Zendaya costarred in Trevor's music video for his 2013 track "Like We Grown" and played his love interest. The two insisted that their chemistry was merely platonic, and at Trevor's 18th birthday celebration, Zendaya addressed the rumors head-on, denying anything more than a close friendship. "There's going to be those [rumors]," Zendaya told HipHollywood at the event. "But he's my best friend in the whole world. I love him to death . . . That's all it is." Trevor also addressed the dating rumors and shared, "We be laughing every time we hear it. I can understand why people think that because we are really close. But, no she's just my friend."
Zendaya later opened up about having a secret boyfriend for four years in an interview with Vogue back in 2017. She never named Trevor, but many speculated that he was the mystery man she was referring to when she shared, "It was my first love."