Rumors that Zendaya was romantically involved with Holland began in the summer of 2017 after the pair got close while filming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” At the time, they denied anything romantic was going on between them, but Zendaya’s close friend Skai Jackson’s mother later added fuel to the rumor mill. Replying to another user’s comment on a JustJared Instagram post that questioned the pair’s relationship, Kiya Cole wrote, “Yes. It’s true. They been on the low for a while.”
Zendaya and Holland played coy, though, with the latter posting on Instagram to insist Zendaya was just his “mate.” Zendaya also shut down the relationship rumors in an August 2017 interview with Variety after she was questioned about the possibility of romance with Holland, stating, “He’s a great dude. He’s literally one of my best friends.”
Whether or not the pair ever dated around 2017 remains to be confirmed, but it stands to reason they definitely were not dating by the time Zendaya started seeing her “Euphoria” costar Jacob Elordi in 2019.
As fate would have it, Zendaya and Holland had two more Spider-Man movies to film, so they found themselves back in each other’s webs. In July 2021, they were spotted locking lips in a car, finally confirming that their relationship had taken a romantic turn, despite the question marks of the past.
The happy couple have not looked back since. While they continue to be mostly private about their ongoing relationship, they’re not shy about expressing how much they love each other, especially on their birthdays. One of the most memorable birthday posts came on Zendaya’s 25th birthday in 2021, when Holland posted a photo of himself with Zendaya huddling close for a sweet picture together while on the set of Spider-Man. “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx,” he captioned the post that very nearly broke the internet. The sweet birthday posts have continued to come year after year.
Zendaya and Holland’s high-profile romance wouldn’t be complete without some engagement rumors (which popped up in late November 2022), though the “Euphoria” star’s mom, Claire Stoermer, seemingly suggested later on that speculation about wedding bells was nothing more than “clickbait.” However, the couple still seem very committed to each other, at least through a symbol of jewelry. In March 2023, Zendaya was seen rocking a gold signet ring engraved with “T” and “H” in an Instagram video, posted by nail artist @marinadobyk.nails, undoubtedly as an ode to her beau.
While still a relatively private couple in the year 2023, Zendaya and Holland have started to appear out in public together on date nights more often — and they’re not shy about packing on the PDA when they do. The pair attended Usher’s “My Way” Las Vegas residency in March, a Lakers game in May, did community work together in August, and attended Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour in September.
The couple is still going strong with no signs of slowing down.