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Tom Holland is Zendaya's number one fan, this much we know. But now, the actor is making it clearer than ever, if his previous Instagram activity is anything to go by.
Spider-Man fans were elated after paparazzi pictures emerged appearing to show Tom Holland and Zendaya kissing.
The actors have played love interests on screen in the Marvel films, in which the British actor plays the titular character and Emmy-winning Zendaya stars as Peter Parker's classmate, MJ.
Zendaya has appeared in three Spider-Man films with Holland, the latter of which Spider-Man: No Way Home was released last December.
Here's everything we know about these co-stars turned couple, starting with the latest update:
April 2022: Zendaya and Tom Holland hold hands in his pocket in Boston
The couple have been photographed in Boston, where Zendaya is shooting her film The Challengers. For their date Zendaya wore a grey jumper and jeans, accessorised with a Fendi bag, while her partner wore a purple oversized T-shirt and dark trousers.
The duo shared a sweet PDA moment, holding hands in Holland’s pocket.
Their Boston day date came weeks after they were photographed by fans enjoying a coffee together in the city.
Zendaya spoke about what Tom Holland's support means to her
Zendaya rarely speaks about her rumoured relationship with Tom Holland, but during a red carpet appearance at the Euphoria For Your Consideration pre-Emmys event she did just this.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about how Holland's support of her has made a significant impact in her acting career, particularly while playing her acclaimed teen character Rue in Euphoria.
She said: 'I think it's great to have that support and love around you, because you need that,' referring to how he helps her with the aftermath of playing such an intense role once she's off set.
'This isn't an easy job, so it's good to have that to free you up from it every now and then,' she added.
While Holland didn't join her for the Los Angeles event, they were spotted on a dinner date in New York City last week.
March 2022: Tom Holland shows his adoration for Zendaya by way of an Instagram comment
Tom Holland took to Instagram to comment on Zendaya's latest post, which sees her posing in a voluminous 1956 Balmain dress.
Clearly in awe of the Euphoria star's photo, which also shows her sporting a 50s-style hairdo and Bulgari jewellery, Holland commented: 'First'.
February 2022: Tom Holland And Zendaya hold hands in New York City at the screening of his film Uncharted
Zendaya and Tom Holland all but confirmed their relationship while on their way to attend the screening of Holland's new film Uncharted.
While leaving the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City to head to the big event on Wednesday February 17, they were snapped holding each other's hand.
The Malcolm & Marie actor wore a black oversized mini shirt dress that she effortlessly cinched in at the waist with a statement gold-buckled belt.
She completed her streamlined look with sheer tights and pointed black pumps and rocked her new chin-length bob too.
With his hair scraped back, Holland looked similarly polished in a grey suit, which he teamed with a black roll neck top and smart dress shoes.
January 2022: Tom Holland reveals Zendaya helped calm his nerves before meeting his heroes
During an interview with Deadline, Holland discussed being nervous to meet actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, ahead of working together on 2021 film Spider Man: No Way Home.
Referring to co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who he enlisted to keep him company on the first day of working on the film, Holland recalled: 'At our first rehearsal, I had asked Jacob and Zendaya to come with me to just kind of be there as like, my support system.'
He added: 'Like, "I'm gonna go meet these guys, I'm really nervous about it."'
'"We have to read the scene, and I don't know how this is gonna go because we're all playing the same character, and we all have to bring our own heart and soul into this, and it means a lot to them, and it means a lot to me." So Jacob and Zendaya were there on that first day,' he explained of the time.
This comes after Holland was seen comforting Zendaya for the same reason in recently resurfaced footage of the pair, taken during an interview.
Zendaya puts her arm around Tom Holland's waist during London visit
Zendaya affectionately placed her arm around her beau's waist on January 23, after a visit at the actor's family home in London.
The pair were seen walking around the capital city, dressed down in jeans, trainers and jumpers. The previous night Zendaya was see at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the West End with Holland's mother.
December 2021: Tom Holland is seen comforting Zendaya during interview
A new video clip shared to the Instagram page @heartwarmingsurprises shows Holland comforting Zendaya by placing his hand sweetly on her leg to calm her nerves.
Tom Holland and Zendaya were warned about dating each other
Producer Amy Pascal, who worked on the Spider-Man franchise, said she advised the rumoured couple not to date.
In an interview with the New York Times she said: 'I took Tom and Zendaya aside, separately, when we first cast them and gave them a lecture: "Don’t go there — just don’t. Try not to:",' before adding that her advice wasn't taken on board.
During a recent GQ interview, Holland expressed how much of an impact Zendaya has on his life.
'Having her in my life was so instrumental to my sanity. She is so good at being the role model for young guys and girls,' he told the publication.
Zendaya shared her own feelings for her Spider-Man co-star, saying: 'Anytime I’ve ever watched him work, he does it 150 per cent. It’s incredible to watch.'
In the interview, Holland also opened up about wanting to keep his private life away from the public. 'I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway,' the actor said.
