Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez: Romance or Showmance?

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez: Romance or Shomance?

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have known each other for several years but this past weekend they engaged in a bit of kissing aboard a yacht near Sardinia that has some people calling it a romance and others just a showmance. The couple were photographed by the paparazzi seemingly having a great time, thanks to their generous host, Italian businessman Gianluca Vacchio, who was also aboard, with his girlfriend Giorgia Gabriele.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez has been in the area since at least June 22. She has posted photos on Instagram of herself having fun and catching the rays. She was photographed with Zac Efron in New York in May 2012 before his movie The Paperboy premiered there.

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez’ shared kiss aboard the boat in the Mediterranean would probably have not garnered as many headlines as it already has if it was not known that Rodriguez stated last October that she is bisexual. She has been going out with Victoria’s Secret model Cara Delevingne, 21, for several months. Michelle’s being photographed kissing Zac Efron would seem to suggest that her romance with Delevingne is now over.  Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez: Romance or Shomance?

In January, the two women went to a New York Knicks game together and showed their affection for one another. Then, in March, the Fast and Furious star and Victoria’s Secret model were photographed while on vacation together and Delevingne was topless in some of the photos.

However, Zac Efron has been declared to be one of the hottest male stars around by the media. Perhaps the Avatar actress just appreciates being in the company of both males or females, as long as they are hot. Maybe she has grown past labels, which are, after all, so last year.

Though Zac Efron has been most recently in a romantic relationship with Lily Collins, he has not been seen with her lately. It could be difficult, even for a movie star like Efron, to refuse spending time aboard a yacht in the company of a beautiful woman like Michelle Rodriguez courtesy of a rich Italian businessman.

Whether there is anything to the relationship between Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez other than a “showmance,” though, is a different question. They are both still young and maybe just want to have a good time together.

If their relationship progresses beyond just having a good time together, though, some people are already raising concerns that Michelle Rodriguez is known as being a partier, while Zac Efron is trying to abstain since coming out of rehab. Efron does not need any setbacks in his ongoing recovery process.

There are undoubtedly worse ways a person could spend his or her time than being in the company of either Michelle Rodriguez or Zac Efron. It is probably too early to call their relationship a romantic one, despite preliminary evidence that suggests the pair of stars are a couple. Both Efron and Rodriguez have been linked to many different people in the past, so it could be that even if there is a spark of romance between them, they are more like ships passing in the night than two people looking to have a long-term relationship together.

Of course, it might be that the relationship Michelle Rodriguez had with Cara Delevingne and other people she has been spotted with in the past could be called showmances. The same could be said for Zac Efron and the women he has been seen dating, like Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical and Lily Collins. Being seen and photographed out in public with high-profile attractive stars is one way that stars stay in the news and get publicity, after all.

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez shared a kiss and possibly more aboard the yacht of wealthy Italian businessman Gianluca Vacchio over the Fourth of July weekend. They might have realized that they were being photographed and did not care, or welcomed the publicity; or, they might not have known. Only they know if the kiss was any more than a showmance. No matter what their actual feelings might be for each other, spending one’s vacation aboard a yacht off the coast of Sardinia is not too shabby.

Written By Douglas Cobb