Bella and Zendaya at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards


Bella Thorne and Zendaya


Best Friends

Relationship Type


Zendella (Zend/aya and B/ella) is the real-life best-friendship pairing of Zendaya and Bella Thorne. They are the main stars of the show, Shake It Up they always hang out when they're off set. They are so close that they call themselves “brothers”, the reason for that being when Bella stated in an interview that, "Best friends and sisters always have silly little fights, but brothers don’t make a big deal out of anything." Zendaya and Bella stated that when she and Zendaya first met on the set of Shake It Up, moments after she and Bella had came up to each other, they had instantly clicked, and have been inseparable from the start. Nevermind that they are "brothers" to each other, Zendaya and Bella are always close no matter the situation, especially in their Instagram pictures. Although the series ended in Fall 2013, they still remain very close.

Other Pairing Names

  • Zendella - (Zend/aya + B/ella) - Original Name
  • Zella - (Z/endaya + B/ella)
  • Bendaya - (B/ella + Z/endaya)
  • Bellaya - (Bell/a + Zend/aya)
  • Baya (B/ella + Zend/aya)

Zendella Moments

"We love each other," and, "I love you", are frequent phrases between them.

Bella and Zendaya both tried out for the Sears Arrive Lounge air band at the same time during one of the same auditions. It is unknown if they knew each other or not .

Zendaya and Bella attended an event for the Millions of Milkshakes charity.

Bella and Zendaya on the rail.

Zendaya and Bella do the most interviews together more than any other Shake It Up cast pairing. They sometimes hold hands and they like to finish each other’s sentences.

In almost all their interviews together, Bella and Zendaya hold hands.

When they auditioned for Shake It Up together, the casting directors noticed the chemistry between them right away.

Zendaya and Bella refer to each other as their 'Boo' and are usually very close to each other when they post pictures on Twitter or in general.

The girls go on many trips together, and frequently visit Disneyland together, as seen in the picture to the right.

In a J-14 magazine interview, Bella dishes that she and Zendaya like to watch YouTube videos during lunch time on set.

They were cast together on Shake It Up in largely due to the "amazing chemistry" they have with each other.

On their first livechat on February 14th, 2011, Zendaya accidentally poked Bella in the eye, repeatedly apologizing to Bella and then giving her a kiss on the cheek.


During their live chat on March 7th, 2012, Bella kissed Zendaya on the head. That would be the fourth documented kiss during one of their live chats, while the possible others are unknown.

Also during their live chat on March 7th, 2012, Bella (gently) bit Zendaya on the shoulder, and Zendaya seemed comfortable and unphased by the gesture.

The two traveled to Dubai to visit Millions of Milkshakes in the Dubai mall together.

Me and my girl

[(Millions of Milkshakes Interview, Dubai) How hard is it juggling all these responsibilities as young girls growing up in the limelight?] Bella: It is a little hard I must say, but we have our friends there for us and I have Zendaya there for me. It would be a lot less exciting doing this alone, but I have my best friend there to travel the world with me. What more could you ask for? / Zendaya: I feel exactly the same way – she took the words right out of my mouth!

They attended the premiere for the Disney nature-film, Chimpanzees, together on April 16, 2012, also recording the new commercial for the Disney campaign, Friends For Change.

2014 Teen Choice Awards

At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, Bella announced the nominees for the Candie's Choice Style Icon, and Zendaya won the title. Thereafter, they happily met on the red carpet and posed for a series of photos, reuniting.
Bella tweeted shortly after the awards: Big congrats tonight to @selenagomez @natandalex @shailenewoodley @AnselElgort @Zendaya @RobertsEmma <3

Tweet Moments

  • August 30, 2011 - Zendaya96 everytime i get off the phone with @bellathorne im so confused!! ahahahhaha love that girl!!
  • September 1, 2011 (Zendaya's Birthday) - bellathorne @Zendaya96 happy bday boo i love u more than wordsssssss Zendaya96 @bellathorne I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! bellathorne @Zendaya96 i love u back <33333 Zendaya96 @bellathorne wowsers!!!! thanks guuuurrrrlllll!!! bellathorne @Zendaya96 wowsers is right but it is true and u are my HEART <3 i wuv u
  • February 14, 2012 - (Valentine's Day) - bellathorne i love u @Zendaya96!!!!! u are beautifulllllll <3 Zendaya96 @bellathorne I love you!!!!!!!!!! Well you're gorgeous!!!!<33333=====
  • Bella and Zendaya bite.
    February 15, 2012 - Zendaya96 Look what I got from my boo being @bellathornelovesyou of course;)
  • February 28, 2012 - bellathorne @RADIODISNEY i'd like to request my boo z's song #somethingtodancefor Zendaya96 @bellathorne @RADIODISNEY and I'd like to request my boo's song TTYLXOX !!!!!!!!!!!
  • March 8, 2012 - Zendaya96 doing HW with my boo @bellathorne <3
  • April 25, 2012 - Zendaya96 @bellathrone awww go vote for my boo Bella!! she is the BEST!! just like her brother said! lol
  • April 26, 2012 - Zendaya96 Lunch with my girl??
  • May 11, 2012 - @Zendaya96 Cograts on the nomination boo!!! I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you!! Love youuu!!!! bellathorne @Zendaya96 awww thank you boo! Can't wait to see you!!:)❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
  • PlsS

    Bella and Zendaya at the Blended premier in 2014.

    June 16th, 2014 - bellathorne @Zendaya our voice mails tho....i love u my beautiful singing dancing acting sensation....
  • September 1st, 2014 - Happy birthday to my beautiful, talented and most precious bff @Zendaya. It'll always be me & u. i love u forever
  • October 6th, 2014 - bellathorne Thank you so much for supporting me babygirl. From shake it up to this and still by my side @zendaya 
  • October 7th, 2014 - Zendaya (via Instagram) I've said it a billion times but I'm proud of my little nugget @bellathorne soooo it's her birthday tomorrow and I can't get to sappy but I love you kid, we've grown up together, had our ups and downs but you always find a way to make me laugh (if you only knew what she said in this very moment^^^) keep growing and keep shining😘🙏
  • November 15th, 2014 - bellathorne @Zendaya i love you z! can't wait for the premiere of KC! xo miss u lots

Zendella Fanfiction

Cold Valentines

It Happened In Paris

Thinking About U


The image gallery for Zendella may be viewed here.

Zendella Videos

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