No, Zendaya Is Not Pregnant

So, why do so many people think she and Tom Holland are expecting a child?

It all started with the Kardashians, as it does with so many things. Kris Jenner, in particular, is the emblem of a current TikTok craze in which users spout various made-up pieces of news and then tell viewers they've been #Krissed, implying that the "news" is phoney. 

The majority of them are about celebrities' personal lives — pregnancy rumours, new relationships, divorces — and some of them are backed up with "proof," 

usually in the form of Instagram screenshots modified to look like they were uploaded by a celebrity's account. Every video concludes with a sped-up video of Kris Jenner dancing, 

pulled from this extremely mid-aughts Kardashian lip sync, and the lines, "You've just been Krissed," implying that the news isn't true and you actually believed it! As if there wasn't already enough disinformation circulating around TikTok.

Because #Krissed videos are often short, it's easy to see that the assertions they're making aren't accurate. 

But I suppose this one was extremely convincing: a collage of ultrasound images Photoshopped to look like it was shared by Zendaya and her pals, with the phrase 

"OMG ZENDAYA AND HER FRIENDS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT SHE IS PREGNANT AND TAGGED TOM HOLLAND" layered on top.

It's followed by a video of Jenner with the caption "SIKE YOU JUST GOT #KRISSED."

According to Twitter, "Zendaya pregnant" was briefly trending Tuesday night, indicating that not everyone waited for the video to conclude.

On Wednesday, Zendaya commented on her Instagram Stories, writing, "See now, this is why I keep off Twitter... "Weekly, I'm just making stuff up for no reason." 

It's safe to infer that this couple's relationship is still in the "cute Instagram posts" stage.