Vanessa Hudgens tweeted the news that she’s on the latest cover of Marie Claire on Monday (September 9). She added, “Don’t forget to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands Sept 17th, Love Bugs! Happy Monday.”
In the interview the actress opens up on her family and dealing with media attention.
She said, “A sense of knowing I’m a part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more. And not worry about the little things. Like paparazzi.”
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She also revealed that as a child, “My parents gave up so much.”
Referring to her dad Greg who kept his firefighter job in San Diego – she shared, “He would keep driving back to the same place that he worked every time we moved. By the end, the commute was not fun.”
“Money was a big thing. My parents drove me up to L.A., which cost a lot because of gas, and took out loans so that we could move from location to location to be close to L.A. The family definitely struggled. They were very supportive of me. They gave up a lot so that I could get to where I am.”
Talking about the nude photos that surfaced in 2007 and when she was spotted at Coachella indulging in a substance she insisted was white chocolate and not cocaine – she laughs, “I couldn’t do anything but laugh. It’s amazing how people like to create something out of absolutely nothing. I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me.
“When mistakes are made, they aren’t intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person. It’s one thing to have a chat with someone, it’s another to have them know your deepest, darkest secrets. Just because people enjoy watching you in films doesn’t mean they have to know everything about your entire life.”