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Few Hollywood love stories are as pure-hearted as Tom Holland and Zendaya‘s. The two had developed a devoted friendship that eventually took a romantic turn ever since they were chosen as the main characters in Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2016.
In the following, we detail every detail concerning their incredibly intimate relationship, including how Tom Holland and Zendaya met, who else they have dated, and any public comments they have made about one another.
2016: saw the casting of Tom Holland and Zendaya as Peter Parker and MJ in Marvel’s revival of the Spider-Man series.
In Marvel’s reboot of the Spider-Man series, the two are portrayed as the legendary comic book couple. The first movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, starts filming in June 2016 and debuts in July 2017.
In 2017, Tom referred to Zendaya as his best friend.
Holland gushes about Zendaya in an interview with People before the opening of the first Spider-Man movie.
“We are like the best of friends. She’s so great and amazing,” he says. “I’m a little worried [about dealing with fame … but] Zendaya is super famous and she’s been through this and I just call her up and say, ‘How do I manage being famous?’ I’m very glad I have a friend like her.”
They deny dating rumors as they start a publicity tour for the first Spider-Man movie in 2017.
Zendaya and Holland are surrounded by dating rumors while promoting their new film, which they vigorously refute on social media. In response to a tweet claiming that the co-stars went on vacation together, Zendaya comments, “Wait wait…my favorite is when it says we go on vacations together HA! I haven’t been on a vacation in years!hbu @TomHolland1996 ???”
Does the press tour count, Holland responds to a tweet.
They reportedly date other people in 2019–2020.
A relationship between Zendaya and Jacob Elordi is reportedly started in 2019. They were seen out together in New York City engaging in plenty of PDA before traveling to Greece.
Holland makes his relationship with British actress Nadia Parkes public on Instagram in 2020. According to a person who spoke to the Daily Mail, the two apparently isolated together in the early stages of the pandemic.
The couple were seen kissing in a car in Los Angeles in July 2021 as captured by paparazzi.
Pictures of the longtime friends and co-stars of Spider-Man kissing in a car at a red light have surfaced. Images of the two of them leaving Zendaya’s mother’s home in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles can be seen in other pictures.
They go as each other’s dates to a friend’s wedding in August 2021.
The two are spotted attending a friend’s wedding as each other’s dates, despite their continued silence over the nature of their relationship. In pictures from the occasion, Zendaya and Holland are seen posing with their heads close together.
They ostensibly make their Instagram relationship official in September 2021.
As a beautiful birthday present for the actress, Holland shares a behind-the-scenes picture from their time on the Spider-Man set on Instagram.
“My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays,” he writes in the caption. “Gimme a call when your up xxx.”
October 2021: In a brand-new interview, Zendaya gushes about Tom.
Zendaya lauds Holland’s work ethic after taking on the role of Peter Parker in an interview with InStyle.
“There are many things, obviously, that I appreciate. In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It’s a lot of pressure—you take on the role of a superhero wherever you go. To the little kid who walks by, you are Spider-Man. I think he handled that so well,” she says. “Our director allowed me to come in every day [of the shoot], and it was cool to see how he cares so much about his work and making it right. I watched him do a fight scene all day, which is exhausting. He’d do a move, come back to the monitors, watch it, and say, ‘I can do that better.’ I’d be like, ‘Dude, you got it.’ But he wants us to be perfect, and I really appreciate that.” She then adds that Holland is “a fun time. Very charismatic, can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat. A good chat—I sound so British.”
Tom discusses privacy in his celebrity dating life in November 2021.
Holland discusses the paparazzi pictures of him and Zendaya sharing a kiss in a car during the summer in an interview.
In an interview, Holland reflects on the paparazzi photos that captured him and Zendaya kissing in a car over the summer.” One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world,” he tells GQ. “I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway. We sort of felt robbed of our privacy.”
He also says he can’t speak on their relationship without Zendaya next to him. “It’s not a conversation that I can have without her,” he continues. “You know, I respect her too much to say … This isn’t my story. It’s our story. And we’ll talk about what it is when we’re ready to talk about it together.”
Zendaya echoes her boyfriend’s sentiments. “It was quite strange and weird and confusing and invasive. The equal sentiment [we both share] is just that when you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own,” she tells the magazine. “I think loving someone is a sacred thing and a special thing and something that you want to deal with and go through and experience and enjoy amongst the two people that love each other.”
In the winter of 2021, they make a number of fashionable public appearances together to advertise the last Spider-Man movie.
While promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third installment in their Marvel trilogy, the duo attracts notice for their numerous chic red carpet appearances.
From a handmade Valentino Haute Couture gown with embroidered cobwebs to a stunning Alexander McQueen ensemble with crystal spiderweb stockings, Zendaya dons attire that appears to pay homage to the well-known comic book franchise.
Tom disputes rumors that they acquired a home together in February 2022.
While making a guest appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the actor clarifies the situation.
Tom travels more than 4,000 kilometers in August 2022 to visit Zendaya in Budapest.
According to reports, Holland travels more than 4,000 miles to see Zendaya while she is filming the Dune sequel in Budapest. Holland is currently filming The Crowded Room in New York City.
He has been seen knitting on his commercial flight. Later, according to video taken by a fan, Holland and Zendaya can be seen exploring the city. In the video, Zendaya sports a sleek all-black ensemble that includes a racer-back tank top, pleated pants, and shoes. The Cherry actor, meanwhile, sports a laid-back ensemble of trousers, a navy blue T-shirt, and gray Nike sneakers.