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Claire Stoermer: A Peek Into Zendaya’s Mom’s Private Life

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Claire Stoermer came into the limelight thanks to her daughter, Zendaya’s fame. Here’s everything we know about her. 

Zendaya’s mum, Claire Stoermer, keeps her life private despite being a celebrity mum and an online personality. How does she do it? Keep reading to know more about Claire and her personal life away from fame. 

Who Is Claire Stoermer? 

Claire Stoermer is an American online personality and celebrity mother of the famous Hollywood actress Zendaya. She was born on March 24, 1964, in Oakland, California, to her father, Philip Hillary Stoermer, and mother, Daphne Carol Whitelaw. Her parents have mixed ethnic backgrounds; her father is African-American, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry. 

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Zendaya With Her Mom, Claire Stoermer
Zendaya With Her Mom, Claire Stoermer. (Source: Instagram)

Claire was raised in Oakland, where she grew up with five siblings. She is the last of all six children and has an older brother named Mark and a sister named Hilary. She also attended Oakland High School and later enrolled at Santa Clara University. 

Regarding her educational background, she studied at the Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and later graduated from Santa Clara University in 1987. A few years later, she started her career journey in 1990 as an elementary school teacher.

Zendaya’s mom taught for eight years, and in 1998, she became a house manager at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California. At the theater, she was also a trainee in the theater’s student program for a couple of years.

She has resumed teaching and is currently a teacher at Fruitville Elementary School in Oakland, California. In an interview with Teen Vogue in 2016, her daughter Zendaya discussed her mum’s job at the theater.

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She said: 

“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.”


Zendaya has also cited her mother as a source of inspiration and has said on multiple occasions that she would have become a teacher if she didn’t have a career in the entertainment industry. 

Hollywood Actress Zendaya. (Source: Instagram/Hellocanadamag)

Claire Stoermer’s Weight Loss

The celebrity mum, who was on the plus side before, has lost significant weight. Fans noticed this when she appeared, looking a few sizes less than usual. Questions have been asked about how she lost so much weight and what diet plan she undertook, but these questions have yet to be answered. 

Claire has not addressed her weight loss publicly or mentioned using unique methods to lose weight. Because she is about 59 years old, she may be at the typical phase where adults tend to take their health seriously and try to be as healthy as possible due to their growing age. 

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She reportedly weighs 59 kilograms and stands over 5 foot 10 inches tall. Information about how much weight she lost and how she lost it is not available, but it is clear that she did lose a significant amount of weight. Claire looks much healthier now, and many say she also looks younger. 

Is Claire Stoermer Still Married to Zendaya’s Father?

No, she is not. She is divorced from her ex-husband and Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. The former couple met sometime in the 1990s, fell in love, and decided to be together. Their union was not legalized, as they only identified as partners until 2008, when they finally tied the knot. 

Zendaya With Her Mom and Dad
Zendaya With Her Mom, Claire, and Dad, Kazembe. (Source: Facebook)

However, they already had a baby girl years before, in 1996, who would be the Zendaya we all know and love now. Zendaya’s father, Kazembe, already had five other children from a previous marriage. Zendaya’s siblings are Katianna, Annabella, Austin, Kaylee, and Julien.

Their relationship was a very private one right up till they divorced in 2016. It surprised many, but little did they know they had been separated long before the divorce was announced.

Claire filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Other sources claim that Kazembe was an absent father and husband to Zendaya and her mother, but neither party confirmed nor denied the rumors. 

Addressing fans’ reactions and shock, Zendaya tweeted and confirmed that her parents had been separated for a long time. In her tweet, she wrote: “Y’all didn’t know ’cause we private and they still homies.”

Their divorce was relatively amicable and drama-free, and Claire did not ask him for spousal support in her terms of divorce. Zendaya is often seen with her parents or in their social media posts. Her parents might have separated, but they co-parent the “Spiderman” star effectively to date. 

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