Zendaya & Tom Holland were spotted making out in a car, they’re really happening

Tom Holland, Zendaya

Since I’m pretty old, I have not paid that much attention to the Zendaya-Tom Holland rumors. Pretty much as soon as they began working together on the latest iteration of the Spider-Man franchise, there were rumors about Tom and Zendaya. It was always clear that they were good friends and they adored each other. But Zendaya always denied that it was anything other than friendship. If I had to guess, I would say that he was more into her and she was like “you’re such a cutie, we’re best friends!” She was also rumored to be dating Jacob Elordi for a while, right? Anyway, after all of those denials about whether or not they were hitting it, photos emerged last Friday of Tom kissing Zendaya at a traffic stop. These two are precious.

Yeah, the way his eyes are closed… he’s with his dream girl, he’s on cloud nine, he feels invincible. I hope she doesn’t destroy this poor English dude! People Magazine did a write-up about the photos and they pointed out that sources told them in 2017 that Zendaya and Tom were happening. Maybe they were happening back then, but I seriously doubt that they’ve been dating exclusively and solidly for the past four years.

Also: here’s the Lip Sync Battle from 2017 that Tom did for Zendaya.

Tom Holland and Zendaya enjoy their lunch break together!

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. Lauren says:

    They have great chemistry and look adorable together!

    • ME says:

      I agree. I was shocked when they broke up. I hope they stay together this time.

      • Snuffles says:

        I choose to believe that their schedules (and a pandemic) kept them apart because they seemed to stay friends while dating others.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    I like them together. They have been with others over the best few years. They’re both very young but if they’re together now, I could see it working; they seem to really enjoy each other and have fun together. They are also both immensely talented.

    • Snuffles says:

      They definitely click and crack each other up.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      They probably were just friends at first and it became something more. There were dating rumors about them maybe 2 years back, but I’m not sure if they were actually together then.

  3. questions says:

    Were they together before or am I confusing them with some other couple?

    • Mimic says:

      Yes, they were together from late 2016 until spring of 2019, after which they stepped out with others. They rekindled romance during filming the last movie. I am way older than them, but I love his version of spider-man, and am weirdly invested in these sweet, unproblematic cuties!!

    • LP says:

      I remember lots of unconfirmed rumors about them from the previous two Spider-man movies, but they always denied it or played coy.They did date other people over the last couple but it looks like filming this new movie brought them together for real!

  4. Snuffles says:

    I rarely hope a couple get together but I’ve been rooting for these two since 2017 since they are so darn cute together! I remember before the first SpiderMan dropped, they were posting dance challenge videos together and I could tell Tom was sweet on her then. He was trying SO hard to impress her. It was ADORABLE.


    But the alleged time line is: they got together during the filming of the first film. Were seen together in a non official capacity and with each other’s families CONSTANTLY. I remember Tom hanging out with Zendaya’s family for Thanksgiving and her taking him Black Friday shopping.

    Sometime over 2019 they broke up and both started seeing other people. Both broke up with other people in 2020 right before filming started again for the 3rd SpiderMan and they got back together during the filming for that.

    As far Zendaya’s constant insistence that they are just friends. That’s her MO. She’s done that with past boyfriends. She never confirmed any relationship, even if busted by paps. Tom is pretty private too.

  5. sunny says:

    I am surprisingly invested in this gossip for an older millennial.

    I thought they might have had a thing when the first Spiderman movie was filming because they clearly adored each other in interviews and were spotted with each other’s families and such but that seemed to fizzle out after awhile and they each moved on to other people. I do wonder if it is a bit of a Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult thing where they just have so much chemistry paired with the fact they are in a series of movies together that whenever they are onset the potential for them to be something more is there?

    They both are adorable and super talented. Also Zendaya seems so cool and self-possessed. Goof for them is they are vibing and happy.

  6. Scal says:

    Well let’s hope they break the Spider-Man relationship curse. Dunst/macguire, stone/Garfield all broke up and then had to do more movies together

    • Caitlin Bruce says:

      Andrew and Emma didn’t break up till a year and a half after the last film they did together and tbh I don’t think Tobey and Kirsten actually dated well not properly.

    • Drea says:

      Hope they do, they’re cute together. I always felt the same about Andrew & Emma. Not for Tobey & Kirsten though – I would never wish him upon her.

  7. Sofia says:

    They look like a cute couple. Wish them all the best. They both seem pretty private so I hope the paparazzi intrusion won’t mess with their relationship

  8. B says:

    I bet their fans feel vindicated now, some people thought this was a conspiracy theory LOL.

  9. Lili says:

    i love Tom’s Lipsync battle it’s number 1 for me. her brno mars was pretty good too. i saw this over the weekend but all reports were that they were punking us so i paid it no mind . well good for them if they are getting it on, they look cute together

    • Snuffles says:

      That Lip Sync Battle was LEGENDARY. Zendaya was excellent but Tom just murdered his number.

