8 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Zendaya’s Boyfriend, Tom Holland

From her starring role in Spider-Man: No Way Home to snagging a Golden Globe nom for her outstanding performance in HBO’s Euphoria, we’ve grown to love Zendaya over the years. And of course, how could we forget her incredible style? But when it comes to boyfriends and relationships, she’s been pretty private in the past...that is, until she started dating her Spider-Man co-star, Tom Holland.

While Holland is an A-list star in his own right, with leading roles in blockbusters like Uncharted and the Avengers movies, how did these two meet and how long have they been together? Here's everything you need to know about Zendaya’s boyfriend.

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1. Who Is Zendaya’s Boyfriend, Better Known as Tom Holland?

In case you haven't heard his name, Tom Holland is currently one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. Born in London, England, Holland showed an interest in the performing arts from a young age. He started taking dance lessons when he was a kid and he even attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

His first major role was in a 2008 theatre production of Billy Elliot the Musical, where he played Elliot's best friend, Michael Caffrey. Later, he was promoted to the lead role.

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2. What Has Tom Holland Starred In?

While Billy Elliot was Holland's first major part, his breakthrough film role was that of Lucas Bennett in 2012's The Impossible alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. A year before that, he also provided voice work for the British English dub of the Studio Ghibli film Arrietty.

In the past few years, Holland starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which made him a globally-recognized name. Around the same time, he was also cast in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Uncharted.

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3. How Did Zendaya and Tom Holland Meet?

Like many Hollywood love stories, Zendaya and Tom Holland met while on set. They first connected during filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2016, and rumors of their relationship circulated due to the fact that they were paired as romantic interests in the film.

However, there wasn't confirmation of the couple's relationship until July 2021, when they were captured kissing in photos from Page Six. Then, Holland posted a picture in September 2021 in honor of Zendaya's birthday, where he said, “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx.”

4. What Is Tom Holland's Dating History?

Holland keeps his personal life fairly private, but he was rumored to have been dating a few different people before being linked to Zendaya.

According to Life & Style magazine, Holland is believed to have been with a childhood sweetheart named Elle Lotherington, another childhood friend named Olivia Bolton and English actress Nadia Parkes.

5. How Old Is Tom Holland?

As of the publication of this article, Tom Holland is 26 years old. He was born on June 1, 1996. He is only three months older than Zendaya, who is also 26. She was born on September 1, 1996.

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6. What Is Tom Holland’s Height?

According to Cosmopolitan, Tom Holland is about 5'8", while Zendaya is about 5'10".

Although Zendaya is taller than Holland, the couple have expressed that they don't care about their height difference. During a chat at the Sirius XM Town Hall, Holland said that he thought it was “a stupid assumption” to believe their heights would have an effect on their relationship. Meanwhile, Zendaya challenged gendered stereotypes by saying, “This is normal too. My mom is taller than my dad. My mom’s taller than everyone.”

7. Does Tom Holland Have Social Media?

Yes, Holland does have social media, but he has been only sporadically active on his Instagram account, @tomholland2013.

He rarely posts on the platform, with a video or photo. Holland last shared a personal video on his page in November 2022, where he wrote, “Be in with a chance to join me, in London for an exclusive @thebrotherstrust Trivia night hosted by me…What?
Flights to London, 3 nights accommodation in a swanky hotel for you and your guest, £1,000 spending money and a few extra surprises!”

8. Does Tom Holland Have Any Upcoming Projects? 

Why, yes he does! Following the conclusion of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Holland is expected to reprise his role in upcoming installments. 

Back in December 2021, news outlets confirmed the 26-year-old actor will portray famous dancer Fred Astaire in a new biopic for Sony (release date TBD). He’ll also have a starring role in the Apple TV+ anthology series, The Crowded Room. Even though there is no official premiere date, the show is expected to debut sometime this year.

But, Holland isn’t the only one booked and busy. Zendaya also has a number of projects in the works, including her return in Euphoria season 3 and Dune: Part Two. She also has a few movies in the works, such as Challengers, Finest Kind and Megalopolis.


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