When it comes to celebrity couples, Tom Holland and Zendaya were once the king and queen of “are they or aren’t they?” They were swarmed with romance rumors from the moment they starred in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” together, but they maintained they were just friends at first.
However, in July 2021, the two were spotted sharing a kiss while stopped at a red light in Los Angeles. They later addressed the speculation in Holland’s November 2021 GQ cover story. “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,” said Holland. “I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway.”
Recently, though, Holland has been giving more insight into their romance. “I’m lucky that I have someone like Zendaya in my life,” he said during a July 3 appearance on Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett‘s “Smartless” podcast. “It’s interesting being in a romantic relationship with someone that is in the same boat as you.”
Previously, during a series of promotional interviews for his AppleTV+ series “The Crowded Room” in June, Holland opened up even more about their relationship. “I have limited rizz. My brother Paddy has ultimate rizz . . . I need you to fall in love with me, really, for it to work,” he told BuzzFeed in a June 14 interview when asked about his dating life. “Long game, probably making a movie with each other definitely helps when the characters you’re playing are falling in love with one another, you can blur the lines a little bit,” he added, hinting at the way he and Zendaya actually fell for each other IRL.
While the pair remain incredibly private about their relationship overall, they do give fans odd adorable glimpses into their relationship. From internet-breaking birthday tributes and glimpses at their possible couple rings, to their many sweet outings in London, Las Vegas, and – most recently – Zendaya’s hometown of Oakland, CA, every peek into Tomdaya’s relationship solidifies them as one of Hollywood’s sweetest and most beloved couples.
In honor of their romance, let’s look back at Zendaya and Holland’s relationship timeline.