Who Are Zendaya’s Parents? Is She Adopted?

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Zendaya, who stars in HBO’s drama Euphoria, comes from a huge family in California. Let’s get curious and learn everything there is to know about her parents and all five of her siblings.


Many of us wondering here about Zendaya being adopted. The straight answer is no! Zendaya is not adopted. Her full name is, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. And her parents are Clare Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, from Oakland. Both of her parents were teachers by profession. Her father is African-American, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.

Euphoria actress Zendaya
Euphoria actress Zendaya

Zendaya is surely very close to her parents, you will know if you follow her on social media. Zendaya’s dad is her manager while her mum has her own jewelry line, which her movie-star daughter regularly runs on social media.


“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized my true models are my parents.”

She told Time in 2015:

“My mom is like a hero. My dad is so strong. I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me and making me a better person. Having such a big, grounded family, I realized as you get older how important that is.”

The Euphoria star and her mom, a former teacher are super tight. Zendaya told Vanity Fair that her mom’s decision to never wear makeup had a huge impact on her growing up:

“My beauty icons are the women in my life. My mom didn’t wear makeup; I don’t think she knew that to me, it was empowering that she didn’t care.”

Euphoria star Zendaya's parents
Euphoria star Zendaya’s parents

Zendaya is also very close to her dad/manager, if anyone follows her on Instagram already knows. This dude is very protective of his daughter! Even though her dad seems a little strict, Zendaya lived at home with her parents as recently as 2016. Watch what she told Ellen DeGeneres about their relationship:


“I’m really lucky to have the parents I have. They just have always instilled in me those core values that I think I have to carry with me through everything, you know what I mean? For me, there are a lot more upsides than there are downsides [to living at home]. Me and my parents, I feel like we’ve set boundaries, we have territories. Once I hit 18, I was like, ‘Guys, you know I just need you to give me a little space.”

According to Zendaya’s Vogue’s 73 Questions video, she’s just moved out of her parents house now. But that doesn’t shows their relationship isn’t still just as good. And even though Zendaya’s parents are divorced, she made it clear they’re still in bond as well with just one tweet.

Zendaya and her parents
Zendaya and her parents

Written by Shreeparna Das

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