Tom Holland wants to ‘take a break, focus on starting a family’


The much-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally out. I heard someone say we should see it opening weekend to avoid spoilers because we won’t want anything ruined. The movie got incredible advance buzz. I want to see it and would love to see it without having it spoiled, but I have far too much to do before the 25th, so I guess I’m out of luck.

There has been a lot of talk about what Tom Holland is going to do next. It’s confusing because this was supposed to close out his contract as Spider-Man. But then Sony and Marvel brokered a deal to put him in three more movies. Granted we still don’t know what his role will be, but if Tom has anything to say about it, his part will be minimal, because he wants to take a break. Not to relax, but to start a family. And apparently, he’s okay with everyone knowing his plans.

Tom Holland is looking forward to the future.

The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor, 25, opens up about what the superhero franchise means to him — and what he hopes to do next — in the new issue of PEOPLE.

“I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity and keeping us on and allowing our characters to progress. It’s been amazing,” Holland says. “And that’s why for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man — but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.”

“I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career,” Holland says. “I want to take a break and focus on starting a family and figuring out what I want to do outside of this world.”

Indeed, the star says he looks forward to becoming a father one day — which is why Holland says if he weren’t acting, he’d be a schoolteacher.

“I love kids. I can’t wait to be a dad — I can wait and I will, but I can’t wait!” he says. “If I’m at a wedding or a party, I’m always at the kids’ table hanging out. My dad’s been such a great role model for me. I think I’ve got that from him. So I think I’d be a primary school teacher or something like that.”

[From People]

I hope Tom knows what he’s doing with these comments. Originally, the narrative he and Zendaya were promoting was that they were forced into the public eye before they were prepared to announce it. Since that, they’re okay with people mentioning their relationship, but they still aren’t discussing it. But if Tom says he is taking a break from his biggest role (apologies to Billy Elliott) and his focus is to start a family, that’ll put a spotlight on Zendaya to make this happen. I can just see Zendaya having to sit through interviews starting with “Tom wants to start a family, when are you going to have his baby?” Even with Tom admitting he will wait, I doubt anyone is going to read that after seeing how excited he is to have kids. Maybe they’ve already discussed it. Because after Tom spoke about stepping away from films and becoming a dad, Zendaya posted to Instagram saying, “My Spider-Man, I’m so proud of you, some things never change and good thing♥️”

In addition to not seeing himself in the Spider-Man suit, Tom said he’d like someone entirely different to wear it. He said that after three men taking on the role, “I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman.” I’m sure all the neck-beards would bombard the internet to explain how a female Spider-hero will unravel the fabric of society, but I’m with Tom. Let’s get a live-action Spider-Gwen in play. Maybe Tom can take his kids to see the film.



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  1. CROWHOODreturns says:

    he and Zendaya look like priyanka and the Jonas kid to me. The women are stunning and the boys look like they smell like Fritos and don’t need to shave yet.

    • Jan says:

      Zendaya is taller than Tom, it does not make her look older than him.
      As for comparing them to the other couple, get real.

    • girl_ninja says:

      What are you even talking about? Z and Tom are the same age and what does their height have to do with anything. Such a weird comment.

    • Amanda says:

      CROWHOODreturns: That sounds kind of petty tbh.

    • I TOTALLY get why Zendaya adores him – he’s honest, smart, hard-working, family-oriented, has his head on straight, and can’t keep a secret to save his life. (Witness all those spoilers of his own movies, lol). My husband is like that and I’d marry him a million times over – he’s gotten more handsome as he got older too <3

    • Lonnie tinks says:

      honestly, I was thinking that Tom seems like the kind of guy who is amazing in bed.

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Look at him looking at Zendaya. That man wants to crawl all OVER her!

    And you want to start a family, Tom? Start a family with who, Tom? With who???!!

    Back to Zendaya: she looks like she belongs in any movie about ancient Egypt. She’s like an Egyptian goddess, wearing the Nubian braids with the black/brown skin. A walking hieroglyph.

