Tom Holland and Zendaya are the hottest couple in town and not gonna lie, we’ve been waiting for these two to get together officially for YEARS now. Ever since we heard the two actors were starring side by side in the 2017 hit Spiderman: Homecoming, people have been shipping these two and trying to uncover if they were together or just friends.
Between their chemistry, friendship, and how just freaking cute they look together, we knew, in our heart of hearts, that it was bound to happen at some point. For starters, it’s not that far-fetched for a showmance to blossom between two love interests in a movie, especially with the Spiderman franchise.
In the 2002 Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst as Peter Parker and Mary Jane, for instance, the two hit it off, right off the bat in the first movie and began dating. Sadly, their budding romance didn’t make it to the sequel.
Then of course, there was the 2012 film, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey… and once again, the on-screen romance evolved into an off-screen one, after filming the first movie. This relationship did last a bit longer as the pair went steady from 2011 to 2015, but eventually, things sadly came to an end, however, the two do remain friends.
So basically, what I’m trying to say is, this was inevitable. It’s the Spider-Man romance curse? Blessing? Love potion? You tell me. But let’s take it back to the very beginning with Tom and Zendaya, back when we thought these two were initially going to get together in 2016 after getting cast for the first film.
Zendaya and Tom started showing up on each other’s socials as soon as the news broke, and naturally, the romance rumours began to swirl. Like with this post of the two on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter that Zendaya posted to her IG with the cutest caption, saying
“Amidst all the chaos and sadness…this one good thing did happen to me today.Honored to share it with the very best…Spider-Man himself”Zeendaya
I mean, come on. Is that not adorable? And just a couple weeks after that post, Zendaya posted this video of the cast visiting children at the hospital, and in it, she called Tom one of her favorite people, captioning it quote,
“I think we have worlds best real life Spider-Man….an absolutely beautiful day at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with two of my favorite people”
She then tagged Tom and her other Spider-Man co-star, Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned.
In 2017, dating rumors surrounding these two really started going crazy, as sources told People that the two were keeping it super low key and that Zendaya and Tom were even going on vacations together. And as much as we wanted to believe this, Zendaya did end up shutting these rumors down herself, using her great sense of humour. She tweeted,
“Wait wait…my favourite is when it says we go on vacations together HA! I haven’t been on a vacation in years! hbu @TomHolland1996”
Tom then responded, joking back with “Does the press tour count”
Now, although they weren’t dating at this point, as far as we know, I would say, just the way they handled this situation shows the strong friendship they have, at the very least. And do you know what the best relationships are built on? Amazing friendships. And over the years, these two have talked super highly of each other in every interview.
In August of 2017, Zendaya told Variety,
“We are friends. He’s a great dude. He’s literally one of my best friends. This past how many months we’ve had to do press tours together. There’s very few people that will understand what that’s like at 20 years old.”Zendaya
And when they aren’t talking nicely about each other, the body language of these two when they are around one another, has had the internet buzzing for years now. In fact, you can find compilation after compilation of nonverbal moments between these two during interviews.
But back to some cute social media moments that only made us ship these two more, in May of 2018 Tom posted this gorgeous photo of Zendaya at the Met Gala, writing “all hail the queen. Killing it mate.”
So as you can see, lots and lots of cuteness and flirtations over the years. But this year, the year it became official for these two. In February, Tom did an interview with Backstage, and in it he said this about Zendaya.
“You can’t really find anything against Zendaya, she’s kind of like the perfect person. It was so wonderful to have someone like her in my corner, to help me grow through that process … Having her as a friend has been so valuable to the success and happiness of my career and life.”
I know. It really doesn’t get sweeter than that. Which finally brings us to now. After years of sweet moments, cute social media posts, rumors, and more, Zendaya and Tom have officially gotten together, after getting spotted locking lips in Tom’s car on July 1st and on multiple dates that weekend.
Now, I’m sure we’ll get lots more cute moments from these two, so make sure to give us a follow so we can keep you updated. For more Tom and Zendaya