Zendaya found herself at the center of engagement rumors after she shared a selfie featuring a ring that set the rumor mill spinning.
The celebrated actress took to her Instagram Stories to post the intriguing image. However, as the gossip mill churned, Zendaya decided to address the speculation directly in a lighthearted video.
In the video, Zendaya chuckled as she told her followers, “I can’t post anything, you guys.” Laughter could also be heard in the background as she continued, “I posted it for my hat, not for the ring on my right finger, you guys. Seriously, do you think that’s how I would drop the news? Like, what?”
According to reports from People magazine, she later re-uploaded the original image to her Instagram Stories to let her fans take another look, along with a note that read, “Let me just put the full body back so y’all can relax.”
Zendaya and her boyfriend, Tom Holland, are known for keeping their relationship out of the public eye, making this engagement speculation particularly surprising.
During an interview with Elle in August, Zendaya discussed the balance between her private and public life, saying, “Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public. I can’t not be a person and live my life and love the person I love. But also, I do have control over what I choose to share. It’s about protecting the peace and letting things be your own but also not being afraid to exist. You can’t hide. That’s not fun, either. I am navigating it more than ever now.”