Setting the record straight. Zendaya denied rumors that she’s pregnant with her boyfriend Tom Holland’s baby after fans were fooled by a viral TikTok trend.
“See now, this is why I stay off Twitter,” the 25-year-old EuphoriaStar wrote via Instagram Stories Wednesday, June 15. “Just making stuff up for no reason … weekly.”
Rumours of a Zendaya pregnancy became popular on Twitter after a fake Instagram post by TikTok that made it appear like the DuneThe actress had shared a photo of an ultrasound. The video cuts to a video with Kris Jenner dancing to “Lady Marmalade,” a pranking trend known as getting “Krissed.”
Despite the clip’s acknowledgment that the pregnancy rumor was false, some of Zendaya’s fans heard the news secondhand from Twitter and thought it was true.
“Zendaya pregnant! I’m so happy for her and Tom! It’s great news!!” one Twitter user wrote while another said, “Zendaya PREGNANT?? I just fell to my knees in a walmart.”
The Greatest ShowmanHolland, 26, and actress Holland met while filming in 2016. Spider Man: Homecoming. After years of denial of rumors about their friendship, the pair were spotted smooching in July 2021. Zendaya sent her British boyfriend a happy birthday via Instagram earlier this month. “Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest,” she captioned a selfie of them smiling and cuddling.
The sweet post was a rarity on Zendaya’s Instagram grid as the Disney Channel alum typically keeps her personal life offline. While promoting her Netflix film, Malcolm & Marie on “The HFPA Conversation” podcast in January 2021, she talked about her relationship with social media.
“I was far more active when I was younger, but over time I think I just — it’s not that I hate it or anything — but I would find sometimes that being on it would kind of make me anxious or I would start to overthink a little too much or be on my phone too much,” the California native explained.
Holland, on his part, said GQIn November 2021, he and Zendaya stated that they never intended to reveal their relationship to the public.
“We sort of felt robbed of our privacy,” the SpidermanActor said about July 2021 photos showing him kissing his costar. “I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway.”
The Marvel star continued, “One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world.”
Before her relationship was confirmed with Holland, Zendaya was romantically connected to her EuphoriaCostar Jacob ElordiHe was spotted kissing his girlfriend on the forehead in New York City, February 2020. Holland was linked to a family member Olivia BoltonFrom 2019 to 2020