Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, better known simply as Zendaya, is one of Hollywood’s recent sweethearts. The actress is best known for her role in the Disney series Shake It Up and K.C Undercover. Her other notable film appearances include The Greatest Showman and Spiderman: Homecoming. She has also appeared in several television shows over the years including Black-ish, Good Luck Charlie and A.N.T Farm.
The actress is also among the high rankers in the social media world, having over 51.9 million followers on Instagram alone. She also has a relatively high number of followers on other social media platforms. Not many other celebrities can boast of these numbers. Over the years, Zendaya has been applauded by her ability to skilfully shut down hateful comments.
The young actress also has a thriving clothing line called “Daya”.
Who Is Zendaya?
Zendaya Coleman was born on the 1st of September 1996 to Claire and Samuel David Coleman, although her father later changed his name to Kazembe Ajuma just to identify with his African roots.
She is an only child to her parents. However, her father has five other children from his earlier marriage. Her parents who are both teachers initially raised their eyebrows at Zendaya’s choice of career but ended up supporting her.
She was raised in Emeryville, where her father grew up. Her father has been said to be very protective of her, even joining her as a ‘third wheel’ on one of her dates.
In August 2016, it was sadly reported that Zendaya’s parents were getting divorced due to irreconcilable differences. Zendaya was only nineteen at the time of the announcement. However, her parents were still in contact with each other as friends and as parents to the young star.
Who Has She Dated?
Zendaya is one celebrity who has succeeded in keeping her personal relationships private, however – considering her fame, it is understandable that the media still manages to find out tidbits about her relationships.
With her many years in the industry, Zendaya has managed to keep her love life relatively simple and has been in one confirmed relationship that the public knows about. Of course, there have also been rumours about other relationships. Get all the facts below.
- Adam Irigoyen
After the actress and Adam met on the set of Shake It Up, the co-stars entered into a relationship in September 2011. The two were together for several months before calling it quits on their relationship.
- Leo Howard
Leo Howard is another Disney star Zendaya dated. The two met also met on the set of Shake It Up when Leo landed a recurring role on the show. The two were together for a few months before ending their relationship.
- Trevor Jackson
In 2010, the former Disney star met Trevor Jackson, but the two did not start dating until 2012.
Trevor Jackson is an American actor best known for his roles on Eureka, Let It Shine, Superfly and Grown-ish. The actor also appeared in the Broadway Musical, playing a young ‘Simba’. Like, Zendaya, Trevor was also born in 1996 and has a loyal fanbase.
The two were together for four years but sadly, the young lovers ended their relationship in May 2016.
Not long after the breakup, both parties unfollowed each other on social media, which is as serious as it gets for millennials.
- Spencer Boldman
Zendaya was also rumoured to have had a flirtatious friendship with Spencer Boldman, although these rumours were never confirmed. Like Zendaya, Spencer Boldman is also an entertainer who got his big break on Disney.
Spencer is best known for his role in the television series Lab Rats and the film Cruise, opposite Emily Ratajkowski.
- Odell Beckham Jr.
The actress was rumoured to have gone on a date with NFL star – Odell Beckham Jr. In February 2016 the two were seen together on several occasions, however, neither addressed the rumour.
Who is Zendaya Dating Now?
Since the summer of 2017, Zendaya has been rumoured to be dating her co-star in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland. Though their relationship has never been confirmed, the two have been seen together on several occasions with many speculating that it is more than just a friendship.
They were spotted attending The Avengers: Infinity War premier which added fuel to fire. However, Zendaya has referred to the Spiderman actor as one of her best friends, which leaves the door open for future contestants to win the heart of the actress.