Hollywood couples come and go but by the looks of it, Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens are here to stay. The Carrie Diaries alum, 27, couldn’t help but gush over his girlfriend, 30, when asked about her.

“It’s hard for me to even put into words what that girl means to me. I am so inspired by her everyday and I just love her to my core,” the actor told E! News during the Once Upon a Time premiere on Monday, July 22. Aw!

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
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This isn’t the first time the blonde hunk has opened up about his bae. In 2015, he got candid about what he thinks makes a relationship function. “I think you just have to — it’s important to put that other person first,” Austin told ET at the time. “If you’re constantly looking for ways that you can make them happy, and they’re constantly looking for ways that they can make you happy, then you kind of lift each other up as much as possible and you can’t go wrong.”

That seems to be working because the couple only shows signs of going strong. In February, Vanessa shared an Instagram photo with her boyfriend, celebrating their anniversary. “Seven years strong,” she wrote as the caption. While we love Austin and Vanessa together, it’s hard to forget about her ex Zac Efron. The two dated for roughly four years and though they’re no longer together, the brunette beauty only has positive things to say about her former beau.

“It started off really organically,” Vanessa explained on the “Awards Chatter” podcast that aired in April. “I could not have been more grateful to have that relationship at the time,” The Princess Switch star continued. “I had someone to lean on.”

She also admitted that the relationship “stabilized her” because there were times they argued while they were filming the High School Musical franchise, but she was able to stay professional. We’re sure it only made her stronger. You go, girl!