  3. A.Key says:

    Yeah…. If I was her I’d be getting the f outta that relationship right about now…

    • Kcat says:

      Why? What if she’s on the same page? I know plenty of 25-year-olds who were ready to think about marriage and families.

      • Talia says:

        Also, she’s got at least one role coming up (Chani in Dune II) where the character is pregnant more than once. She might be keen to avoid taking too much time off and filming while visibly pregnant and incorporating it into the script would do that.

      • A.Key says:

        If she’s on the same page as him then that’s great. I have nothing against two consenting adults having kids they both want.
        I was reacting to the ” I can’t wait to be a dad — I can wait and I will, but I can’t wait!” which sounds like it’s all him. Otherwise I would expect to hear something like “We can’t wait to start a family”.
        If he’s talking about this with her consent and she’s on the same page, then wouldn’t he talk in plural, not just about himself?
        But I could be wrong of course.

      • lucky says:

        Also, starting a family could just mean getting married and starting your life as a married couple? My husband is my family just as much as my kids.

      • BANGAGONG says:

        @MIMIC She is NOT sooooo far above Tom. I’m an acting teacher and he’s much better performer than she is, which really doesn’t matter in the cult of Hollywood anyway. They’re equally successful and attractive. He’s a button.

    • Erica says:

      Maybe she is on the same page as him?

    • mimic says:

      People should really watch the barrage of press interviews they have done recently to realize that she is very much on the same page as him, and that he would not speak for her if she weren’t (he mentioned how it’s “our” story to tell, not “his”).

      Girlfriend is all over Tom in every interview, touching him at every opportunity and giving him loving looks. She is also always wearing a HUGE yellow diamond (albeit on her right hand for now) and many people are guessing upcoming engagement.

      This isn’t their first round. They have been dating for a total of four years (with a year off in between). I think she is very much on board with it.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I like Tom Holland and think he’s a good actor but I am still AMAZED by how all over him Zendaya is when they do interviews/press. She really looks at him like he is the bomb diggity and every time I’m like, YOU are ZENDAYA!!! You are SO FAR above him!!! However, I don’t wish a lifetime of being a cool, untouched World Beauty on her or anyone. Zendaya and Tom Holland teach me that love isn’t that much about looks haha!!! I’m glad she found someone she is really super into, who is super into her. Frankly I think the mid- to late-20s are a good time to start a family, especially if the parents are already established in their careers, as these two most definitely are.

    • mimic says:


      I think your comment was misdirected (maybe meant for Dee Kay?). I nowhere remotely implied Zendaya was better in any way than Tom. In fact, I absolutely agree with you!!! They are equally matched and equally in love with one another. And he’s a total catch (and, if I were that age again, would totally find him hot–my maternal instincts just want these two to cuddle up together).

      I ADORE them together, and can’t stand when people say she could do better. Such a shame to not respect that she seems to be smitten with him.

  4. Snuffles says:

    He is SO ready to propose to Zendaya! I hope they’ve discussed this and she’s not getting blindsided by his wishes.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    He’s making the Fred Astaire movie so when is he taking this break?

    • Snuffles says:

      Oh goodness. It just got the green light. It will be at least a year or two before they start filming for that.

      • Dee Kay says:

        Tom’s an excellent ballet/contemp dancer but it will take him months to prep to be Fred f–king Astaire. He’ll start training and practicing before pre-production really gets off the ground, I’m guessing.

  6. Monica says:

    My spidey sense (haha) says it won’t be her.

  7. Case says:

    They seem very in tune with one another and I’m sure he wouldn’t have discussed it without her okaying it. At first I thought they were a PR couple solely to promote this movie, but seeing them together, they seem very happy and comfortable together.

    He strikes me as young to be talking like that, but they’re both child actors who managed to come out seemingly normal and have probably experienced quite a lot of life already, so this makes sense to me.

