Yet again the rumor mill has been swirling around Zendaya and her relationship with spidey co-star, Tom Holland, with Twitter besides itself with claims that Zendaya is pregnant. So... exactly where did these rumors come from?
Spoiler alert, Zendaya, who has made the list of TIME's Person of the year, is NOT pregnant. Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but as far as we can tell, there will not be any mini Zendayas or Toms running around anytime soon!
As we know social media isn’t exactly known for its accuracy or ability to circulate proven facts and news and rumors spread like wildfire on it.
Despite Tom and Zendaya being the definition of couple goals and making us swoon with every candid snap or Insta comment, there's been absolutely no baby hints of any kind from them—so just where did these rumors originate from?
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Is Zendaya pregnant? This is why fans thought so
Well, it looks like we can track these rumors back to a prank trend, currently making the rounds on TikTok and Instagram.
The prank sees users post a video with a celeb reveal or breaking ‘news’ but if viewers watch until the very end, a picture of Kris Jenner will appear with the caption ‘you just got Krissed’—no doubt you will have fallen prey to this at least once during your daily TikTok scrolling.
It seems this is how the Zendaya pregnancy story went viral after a number of videos appeared featuring screenshots of her ‘Instagram’ showing a sonogram, with Tom Holland tagged on it—and another screenshot of an Insta story of someone having the sonogram done at a doctor’s office, with Zendaya being tagged in the caption.
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If viewers watch to the end though, momager Kris pops up along with the words ‘Sike you’ve just been Krissed’ plus instructions to send it on to your friends to ‘Kris’ them too.
It makes sense why this rumor got so out of hand because if you’re a quick scroller, it’s very easy to miss the prank reveal. And if you fell for it and sent it to your group chat, chances are someone else will have fallen for it too—and so a viral rumor is born!
All it takes is one tweet sharing the news for the Twitterverse to ignite! Alas, the power of the world wide web.
Despite there being no truth behind these rumors, it did spark a bunch of very funny and relatable reactions that Twitter does so well…
Best reactions to the Zendaya pregnancy rumors
One fan tweeted (opens in new tab): "Can’t believe zendaya’s gonna find out she’s pregnant through twitter”.
With another posting (opens in new tab): “Zendaya is NOT pregnant and THIS is why she don’t talk to us!”
Another fan who clearly did get ‘Krissed’ also tweeted (opens in new tab): “zendaya PREGNANT?? I just fell to my knees in a Walmart.”
On Twitter user also accurately depicted how the rumor spreader must be feeling right now, saying: “The person who said Zendaya pregnant to get Twitter in a frenzy rn:”
The person who said Zendaya pregnant to get Twitter in a frenzy rn: pic.twitter.com/lGaab6Xi7nJune 15, 2022
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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