With the success of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland seems to be one of Hollywood’s most discussed up-and-coming actors. And while the 23-year-old certainly has star power, he tends to keep his personal life out of the public eye, which has fans even more curious about what really goes on. Some are content just knowing him as a superhero — but when photos of Holland getting cozy with a mystery woman were leaked, we all were wondering who she could possibly be.
Now, it seems the identity of the woman has finally been revealed. And news outlets are also reporting that Holland’s family completely approves. Here’s what we know.
Tom Holland was recently seen out with a mystery woman
Holland has been hinting he’s been thinking about love for a while now — and fans have assumed for years that he and Spider-Man co-star Zendaya were romantically linked. As he said during a recent interview with Elle, he’s “definitely a relationship person.” And he seems to be proving it after TMZ posted photos of him and a mystery woman looking quite close.
The publication notes Holland was at British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival in London where he was seen grabbing beer, hugging, and holding hands with a pretty blonde woman. At the festival, they were also seen enjoying The Black Eyed Peas and Robbie Williams together. No one expected this from Holland — especially since he just told Elle he was single in June — so it seems the relationship is quite fresh. And outlets have found out even more about Holland’s love interests since the first photos were published.
She’s been identified as Olivia Bolton, and Holland’s family allegedly loves her
It seems we can finally put a name to a face thanks to The Sun. The publication notes the name of Holland’s love interest is Olivia Bolton — and they’ve allegedly been dating for months, though they’re seemingly just taking their relationship public now. Bolton works in London in digital production, and a source claimed that the two have actually known each other for years.
“Tom and Olivia’s family have been friends for years but it took some time for Tom and Olivia to realize the connection between them,” the source said. They also added that fans and interviewers are constantly asking Holland about his personal life, so bringing Bolton into the public eye “has been a massive relief for him.”
Since Holland and Bolton’s families know each other, there’s no doubt they’re happy for the young couple, too. “All their friends and family think they make a lovely couple. He is totally smitten,” the source continued.
Fans are still sad Holland and Zendaya aren’t dating, however
Fans seem to be happy for Holland and Bolton, but they can’t help but feel some sadness that the woman in question isn’t Zendaya. Holland and Zendaya have been best friends since they starred together in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and their online banter and outings with each other made them seem like the perfect duo. Back in 2017, a source even told People that Zendaya and Holland had a secret romance. “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 dispelled the rumors of a romance multiple times, however — and it seems she was telling the truth all along. Some fans still have yet to get on board with Bolton, however. As one Twitter user wrote, “i refuse to believe tom holland is dating someone other than zendaya [sic].” But others are glad Holland is happy and want to show their support. “[W]e 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],” an Instagram follower commented.
We can’t wait to hear more about Holland and Bolton in the future, too — and we’re sure Zendaya is happy for them both as well.
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