But he did shed details of a dream he had regarding a relationship that resulted in him becoming a father. In particular, it involved him meeting a woman and later getting her pregnant, which didn't scare him, like it might have done in the past.
In fact, after his dream he recalled thinking: 'I kind of miss my little girl now.' He also shared his wishes of becoming a dad in the future - even potentially a stay-at-home one.
Tom Holland and Zendaya dote each other
In a recent interview with Extra, Holland didn't shy away from expressing his feelings for Zendaya.
When speaking to the news outlet about her at the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, he said: 'She’s one of the most incredible people I've ever met. And I love her to bits. So to be here tonight is amazing. I’m delighted to share it with her.'
And the feelings are seemingly mutual, as Zendaya recently dedicated a post to Holland on Instagram, where she shared two photos of her rumoured boyfriend in Spider-Man costumes - including one of him as a child - with a heartwarming message.
The caption read: 'My Spider-Man, I’m so proud of you, some things never change and good thing [sic].'
Tom Holland watches Zendaya walk red carpet at premiere
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight Holland was captured on camera watching his rumoured partner arriving on the red carpet.
'I think Zendaya just showed up,' he told the journalist as the crowd erupted in screams. 'That sounds like Zendaya just showed up.' The actor then proceeded to turn away from the camera to look over to the red carpet, before watching her in the limelight.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) December 14, 2021
Tom Holland and Zendaya aren't bothered about their height difference
Weeks after explaining how their height difference affected filming on the set of their upcoming Spider-Man film, the actors have clarified that Zendaya isn't that much taller than her co-star.
In an interview on Sirius XM journalist Jessica Shaw asked the couple about their height difference and on-screen kissing.
'[Zendaya's] not that much taller,' Holland replied. 'Let's put this out there. Maybe like an inch or two at best. It's not like, people say like, "How did you guys kiss? It must have been so difficult."
'I remember when we were doing the Spider-Man screen tests... but every girl that we tested for both roles was taller than me. I wonder whether that was a decision [director] Jon [Watts] had made. There was no one that tested that was shorter than I was.'
Zendaya chimed in too, noting: 'This is normal too. My mum is taller than my dad. My mom's taller than everyone.'
Tom Holland and Zendaya address height difference
During a recent interview on the Graham Norton Show the couple opened up about their height difference and explained how it affects filming together.
Discussing a stunt in their upcoming Spider-Man film, Holland explained how their characters are supposed to land on a bridge together at the same time but given their heigh difference they couldn't.
'I would land before him,' Zendaya explained to Norton.
'So Zendaya would land. And I'm the superhero, I'm supposed to look cool. And I would land and my feet would swing from underneath me and then she would catch me.'
The pair proceeded to show the audience a demo of the catch, with Zendaya telling her partner: 'You were actually very lovely about it. You would be like "Oh my gosh, thank you".'
The quotes came days before the pair were photographed in London on December 5 together looking very loved up on the red carpet. For the event Zendaya stunned in a dazzling Alexander McQueen oversized embellished blazer.
Tom Holland comments on Zendaya's fashion sense
During an interview on the French TV programme Quotidien, the pair discussed Zendaya's Fashion Icon award at this year's CFDAs before watching a video of her most memorable looks over the years.
'It's unreal though, it's amazing,' Holland said of his girlfriend's style.
— Quotidien (@Qofficiel) November 29, 2021
November 2021: J.B. Smoove says Tom Holland and Zendaya are the 'most adorable couple'
Ahead of the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 21 J.B. Smoove opened up to ET about his Spiderman co-stars.
'Oh, I love those two. I love them so much,' he said, before adding that they are 'the most adorable couple ever in the history of adorableness'.
On the relationship advice he'd give the couple, he noted: 'Have time for love but have time for laughter.
'Laughter. Smiles. Stress-free lifestyle, you know. Find out about each other and find some way to keep watering that seed and keep growing and growing.'
Tom Holland opens up about his relationship with Zendaya
In a new interview with GQ, Holland opened up about his and Zendaya's relationship.
'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 said.
'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.'
When asked by the journalist whether the pair weren't ready to go public with their romance, the actor replied: 'I don’t think it’s about not being ready. It’s just that we didn’t want to.'
'It’s not a conversation that I can have without her,' he added. '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.'
Speaking about going public with their relationship, Zendaya noted: '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.… 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.'
Tom Holland compliments Zendaya on Instagram
The marvel star shared a photo of Zendaya at the The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Instagram, where she wore a vibrant red custom look designed by Vera Wang.
He wrote: 'Naaa stop it. An incredible achievement for the most incredible person. Congrats @zendaya and @luxurylaw you guys deserve every bit of this,' in the caption accompanying the photo.
October 2021: Zendaya responds to Tom Holland's Dune tribute on Instagram
The Spider-Man actor took to Instagram on October 18 to share a photo of his rumoured girlfriend Zendaya, dressed in a Rick Owens sequinned column gown, at the London premiere for her new film Dune.
'Dune 😍,' he captioned a black-and-white photo of the 25-year-old, to which she replied with a tearful emoji.
