There are plenty of superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who we all know and love, and Spider-Man never disappoints. Tom Holland recently reprised his role as the hero in Spider-Man: Far From Home. And while we can’t wait to see what’s next for the actor in terms of his career, everyone’s even more curious about Holland’s personal life.
Rumors have run rampant for years that Holland was dating his Spider-Man co-star, Zendaya. While the two have denied it in the past, many still thought there was a secret relationship going on between the two of them. It seems Holland may have just dispelled all the rumors, though — and here’s how.
Rumors of Tom Holland and Zendaya dating have persisted since their first Spider-Man film
Tom Holland and Zendaya seem to be best friends, as they’re often seen off the movie set together and they’re even featured on each other’s Instagrams. Their close relationship, of course, caused many to believe they were secretly dating as well. Elle notes the rumors began as early as July 2016 when Holland posted this photo to his Instagram of him and Zendaya hanging out in a pool. And the rumors have persisted up until very recently, as the two seemed ultra-close again as they promoted Far From Home.
Zendaya has flat-out claimed she and Holland are not dating, however — though many fans assumed she was just being coy. A source even told People in 2017 that the two were secretly dating but hoping to keep their relationship out of the spotlight. “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another,” the source claimed. Zendaya denied this claim, however — especially when it comes to her and Holland going on vacations together.
Holland was just seen out with another woman
While fans were still speculating over Zendaya and Holland’s possible secret relationship, it seems Holland may have completely dispelled all the rumors by stepping out with a new woman. According to TMZ, Holland was at British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival recently with a mystery blonde woman. The two were watching music acts together while drinking beer — and judging from the photos, it looks like they were getting pretty close, too.
We can’t forget that Holland also recently told Elle that he’s definitely interested in pursuing romance in the future — so perhaps this is what he was talking about. Not only did he call himself a “relationship person,” but he also added, “I’m not the fleeting type at all; it’s not my way of life.”
Fans are already reacting to Holland possibly having a girlfriend
Fans love the idea of Holland and Zendaya, but it seems they’re also not opposed to him having a romance with this other woman. Fans have been flocking to Instagram and Twitter to share how they feel, and it seems overwhelmingly positive thus far. As one fan commented on this Instagram post, “we support you and we respect you so much, Tom. we also respect your girlfriend. all of us fans just want you to be happy, and if you’re happy, then we’re happy [sic].” And another added, “she’s gorgeous you guys are so cute together [sic].”
Cosmopolitan notes others have taken to Twitter to note how shocked they are that Zendaya and Holland really may not be dating. As one Twitter user said, “i refuse to believe tom holland is dating someone other than zendaya [sic].”
Holland hasn’t yet confirmed whether the mystery woman really is his girlfriend, so we’ll have to wait and see what he says in response to all this attention.
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