Sad News for Zendaya and Her Family

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Actress Zendaya attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Sad News for Zendaya and Her Family

The actress's personal life suffers a blow.

Published August 30, 2016

Zendaya is dealing with some family drama.

According to TMZ, the actress's parents are filing for divorce after eight years of marriage. Zendaya's mom, Claire Stoermer, filed papers against her dad, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, late last week, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in 2008 — when Zendaya was 12.

Though Z is an adult and custody and child support aren't an issue, she still plays a key role in their split.

According to the gossip site, the only glitch in the otherwise amicable divorce is the fact that Zendaya's dad is her manager, and took on the role after he and her mother tied the knot — meaning any coins he earned in the role are community property, and she gets half.

If you've been following Z's career over the last few years, you know that we're probably talking about a pretty good chunk of change.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15:  *Exclusive Coverage* (L-R) Claire Stoermer, daughter Zendaya Coleman and father Kazembe Ajamu Coleman visit Buca di Beppo Times Square on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

According to court docs, neither of Z's parents are looking for spousal support, so once the community property issue is settled, the divorce should be finalized without too much drama. 

Still, sad day for the Colemans to be sure.

See how Zendaya clapped back at an internet body shamer on BET Breaks, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from top: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)


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