    • Kate says:

      I watch this lip synch battle every couple months for like an hour. Every time there are fresh comments at the top.

  10. S808 says:

    I did a deep dive on tumblr and definitely believe they were a thing during the first movie, fans of the 2 had a whole timeline mapped which is kinda crazy. I think this is round 2 for them. They have loads of chemistry and seem well matched. He looks over the moon but who wouldn’t when you’re dating zendaya???

    • ennie says:

      I saw a comment on Twitter that did something like: I want to be Zendaya to kiss Tom Holland and I want to be Tom Holland to kiss Zendaya, LOL! They even look a bit like each other, wish them well :)

  11. Elodie says:

    They’re cute. My personal theory has always been that they’re friends with occasional benefits. Maybe they’re getting serious now? Or they’re building up buzz for their movie? It’s Hollywood so…..

    • Sinéad says:

      I hope they are just a casual thing. Unpopular opinion here but I don’t like them together at all, I don’t think he’s anywhere close to being good enough for Zendaya.

      • Snuffles says:

        While I can see why many would think Tom is punching above his weight, he’s a lovely person and personality wise, they are perfectly suited to each other.

      • SKF says:

        Attractive, funny, super nice, great dancer, immensely talented, close to his family, down-to-earth/humble, does a lot of very effective charity work and prioritises it, respects her, admires her, has a similar goofy sense of humour to her. They have fun together. How is he not good enough for her? They are a great match!

  12. dea says:

    Zendaya sis, you’re too good for this tired ole Spiderman fauxmance. She’s so far out of his league it’s not even funny.

    • Baela says:

      What is the league difference here exactly? Not that I am approving separating people into so called leagues or anything like that. ( The league thing says much more about you than “the lower leagued” lol) I am just confused. To me they occupy the same space. What is it about Zendaya that makes her unreachable?

      • dea says:

        Can you honestly tell me with a straight face that someone like Zendaya would date a pocket sized slice of bland like Tom Holland? Like yeah, he’s non problematic but he’s also just a big blah. And outside of the MCU universe he’s flopping left and right whereas she’s doing pretty good with Euphoria and her brands ambassador gigs (except for the Malcolm and Marie flop). So yeah, she IS out of his league. But hey. seems like every Spiderman franchise comes with a “relationship” clause for the leads so *shrugs*

      • Megan says:

        @ Dea Nah. Tom Holland’s genuinely talented and has a lot of great roles under his belt (The Impossible, The Devil All The Time, the Lost City of Z, Pilgrimage, everything Spider-man, heck even Cherry’s great for him since his performance was praised in that). He’s definitely in Z’s league and she sure seems to think so too.

      • Baela says:

        “Can you honestly tell me with a straight face that someone like Zendaya would date a pocket sized slice of bland like Tom Holland?”

        It is happening so yeah I can honestly say that.

        Even if I buy that Zendaya is a lot
        more successful than Tom Holland( which I don’t, It is pure fanfiction) not every woman is looking for a provider. Zendaya looks after herself just fine. Can you honestly not see calling men that have less successful careers somehow unworthy of successful women is extremely patriarchal and misogynistic? Do you think women that are in relationships with more successful men are somehow punching above their weight as well?

      • ME says:

        @ Baela

        Don’t you know the man in the relationship should always be richer, smarter, more successful, and definitely taller. I mean, how is he gonna control her otherwise?


      • dea says:

        Yeah, no. Women should date ON THEIR LEVEL and Tom Holland is NOT it for Zendaya but seeing how this “relationship” will end right after their movie comes out like the last time it’s nbd. I just wish she moved on to better things than Spiderman and the old tired Tomdaya ship. But hey, she’s free to do whatever she wants and I’m free to comment on it without Tomdaya/Tom Holland stans chastising me for daring to express my opinion 🤞

      • Megan says:

        @ Dea you commented in a public space. People are entitled to respond to you just like you’re entitled to respond back. You might have your own opinion on Tom Holland, but clearly Zendaya and many others have different ones. They are equals which is why I’m sure they understand each other so well.

      • Baela says:

        I think that is why the league thing really pisses me off. It is always leveled at less successful or even sometimes equally successful men like Tom Holland. Like Zendaya is not in anyway more successful than Tom Holland. You have to be hardcore Zendaya fan to actually think this.

        It is disconcerting to see my normally feminist friends still upholding patriarchal values like this. I think, It is a gut reaction for many of us who grew up in a patriarchal society but we have to examine ourselves sometimes.

