Their body language...
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.
The pair meet on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. “We are like the best of friends. She’s so great and amazing,” Holland tells 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.”
Rumors first surface thanks to the chemistry they display during the Spider-Man press tour. Though they deny dating rumors, sources say they are keeping their relationship quiet. “They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man,” a source tells 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 claims they share 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.”
That shared sense of humor is 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 tweets, to which Holland responds, “Does the press tour count.”
Holland posts a pic of Zendaya in her 2018 Met Gala ensemble, writing, “All hail the queen. Killing it mate 🙌🏻.”
Zendaya and her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi spark dating rumors of their own in August 2019, when they are spotted together on vacation in Greece. They never actually confirm they are dating, but paparazzi catch Elordi giving her a kiss in New York City in February 2020. By September, however, he seems to have moved on to Kaia Gerber.
Meanwhile, Holland goes Instagram-official with girlfriend Nadia Parks on July 27, 2020, when he posts a photo of the actor on Instagram.
According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail, Parks moves in with Holland after London went into lockdown. “They made the decision to isolate together and things have been going great between them,” its source says. “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: Plot twist: It looks like Holland and Parks are no more! On this important day for Zendaya and Tom Holland shippers, the pair are photographed kissing in Holland's car while stopped at a red light in Los Angeles. According to Page Six, which shares the photos, the actors are spotted in the Silver Lake neighborhood with Zendaya's mom, Claire Stoermer, that same day.
Fans on Twitter are undeniably excited. At pub time, not only is Zendaya trending worldwide on the app, but Tom Holland, “Peter,” and “#SpiderManNoWayHome” are listed as trending topics as well. “FUCKING FINALLY. TOM HOLLAND AND ZENDAYA ARE OFFICIALLY TOGETHER,” one excited user tweets. Another adds, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
July 23: A source tells Us Weekly that Zendaya and Holland keep each other grounded. “They both challenge each other and balance each other out,” the source says, adding that Holland “makes her laugh,” while Zendaya ”really helps guide him through the world of celebrity.”
August 22: Tom Holland and Zendaya were photographed attending a friend's wedding together. Zendaya wore a floor-length brown dress while Holland looked cool in a buttoned-down white dress shirt and black pants. But more important, peep their pose:
While they may not be holding hands, Holland's hand is definitely getting pretty close. Plus, that head touch screams, “This is my date.”
This post will be updated.
This story originally appeared on: Glamour - Author:Condé Nast