Tom Holland and Zendaya didn’t immediately start dating after meeting on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The costars have developed a strong friendship over the years. But after sparking romance rumors more than once, the two unwittingly confirmed they were dating in the summer of 2021.
In July that year, photos of the happy couple surfaced online showing them sharing a kiss in a car and then smiling affectionately at each other. Four months later, Tom broke his silence on the incident in a November 2021 interview with QG, revealing that they both felt “deprived of our privacy” after that.
“One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy is not really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people who love each other very much is now a moment shared with the whole world,” said declared on Impossible says the actor.
Tom also explained that the situation was not “not being ready [to talk about the romance publicly] – it’s just that we don’t want to.
“It’s not a conversation I can have without her,” he added. “You know, I respect her too much to say. … It’s not my story, it’s our story. And we’ll talk about what it is when we’re ready to talk about it together.
Despite this, Tom expressed his adoration for the Euphoria social media actress. The first time was when he posted a sweet birthday tribute to her in September, calling her “My MJ” in a instagram Publish. In October and November, the Cherry the actor shared two more photos of Zendaya at different red carpet events, the first promoting his film Dunes and the latter congratulating her on winning the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
“Naaa stop it,” he captioned the Nov. 11 post with an image of Zendaya wearing a stunning red outfit. “An incredible achievement for the most incredible person.”
A month later, the Disney Channel alum took their relationship to his Instagram page, calling his co-star “My Spider-Man” in a carousel post before the Spider-Man: No Coming Home Premiere December 2021. Not only that, but Zendaya has also started commenting on some of Tom’s posts – she commented with several heart eye emojis on how sexy her boyfriend is instagram post that featured his campaign with Prada in January 2022.
Scroll through the gallery to see the timeline of Tom Holland and Zendaya’s relationship.