To say that Zendaya is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars is an understatement. After all, she is part of an elite club of celebrities known by one name, alongside Cher, Madonna and Lorde.
But while Zendaya’s superstar has helped her land some interesting acting gigs (like HBO’s Euphoria), it also has some drawbacks. The biggest thing is that Everybody wants to know more about his personal life, including his sexuality.
As a result, many people wondered: is Zendaya bi? Is she homosexual? Lucky for you, we have the answer. Keep reading to learn more about the talented Zendaya, her dating history, and her sexuality (as defined by the evidence).
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Where the Zendaya Rumor Started
Part of being famous is dealing with endless gossip, but many people don’t realize that even the most idle chatter is usually inspired by something real. Stories that Zendaya might be gay or bisexual are no exception to this rule. So why do people think Zendaya might be gay? Here are the two main reasons.
His support for the LGBTQ+ community
Zendaya has used her voice to support various groups over the years, including the LGBTQ+ community. She’s championed and uplifted members of the gay community enough to receive a GLSEN Gamechanger Award in 2017. Since then, she’s spoken publicly about how she’d love to produce a movie about two black girls falling in love.
As a result, she became one of the unofficial queens of gay Twitter, with one user posting that he saw Zendaya at a gay bar. The original tweet read, “‘Zendaya spotted at a gay bar, okay? Fork found in the kitchen, go now. Translation: Come on, Zendaya. It’s time to go out. However, Zendaya debunked the Tweet and said she was never there.
Speaking of Twitter, one of Zendaya’s most iconic moments was when a troll called her a “gay man in makeup,” to which she replied, “Is that supposed to be an insult because ‘they kill.” Take them, my daughter.
Use gender-neutral language in an interview
Interviews are a big part of a Hollywood celebrity’s life, especially since it’s one of the most important ways to connect with your fanbase without seeing them in person. Luckily for us, Zendaya loves taking these interviews while absolutely not afraid to say exactly what she has in mind.
In 2021, Zendaya participated in vanity loungethe iconic 20-question-style interview. In work-from-home chic, she was asked “what she likes in a man” and quickly answered with her own question: “What do I like most in a person? What about that? Naturally, the media took this as a sign that the Euphoria star didn’t really like men, but there was no hard evidence to back up their claim.
His acting style and performances
“Gaydar” is an old concept mostly rooted in homophobic stereotypes, but you can’t deny that queer people have a certain air about them that other homosexuals recognize. This “vibe” is one of the reasons people think Zendaya might be part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Fans cite his androgynous style, penchant for kissing girls on Euphoria, and undeniable swag as markers of his alleged bisexuality or homosexuality. However, these are all independent factors that really have no bearing on a person’s sexuality.
Zendaya’s dating history
Although Zendaya hasn’t publicly addressed the rumors about her sexuality, she has been seen dating a few people throughout her career. Let’s dive into the actress’ love interests over the years:
- Trevor Jackson (2013-2017): In 2013, Zendaya was featured in Trevor Jackson’s music video for “Like We Grown.” In the video, Trevor and Zendaya were seen having unbelievable chemistry. Zendaya denied claims that they were dating, but later admitted she had a secret boyfriend. Was it Trevor Jackson? A lot of people seem to believe that.
- Jacob Elordi (2019): Zendaya is rumored to be dating Euphoria co-star Jacob Elordi in 2019 after they were spotted vacationing together. While both parties denied it, the two were caught kissing in New York. That said, they separated a few months after the New York fiasco and remained friends.
- Tom Holland (2021–present): Tom Holland and Zendaya’s romance spanned years – after a few years of seeing other people, they finally got back together. Today they share a home in the UK.
Is Zendaya gay?
Since Zendaya has yet to come out, it’s safe to say that the actress is neither gay nor bisexual. After all, no one knows better than the person themselves. That said, Ms. Coleman (yeah, that’s her last name) has proven to be particularly secretive about her personal life, even outright denying things that ended up being true.
But rather than demanding more information from the actress, fans might take this as a signal that she’d rather keep her business out of the public eye. After all, a girl also needs space for herself.
Final thoughts on Zendaya’s sexuality
Now that we’ve reviewed the available evidence on Zendaya’s sexuality, we can say she’s straight until she comes out. That said, the sexuality is pretty fluid, so things may change as the actress plans to go public with her business.
Until then, keep reading Weird to follow all the latest news and gossip about your favorite Hollywood stars.
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