Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens
02/28/2011 at 06:45 PM EST
Just a few weeks after Zac Efron showed PDA
with actress Teresa Palmer, his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens
has stepped out with someone new, too.
According to a source, Hudgens, 22, looked "smitten" last week with her Journey 2: Mysterious Island
costar Josh Hutcherson at an L.A. after-party for the premiere of her latest flick, Beastly
"Their arms were wrapped around each other and they were really touchy together," the source tells PEOPLE. "They were very cute."
Just two days later, Hutcherson, 18, brought Hudgens as his date to the Independent Spirit Awards, where his film The Kids Are All Right
won for best screenplay.
"Josh walked Vanessa to the bathroom and then guided her to their seats with a hand on the small of her back," an onlooker says.
Hudgens and her High School Musical
ex Efron split
Reps for Hudgens and Hutcherson could not be reached for comment.
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