Tom Holland Addresses Breakup Rumors with Zendaya

Tom Holland clarified the status of his relationship with Zendaya, sparking romantic rumors in 2017 after filming Spider-Man.

Tom Holland and Zendaya are still together.

Amidst rumors that the Spider-Man co-stars had split, Tom set the record straight on January 12, stating that they are “absolutely not” separated, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ. The actor, who still follows Zendaya on Instagram, was seen wearing a green hoodie while walking to his car in Los Angeles.

The pair, who portray on-screen love interests Peter Parker and MJ in the Spider-Man films, first ignited romantic rumors in 2017 and officially confirmed their remarkable relationship in 2021 with a PDA session in Los Angeles.

The passionate outing came after years of speculation about their relationship status. Although they kept their romance private in the early days, Tom and Zendaya, both 27, became more comfortable discussing their relationship over the years.

“Wishing the happiest of birthdays to My MJ,” Tom wrote on Instagram in September 2021 in honor of Zendaya’s special day. “Give me a call when you’re up xxx.”

Zendaya returned the favor the following year with a sweet tribute to her leading man, writing on Instagram in June 2022, “Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest.”

As for why they choose what to share with the public?

“Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of, and we want to keep as sacred as possible,” Tom told The Hollywood Reporter in June. “We don’t think that we owe it to anyone; it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers.”

Zendaya also addressed the public’s interest in her romance with Tom.

“Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public,” the Euphoria actress told Elle in August. “I can’t not be a person and live my life and love the person I love. But also, I do have control over what I choose to share.”

“It’s about protecting the peace and letting things be your own but also not being afraid to exist,” she added. “You can’t hide. That’s not fun, either. I am navigating it more than ever now.”

The duo even had to dodge engagement rumors throughout the relationship, specifically after Zendaya posted an Instagram Story photo featuring a buzz-worthy ring.

She later returned to the social media platform to shut down the speculation.

“I can’t post anything, you guys,” she said in a September 21 Instagram Story video. “I posted it for my hat. Like not for the ring on my right hand, you guys, seriously.”

“You think that’s how I would drop the news?” she laughed. “You think, like, what!”

And despite the pressure of life in the spotlight, Tom and Zendaya always had each other’s backs.

“I’m lucky that I have someone like Zendaya in my life,” Tom told Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett on the July 3 episode of the trio’s Smartless podcast. “It’s interesting being in a romantic relationship with someone that is in the same boat as you.”

“You can share your experiences and all that sort of stuff,” he continued, “and that’s worth its weight in gold.”

To revisit Tom and Zendaya’s sweetest moments together, keep reading…

June 2023: Tom’s “Sexiest” Pic Ever Tom unveiled this beauty for his 27th birthday, joking on Instagram, “A gift from me to you. I thought I’d share possibly the sexiest picture ever taken of me!” Zendaya was into it, reacting with a heart-eye emoji.

June 2023: Tom’s 27th Birthday Zendaya shared this sweet shot of her boyfriend enjoying the water in honor of his birthday.

December 2021: Spider-Man: No Way Home Premiere in L.A. The actress, in a custom Valentino gown, and Tom, in a Prada suit, posed for pictures at the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in Los Angeles.

December 2021: Promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home Tom and Zendaya speak during SiriusXM Radio’s Town Hall with the cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home in New York City.