Zendaya Is Interviewed About Tom Holland's Fame After Spiderman
Zendaya has been revealed as InStyle’s November cover girl and has opened up about her relationship with, well, at least her close proximity to rumoured boyfriend Tom Holland.
When asked about that behind-the-scenes photo of her and Holland, from the Spider-Man set, Zendaya said: 'We were shooting in New York, and you can’t block off streets because it’s public space. It’s difficult for Tom, who has to be in the full Spidey suit; it’s not like he can be incognito. He has to take his spider eyes out just to drink water. I don’t remember if he’s drinking water in that picture, but I think his eyes are popped out.'
Elaborating on what it's like to be spotted together as both of their public profiles soar to ever increasing heights, the actor continued: The paparazzi can be wherever they want. Even our holding area was a vitamin store with glass everywhere, so it wasn’t super private. I’m assuming someone was looking through the window, trying to scare us or something. So that was my face.'
In the remainder of the interview, Zendaya was pushed a few more times to make comments about Holland, though she tried to keep it as professional as possible, relating most of her answers to his acting chops and dedication to the role of Spider-Man.
'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 said.
September 2021: Tom Holland shares candid photo with Zendaya on her birthday
Tom Holland has seemingly gone 'Instagram official' with his rumoured girlfriend Zendaya to celebrate her 25th birthday.
On September 1, the actor shared a never-before-seen photo of himself and the Emmy winner from the set of their hit film franchise Spider Man. In the snap, Holland can be seen in his costume staring into a mirror while Zendaya crouches behind him, resting her chin on his shoulder and taking the photo.
'My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx,' Holland cheekily captioned the snap.
'Calling now,' she replied.
August 2021: Zendaya and Tom Holland attend wedding together
The co-stars-turned-couple took another couple step, according to reports and social media, over an August weekend by attending a wedding together.
In photographs and videos share by fellow wedding guests and then captured by fan accounts, Zendaya is seen wearing a high-neck light brown dress while Holland looks dapper in a suit.
In one particular snap taken with friends, Zendaya adorably rests her head on the British actor's shoulder while posing for a photo:
Naturally, fans were thrilled by this latest update:
tom holland and zendaya attending a wedding. that's it. pic.twitter.com/vEpp9BXVfT
— karl (@themarvelparker) August 23, 2021
July 2021: Zendaya Discusses Bond With Tom Holland
The actor has opened up about her relationship with her Spider-Man co-stars in a recent interview, telling E!'s Daily Pop that she's 'grateful' for her character MJ in the franchise..
Speaking of filming the series' forthcoming film Spider-Man: No Way Home with her rumoured boyfriend Holland, Zendaya noted: 'We were all just absorbing and taking the time to just enjoy the moment, being with each other and being so grateful for that experience.
'When I did the first movie, I was 19. It's pretty special to have grown up all together,' she added, noting that she and the series' cast, which also includes actor Laura Harrier, are 'so close'.
Tom Holland and Zendaya spotted kissing
In photographs obtained by Page Six, the Spider-Man stars are seen kissing while sat in a car in Los Angeles. They were later seen with Zendaya's mother, Claire, according to the outlet.
Many outlets and fans have taken their sighted kiss as confirmation to longstanding rumours that the pair (who have since been dubbed #tomdaya) were more than just friends and the reaction on social media is quite something:
I see Tom Holland and Zendaya are a thing now pic.twitter.com/hKnnU0aRq1
— Andre Scrubb’s Wagon 🚂 (@mattycakes95) July 2, 2021
Not sure why I’m so happy for Zendaya and Tom Holland but I am
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 3, 2021
Twitter after finding out Tom Holland and zendaya are together pic.twitter.com/SGO7nrqKfG
— •Toni•|SG3 IS COMING| (@tswiftfiles) July 3, 2021
Zendaya and Tom Holland watching the Internet break pic.twitter.com/q2dtNx22Cn
— Leah (@Leah99304008) July 3, 2021
me sleeping peacefully tonight after finding out zendaya and tom holland are finally a couple pic.twitter.com/8jt0Crlscd
— ً (@ptersfilm) July 2, 2021
Have there been rumours about Tom Holland and Zendaya before?
Yes, which isn't a surprise when people play love interests in films. Especially when it comes to Spider-Man (need we mention Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, or the rumours about Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst becoming an item?)
Reports first circulated that the couple were dating in 2017, however Zendaya soon downplayed those stories when she took to Twitter to respond to rumours that the co-stars had holidayed together:
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 13, 2017
In July that year, Holland temporarily caused fans to skip a breath when he was asked who his first celebrity crush was in an interview and he responded with: 'Zendaya'....
..going on to joke: 'No it wasn't Zendaya, my first growing up was probably Jennifer Aniston', but still!
In August that year, the Euphoria star flat out denied the relationship rumour in an interview with Variety saying: 'We are friends. He’s a great dude. He’s literally one of my best friends. This past how many months we’ve had to do press tours together. There’s very few people that will understand what that’s like at 20-years-old.'
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