The former "High School Musical" star, with the baby face and head full of gorgeous curls whom we fell in love with 10 years ago, still has his boyish charm. But he's definitely grown up.
Indeed, Bleu, now 27, tied the knot to Sasha Clements in July after meeting the Canadian actress in 2014 at a grocery store in Toronto. Being a husband is "the best thing in the world," he told ABC News.
The actor, who is now starring in the Broadway musical "Holiday Inn," said he knew Clements, 26, was The One almost instantly, even calling his dad to tell him, "'I met this girl,'" he recalled of the conversation. '"It’s something different.'"
It also helped that his mother approved. "My mom has never liked a single one of my girlfriends so that was another check off the box," he added.
And although most Hollywood actors his age are still trying their hand on the dating scene, Bleu said marriage was what he needed.
"I am very lucky to have found her, and to be married to her, and that she married me because, look, I’m not an easy person," he explained. "And when I say, 'I’m not an easy person,' I don’t mean as far as how we treat each other. I just mean everything that comes with being me. I’ve always been a very work-driven person and I’ve always been ... in the spotlight."
Echoing his sentiments, Bleu told ABC News it's time for the nation to come together.
"There is an obvious divide among the citizens of this country ... and we can’t move forward, we can’t survive, we can’t progress if we don’t find a way to bridge that gap," he said.
"I didn’t vote for him, but I don’t think that those who did are bad people," Bleu continued. "It's very, very important -- especially now -- for us to have compassion and to see the human side of things; and know why it happened. And then ask yourself, 'What can I do to reach out or to do my part' [in order] to find a way to continue and to move forward?"
In the musical, he plays the best friend of Jim Hardy, who runs a Connecticut farmhouse turned performance space that celebrates the holidays -- from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Hanover tries to steal Hardy's love interest to become his dancing partner in Hollywood, problems arise.
Onstage, there's one controversial part of the film deliberately deleted: the blackface musical number "Abraham," which celebrated Abraham Lincoln's birthday at the Inn.
Bleu said it's a sign of progress.
"It’s our duty to evolve. That doesn’t happen without conscious decisions to do so," he continued. "I'm very proud to be a part of this show that is so diverse and comes from a film where there was a blackface number and now you have a black man paying a character that was originated by Fred Astaire."