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Meet Darnell Appling: All About Zendaya’s Assistant and BFF

Recently, Dune co-stars Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet were seen dancing their hearts out and having a whale of a time at her assistant Darnell Appling’s Freaknik-themed birthday party.

Zendaya and Chalamet are two of the biggest names in Hollywood. The two of them are set to appear in the upcoming movie Dune 2 which hits the screens later this year on November 3.

The fans love the friendship between Timmy and Zendaya. They got a glimpse of their great camaraderie at her assistant Darnell Appling’s birthday party recently. In the videos from the party, the duo can be seen dancing with other guests.

And now, people are curious to know more about Darnell Appling. Read on to gather more information about Zendaya’s assistant who also happens to be one of her best friends.

Here’s all you need to know about Zendaya’s assistant Darnell Appling (including his profession, age, and more)

For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, Darnell Appling is one of the closest friends of the Hollywood actress Zendaya. Along with this, he is also her assistant.

Darnell is also a social media star himself. At the time of writing, he has more than 98k followers on the social media platform Instagram. As per his Insta bio, he was born and brought up in East Cleveland.

The celebrity assistant refers to himself as ‘A Cussing Christian’ and ‘Vegan-Ish.’ According to Famous Birthdays, Darnell is 38 years old at the moment. His Instagram feed is proof that he is a big fashionista just like Zendaya.

In the last few years, Appling has posted pictures of himself from his time at popular events like GQ Awards, the Oscars, the Emmys, and more. He often gushes over Zendaya on social media.

In one of his Instagram posts, Darnell revealed that he was a ‘stand in,’ in Dwayne Wade’s scene from the series Austin and Ally. The basketball superstar made a guest appearance in episode 14 of the series called Fanatics & Favors.

Zendaya and Darnell Appling share a sweet relationship

Zendaya and Darnell’s bond is just not professional, the two of them share a special friendship. Last year, he dropped a sweet birthday wish for the Euphoria actress on the occasion of her 26th birthday.

“Happy Birthday to my lifeline. You often say your life wouldn’t function without me BUT the truth is my life wouldn’t be able to function without YOU. God knew I needed another Virgo and sent the perfect one,” he wrote alongside a happy picture of the duo.

Appling further added, “You are a special human Zendeesha @zendaya with the purest heart! God really took his time with you sucka! I pray for you daily. I pray for constant protection and happiness.”

He concluded, “Happy mentally, emotionally and physically! This year is going to be EPICALLY AMAZING for you and I’m happy I get to be by your side to witness all the greatness up close and personal! Love you from the bottom of my heart -Darneesh 🖤.”

Up until now, it’s unknown how Zendaya and Darnell met each other for the first time. Although, as per a few media reports, they crossed paths during her Disney days.

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Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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