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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!
Tom and Zendaya of course play the iconic Peter Parker and MJ in Spider-Man, with a fourth film soon putting the couple back behind the camera!
Marvel fans have always been rooting for the stars to get together and start dating – and two years ago they officially became boyfriend and girlfriend, with multiple red carpet appearances and public PDAs already ticked off.
We’re taking a look back at their entire friendship and relationship timeline, from genuine besties to actual boyfriend and girlfriend and all their cute moments in between. How long have they been together and when did they start dating?
Zendaya shows behind-the-scenes look at her Coachella performance
Tom and Zendaya were spotted back at Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' concert, this time in LA for Bey's birthday show.
They arrived hand-in-hand, with Zendaya's mum joining them for the star-studded show too. The Kardashians, Adele, Justin Bieber, Lizzo and Katy Perry were also spotted in the crowd and matched in shimmering silver outfits for the special edition of Queen Bey's concert.
It was the second time Tom and Zendaya watched Bey – the first time they watched her in Warsaw, Poland and were spotted dancing and singing along to 'Love On Top', a viral moment that warmed all our hearts.
Zendaya, Ayo Edebiri, Quinta Brunson and Tom Holland at Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE show in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/NbYh0C2dR8— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) September 5, 2023
Tom had a hilarious – but adorable – birthday post for Zendaya as she celebrated turning 27.
Taking to Instagram Stories he posted a snap of Zendaya on a boat, preparing to go snorkelling and holding an enthusiastic thumbs up. Tom wrote in the caption: "My birthday girl."
Zendaya and Tom got involved with Project Backboard on 26th August, for an event put on by an organisation which renovates public basketball courts.
The couple looked as loved up as ever at the event, with Tom supporting his girlfriend and even playing in a basketball game as Zendaya cheered him on from the sidelines.
Zendaya & Tom Holland in Oakland for Project Backboard! pic.twitter.com/FVMZxMUIYp— Zendaya Updates (@Zendaya_Updated) August 26, 2023
In a cover interview with Elle magazine, Zendaya was asked about how she copes with having such immense interest in her relationship with Tom. She said: “Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public. 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. You can’t hide. That’s not fun, either. I am navigating it more than ever now.”
Tom made us all think he and Zendaya have been dating longer than they let on, after he recalled a time he 'fixed' her door.
In an adorable admission while hanging out with UniLad, he said: "I fixed my girlfriend's door once. Really early on in our relationship I was hanging at her house and her door was broken, and I was like, 'I'm gonna fix that door for you.'" He coyly added: "And now we're in love."
Fans have since unearthed a 2019 interview clip from when Tom appeared on Jimmy Fallon, telling the exact same story but saying 'friend' instead of Zendaya. We're onto you, guys!
woahhhhh Tom Holland saying in a recent interview how he fixed zendayas door early on in their relationship… and on Jimmy Kimmel in 2019 he talked about it … pic.twitter.com/Kz1dNUvX59— jaz ♡ (@mrslumax) June 23, 2023
It seems Tom's love for Zendaya began a long time before their romance started after the actor admitted he's had eyes for his GF since his childhood!
In a video interview with BuzzFeed, Tom was asked a series of questions which he had to answer quickly, and his easiest response of all was when he was asked: “Who was your childhood celeb crush?”
Without hesitation, Tom replied: “Zendaya. Easy.”
We can imagine a younger Tom crushing on Zendaya during her Disney Channel days and it has warmed our hearts!
tom saying his first ever celebrity crush was zendaya in 2017 and in 2023 🥲 pic.twitter.com/KNItMcVbyj— bianca (@evermorIey) June 14, 2023
To mark his 27th year around the sun, Zendaya shared the most adorable tribute to her beau!
The Euphoria star took to her Instagram Stories to share two never-before-seen snaps of the actor during their holiday as she simply added heart-eye emojis over the photos.
