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Zendaya: How She Supports Former ‘DWTS’ Partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Wed, October 16, 2013 11:10am EDT by Eric Ray 4 Comments
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After she danced her little heart out and came up short last season, Zendaya says she still watches ‘DWTS’ and supports her old partner, Val. Want to know how she’s supporting him? Keep reading for all the EXCLUSIVE details!

Although she didn’t win Dancing With The Stars, Zendaya is still a fan of the show and goes out of her way to support her old dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy, the Shake It Up star recently told We caught up with Zendaya, 17, on Oct. 13 at the NFL Apparel Juniors Event at MetLife Stadium.

How Zendaya Supports Val Chmerkovskiy

“Of course I am rooting for Val,” she told us. “He’s my brother, I feel like I am his little sister. I feel like I’ve known him forever. … I visited him a couple of weeks ago to bring him a care package. I knew it was going to be a stressful week, so I brought his partner things too. I brought him a care package of all the things he needs: Advil, icy hot and towels — because he sweats a bunch.”

How sweet of the 17-year-old star, showing us just how classy of a young woman she already is.

Why Zendaya Brings Val Chmerkovskiy Food On Set

Zendaya told us she’s looking out for Val because, if there’s one thing she’s learned about him, it’s that he’s a workaholic who often forgets to eat.

“I know exactly what he needs, because he’s one of those people who is not going to take care of himself unless someone does it,” she explained. “So I’m like, ‘Bro, I’m bringing you stuff and I’m bringing you food,’ because he gets real grumpy when he doesn’t eat. I know what it’s like.”

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— Written by Eric Ray, Exclusive Reporting By Katrina Mitzeliotis

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