There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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We're hopelessly devoted to their love!
Well, we think we may have figured out how she stayed so grounded for the three-hour long musical despite her situation, because she had a familiar face in the audience.
No… it wasn't one of her High School Musical castmates, it was her boyfriend Austin Butler!
The Shannara Chronicles star can be seen sitting on the bleachers with the T-Birds in one of the early scenes, and he even tweeted out his support to Vanessa, saying:
They've got ratings, and they're multiplyin'!
Grease: Live may have captured America's hearts Sunday night, but did the new name in live TV musicals do enough to dethrone its predecessors?
Believe it or not, Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and the rest of the cast pulled in an impressive 12.18 million viewers — a number practically unheard of for FOX aside from Empire and The X-Files revival.
Unfortunately for the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, however, their 4.3 rating was just a note shy of beating Carrie Underwood's 4.6 for The Sound of Music Live… but that one was critically panned, so we know who the real winner is.
Grease did manage to surpass both of the other NBC musical outings — The Wiz Live and Peter Pan Live – so hopefully this means we get to see Grease 2: Live in the near future!
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We're right there with you, Anna!
We already showed you what most of the Twitterverse thought about FOX's live show… but we've saved the best for last.
Ch-ch-check out the very best of Anna's Grease: Live reactions (below)!!!
Tell us about it, studs.
Now that we've had some time to sit and think about the amazing production of Grease: Live, we're still just in awe of what FOX was able to accomplish with their take on the live TV musical.
Sure, NBC was the first network to try to make theater cool again, but Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the cast really shined on Sunday night, blowing us away visually, technically, and sonically.
But don't just take our word for it — the critics are all in agreement that Grease: Live was certainly the bee's knees.
Plus, it didn't hurt that we got tons of star-making moments from Kether Donohue, Keke Palmer, Elle McLemore, Jordan Fisher, and Haneefah Wood!
However, everyone did agree on one thing… Mario Lopez was kinda the worst…
Ch-ch-check out what today's top critics had to say about Grease: Live (below)!!!
FOX just set the bar for live stage shows, and the Internet knows it.
While NBC was the first network to enter the live musical game, Grease: Live kind of blew everything they've done out of the water thanks to the audience, sets, and breathtaking talent from Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the cast!
You already know how much we loved it, but what did Twitter have to say about the production?
Ch-ch-check out the best Twitter reactions to Grease: Live (below)!!!
This is how you do a live musical!
Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Carlos PenaVega, David Del Rio, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, Elle McLemore, Noah Robbins, and Vanessa brought Grease to life for FOX in a way NBC hasn't been able to capture with The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, or even The Wiz.
Having a live audience and actual sets must actually make a difference — who would have guessed? LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out Summer Nights (above) and the rest of the performances (below)!!!
What a terrible month in so many ways — and this Vanessa Hudgens news only adds to our sadness over so many lost in January.
The 27-year old actress revealed on Sunday morning that her father, Greg, passed away last night, sharing a tweet with her followers (below):
I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers.
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 31, 2016
The actress had been all set to portray Rizzo in tonight's live performance of Grease: Live on FOX.
Regarding that, she followed up the awful news with another tweet (below):