Thinking who’s responsible for raising the multi-talented human being Zendaya? Put your hands up for the two-time Emmy winner’s parents mom Claire Stoermer and dad Kazembe Ajamu Coleman.
Zendaya’s parents have been her biggest cheerleaders. Every now and then, we have seen the Hollywood actress at events with her mom Claire Stoermer and all her fans are curious to learn everything about her mom. Read on to know Zendaya’s mom Claire a bit better.
Here’s all you need to know about Zendaya’s mother Claire Stoermer (her birthday, early life, and more)
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Claire Stoermer is the mother of the Euphoria actress Zendaya. Apart from being Zendaya’s mother, Claire is a former school teacher. She worked as a teacher in Oakland, California while her daughter grew up.
Zendaya’s mom Claire was born on March 24 and she has German and Scottish ancestry. As of right now, she is reportedly 58 years old. Since Zendaya’s mom Claire was a school teacher back in the day, the Hollywood star has an extra appreciation for education.
When Zendaya was young, she often looked up to her mother Claire as a role model due to her passion for helping others. In an earlier interview with Teen Vogue, she spilled the beans about her childhood.
At that time, the Dune star told the magazine, “Growing up, I watched my mom teach in the heart of Oakland, California, at inner-city schools that were always underfunded. My mom went above and beyond, working constantly to open her students’ eyes to an education that could lift them far beyond their current circumstances.”
Zendaya went on to say, “She would introduce them to the arts, guide them through the language of Shakespeare, and show them the wonders of nature outside city life — all things that they wouldn’t have experienced otherwise.” Then, she also stated that if she wasn’t an actress then she would be “a teacher in a heartbeat — guaranteed!”
During the same interview, the Hollywood actress stated that watching her mother was “magical” and that it ingrained an appreciation for the importance of education in her. Claire’s sheer dedication as a teacher kept her away from her daughter during the first few years of her acting career. In 2011, she tweeted, “Me and my dad live in L.A. but my mom is a teacher so she couldn’t quit and move out with us.”
Apart from working as a school teacher, Claire also worked as the house manager for the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda.
Zendaya is a big advocate for embracing her natural beauty due to her mom Claire
In the last couple of years, we have seen Zendaya all glammed up for award shows, various events, and photoshoots, meanwhile, she is a big advocate for embracing her natural beauty, something she credits her mom for.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Spider-Man: No Way Home actress said, “My beauty icons are the women in my life. My mom didn’t wear makeup; I don’t think she knew that to me, it was empowering that she didn’t care.”
Claire Stoermer has her own jewelry line
Yeah, you read that right. Zendaya’s mother Claire Stoermer has her own jewelry line that goes by the name of Kizzmet Jewelry. The jewels for her jewelry line are made from crystals such as amethysts, hematites, and chrysocollas.
In the past, Zendaya has also donned her mom’s designs. Not only this, but she has also shared about her mom’s work online. Way back in 2016, she raved over her mom and her jewelry pieces on the social media platform Twitter.
At that time, Zendaya tweeted, “So my mom’s a dope ass jewelry designer/maker and also slays my line.” Then, she also put up a screenshot of a sweet conversation between herself and her mom on Twitter.
So my mom's a dope ass jewelry designer/maker and also slays my line😍@clairemaree64 @KizzmetJewelry @dayabyzendaya #handwrappedcrystalchoker pic.twitter.com/zINrAU0woV
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 16, 2016
Claire Stoermer is a pro at shutting down rumors
Zendaya’s mother Claire Stoermer is an absolute pro at debunking rumors. Last year in December, when people began speculating that Zendaya and Tom Holland had secretly got engaged, her mom subtly shut down the rumors.
At that point, Claire reminded the fans of the pair to be aware of the “clickbait.” Then, she cryptically posted the definition of the word on her Instagram Story. The online definition read, “Clickbait typically refers to the practice of writing sensationalized or misleading headlines in order to attract clicks on a piece of content.”
The quote further read, “It often relies on exaggerating claims or leaving out key information in order to encourage traffic. The term is generally used in a dismissive sense.”
Zendaya’s mother Claire Stoermer is pretty active on Instagram
Claire Stoermer has a decent fan following on the social networking platform Instagram. Up until now, she has 119k followers on Instagram. She has more than 1,800 posts on her Instagram feed.
Her Instagram bio reads, “check out my jewelry on instagram @kizzmetjewelry ✨✨.” When we scrolled through the Instagram feed of Claire, we found a series of snaps of her beautiful jewelry pieces, a couple of pictures of her with her cute fur babies Tiger and Noon, and a few photos of her with her friends and her daughter Zendaya.
Claire Stoermer shared a sweet birthday post for her daughter Zendaya in 2021
On September 1, 2021, Claire put up an adorable post for her daughter Zendaya on the occasion of her 25th birthday. At that time, she posted a throwback photo of herself and her daughter Zendaya on Instagram.
Stoermer started by saying, “now is a good time to post this happy birthday message, Even though I know you just got off work at 2 o’clock in the morning. And so you probably won’t see this until later this afternoon.”
She concluded her post by saying, “I wish I could be with you on your birthday, but such is the life of a busy woman! Just know that I am with you always and I love you forever, always, and more. Happy birthday my beautiful sweet child! Love mommy.”
We must say Zendaya and her mom Claire Stoermer make for a great mother-daughter duo. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.