Zendaya Had a Secret Boyfriend Way Before She Was Rumored to Be Dating ‘Spider-Man’ Co-Star Tom Holland

It’s an exciting time to be a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan. Avengers fans were completely enthralled with Endgame, and now that the summer movie season is upon us, we’re gearing up for the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. In Spider-Man’s latest adventure, we see him travel to Europe with his friends while simultaneously attempting to save the world with new allies and enemies to fight. And of course, we’re all excited to see how Peter Parker’s relationship with Michelle Jones progresses.

While Tom Holland and Zendaya’s characters are ultra-close in the movie, it seems the rumors won’t quit that the two are dating in real life. But we can’t forget that even before Zendaya and Holland were linked, the actress reportedly had another secret relationship no one knew about.

It’s been long speculated that Tom Holland and Zendaya are secretly dating

Zendaya and Tom Holland
Zendaya and Tom Holland | Fotonoticias/FilmMagic

Since Spider-Man: Far From Home began filming years ago, fans of the film have noticed how close Tom Holland and Zendaya are. Elle reminds us Holland posted a photo of him and Zendaya hanging out off set in July 2016 to Instagram, and the following November, the two shared the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, which really got fans talking. And a source told People in 2017 that the two were definitely romantically linked.

As the source claimed, “They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man.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.” And this source isn’t the only one that’s mentioned the two may be dating. Seventeen notes Disney star Skai Jackson’s mother, Kiya Cole, once posted to Instagram, “Yes. It’s true. They been on the low for a while,” in regards to the rumored romance.

She seemingly had a secret boyfriend for years before Holland

For being in the public eye, Zendaya has become a master at keeping her private life private. And she even told Vogue that she had a boyfriend of four years that the public seemingly never knew about. Zendaya was in a relationship from 2012 to 2016 and noted to the publication that he was her first love — but it didn’t end well. As she said of the breakup, “You know you’re OK in a breakup when your first thought is not, What did I do wrong? It’s, that was the dumbest decision of your life, and you’re going to regret it forever.”

As for who the man in question was, Elite Daily notes it was heavily speculated that she dated long-time friend Trevor Jackson. Both Zendaya and Jackson denied the romance, however, but fans thought it was suspicious when they both unfollowed each other on Instagram, Seventeen notes.

Zendaya continues to reject the rumors of her and Holland, however

It seems fans never got confirmation as to whether Zendaya and Trevor Jackson ever really dated. And since she’s the queen of keeping her love life a secret, it seems we may never really know the truth about her relationship with Holland, either.

Both Zendaya and Holland have gone out of their way to deny the rumors of a romance, however. After People’s article was released, Elle reports Zendaya took to Twitter to write, “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 ???” To that, Holland replied, “Does the press tour count?” And even more recently, Zendaya denied the dating rumors again when her and Holland had a funny interaction on Instagram involving an unfortunate tagging of her name on his post.

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