Tom Holland Addresses Speculations About Breakup with Zendaya
Tom Holland has chosen to open up and share personal insights with his devoted fan base, shedding light on the intricacies of his relationship with Zendaya. The British actor, known for his role in the Spider-Man saga and Uncharted, has taken a deliberate step to connect with his audience and provide a glimpse into the dynamics of his romance with the talented actress. By offering these insights, Holland addresses the curiosity surrounding his personal life and strengthens the bond with his fans, allowing them a closer look into the private aspects of his high-profile relationship with Zendaya.
Several weeks after rumors of a breakup circulating around the beloved couple, the actor from Uncharted is stopping the speculations and explaining why his girlfriend unfollows him on Instagram.
Tom Holland Confirms His Ongoing Relationship with Zendaya
Tom Holland confirms he is still in a relationship with Zendaya. The British actor addressed questions from paparazzi in Los Angeles on Friday while running errands. When directly asked about a potential breakup with the Dune actress, Holland emphatically responded, “No, no, no. Absolutely…not.”
He appeared to be in good spirits as he walked with a friend before hopping into his vehicle and driving off, as captured in footage from TMZ. This succinct yet clear response should alleviate concerns among their fans who may have noticed changes on social media. It was previously reported that Zendaya initiated a social media cleanse at the start of the new year, involving her boyfriend.
On the fifth day of the new year, Zendaya made headlines by unfollowing everyone on Instagram, including Holland, sparking speculation. What added to the intrigue was that the 27-year-old actor was still following his girlfriend. Prior to this social media cleanse, the two-time Emmy Award winner had been mostly inactive on her accounts.
Zendaya Unfollowing Tom Holland
Breaking her hiatus on January 2, Zendaya shared a promotional poster for her upcoming movie, Challengers. The act of unfollowing her boyfriend of approximately two years stirred up considerable online chatter. One fan expressed concern, saying, “I saw that Zendaya unfollowed Tom Holland. Please tell me romance isn’t dead, y’all,” while another commented, “The biggest news right now is that Zendaya unfollowed everybody. The look of a boss or maybe someone double-crossed her, and now it’s time to shine – this is bigger than I thought.”
On the contrary, some speculated that Zendaya’s mass unfollowing might not be a significant development and could simply be a strategic move to prepare for the promotion of her upcoming projects, given that she also unfollowed her family. The breakup rumors emerged several months after Zendaya fueled speculation about being engaged to Holland by wearing a unique and expensive-looking pearl ring on her wedding ring finger.
Adding to the confusion, Zendaya posted a picture of herself on social media that led many to believe it was a relationship update, causing excitement across the internet. However, the Euphoria actress promptly addressed the speculation in an Instagram Story update, dismissing the engagement rumors by stating:
“I can’t post anything, you guys! I posted it for my hat. Like not for the ring on my right finger, you guys! Seriously, you think that’s how I would drop the deuce? You think? Like What?”
A Chronology of The Actor’s Romantic Journey
The pair initially portrayed on-screen lovers when cast as Peter Parker and Mary Jane in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise in 2016. However, their on-screen chemistry evolved into a real-life relationship during the production of the three sequels to the superhero movie.
Their romantic involvement was officially confirmed in July 2021 when they were captured sharing a kiss inside a car. By September of the same year, they publicly acknowledged their relationship on Instagram, coinciding with Zendaya’s 25th birthday. Holland posted a heartfelt birthday message, saying, “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when you’re up xxx,” to which Zendaya responded, “Calling now ❤️.”
Despite being in a high-profile relationship, Zendaya and Holland have consciously kept a low profile, and details of their romance have rarely made headlines. The “Shake It Up” actress elaborated on the reasoning behind their privacy in an interview, stating:
“Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public. I can’t not be a person and live my life and love the person I love. But also, I do have control over what I choose to share.”
In another interview, Holland echoed a similar sentiment, expressing that, “Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of, and we want to keep as sacred as possible. We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers.”
Featured Image Via TMZ