  8. Watson says:

    They’ve been dating for 4 years and kept their relationship private for most of it. Their pr roll out was slow and deliberate, and well thought out. I think Tom and Zendaya have probably discussed marriage a lot for him to say these things in public. They know what they’re doing.

  9. Harla says:

    Well okay Tom, I mean I’m post-menopausal but I’m willing to give it a try😉

  10. K says:

    Wondering if he let the cat out of the bag? Could she be pregnant??

    • KC says:

      @K, that was my first thought. I was wondering if anyone else thought that too. He’s known for being terrible at keeping secrets!😆

  11. Talia says:

    Providing he agreed this with Zendaya in advance, I hope they both get the family they want. I don’t know when she is scheduled to film the next Dune movie but her character in that is scheduled to be pregnant twice so it might fit in nicely.

  12. Winnie says:

    Does he know that he’s 25 years old? Starting a family? lol sit down little man. They both still look like middle schoolers.

    • Erica says:

      25 is an adult. I settled down at 27, 25 isn’t that young.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Tom is an adult. He certainly seems mature and he has the means to support a family. He says he knows what good parenting looks like, thanks to his parents. If he has found someone who is on the same page as he is then why the hell should he “sit down little man?”

    • Lexistential says:

      At 25, Tom has had an intense career life thus far: 3 solo movies, ensemble appearances, and his non-Spider Man projects. He is not comparable to an average 25 year old who has been out of college for a couple years, and if he feels ready and responsible for a family at his age, that’s his call to make.

    • ElleV says:

      lol he’s an adult man, with a long-term relationship, booming career and assets beyond most of our wildest dreams – i’d sit myself down before dismissing him because he *looks* young

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Could you BE more condescending?

    • Lou says:

      “little man”? That’s so unneccessary. Would you be calling him “little lady” if he was a woman?

      Is this a height thing or an age thing? Because either way it’s gross. He’s a grown man.

  13. BusyLizzy says:

    The movie was amazing! I went to see it yesterday because I was looking forward to it but didn’t want to be spoiled and sadly the internet is full of spoilers already…

    The cinema was packed, I had not seen that since before COVID (endgame to be precise). Just got my vaccine booster so feeling less stressed about crowds but still gotta be careful.

    • Riley says:

      I saw it last night as well in a packed theater. I’m vaxxed and boosted, as is my boyfriend, but we kept our masks on the entire time. Better safe than sorry!

      The movie was incredible! No spoilers but I was super pumped and happy to see some of the characters come on screen.

  14. Sofia says:

    I don’t think he means “I want a family right NOW”. I think he may mean during his break he would like to have a family and that could mean tomorrow, or it could mean 6 months/1 year/even 2 years from now.

    As for “is Zendaya on the same page as him”, maybe she is. Or maybe she isn’t and they’ll break up. Or he will wait till she’s ready.

  15. Mimi says:

    Good for him, as long as it’s not with Zendaya. She can do so much better.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Who would you select for her? I think they’re both lucky but yes, he’s luckier. But Tom is a great catch. So who is better than Z’s current boyfriend?

      • A.Key says:

        Her and Timothee Chalamet looked really good together IMO. I feel like if she were dating him the comments would be entirely different, lol.

    • LightPurple says:

      Explain. Has he done or said anything offensive ever? He’s hard-working, adores her, based on her response, he seems to treat her very well. They seem to really enjoy one another’s company and she glows when she is with him. What or who would be better for her?

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Tom is a multi-talented, successful man who also happens to be a genuinely kind and decent human being. He adores Zendaya and treats her with respect. They seem to have a lot of fun and, after watching his lip sync performance, he can turn up the heat when he wants to… so, yeah, “she can do better” doesn’t ring true.

    • Riley says:

      This whole “Zendaya can do better” thing really kind of bugs me. If we’re going off the assumption that she is, in fact, a queen… then let’s trust her judgment? Tom is an amazing actor, and by all accounts a pretty awesome guy in general. I think they’re pretty evenly matched and they clearly adore each other.

