Zendaya On Her Relationship with Odell Beckham Jr: “He’s Auditioning”

You may have noticed a high profile man on Zendaya‘s (age 19) arm at the 2016 GRAMMYs. That would be New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr (age 23). But don’t get the wrong idea.. they’re not dating, yet.

Of course TMZ jumped all over the story, but Zendaya’s father put them back in their place, telling the tabloid “what relationship? We’re just friends. If you see my daughter out on a date without me, it’s a relationship. It’s like an audition… it’s an interview.”

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(Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Republic Records)

Odell & Zendaya at the Republic Records GRAMMY Celebration (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)

Zendaya elaborated on her father’s statement saying, “here’s the thing… a couple of things… first of all it wasn’t really a date. We went to some events together, because we’re friends. We were with a group, we were with multiple people – I was with my stylist and everything like that -but here’s the thing: Even if it does progress, you gotta go through my dad first.”

“Just because you’re in the NFL, you killin’ stuff… that doesn’t mean you get to skip past pops. He’s not going to allow that to happen. Plus, if you have TMZ Paparazzi people hanging out waiting, then I think my dad should be there. That’s protective, I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

So, as you can see, Odell is still solidly locked in the audition phase, and whether or not things go any further is all up to daddy.


Singer Zendaya hangs out in the Adorama Live Theater at CBS Radio with 92.3 AMP Radio's DJ Toro. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Zendaya with DJ Toro (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

[PHOTOS] Zendaya In Studio with DJ Toro

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–Joe Cingrana/CBS Local

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