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Vanessa Hudgens Opens Up About Her Father's Recent Death: 'It's Something We Have to Get Through Until We All Meet Again in Heaven'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 01:20PM

Growing up, Vanessa Hudgens was "inseparable" from her mother Gina, so it's no surprise that the actress, 27, learned from her some powerful lessons when it comes to coping with grief.

"She's so strong through the hardest of times," says Vanessa, whose beloved father Greg died of cancer in January. "But she has this lightheartedness and this light that just beams out of her very being and it's so special. Life is about perspective. The way you choose to see your life is the way your life is going to become."

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The Coachella-iest Stars of the Weekend (Warning: Face Crystals Ahead)

The Coachella-iest Stars of the Weekend (Warning: Face Crystals Ahead)

Originally posted 04/18/2016 11:10AM

Stars wore a diverse assortment of peak festival fashions

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Vanessa Hudgens' $190 Coachella Mani Took 3 Hours and Features Pot Leaves and Swarovski Crystals

Vanessa Hudgens' $190 Coachella Mani Took 3 Hours and Features Pot Leaves and Swarovski Crystals

Originally posted 04/16/2016 09:00AM

All the exclusive details on the festival queen's tricked out tips

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Spring Breakers Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens Party in Perfect South Beach Weather

Spring Breakers Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens Party in Perfect South Beach Weather

Originally posted 04/12/2016 12:50AM

Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens enjoyed their own spring break in South Beach this weekend.

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How to Wear a Half-Up Bun, A.K.A, the Hun: 3 Styles from Kardashian to Casual

How to Wear a Half-Up Bun, A.K.A, the Hun: 3 Styles from Kardashian to Casual

Originally posted 04/09/2016 02:35PM

The hot hair trend for spring worn three different ways

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Vanessa Hudgens and Sister Stella Give Some Serious Vacation Envy in Miami

Vanessa Hudgens and Sister Stella Give Some Serious Vacation Envy in Miami

Originally posted 04/08/2016 09:00PM

Spring breakers!

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Long Hair, Don't Care! Vanessa Hudgens, Kelly Osbourne, and More Stars Get Festival-Ready With Extra-Long Extensions

Long Hair, Don't Care! Vanessa Hudgens, Kelly Osbourne, and More Stars Get Festival-Ready With Extra-Long Extensions

Originally posted 04/04/2016 12:15AM

See ya, lobs and bobs -- long locks are making a major comeback this season

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Vanessa Hudgens Visits Father's Grave With Her Mother

Vanessa Hudgens Visits Father's Grave With Her Mother

Originally posted 02/22/2016 11:50PM

Vanessa Hudgens and her mother visited her father's gravesite on Monday, weeks after he died from cancer.

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Vanessa Hudgens Handled Father's Death 'Like A Champ' Says Grease: Live Costar Jordan Fisher

Vanessa Hudgens Handled Father's Death 'Like A Champ' Says Grease: Live Costar Jordan Fisher

Originally posted 02/21/2016 10:15AM

The entire cast of Grease: Live has been supporting Vanessa Hudgens after her father Greg died just one day before Fox's live show was set to air.

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Filed Under: Death, Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Under Investigation for Allegedly Carving Names Into Rock at a National Park

Originally posted 02/17/2016 03:50PM

What usually is considered a sweet gesture has potentially landed Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler in a little hot water.

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