Zendaya and Tom Holland have been in a romantic relationship for a while now.
The couple started out as friends and co-stars when Zendaya was cast as MJ Watson and Holland was cast as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Marvel and Sony’s joint collaboration in setting the superhero in the MCU, starting with Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Following the 2017 movie, there have been two more sequels to the Spider-Man movie, of which Holland and Zendaya are also a part. As Zendaya and Holland continued to work together, they became close and eventually began dating.
The talks of the two being in a relationship had already started in 2019, but nothing was confirmed back then. Later, in July 2021, paparazzi spotted the two sharing a kiss inside a car, amidst all the hype of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The smooch surely confirmed that they were an item. During his November 2021 interview with GQ Magazine, Holland spoke about his relationship with Zendaya for the first time. Referring to the pictures of him and Zendaya kissing, he said;
“One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world.”
He further added, “I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private because I share so much of my life with the world anyway. We sort of felt robbed of our privacy. I don’t think it’s about not being ready — it’s just that we didn’t want to [talk about it].”
Zendaya and Holland surely like privacy a lot, but they cannot deny the fact that they absolutely cute together. Here are some of their moments on Instagram; starting from the oldest to the newest.
Their First Post of Each Other (July 2016)
On July 11, 2016, Holland posted a picture alongside Zendaya and one lady as all three of them enjoyed a swim. It was the first time he had posted a picture of his now-girlfriend. “Summer Sunday’s,” he captioned the post.
13 days later, on July 24, Zendaya shared a picture alongside Holland and their Spider-Man co-stars. The photo was taken exclusively during their interview with Entertainment Weekly. Holland had also shared the same picture a day later.
First Exclusive Interview (November 2016)
On November 9, 2016, the actor took to his Instagram handle to share the exclusive cover picture from his and Zendaya’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter during the Spider-Man: Homecoming press tour.
It was the first time they did an exclusive interview together. “So grateful that I got to share it with the one and only @zendaya,” he wrote in one part of the caption.
Zendaya had also posted the cover picture alongside one another picture in which they were donning a 90s style look.
On November 23, both of them posted a video from their and their Spider-Man co-star, Jacob Batalon’s visit to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Holland surprised special children whilst donning his Spider-Man suit.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Press Junket (June-July 2017)
As Spider-Man: Homecoming – starring Holland, Zendaya, and others – was scheduled to be released on July 7, 2017, all of the stars had to do several press junkets as well as promotional videos.
Later, some of the moments from that were also shared by Zendaya and Holland. For instance, on the occasion of Holland’s birthday, June 1, 2017, Zendaya shared a funny bit from one of their press junkets or promotional videos.
Additionally, the actress had shared several pictures from the other events related to the movie, that contained herself and Holland.
Birthday Post (September 2017)
On the occasion of Zendaya’s birthday, September 1, 2017, the actor took to his Instagram handle to share a couple of pictures. In the pictures, they were dressed as their Spider-Man movie characters; Peter Parker and MJ Watson.
In the caption, he funnily made a height difference joke as Zendaya is around 2 inches taller than Holland. “Thinking about how to get taller. Happy birthday, mate,” he had written.
The Queen (May 2018)
After all the Spider-Man stuff was over, both Holland and Zendaya had stopped posting pictures alongside each other. But, on May 8, 2018, the actor posted Zendaya’s picture from her Met Gala Red Carpet appearance.
In the caption, he wrote, “All hail the queen. Killing it mate.”
Friends of Spider-Man (September 2018)
On September 27, 2018, Holland shared a picture alongside Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, while they were in Venice for the shoot of the second Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Disneyland Visit (May 2019)
On May 9, 2019, Holland had posted a picture of his visit to Disneyland alongside Zendaya and Batalon by his side. He made an inside joke in the caption as he wrote, “Thanks @zendaya for making me aware of my obvious blunder.”
On the next day, Zendaya shared pictures from their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, alongside their co-stars.
Press Junket, Again (June-July 2019)
As the release date for Spider-Man: Far From Home approached near and near, all of the cast members, including Zendaya and Holland, were heavily invested in the press junket to promote the movie.
While in his off-time, Holland used to share pictures from those junkets via his Instagram handle.
Fake Title (February 2021)
On February 24, 2021, both Zendaya and Holland took to their respective Instagram handles to share two exclusive pictures from the third Spider-Man movie. In addition, they had attached another picture, that contained the title of the movie.
Zendaya’s title poster had a different name and so did Holland’s. On the same day, Holland shared a short clip of him alongside Zendaya and Batalon. By the end of the clip, it was revealed that the title was Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The Trailer, Finally (August 2021)
After so much hype, drama, and some leaks, the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home — starring Holland, Zendaya, Batalon, and others — was finally released on August 24, 2021.
Both Holland and Zendaya had shared posted the teaser trailer on their respective Instagram handles.
My MJ (September 2021)
At this moment, everyone was kinda aware that Zendaya and Holland were a thing. Their togetherness was made Instagram official by Holland on the occasion of Zendaya’s 25th birthday.
On September 1, he posted a picture alongside his girlfriend. The picture was taken by Zendaya, in a dress-up room, while Holland was still in his Spider-Man suit.
He had written a cute caption that read, “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx.” When Zendaya saw the post, she went on to comment writing “Calling now” with a red heart emoji.
My Spider-Man (December 2021)
On December 16, 2021, Zendaya returned the favor to Holland by paying a cute little tribute to her boyfriend and his character of Spider-Man.
She had posted two pictures of Holland in a Spider-Man suit, one was taken recently whereas another one was taken when he was just a child.
“My Spider-Man, I’m so proud of you, some things never change and good things,” she wrote in her caption.