A timeline of Zendaya and Tom Holland’s relationship
In August 2017, Zendaya appeared on the cover of Variety, who claimed that she “fell in love with Spider-Man.” Sadly, the magazine was only talking about the film series and not its co-star as fans had hoped. Instead, as romance rumors buzzed around the tabloids, the “KC Undercover” actor firmly placed Tom Holland in the friends zone – at least publicly.
In the profile, she spoke of her first meeting with the British actor, who he is said to have remembered as “super goofy”. She admitted, “He went for a handshake and I went for a hug. But I can’t remember. I thought it was cool.” The former Disney Channel star also opened up about a frightening encounter that happened when a paparazzi spotted her getting into a car with her co-star. “This guy was super dangerous, going through a busy intersection, turning around, driving on the side of the freeway to catch up with us – the side where you’re not supposed to drive because there is no lane. I was like, ‘This is crazy,’ “she said.
Blame it on rumors, which she also explicitly rejected. “No,” she told the magazine of the couple’s supposed romance. “He’s a great guy. He’s literally one of my best friends. For how many months we’ve had to go on press tours together. There are very few people who will understand what it is at 20? years.” Case closed for the moment.