What happens in Italy, stays in Italy (or so I convinced my prep school nemesis before acquiring blackmail material for life). No one spread the word to Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez, though, as the two have taken the less-than-secret romance from their Italian vacay back to the Hollywood Hills.
My LA spies caught Zac walking out of Michelle’s home the morning after the two were out together (with a crowd that included Robert Pattinson). Z was toting an overnight bag during his walk of shame, meaning the pair has moved on to the level of planned sleepovers…but not yet clearing a drawer for Z’s belongings.
Neither party will admit anything romantic is going on, but will instead leave annoyingly cheeky messages for all to see. After the overnight, M posted “I meant to behave but there were too many other options” on her Instagram page. I mean…so Kendall Jenner.
Now, dolls, I’m not ready to declare them a “new summer couple,” because let’s be real: a sleepover does not a relationship make. M should cut it with the overnights until Z takes her on a proper date at whatever restaurant in that second-rate food town Los Angeles comes closest to Per Se (or, better yet, a jaunt to New York to dine at actual Per Se).
On the other hand, if she’s already resigned herself to not being a lady, what could being in a friends with benefits situation with Zac Efron really hurt? Not that I’m condoning the FWB state of the relationship, but if you’re going to be bad…you might as well be bad with Zac Efron, right?
Tell me: what do you think of this new quasi-couple, minions? Is it destined to last, or just residuals from a vacation fling?