She also rushed to like a picture he posted, where he thanked everyone for their birthday messages as he shared a picture of himself and joked it was the 'sexiest picture ever taken' of him.
It didn't take long until another heart-eye emoji was found in his comments, courtesy of his girlfriend - proving they're still as loved-up as ever!
Let's face it, it doesn't get more romantic than Venice! Zendaya and Tom were spotted on a date in The Floating City and they even took a boat ride on the famous canals.
The famous pair looked absolutely smitten in photos obtained by this publication, they were snapped by paparazzi sharing a kiss during their dreamy trip away – we can't get over these two!
Zendaya sparked rumours all over again that she and Tom are engaged after hiding her left hand in her pocket while posing with a fan.
It came just a matter of weeks after she tucked her hand out of sight in another the photo with Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Surender Mohan, after she and Tom dined at his restaurant.
Zendaya had everyone in their feels when she shared a rare insight into one of her nights out with boyfriend Tom and it looked like the perfect date!
The loved-up couple attended Usher's Las Vegas residency on April 27 and the Euphoria actress couldn't resist but share a clip of her singing along during the concert.
In the clip Zendaya can be seen sitting next to her beau as well as some of her family members – aw! She captioned the video: "Childhood dream come true, going to an @usher concert."
Zendaya and Tom Holland enjoy Usher concert
During a recent trip to London in March, Zendaya and Tom stopped by Mayfair restaurant Jamavar, where they not only enjoyed a Michelin-star meal, but posed with Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Surender Mohan.
The pair looked suave as ever as they posed with the chef, who uploaded the snap to Instagram, writing: "Was a pleasure having @zendaya & @tomholland2013 dine with us @jamavarlondon this afternoon."
However, their sweet photo was soon flooded with comments about how Zendaya had tucked her left hand out of sight.
Zendaya wore a lavender dress with tights and boots, accessorised with a tan coat, whilst Tom donned a striped rainbow jumper, brown trousers and a brown checkered blazer.
Always couple goals!
In pictures uploaded by nail artist Marina Dobyk, Zendaya was seen wearing a gold signet ring engraved with her boyfriend Tom's initials; 'T' and 'H'.
While it's not one of those rings, the piece of jewellery does hold a lot of sentimental value and it's clearer than ever just how serious Tom and Zendaya are about one another.
In pictures obtained by MailOnline, Zendaya and Tom proved they're just like any other couple in their mid-20s in charge of 'the big shop', heading to Waitrose together while she visited in London.
Zendaya sweetly smiled at her beau after he was stopped by a fan for a photo as they left the supermarket.
Earlier on in the week, Zendaya joined Tom's family for a stroll with their dogs, chatting happily to his dad as he and his mum walked ahead.
After Zendaya posted her stunning lewk from the NAACP Awards, for which she wore a black gown with neon green detailing, boyfriend Tom wasted no time in sharing his appreciation for her gorgeous get-up.
Keeping his adoration to a few telling emojis, Tom left a string of heart-eye emojis underneath Zendaya's upload. Naturally, the comments that ensued were filled with reactions like: "Cute!" and "You are a lucky man!"
Tom and Zendaya seem as loved-up as ever, so it came as no surprise when headlines started to crop up reporting that the co-stars-turned-partners were engaged!
However, the claims have since been disproved as Zendaya's protective mother put the rumours to rest. She posted to her Instagram Story: "Clickbait typically refers to the practice of writing sensationalized or misleading headlines in order to attract clicks on a piece of content."
It didn't take long for fans to realise that the post was referring to the speculation about the Spider-Man stars becoming 'fiancés'.
Despite the false engagement news, Zendaya and Tom do seem to be getting serious! In November it was reported that the pair was in "settling down mode" – only time will tell!
Where better to vacation than the capital of love; Paris - fitting for lovebirds Tom and Zendaya.
The pair were spotted enjoying the most romantic trip as they had an elegant date day at the Louvre museum, before enjoying a more low-key date night at the burlesque, where they were spotted by fans getting cosy as they enjoyed the show.
