Making an impression! Since then Tom Holland ZendayaThe set of Spider-Man’s HomecomingThe pair has a special bond.
Fans started to wonder if the two were more than just friends in 2017. However, the costars tried to keep their relationship private.
“We are friends,” Zendaya said in Variety’s The Power of Young HollywoodIssue August 2017. “He’s a great dude. He’s literally one of my best friends.”
The singer said Entertainment TonightThe same month she realized why people connected her to Holland.
“It happens all the time, and of course we expected it,” she said in August 2017. “I mean, it comes with the territory. It comes with the job, so it’s all good.”
Holland and Zendaya denied dating at the time, but their friendship grew stronger. A source told Us Weekly in 2017, “Tom has met Zendaya’s family and they love him.”
In the meantime, CherryStar and the Disney alum continued highlighting their close friendship.
“Talking to Zendaya’s helped me a lot, actually,” Holland told British GQThis article was published in February 2021. Shake It UpHe was guided by an alum as he navigated the spotlight. “I used to come across sometimes as a bit of a d–k to fans, mainly as I was always so surprised that they’d want a picture with me or signature or whatever. I’d have a typical Londoner reaction, one of instant suspicion: ‘Why are you talking to me?’”
The English actor admitted it was “very nerve-wracking” to pursue relationships in the public eye.
“It means that if you are dating someone, you have to be really conscious of their feelings, because if something does happen between the two of you, it’s not just happening between the two of you, it’s happening in front of the entire world,” he told British GQ. “And it can be very complicated. It’s one of the things I worry about most, of all the things in my career.”
Following years of denying that they were romantically linked, the twosome were spotted packing on the PDA in Holland’s car in July 2021.
“Zendaya and Tom started off as really great friends and stayed that way for a long while before things turned romantic,” a source exclusively told Us of the duo later that month, adding that they “both challenge each other and balance each other out.”
According to the insider, Holland “makes her laugh,” while Zendaya “really helps guide him through the world of celebrity.”
Zendaya was previously with her EuphoriaCostar Jacob ElordiFrom 2019 to 2020 Holland, for his part dated Olivia BoltonFrom 2019 to 2020
Scroll down for all the times Holland & Zendaya have spoken out about their relationship.