Zendaya and Tom Holland Reportedly Work Because They ‘Challenge Each Other’

New details have emerged about their rumored relationship.

While Zendaya and Tom Holland have not confirmed nor denied their relationship just yet, those July kissing photos may have done the work for them. Here's everything you need to know about the supposed couple: from the rumors that started it all to where they stand now. 

2016: The pair met on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. "We are like the best of friends. She’s so great and amazing," Holland told People at the time. "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."

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2017: Rumors first sparked in 2017 thanks to the chemistry they displayed during the Spider-Man press tour. Though they denied dating rumors, sources at the time said they were keeping their relationship quiet. “They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man,” a source told People in July 2017. “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye, but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.”

In the same article, another source claimed they shared a sense of humor: “They’re both really ambitious and they challenge each other, but most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really similar sense of humor and love joking around together. They have great banter back and forth.”

Of course, that shared sense of humor was eventually utilized to shoot down the dating rumors. “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 ???” Zendaya tweeted, to which he responded, “Does the press tour count.”

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2018: Holland posted a pic of Zendaya in her 2018 Met Gala ensemble, writing, "All hail the queen. Killing it mate 🙌🏻." 

2019-2020: Zendaya and her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi sparked dating rumors of their own in August 2019 when they were spotted together on vacation in Greece. They never actually confirmed they were dating, but paparazzi caught Elordi giving her a kiss in New York City in February 2020. By September, however, he seemed to have moved on to Kaia Gerber.  

Meanwhile, Holland went Instagram official with girlfriend Nadia Parks on July 27, 2020, when he posted a photo of the actress on Instagram.

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According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail,  Parks moved in with Holland after London went into lockdown. "They made the decision to isolate together and things have been going great between them," a source said. "Tom has told friends and family they're in an official relationship and living together so soon into their romance has only made them stronger."

July 1, 2021: However, it looks like Holland and Parks are no more! On this important day for Zendaya and Tom Holland shippers, the pair were photographed kissing in Holland's car while stopping at a red light in Los Angeles. According to Page Six, who shared the photos, the actors were spotted in the Silver Lake neighborhood with Zendaya's mom, Claire Stoermer, that same day. 

Fans on Twitter were undeniably excited. At pub time, not only was Zendaya trending worldwide on the app, but Tom Holland, “Peter,” and “#SpiderManNoWayHome” were listed as trending topics as well. “FUCKING FINALLY. TOM HOLLAND AND ZENDAYA ARE OFFICIALLY TOGETHER,” one excited user tweeted. Another added, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

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July 23, 2021: A source told Us Weekly that Zendaya and Holland keep each other grounded. “They both challenge each other and balance each other out,” the source said, adding that Holland “makes her laugh,” while Zendaya ”really helps guide him through the world of celebrity.”


This story originally appeared on: Glamour - Author:Condé Nast

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