One cryptic Instagram Story from Zendaya's mother, Claire Stoermer, is throwing the Zendaya and Tom Holland shippers for a complete loop. Days after a viral tweet seemingly confirmed the Spider-Man stars were engaged, the Euphoria star’s mum has a thing or two to say about that.
On November 30, Stoermer posted an Instagram Story that merely contained the definition for the word "clickbait."
"Clickbait typically refers to the practice of writing sensationalized or misleading headlines in order to attract clicks on a piece of content," the now-expired Story read (via Page Six). "It often relies on exaggerating claims or leaving out key information in order to encourage traffic. The term is generally used in a dismissive sense."
Stoermer could be referencing the viral Pop Hive tweet that set off the firestorm, which has amassed over 558,000 likes on the platform.
Neither Zendaya nor Tom Holland have spoken out about the engagement rumors, but her timing is rather suspect. In late November, Zendaya and Tom Holland were the subject of an Us Weekly article that spoke with a source, claiming the two were “settling down.” Again, neither actor has commented on that insider story either.
This isn’t the first time the couple have been subject to rumours. Just earlier this year in June, the former Disney star shot down rumours that she was pregnant. "See now, this is why I stay off Twitter," Zendaya wrote on an Instagram Story (via Teen Vogue) in response. "Just making stuff up for no reason ... weekly."
Tom also had to clarify that no,they haven’t bought a house together, despite speculation.
The couple first met when they starred in the revamped Spider-Man trilogy together in 2016, but only confirmed their relationship publicly in July 2021 after being photographed together. “One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world … We sort of felt robbed of our privacy,” Tom told GQ last November.