Did Zendaya date Trevor Jackson before Jacob Elordi? How rumored 4-year relationship ended in a 'bad breakup'
Zendaya is very much single right now, even though she continues to tackle the most difficult and raw aspects of relationships on screen
Before Zendaya made headlines with her 'Euphoria' co-star Jacob Elordi, she was rumored to be dating none other than fellow co-star Tom Holland from Marvel's new Spider-Man flicks. But before Zendaya was making tabloid headlines for dating her co-stars, she went through a burst of heartbreak as she came clean about it publicly in an interview with Vogue magazine. She was reportedly with a partner for four whole years and it was the same guy who had given her her puppy, Noon. Who's this mystery man you ask? Too many people at this point have maintained how the man could have been none other than Trevor Jackson.
Who is Trevor Jackson?
Jackson grew up to star in some of television's finest, as the singer-songwriter dabbled in acting. He is best known for playing Aaron Jackson on Freeform original series 'Grown-ish', Kevin Blake on Syfy original series 'Eureka', Kris McDuffy on Disney Channel's television movie 'Let It Shine', and Kevin LaCroix on 'American Crime'.
Zendaya had starred opposite Jackson as his love interest in the music video for his song 'Like We Grown'. The actor had also appeared in cameo roles in Zendaya's former Disney show 'KC Undercover', and even walked the red carpet with her at times. In 2015, when speculation ran rife about the two of them being together, Jackson clarified to the media "We're just so focused on everything going on [in our careers], that wouldn't even be possible right now. But you never know. If it happens, it happens."
The two even shared sweet Valentine's Day messages, with just a wish on Twitter in 2015. But that was the last anyone heard of them together, as soon, Zendaya would grow to not follow Jackson on Instagram anymore. What went wrong? The specifics of the matter are not out in the open, but if Zendaya's recount of the "bad breakup" she faced after four years together is to be trusted, things definitely did not end well for the two of them.
Zendaya's 'bad break up'
"It was my first love. It wasn’t a good ending," Zendaya told Vogue, as rumors of her breaking up with Jackson ran rife. "You know you're OK in a breakup when your first thought is not, 'What did I do wrong?' It's, 'That was the dumbest decision of your life, and you’re going to regret it forever,'" she said. Three years later, although notoriously private without even so much as a peep about her frolicky appearances in the public with Elordi, Zendaya has moved on.
On her app however, she doesn't shy away from giving authentic, crushingly real relationship advice to fans who write to her. "Y'all know I’m not shy about telling you I went through a bad breakup last year. I’m hella over that but trust, it wasn't easy. Here's how I got through it…I started forcing myself to have a lot more fun. I tried new things—going out and just doing more stuff. A healthy relationship does not mean you need to be with that person 24/7," she shared. "I got rid of old text messages, pictures and their clothing I still had. You don’t hang on to old Band-Aids. Throw that in the trash! You have to get rid of everything associated with them. It's best to get rid of their number. Or if you can’t quite let go, at least change the title of their name in your phone."
Who is Zendaya dating?
Zendaya is very much single right now, even though she continues to tackle the most difficult and raw aspects of relationships on screen. On 'Euphoria' she plays Rue, a troubled teen with crippling drug addiction and mental issues, who often relies her sobriety on her person of affection. In her latest film, 'Malcolm and Marie', she stars as a jaded girlfriend in a complicated relationship where love doesn't seem to be enough, opposite John David Washington. What's not to love, right?