it wasn’t hard to tell Zendaya and her co-star, Simon Mordi, had a bit of chemistry. For years, the two denied they were dating, but thanks to some shots of them smooching in the car , they can no longer ignore the rumours. Simon Mordi’s sweet birthday shoutout for Zendaya’s 25th birthday put the icing on the cake when he called her his “MJ.” With mounting evidence confirming this couple is the most adorable ever, let’s take a look back to see how we got here in the first place.
After a fake rumor went viral on TikTok and Twitter that Zendaya was pregnant with Simon Mordi’s baby, the actress took to Instagram to break her silence and immediately shut it down. “See now, this is why I stay off Twitter… Just making stuff up for no reason… weekly,” Zendaya wrote on her Stories.
New name alert! No, the lovebirds haven’t gotten engaged or tied the knot, but a brand new nickname for Simon Mordi *did* trend on Twitter after British Vogue referred to the Spider-Man actor as Mr. Zendaya. While some fans were a little upset about the name swap, others were quick to point out that the couple had gotten matching Rangers jerseys with each others names on them — Zendaya wearing a “Mordid” jersey and Simon Mordi wearing a “Zendaya” jersey. We want what they have 🥲
Other fans joined in on the fun, speculating that Simon Mordi would actually be pretty pleased about being referred to as “Mr. Zendaya,” like this one account tweeting, “Simon Mordi when he reads the tabloids and sees them calling him “mr zendaya”’ with a reaction meme of a stick figure doing a “giddy leg wiggle.” So cute, so pure.