- On Tuesday, Law Roach announced on Instagram that he is retiring as a stylist.
- In a tweet shared Wednesday, he said his resignation doesn’t mean he’s “breaking up” with Zendaya.
- He also confirmed that his announcement was not a “PR stunt” to Vogue.
Law Roach clarified what his departure means for his relationship with Zendaya.
On Tuesday, Roach announced he was retiring as a stylist via an Instagram post, writing, “My cup is empty…thanks to everyone who has supported me and my career over the years. Every person who has entrusted their image to me, I am so grateful to you all.”
He added: “If this business was all about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life but unfortunately it’s not! The politics, lies and false narratives finally got me! You win…I’m out.”
The news came as a shock to Roach’s fans and the fashion world as he is the mastermind behind many of the most memorable celebrity looks of recent years.
Many fans immediately wondered what Roach’s news meant for his relationship with Zendaya. Roach has worked with Zendaya for years and almost single-handedly transformed her into a stylish Hollywood it girl.
But on Wednesday, Roach took to Twitter to share that his retirement from styling didn’t mean he’d pulled out of his relationship with the “Euphoria” actor.
“So y’all really think I’m breaking up with Z…..we’re forever!” He tweeted. He followed with another tweet about Zendaya, writing, “She’s my little sister and it’s real love, not fake industrial love.”
Roach also confirmed to Vogue on Wednesday that he was retiring as a celebrity stylist, shutting down those on social media who questioned if his Instagram post was a “PR stunt.” He told the outlet he decided to retire because he wanted to “take some pressure off myself.”
“I was in the car and I made a decision,” he told Vogue. “I said, ‘You know what, I’ve done everything I wanted to do in this career. I’ve gotten all the awards and accolades, I’ve changed people’s lives… And I just feel like I’ve done enough, you know?'”
“So this Instagram post wasn’t a PR stunt,” he said. “It was really me that gave me the grace to say, ‘It’s okay. You can do something else.’”
Roach opened up about his love of styling during a chat with Insider’s Amanda Krause in February.
“Styling is like a drug to me when I know I’m doing it right,” he said. “Whoever I dress up when they have that extra little thing — a little spark or a little wobble in their gait — I just love that feeling.”
He also told Krause that he was energized by the new designers entering the industry as he reflected on the future of fashion.
“I enjoy seeing young designers and independent designers just showing and celebrating their collections. It just seems like there’s so much talent right now and that’s really exciting for me,” he said.
Roach told Vogue he plans to continue working in fashion, just not as a stylist. It seems modeling could be in his future as he spoke to Vogue after making his modeling debut for Boss. He also told the outlet that he plans to teach.
“I want to be more involved with people who look like me and want to figure out how I can have the opportunity to do things that I’ve done,” he told Vogue. “I want this to be my legacy, a legacy that I’ve really helped transform people’s lives — and not just celebrities’ lives by putting them in the best dress, you know?”
Roach representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.