    • I TOTALLY get why Zendaya adores him – he’s honest, smart, hard-working, family-oriented, has his head on straight, and can’t keep a secret to save his life. (Witness all those spoilers of his own movies, lol). My husband is like that and I’d marry him a million times over – he’s gotten more handsome as he got older too <3

    • vs says:

      @Mimi — I agree….I think she is way above his league & she can do much better! anyway, I wish them all the best

      @A.Key — I am one of those who hoped she would date Timothee; I am biased here as I like TC….this dude, I am indifferent so I am passing my bias onto Zendaya lol

      • KC says:

        I mean looks-wise Timothee and Tom seem like the same person to me so I don’t see the big deal but personality-wise she and Tom have better flow together. I’ve seen her with Timothee and while she’s herself the energy isn’t the same. Maybe Timothee knew she was off the market but if that’s what she’s always gotten from him Tom seems more ideal

      • A.Key says:

        @KC I get what you mean but I think TC has a beautiful face and overall much more striking features. Not dissing Tom though, I think he’s charming too.
        And yeah TC definitely knew she was taken as he even indirectly referenced her dating Tom in an interview, so he knows what’s going on. Personally I think if she was single he would definitely make a move, lol. Their chemistry in Dune was phenomenal and they also got close while filming it which was evident from their social media interactions and during promotion.

    • Bex says:

      I think she knows who works best for her.

  16. BUBS says:

    One the one hand, I’m like he’s still quite young. On the other hand I’m really proud of him for having his priorities straight, early. So there’s that…

  17. Erica says:

    Why are people so weird about them being together and how she can do so much better? What exactly is wrong with him? He seems to have his head on straight, he clearly adores her, she won’t be supporting him as he makes his own money and gets a lot of roles and is a really good actor. So what is it? Is it because he is…god forbid…shorter than her?

    • Case says:

      I was just going to say the same. There are a lot of weird comments in this post about how Zendaya can “do better” than Tom and…why? Because he looks young? Because he’s short? Is there a legitimate reason for this line of thinking? I admittedly don’t know much about the guy, but the one thing that shines through immediately is that he worships the ground she walks on and feels lucky to be dating her. He seems like a sweet person and she seems very happy and in love with him. What more could someone ask for in a partner?

    • Scrambled Eggs says:

      Yes to this! What is all this weirdness about someone being “too good” for one another when they clearly seem to not only be really into one another, they also seem to really like one another? It just smells of so much superficiality (i.e., she’s too hot; he’s too short). This isn’t like Bennifer where Affleck is a mess and keeps self-sabotaging. I don’t think I’ve read any stories about either of them being awful to anyone, and their success is pretty equal at this point, I’d say.

      As for being “too young,” 25 is not 19. I’ve known plenty of people who got married around that age or younger, and even if they just get engaged now, they wouldn’t get married until they were probably 26 or 27, then maybe kids in their late twenties or early thirties. Just because they play teenagers doesn’t mean that they are. Also, both were child actors and have achieved a lot of success by 25. Maybe realizing that, they’ve talked to one another and discussed future priorities, like marriage and children. It’s not like there’s a lot more of the career ladder to climb, and having children doesn’t mean your life ends, your career is over, and you’re no longer able to have fun, especially at their level of wealth and privilege.

      Anyway, tldr, I think they’re adorable together and very down to earth for how famous they both are, and I hope they make it in the long run.

    • Evening Star says:

      I actually do think it’s his height playing into people’s reactions here and it’s giving misandry. This is exactly what he was talking about in the post about his height, y’all, and then people wonder why men are so sensitive about being short. There are so many Bitter Bettys on here.

    • I think some people are just prejudice against the height difference but don’t want to admit it.

  18. HandforthParish says:

    Tom comes across as a thoroughly nice unproblematic young man (showing my age here… ). He has a fun self-deprecating sense of humour, doesn’t take himself seriously and comes from a close knit family.
    He also happens to be a succesful actor, as well as a talented dancer. He might not be 6’4 and but it is sad to hear that everyone feels Zendaya can do so much better.

