On the heels of his surprising retirement announcement, celebrity stylist Law Roach is dishing on how Zendaya—one of his close longtime clients—handled the news.
Law Roach Says He & Zendaya Have Always Supported & ‘Protected’ Each Other
During a sit-down on Emily Ratajkowski’s High Low with EmRata podcast on Tuesday, Law acknowledged how the Euphoria star reached out to him after he made his since-deleted retirement announcement on Instagram, in which he proclaimed, “My Cup is empty.”
Law Roach recalled that Zendaya “called and said, ‘Girl, I thought we’d make big decisions together.’”
Despite Zendaya’s shock, though, the 26-year-old “of course” stood by Law’s side. In fact, on top of providing emotional support, she even offered to “send [Law] on a vacation.” Oh-kay—talk about friendship goals!
“She’s like, ‘Do you need me to send you on a vacation? Like, tell me what, tell me what you’re going through.’ And I talk[ed] to her about, you know, just being unhappy and being unhappy for a really long time…And she was like, ‘Whatever you need, whatever you need.’”
With Zendaya being so supportive of Law’s decision, he went on to speak on how “people started to blame her for [his] retirement.” After saying that the speculation simply “isn’t true,” he pointed out that Zendaya “has always protected [him] in this industry and vice versa.”
We should also note that Law said that the overall speculation “spilled over to [his] suffering.”
“People started to blame her for my retirement. And that wasn’t fair to her. And the things they were saying, of course, isn’t true. So that spilled over to my suffering, she started to suffer too. And I didn’t think I didn’t think that was fair. Because she has always protected me in this industry and vice versa.”
Law Acknowledges How His Nephew’s Death Factored Into His Retirement Decision
In addition to speaking on how Zendaya reacted to the retirement news, Law also addressed how the death of his three-year-old nephew contributed to his retirement decision, as he was so busy working that he only got to see his nephew “maybe four times in his three years.”
“I lost my nephew, two years ago, the day before Thanksgiving when he was three. And he fell out of their apartment window. And I think that’s when a shift for me started to happen…I had literally only got to really see my nephew maybe four times in his three years because of work and the guilt of that you didn’t even get a chance you didn’t get a chance to hold him enough. You didn’t get a chance to kiss him and tell him you love them enough. So that was really tough for me. I had never been depressed in my life. And I went through a bout of really, really strong depression.”
He went on to add that, one day, he realized just how much of his life was utterly consumed by work, and he knew that he wanted to make a change.
“I just woke up one day, and I’ve been dealing with a lot of anxiety—like, crippling anxiety, honestly. And I’m like, ‘Why? I know how to do this job. It’s the only thing I know how to do.’ But I just started to realize [that] I’m not in Relationship. I have never been in a relationship. These last eight, nine years, my focus has only been my career blinders on like, so I lost a lot of friends.”
Shoutout to Law Roach for doing what he believes is best, and we love to hear that Zendaya was supportive of her friend and longtime stylist!