Zendaya has spoken out about her parents’ divorce.
Hours after TMZ broke the news that Zendaya’s mom Claire Stoermer had filed for divorce from husband Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, the 19-year-old “Shake It Up” actress took to Twitter to address the issue.
“My parents ain't been together for a long time, y'all didn't know cause we private+they still homies . # lateassnews,” she tweeted, alongside a photo herself with her mom and dad.
According to TMZ, Stoermer — who filed the divorce papers late last week — tied the knot with Coleman in 2008 when Zendaya was only 12. But based on the “K.C. Undercover” star’s recent tweet, it seems that Stoermer and Coleman have been husband and wife for a shorter period of time.
Zendaya is the estranged couple’s only child, and since she’s already an adult, child support isn’t going to be an issue in the divorce case. Stoermer and Coleman, who reportedly split amicably, are expected to reach a settlement, as Stoermer is not seeking spousal support and doesn’t even want the court to give him any.
The divorce filing comes just a week after Zendaya’s role in the much anticipated Marvel film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was revealed.
Two individuals with knowledge of the Jon Watts-directed film told TheWrap on Aug. 18 that Zendaya will be portraying Mary Jane Watson — the romantic interest of Spidey, who will be played by Tom Holland.
Zendaya’s involvement in the movie was first revealed by Deadline last March. But at the time, it was reported that Zendaya will be playing a “key” character named Michelle.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” tells the story of Peter Parker as he tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man.
At CinemaCon last April, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman described the film (via Variety) as the conflict between “saving the world and getting your algebra homework done at the same time.”
Aside from Zendaya and Holland — who made his big-screen debut as the red and blue web-slinger earlier this year in “Captain America: Civil War” — “Spider-Man: Homecoming” also stars Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr., among many others.
The film is slated to be released on July 7, 2017.