    On a superficial level, maybe. She is genuinely stunning. But they both seem to have a goofy silly sense of humour and they get each other.
    Life is not a red carpet.

    • Monica says:

      I was in a relationship like this when I was young and hot. 😄 I enjoyed his quiet, humorous charm. Like the old Eddie Cantor song says, “You’d be surprised!”

  19. Jenny says:

    Claws are coming at you Tom!

    He’s refreshingly honest. Nothing wrong with wanting to be a dad.

    Doesn’t sound like he’s forcing anyone into this narrative – just being refreshingly open and honest about his wants and dreams.

    He always comes across as sweet and genuine.

    • I TOTALLY get why Zendaya adores him – he’s honest, smart, hard-working, family-oriented, has his head on straight, and can’t keep a secret to save his life. (Witness all those spoilers of his own movies, lol). My husband is like that and I’d marry him a million times over – he’s gotten more handsome as he got older too <3

  20. Coco says:

    Some of y’all talkin crazy. Tom Holland is an absolute gem. They’re both lucky.

  21. Elo says:

    Damn y’all.
    Tom Holland is hilarious and adorable. Why is the attitude that Z can do better?
    Super weird. What’s better than a funny, cute, successful guy who treats you well and has goals and plans?

  22. Tana says:

    I hope they make a Spider Gwen movie. My daughter would love that.

  23. JJS says:

    I think this is really sweet ! (though I hope Z knew about this….) He seems super hard working, and it makes sense to maybe want a bit of breathing room. 25 isn’t that young if you always knew you wanted a family, I had my kids at 23 & 25, though it’s not for everyone and I wasn’t a millionaire, now that I’m 39 I really appreciate my teens and feel like I’m not so old that I can’t mostly keep up with their culture/humour/etc.

  24. Elle says:

    That seems like a comment that one might make if their partner is already pregnant..

  25. MellyMel says:

    Some of these comments are truly bizarre.

  26. I TOTALLY get why Zendaya adores him – he’s honest, smart, hard-working, family-oriented, has his head on straight, and can’t keep a secret to save his life. (Witness all those spoilers of his own movies, lol). My husband is like that and I’d marry him a million times over – he’s gotten more handsome as he got older too <3

  27. Calypso says:

    I *THINK* the comments about how she can do better is because Zendaya seems like a truly multi-hyphenate powerhouse, activist, A-lister who has done a remarkable job going from Disney channel to mature star without a single pitfall, which is particularly tricky to navigate as a young Black woman. In a world where the press/paparazzi are quick to jump on young women for implied mistakes, she has spoken out about colorism, LGBTQ+ issues, body diversity, racism and sexism. I think people acknowledge that Zendaya is truly an impressively outspoken and confident star.

    Tom Holland is, as others have pointed out, unproblematic, but it feels like the bar is on the floor for men. He basically has to *not* put his foot in his mouth, not be openly sexism or racist, and he’s seen as a good guy. And maybe he is! He probably is. He’s probably sweet and hard-working and genuine. But there is a trend where Outstanding Women are with men whose claim to fame is that they are “not-problematic” and I think it rubs people the wrong way. She has to be Impressive and he has to be Fine to be worthy of praise.

    I’m not making a judgment call on this. I don’t know if the above is true or not, or if that narrative is fair. Plenty of impressive women are with impressive men, and plenty more impressive women flourish because they partner with men who are mediocre and can support their impressive work. I think both narratives can be true (that women have to diminish themselves and settle for mediocre men because of the patriarchy, and that high-achieving women choose less impressive men because having a partner who is supportive can be more important than having a shared high ambition/talent/success).

    • Sof says:

      The thing is, Zendaya is not as big outside of the US as you guys think, I wouldn’t call her an A-list actress yet. What worldwide hit has she had? Spiderman and Euphoria, which target a specific audience, so most 25+ years old don’t really know who she is. Same goes for The Greatest Showman, people don’t connect her with that role.
      I’m really glad of having decided to watch Euphoria because till then I’ve never heard of her and she is an incredibly performer.

