Tom Holland And Zendaya’s Relationship Timeline: How Long Have They Been Dating?

11 November 2021, 14:44

Tom Holland and Zendaya are the best of friends
Tom Holland and Zendaya are the best of friends as well as boyfriend and girlfriend. Picture: Getty
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Spider-Man stars Tom Holland and Zendaya were the celebrity friendship duo we were all envious of... and now they're officially dating!

Pictures of Tom Holland, 25, and Zendaya, 25, kissing at the start of July confirmed they were dating after years of insisting they were simply besties.

Tom and Zendaya of course play the iconic Peter Parker and MJ in Spider-Man, best friends Marvel fans have always been rooting for to get together and start dating, but IRL they've had the most wholesome friendship this entire time.

That was until they were photographed sharing a kiss in Tom's car in LA on 1 July.

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We’re taking a look back at their entire friendship timeline, from genuine besties to IRL boyfriend and girlfriend...

Zendaya's Dune outfit was show-stopping
Zendaya's Dune outfit was show-stopping. Picture: Getty

Tom Holland praises Zendaya's fashion award win in adorable post

Tom couldn't help but gush over his beau as she walked away from the CFDA Fashion Awards with a very coveted accolade.

The 25-year-old picked up the Fashion Icon award at the lavish event on November 10th – and Holand had nothing but words of adoration for his girlfriend.

He took to Instagram and professed his pride alongside a stunning snap of the actress: "Naaa stop it. An incredible achievement for the most incredible person [sic].

"Congrats @zendaya and @luxurylaw you guys deserve every bit of this."

This Marvel man sure knows how to be a supportive partner!

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet Discuss Tom Holland romance

During a chat with Buzzfeed about their new movie together Dune, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet briefly gave a nod to the actress' romance with Tom Holland and it was the sweetest thing!

The co-stars were asked to guess each other's biggest celebrity crush and without hesitation, Timothée quickly responded: "Easy, Tom Holland," which was followed by a very giggly reaction from Zendaya - we will take as agreement!

Tom Holland gives girlfriend Zendaya's red carpet look a shoutout

Proving he's #BoyfriendGoals, Tom posted a tribute to girlfriend Zendya's beautiful ensemble at the Dune premiere, adding a heart-eyes emoji to his caption of the film name.

Zendaya responded with the glossy-eyes emoji, proving even she can't handle his cuteness.

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Tom Holland had the cutest birthday message for Zendaya
Tom Holland had the cutest birthday message for Zendaya. Picture: Tom Holland/Instagram

Tom and Zendaya finally confirmed their relationship over on Instagram on her 25th birthday on 1 September.

Alongside a sweet selfie taken during a break from filming Spider-Man he wrote: "My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when you're up xxx."

'My MJ!'... Tom, our hearts cannot take it.

Tom Holland and Zendaya attend a wedding together

In mid-August, the young couple were photographed at a wedding in which they attended as a couple!

The secretive duo remain tight-lipped about their romance but, as you know, a picture says a thousand words...

The snap was posted to an Instagram story by fellow ceremony attendee, Esteban Camarillo, and shows the co-stars in an embrace surrounded by fellow guests.

Going to a wedding together is quite the relationship milestone!

Zendaya and Tom Holland cosy up at a friend's wedding
Zendaya and Tom Holland cosy up at a friend's wedding. Picture: Instagram

Zendaya and Tom Holland have romantic holiday together

Zendaya and Tom were pictured on their way back home after a short getaway together in Santa Barbara – nothing says serious romance like a vacay.

It's believed they spent the Fourth of July weekend together – which is when they were pictured kissing in the car.

Zendaya and Tom Holland kiss in his car in LA

Tom Holland and Zendaya (pictured in 2017) were papped kissing in LA in July 2021
Tom Holland and Zendaya (pictured in 2017) were papped kissing in LA in July 2021. Picture: Getty

On 1 July 2021, Tom and Zendaya seemed to confirm their relationship status by sharing a kiss while sat in their parked car together.

They were also seen larking around and laughing, proving their friendship is still as close as ever despite taking things to a romantic level.

It wouldn't be the first time stars of the Spiderman franchise took their relationship off-screen, with OG Peter Parker Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst enjoying a short romance after meeting on the 2002 film and The Amazing Spiderman's Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone dating for four years until 2015.

Tom Holland and Zendaya film Spider-Man 3 together

Just when you thought the world was running low on Tom and Zendaya content no thanks to the pandemic, our two favourite co-stars were back to work on Spider-Man 3 at the start of 2021.

The stars were papped filming on a snowy set and they looked so happy to be back at work, with Zendaya grinning as Tom walked into a bakery to meet her, which is exactly the reaction we would have if actual Peter Parker was walking our way and we were surrounded by freshly-baked goods.

Tom Holland and Zendaya have been friends since 2016
Tom Holland and Zendaya have been friends since 2016. Picture: Getty

Tom Holland and Zendaya address ongoing dating rumours

We’ve lost count of how many times these two denied they’re dating, but Zendaya made it pretty clear way back in August 2017, during her chat with Variety magazine.

“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.”

The dating rumours have only fuelled their friendship though, with Zendaya sharing a report about their speculated romance on Twitter and hitting out: “Wait wait...my favorite is when it says we go on vacations together HA! I haven't been on a vacation in years! hbu @TomHolland1996 ???”

Tom quipped back: “Does the press tour count?”

Tom hangs out with Zendaya’s parents

Tom was seen hanging out with Zendaya’s parents in December 2017, but given these two quickly became ultimate best friends that’s nothing out of the ordinary!

Zendaya calls Tom her “favourite person”

In a video to warm even the coldest hearts, Zendaya called Tom her "favourite person” when he surprised children at a hospital in New York by dressing up as Spider-Man to meet them.

It came a few weeks after the pals posed together for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, cementing their status as the most powerful young actors in Hollywood.

Tom Holland and Zendaya are cast in Spider-Man together

Tom Holland shared this photo of Zendaya after they were cast in Spider-Man
Tom Holland shared this photo of Zendaya after they were cast in Spider-Man. Picture: Tom Holland/Instagram

Back to where it all began, Tom and Zendaya were cast in Spider-Man in July 2016.

We knew this friendship would be for real when he posted a photo of them relaxing in a swimming pool, captioning it oh so casually: “Summer Sundays.”

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