Zendaya Coleman‘s parents Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (also her manager) and Claire Stoermer are officially ending their 8-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The two got married when the 19-year-old actress was 12, but as her biological parents, this divorce is surely taking an emotional toll on Zendaya. Although the split is supposedly amicable, things could get a little messy for Zendaya and her parents.
Fortunately because Zendaya is 19 and she’s their only kid together, child support won’t be an issue in her parents’ split. But because Kazembe became Zendaya’s manager while her parents were married, the money that has been made in the management deal could be “community property,” according to TMZ. The divorce papers reportedly say that Claire isn’t looking for spousal support in the divorce, but she also doesn’t want Kazembe to be awarded any. No settlement has been revealed yet, but it’s looking likely that one has been reached.
This news is extremely upsetting to Zendaya’s fans, who are well aware that she has a very close relationship to her parents. She has not only been spotted out with her parents quite often (her dadager even accompanied her on a date with Odell Beckham Jr. a few months ago), but Zendaya has also stood up for her parents on social media!
Zendaya fended off Internet trolls when someone shared a picture of her parents and declared that they were “ugly” in a rude post, telling the hater that her parents are “two of the most selfless people in the world.”
“They have chosen to spend their entire life, not worried about trivial things such as looks and insulting people’s parents on Twitter, but instead became educators who have dedicated their lives to teaching, cultivating and filling young shallow minds. (One of the most important yet underpaid jobs we have),” Zendaya wrote in her post firing back at the trolls. She proceeded to tell off the bullies by calling her family “beautiful.” Aww!
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Now that Zendaya is going to be going through a bit of a sad time with her parents’ divorce. We can only hope the haters don’t return while Zendaya works through the emotions of the split, but at least she knows how to handle them if they do!
HollywoodLifers, send your love to Zendaya as she copes with her parents’ divorce.