      Edit to say: Tom Holland is really talented too. You seem to be trying to push him under the bus.

      • Calypso says:

        I’ve never seen Tom Holland in anything so I have no idea if he’s talented, I just know that Zendaya has a slew of other ventures besides acting and is a well-known activist (in the US) and that he has neither.

      • Sof says:

        The issue you brought up about people expecting women to excel and men to be just fine is a real thing we need to change, but it doesn’t apply on this case. On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious that the comments saying she is above him don’t come from this perspective at all.
        Those pointing out the fact that he is unproblematic come from the perspective of Zendaya being a 25 years old woman who chose this man as her boyfriend. We should tell off every person who denies a woman her agency when it’s clear there’s no violence involved. Don’t you think it’s patronizing and wrong to insinuate she is not capable of choosing well? Let her figure her life out.

      • CROOKSNNANNIES says:

        I know she wasn’t featured heavily (for solid reasons) in Dune, but I thought Dune was a big deal in America and internationally?

    • mimic says:

      Unfortunately, I think most of the comments are based on superficial and outdated/backward standards about men needing to be taller or matching in “hotness” (even though TH is pretty darn adorable and ridiculously charming). Too many people accept, as one poster above did, that no such comments would be forthcoming if this were Timothee Chalamet (who, although certainly talented, is not above TH at all) and Z. And I, for one, cannot forget how many people LOVED Z with Jacob Elordi (who has NOTHING to gloat about career wise) purely because of aesthetics and ignored that he is a well-know social climber, cheater, and screams douchebag.

      Let’s call it for what it is–superficial BS that demeans both TH and Z for loving him as much as she does. SMDH.

    • J&A’s Mom says:

      I get your point, but I don’t think it factors in here. Tom undoubtedly has benefited from being a white man and has less pressure on him to be perfect than Zendaya, but I think he’s better than mediocre. There’s been nothing but positive press about him. She’s a wonderful person everyone agrees and she’s thinks HE is a wonderful person — doesn’t that say a lot? He’s far more than just unproblematic. He’s a triple threat just like her — singer, dancer, actor. She has the additional fashion and beauty factor that is just still more a female celebrity thing than male. Anyone who watches them together can tell she thinks he’s hilarious and just gets her. He seems more than just not problematic when it comes to treating her well; he at least publicly is nothing but supportive and respectful and loving towards her.

      I’m just not seeing the mediocre white man thing with him specifically.

    • Mcmmom says:

      I’m not sure why those of you who seem to think she can “do better” don’t recognize that not everyone wants a partner who is equally matched to them in energy, ambition, etc. She might realize that the best way for *her* to be all that she can be is to have a man behind her who adores her and supports her – NOT someone whose ambitions are as intense as hers.

      MCMDad is retired – and his love and support has enabled my career to soar. His focus right now is on our family, not his career, which allows me to do what I need to do.

      Some of you need a big dose of good old fashioned feminism. Successful men have known for years that they needed a solid woman behind them to achieve their success. It’s about time women got the same from their partners.

      • A.Key says:

        You make a valid point, but I respectfully disagree that wanting to do better means being anti-feminist. It means knowing your worth.
        This might just be my experience, but I’ve seen way too many women settle for the guy that gave them the most attention. Those weren’t the guys they wanted originally but since they couldn’t get the guy they wanted they went for the next best thing. And I feel bad whenever I see this (I don’t apply that to Zendaya and Tom tho, I’m talking in general here about settling for someone).
        As they say in my country, it’s not the good looking guy who gets the girl, it’s the most persistent guy, lol.

      • Mcmmom says:

        A Key – but you are implying that a man who gives a woman attention isn’t as good as man with a better resume. And I am, respectfully, saying that reflects a limited, traditional, male-focused point of view. That implies that a man’s “worth” is based solely on his accomplishments, vs recognizing that his “worth” could be in his ability to be a helpmate to the woman in his life. I know multiple couples where the woman is the primary breadwinner and the man is belittled because he doesn’t fit into a traditional idea of what a man should be. Perhaps Tom’s ambition is to be a great father and husband – and why should that not be applauded? Two Alphas in a relationship is tough – why can’t she be the one to shine?

