Tom Holland and Zendaya’s Complete Relationship Timeline – Hollywood Life

Tom Holland & Zendaya Relationship Timeline: From ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ to Today

The Marvel-ous co-stars have faced overwhelming attention over their romance, but they didn’t let fame get in the way of their relationship. 

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Tom Holland and Zendaya quickly became one of Gen-Z’s “It” couples after co-starring together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man movies. As their characters Peter Parker and M.J.’s romance unfolded on screen, fans noticed that Tom and Zendaya’s off-screen relationship was changing in real time. Now that the world is aware that they’re together, the duo has made it clear that they want to protect their relationship from unwanted attention. 

“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 2023. “We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers.” 

Look through Zendaya and Tom’s full relationship timeline below. 


Zendaya and Tom first met in 2016 when she auditioned for the role of M.J. in Spider Man: Homecoming. After she was cast, the two quickly became friends once they bonded on set. 


After the first Spider-Man film premiered, the Cherry actor and the Greatest Showman actress were seen attending several public events together to promote their MCU movie. During their press tour, the best buds were always smiling and enjoying each other’s company alongside their other co-stars. 

In 2017, PEOPLE reported that Tom and Zendaya were secretly dating and vacationed together, which they both vehemently denied.

“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???” Zendaya tweeted that year, which Tom responded by writing, “Does the press tour count?”

Later that year, Zendaya clarified to Variety that she was not dating Tom. “We are friends,” she noted. “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


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Throughout 2018, Tom and Zendaya were occasionally seen on social media sending supportive comments to each other. They also, however, jokingly bantered online, proving that their friendship was going strong. 


Spider-Man: Far From Home premiered, and fans saw the pair share their first on-screen kiss together. Zendaya was reportedly romantically linked to her Euphoria co-star Jacob Elordi, which put romance rumors with Tom to rest for a while. 


Tom dated British actress Nadia Parkes for a brief time in 2020, even including her on his Instagram account. It’s unclear when things between them fizzled out. 


In July 2021, photos surfaced online capturing Tom and Zendaya sharing a kiss while on a drive throughout L.A. Two months later, the pair decided to make their romance Instagram official when Tom posted a sweet birthday tribute for his girlfriend, in which he famously called her, “My M.J.” 

In November of that year, Tom spoke out against the photos of him and Zendaya kissing, which were taken without their knowledge. During his interview with GQ, the Crowded Room star noted, “One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world. I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway. We sort of felt robbed of our privacy.”

Zendaya agreed with her boyfriend while speaking with the publication. While reacting to the news of the viral photos, she called it “quite strange and weird and confusing and invasive.” 

“The equal sentiment [we both share] is just that when you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own,” the former Disney Channel star said. “I think loving someone is a sacred thing and a special thing and something that you want to deal with and go through and experience and enjoy amongst the two people that love each other.”


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Throughout 2022, the pair were seen in different corners of the world together, from the U.S. to England. However, after a report falsely claimed that Tom and Zendaya bought a house together in London, the Impossible actor laughed it off during an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan.  

“I’ve had so many people call me up because, apparently, I bought a new house in South London? Which is completely false!” he said. “I didn’t buy a new house. I’m like, ‘Wow, what a surprise, I wonder when I’ll get the keys.’” 


While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in June 2023, Tom gave fans insight into Zendaya’s Spider-Man: Homecoming audition. 

“I was so blown away by how unique her performance was,” he noted. “And also just so interested in the fact that as soon as she left the room, there was a unanimous decision that she was our M.J. … And obviously, I’m very happy that she came in and tested that day. I’m sure you can guess why.” 

Tom also said that Zendaya is “wonderful to work with” and is “arguably the most talented person I’ve ever met.”