Musical alum is already looking ahead to her future as a working mom. Though there's "no crystal ball here" to tell Vanessa what maternity leave will look like, she says there are still plenty of career milestones she'd like hit.

"I am leaving it to the wind," she said in an interview with Bustle published April 23. "There's a lot that I want to do regardless of the timing. There's a lot I feel like I still haven't done, so I'm just continuing to work towards those things in whatever way."

One of those goals? Directing, which the 35-year-old said she'd like to try "somewhere down the line."

"I feel like my taste is just so bizarre and not what people expect," Vanessa noted, "and I feel like that's what makes interesting directors—when they've got a specific and different point of view."

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But for now, Vanessa is soarin', flyin' into her motherhood journey. In fact, the Downtown Owl actress—who is considered a staple at the annual Coachella Music Festival—opted to skip this year's event.

"The walking sounded aggressive," she quipped. "It's a lot of walking."

Vanessa announced her pregnancy with Cole, 27, on the Oscars red carpet in March, showing off her growing bump in a black turtleneck gown from Vera Wang. The baby news came just three months after the couple tied the knot in Tulum, Mexico.

At the time, Vanessa wrote on Instagram of her baby belly reveal, "One for the books."

Keep reading to see her pregnancy style.



Vanessa announced her pregnancy on the red carpet at the Oscars in March 2024, three months after marrying Cole Tucker.

Oscars Style

<p>Oscars Style</p>

The actress showed off her baby bump in a black Vera Wang gown.

Date Look

<p>Date Look</p>

Vanessa captioned this April 2024 selfie: "Date night."



The High School Musical posed with pals Laura New and Andrew ReVille in a bluie-gray dress.

Flower Power

<p>Flower Power</p>

Vanessa showcased her baby bump in a floral dress at the Caliwater Kids launch event in March 2024, more than a week after revealing her pregnancy at the 2024 Oscars.

Hoppy Mama-to-Be

<p>Hoppy Mama-to-Be</p>

The pregnant actress appeared with a furry friend at the Caliwater Kids launch event at The Grove in Los Angeles in March 2024.

Bumpin' Along

<p>Bumpin' Along</p>

Sharing a workout selfie, Vanessa wrote on Instagram, "Spring has sprung."

Happiest Place on Earth

<p>Happiest Place on Earth</p>

Vanessa shared this pics from a trip to Disneyland with Sarah Hyland and other friends in March 2024, one week after revealing her pregnancy.

Maternity Chic

<p>Maternity Chic</p>

The actress touched her baby bump at a Caliwater Kids event during the Natural Products Expo West 2024 trade show in Anaheim, Calif., in March 2024.

Oscars Party Style

<p>Oscars Party Style</p>

The actress showcased her baby bump at Vanity Fair's 2024 Oscars after-party.

Red Carpet Regal

<p>Red Carpet Regal</p>

The star posed on the red carpet at Vanity Fair's 2024 Oscars after-party.

Baring the Bump

<p>Baring the Bump</p>

The actress sported a black, semi-sheer Alberta Ferretti gown, paired with matching Gianvito Rossi sandals and Chopard jewelry.

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