        It is public space. Get over it. I am not a fan of either. So I can tell you that when it comes to leagues that are the same. Holland might be
        racking up more cash now that I am thinking about it.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      @dea just take the L, this league stuff is as outdated as ranking people on a 1-10 scale, so cringe. They match each other perfectly because they’re both into each other, end of.

    • Eva says:

      @dea Yeah, it’s PR!!

    • y says:

      lol they hating, but you’re telling the truth. Tom seems nice, but he’s so… bland. He’s missionary boy take you home by eight. Also, he has no lips. No thanks!

  13. TheOriginalMia says:

    This is round 2. They were together in 2017. Broke up, dated other people.

    I’m happy for them. They are adorable together.

  14. Savu says:

    That Lip Sync Battle performance Tom did for Umbrella is iconic. Dude can GET IT. And obviously Zendaya is a sweet baby angel. I’ve always been into this.

  15. Ai says:

    I never expected to like the new Spider-Man films but after giving them a chance — they’ve become my favorites. Looking forward to the new one. I’ve always thought they are a great match for each other (genuine chemistry, friendship, and can relate to each other – same professions). Wish them the best and that ppl can give them privacy etc.

  16. Pilar says:

    She’s amazing and deserves the best.He seems like a good guy so I hope they are happy.

  17. Chantale says:

    There’s is nothing like a pandemic to make people realize who is important in their life. Hopefully it is the real deal. They both serious young people and they like each other; like is more truthful in lasting relationship than the crazy thing called love. My motto is liking extends the loving.

  18. girl_ninja says:

    The photos of these to darling together this weekend made me happier than they probably should. It’s just lovely to see to seemingly talented, kind and hot youngsters happy and in love.

  19. Chantale says:

    I have not heard any denial from both side😁

  20. Ann says:

    My son scooped me on this!

  21. Mina_Esq says:

    This is my first time seeing that dance routine, and all i can say is: wow, wow, wooooow. The boy can dance. I’m here for this pairing. They make a good looking and hopefully drama-free couple.

    • Snuffles says:

      He’s a trained dancer. He was one of the 3 boys who played Billy Elliot in the stage production when he was a tween.

    • Darla says:

      I didn’t know about it either. I don’t know how she didn’t marry him after he did that.

    • windyriver says:

      What impresses me is not just how well he can dance (also had some gymnastic/acrobatic training), but how he really nails the more “feminine” aspects of the moves in the first part of the piece. According to an interview a couple of months ago with production people for the show, he really worked on the subtleties of the performance. The choreographer Danielle Flora said “There’s a difference between playing a woman or totally trying to execute as a woman. And he just wanted to really execute it.”

      And, he was only 20 when he did that. Just an amazing piece of work.

  22. Abby says:

    I am convinced that Tom Holland has forever won Lip Sync Battle. No one can EVER top that performance.

  23. Sue says:

    I feel like their mom but I am surprisingly invested in this young couple. Both seem to have close family relationships and have tried to stay grounded in Hollywood , which is difficult. They both also seem to be very nice young people who genuinely like each other and enjoy each other’s company. I hope that they have worked through whatever broke them up the first time. Fingers crossed that it works out in the long run, even though they are SO young !

    • S808 says:

      They’re both pretty private people, even more so when it comes to romantic relationships which is why I don’t think this is PR unlike a lot of people. What marvel movie requires this kind of PR and they’re arguably on the same level in terms of stardom.

  24. Holland S says:

    Good for them. Not sure if it’s a relationship or friends with benefits, but I hope they can go back underground and not have every pap and their mom in their business.

  25. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Forget Bennifer redux this is the exciting hookup. These two are crazy talented and for being so young they have their priorities straight. They were too young when they dated before. Love love love them together.

  26. Stacey says:

    Am I the only one who sees this trend of Spidermen and Mary Janes dating/breaking up while filming and promoting their films? It’s clearly a showmance for publicity. Their new film comes out later this year.

    • LP says:

      Kinda don’t think they wouldn’t be papped in July for a movie coming out at Christmas that doens’t have a trailer yet!

  27. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m currently wearing my Tom Holland Umbrella t-shirt. 😁

  28. The Artist Formerly Known as Valiantly Varnished says:

    I don’t know…if you watch the entire video they were both aware of the paps. Zendaya looked right at them. And they chuckled after the kiss. I think they were trolling. I would love for them to be dating (and I do think they dated back in 2017) , but I’m wary of that kiss being real.

  29. y says:

    They look cute and all, but I’m getting friendship vibes only? I get the feeling this is just PR. I kiss friends in the mouth, too. Like, it’s not that big a deal.

  30. godivalady says:

    i am amazed that so many people fall for these PR relationships.

    • Elaine says:

      And I’m amazed that so many people (like yourself) can’t fathom that celebrities are capable of having genuine relationships. Given that these two are exes reconnecting, they are one of them.