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Dolly Parton has entered the chat.

      • Mcmmom says:

        WiththeAmerican – Dolly and Dean have been together for 57 years and Dolly is a badass, so that proves my point exactly 😊.

      • A.Key says:

        @ Mcmmom Ah, I see what you mean, I was not thinking about finances at all. (Also I assume it’s irrelevant for this particular couple as they are both stinky rich, could retire tomorrow and never have to work again in their lives)
        I wasn’t talking about who pays the bills, I was talking about being with someone you want vs being with someone who wants you. And I wasn’t saying you want them because they have money, you want them because you fall in love with them. But when they don’t love you back, often if it’s a woman, then she goes for someone who is into her regardless of whether she is into him. And I call that settling. And it has nothing to do with money. I don’t view relationships through money.
        So I am not comparing men, I am comparing women and how they handle what they want vs what they get. I associate “doing better” with going for what or who you want and I think that is feminist, not anti-feminist.
        P.S. Dolly Parton is a queen for sure

      • Mcmmom says:

        Except, A Key, there is nothing to imply that she’s not as into him and he is into her. On the contrary, multiple posters have said that she’s all over him. Your assertion that she might be settling seems to be solely based on your assessment of his value, not hers.

      • A.Key says:

        Of course, this is about what you wrote regarding “doing better”. I’m saying that can mean other things, not just people wanting a woman to marry a super rich dude. Better doesn’t automatically mean money.
        But yes others have said T&Z both seem equally into each other so that’s great.
        And I never said she was settling, nor was I assessing his value. Again, I talk about what the woman wants, not about the man. In this regard his value would be tied to how much she wants him, nothing else.

    • SKF says:

      Tom Holland does a heap of meaningful philanthropic work, mostly through The Brothers Trust – which was set up by his parents when he was a kid and centres on him with his brothers supporting.

      They identify small charities who struggle to be heard and get PR (specifically ones without expensive administrative costs and offices, which are streamlined and efficiently run – most often by volunteers, so their grants can have maximum impact) and magnify them through Tom.

      Every movie he does, he does events, raffles and competitions (eg: film-set visits, comps to attend a premiere with him) to raise funds for their chosen charities. He does IG Lives, fantasy football drop-ins and more to raise funds and regularly appears in online events for charities.

      They also sell ethically sourced merchandise with the aim of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for disadvantaged regions and their people.

      If you go on his social media there’s a tonne of Brothers Trust stuff.

      He does a tonne of stuff with sick children too and everyone around him says he has a huge heart.

      He’s one of the more philanthropically-minded celebs out there. I have a feeling he also agrees with Z on her various standpoints.

      He and Zendaya are a good match in the way that they care and act. I’m sure she loves being with someone who supports her own passions, causes and endeavours and agrees with her on the things that really matter.

      He’s also a multi-hyphen. He’s a talented theatre performer and gymnast and dancer, beyond being a really talented film actor. He also has a firm plan to become a director.

      He’s not a fashion person like Zendaya, and she’s likely a better singer; but they don’t need to be exactly the same. They are both incredibly talented and driven.

      I think people say this stuff because Zendaya is prettier than him and taller than him, and that’s incredibly shallow.

      They are a good match, they have a great time together, and they clearly adore each other. Good for them!

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      I’m just not getting the whole ‘Zendaya could do better’ thing. Like, who? Give names. These two seem totally interested in each other in a very sober, fun and healthy way. They are famous as individuals and together. I don’t know that means they’ll be together but I’m all for what they have now. Outside of Tom’s extraordinary Umbrella performance, look up Tom, Zendaya and Deja Carter. A lot of fun and I’m in my mid fifties. Ask any parent, someone their child loves and loves them back, works, is known to be a decent human being and all the things. What’s better? I am curious when people say Zendaya or Tom are not known on an international level. They are both involved with MCU and Zendaya’s been the global ambassador for Bulgari and Lancome.

