Zendaya, the multi-talented actress and singer, took a moment to reminisce about her younger days as she celebrated turning 27.
The « Euphoria » star shared an adorable throwback photo on her Instagram, where she can be seen with chocolate smeared all over her lips and hand, seemingly after enjoying a plate of cookies. The joy in her young eyes and that infectious smile is a testament to the vibrant spirit she carries even today.
Captioning the photo, Zendaya expressed her gratitude for the life she’s lived and the love she’s received. « Every year I grow I’m reminded of how precious this life is,” she wrote. The heartfelt post was filled with gratitude for her fans, thanking them for their unwavering support and love. “Thank you all for helping me fill it up with so much love. Your kind words and constant support means everything to me. Thank you so so much and here’s to 27,” she added, punctuating her message with two pink heart emojis.
The comments section was soon flooded with birthday wishes from celebrity friends and fans alike. Iconic fashion designer Donatella Versace sent her wishes with a « Happy birthday gorgeous @zendaya!! » while Zendaya’s « Euphoria » co-star, Hunter Schafer, expressed her love with a string of heart emojis. Supermodels Winnie Harlow and Lori Harvey didn’t hold back either, sharing their love and birthday wishes for the birthday girl.
But the most heartwarming tribute came from none other than Zendaya’s beau, Tom Holland. The « Spider-Man » actor shared a couple of endearing photos of Zendaya on his Instagram Story. In one, Zendaya can be seen giving a thumbs-up, clad in snorkeling gear, with Holland captioning it « My birthday girl. » The second snap showcased Zendaya enjoying a peaceful walk with her two dogs.
In a recent interview with Elle for their September 2023 issue, Zendaya opened up about the challenges and joys of navigating her public relationship with Holland. “Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public,” she shared. However, she emphasized the importance of maintaining personal boundaries, stating, « It’s about protecting the peace and letting things be your own but also not being afraid to exist. »
As Zendaya steps into another year, it’s evident that she’s not just growing older, but wiser, more introspective, and ever-grateful for the journey she’s on.