Zendaya, Tom Holland & Darnell Appling seen in Paris together. pic.twitter.com/ZwYFVfUWpO— Zendaya Updates (@Zendaya_Updated) October 7, 2022
Zendaya celebrated a historic win during the 74th Emmys when she took home the coveted Oustanding Leading Actress Award in a Drama Series award for her role as Rue Bennett on HBO's Euphoria.
The award made the former Disney darling the youngest person to win two Emmys in the same category and the first Black woman to win Lead Actress twice!
Tom Holland was not present at the ceremony (but Zendaya did take her mum as her date – aw!) as he remains in New York as he continued filming for his upcoming project, The Crowded Room.
But that doesn't mean the loving boyfriend wasn't there in spirit! Zendaya revealed on the red carpet that the first person she would message following a victory would be her other half – adorable!
Unlike last year, Tom didn't mark girlfriend Zendaya's birthday on social media after choosing to take a break from the app. Instead, the couple spent some quality time together and headed out for dinner in New York.
Zendaya looked as beautiful as always in a long-sleeve black crop top and jeans while Tom also cut a casual figure in a head-to-toe navy outfit.
The day after her birthday Zendaya took to Instagram to post a throwback picture of herself as a tot in a pool, writing: "I get to spend the day responding to the most beautiful messages (sorry I’m a little late) thank ya’ll for filling my heart with so much love, I couldn’t be more grateful Here’s to 26!"
Zendaya just warmed our hearts more than we thought imaginable after sharing the most adorable birthday post dedicated to her beau.
Celebrating Tom turning another year older, the actress shared a black-and-white snap of the couple looking loved-up on her Instagram, simply writing: "Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest <3."
Words aren't enough for how sweet they are!
In an unearthed video from a press day Tom and Zendaya were doing no doubt for their latest Spider-Man flick, Tom can be heard telling his girlfriend: "You look so beautiful, darling" before they realised the cameras were rolling.
To make things 10 X cuter, Zendaya responded: "So do you."
Zendaya undeniably stunned when she posted a gorgeous photo to the 'Gram as she sported a vintage Balmain gown – Tom's reply in the comments was just the cherry on top.
The Marvel man hyped up his woman with one simple word: "First." Holland got his comment in early doors, making everyone laugh in the process – he's not just her boyfriend but a fan too!
The quip from the Spider-Man star quickly racked up all the likes, amassing over 140k within the first day of the post.
Fans couldn't help but comment on the co-stars' adorable love, writing: "Tom being Zendaya’s number one fan is my favourite thing ever."
📸 | Tom Holland & Zendaya at the Rangers v. Red Wings game in New York City. (Feb 17) pic.twitter.com/MHnP215xtN— Tom Holland Updates Media (@AllNewsTomMedia) February 18, 2022
Just a day after the A-list couple were spotted colour-coordinating their elegant dinner outfits, Tom and Zendaya gave fans another glimpse of how in-sync they are with their styles.
Proving they're the most stylish and loved-up duo around, the Spider-Man co-stars donned matching jerseys during a New York Rangers ice hockey game.
If that wasn't adorable enough, they sported jerseys with each other's names on - (yes, we're casually crying too!)
There's never enough Zendaya and Tom Holland content, right?
The pair proved to be more loved-up than ever during an outing in New York City, where they were spotted holding hands.
We don't know what's cuter, their adorable PDA or the fact they were wearing colour-coordinated outfits!
Proving they're the ultimate relationship goals, fans of the A-list couple have found Tom Holland and Zendaya's most adorable moments and put them together in a video montage which has gone viral.
The compilation shows every time the pair have been in sync with each other and fans can't get enough of how much they're always on the same page!
If the clip doesn't make you teary, we don't know what will!
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!
Timothée Chalamet And Zendaya Take The BFF Test
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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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