      I’ll go back to the lip synch challenge video. Those are two people that have fun and appreciate/respect each other’s talents. There is not much better than that when how you may want to spend your future. It’s refreshing to see young, successful, talented, fun, responsible actors/celebrities enjoying themselves without falling out drunk all over the place clubbing.
      Tom Holland award things for those that may not know? Going back at least 8 years.

  28. Jillyybean says:

    Omg there is no need for another GD spider man movie.. FFS there are a million other fascinating stories that need to be told.

  29. Same says:

    She can do better ….

    Sooo he isn’t old enough , tall enough , burly enough ? Not enough red flags ? Not toxic enough? Not dude bro enough ? Not enough broken hearts in his wake ?

    What is that even supposed to mean ?

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Excellent questions that no good or reasonable answers have been given.imo Sheesh, on a superficial level, the fact he can dance gives him extra credit. And, pooh to anyone who has said he has to train more to portray Fred Astaire. TH is very fluid and graceful in his dance moves like FA,. His Umbrella performance shutdown most of the critics. To date, that is rated as the top performance.

  30. Jay says:

    I mean, would we be reacting to this at all if Tom was a famous woman? How many female actors or musicians have given this kind of answer in interviews all through their twenties, especially if they are in a steady relationship?

    However, I hope they are both prepared to be asked about NOTHING else for the remainder of the Spiderman promo, lol.

  31. Kari says:

    I mean he has said almost this exact statement in another interview where she is sitting right next to him. Sounds to me that what they share tends to be consulted with each other ahead of time. Either way I love them together, they both look really happy to be with each other.

  32. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    A young famous celebrity guy publicly announcing he wants to settle down? Start a family? That’s excellent.

  33. WithTheAmerican says:

    Sad to see the she can do better because it seems to be based on his appearance. When you’re super hot and also a decent human, it’s hard to find a man who loves you for who you are instead of how you look.

    Odds aren’t great that she’s found that diamond, but if she has, who cares what he looks like. Looks don’t last.

  34. AmyB says:

    I am literally dumbfounded by these ridiculous comments about how Zendaya can do “better”, and the mounds of garbage I have read here. For those who think Tom Holland isn’t hot enough for Zendaya? Guess what? You are sadly wrong! She clearly thinks he IS! I think he is adorable, and grows more and more handsome as he gets older.

    We literally have a young Hollywood couple, talented, hard-working and who clearly adore one another! I personally find them a breath of fresh air!!

    People seriously need to chill the F out, and stop over analyzing everything LOL

    • Ania says:

      Everyone has different taste. I guess if he looked like young Brad Pitt everyone would be convinced it’s a match made in heaven.

      Tom looks like a smart, cute, funny guy and maybe he is also a fantastic boyfriend and she finds that attractive? My husband is a total opposite of what I used to find attractive but his is such a great guy that even Cavill dressed as the Witcher would stand a chance 😀 I hope to see more physically (subjectively) mismatched couples if that means their characters fit great.

      • AmyB says:

        @Ania I agree! And, look how Brad Pitt turned out LOL. Looks are hardly everything. Character, chemistry, respect, how you are treated in a relationship, common interests and on and on, are much more important. I think it is very obvious these two really adore one another. Will it last forever? Who knows, but I find them refreshing in such a toxic Hollywood world at times.

        I feel the same about my long term partner. While he is handsome (and we are older, 53, and 59), his looks are far down the list of the endless things I love and adore about him!!!!

  35. Likeyoucare says:

    If zendaya let this out.
    Some stupid people will say that zendaya force him to start a family.

    If they both said this. People might start to bump watch her.

    Maybe they had a convo and came to a conclusion, it is better for tom to gradually to let it out in snippet.

    For all i know, they already had three babies in secret. Hahaha