HOLLYWOOD actress Zendaya and her Spider-Man costar Tom Holland first set off dating rumors four years ago.
The couple – called Tomdaya by fans – looked to be back together in new photos of them making out during a sunset drive.
Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya, full name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, is a biracial singer, actress, and model who is one of six siblings.
The native Californian first rose to prominence opposite Bella Thorne in Disney Channel’s dance sitcom Shake It Up – where the pair played best friends from 2010-2013.
Since then she has gained an Instagram following of 99.4million people and has her own app as well as a clothing line called Daya by Zendaya.
The starlet made history as the youngest woman to win the Emmy Award for Best Actress on September 20, 2020.
When did Zendaya and Tom Holland start dating?
Zendaya and her Spider-Man costar Tom Holland first sparked dating rumors in 2017.
Zendaya famously played Michelle in the Marvel movies Spiderman: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home.
The films follow Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) as he takes on some of the threats to the world.
An insider told People magazine at the time that “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.”
The source added, “They’re both really ambitious, and they challenge each other — but, most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really similar sense of humor and love joking around together. They have great banter back and forth.”
The pair shut down the rumors, however, claiming that they were the “best of friends.”
On July 1, 2021, The Sun exclusively obtained photos of the pair kissing, reigniting the rumor mill that the pair are in fact dating.
In September 2021, Tom uploaded a picture of the pair to Instagram for Zendaya’s birthday, captioning the snap: “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx”
In October 2021 in an interview with InStyle, she talked about what she appreciated about Tom as an actor and a person.
“There are many things, obviously, that I appreciate. In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It’s a lot of pressure — you take on the role of a superhero wherever you go. To the little kid who walks by, you are Spider-Man. I think he handled that so well. And seeing him at work, even though he’s not a Virgo [laughs], he is a perfectionist,” she said.
“Our director allowed me to come in every day [of the shoot], and it was cool to see how he cares so much about his work and making it right. I watched him do a fight scene all day, which is exhausting. He’d do a move, come back to the monitors, watch it, and say, “I can do that better.” I’d be like, “Dude, you got it.” But he wants us to be perfect, and I really appreciate that.”
“He’s a fun time. Very charismatic, can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat. A good chat — I sound so British,” she remarked.
What other TV shows and films has Zendaya in?
She also took on the role of Anne Wheeler in The Greatest Showman, which hit UK theatres in January 2018.
In the film she starred alongside Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Hugh Jackman.
The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T Barnum, a showman that created the Barnum and Bailey circus in the mid-1800s.
Most recently, she reprised her role as MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home and is slated to appear in the Sci-Fi drama Dune in 2021.
She has also lent her voice to the cartoon Smallfoo (2018), which told the tale of a yeti, who believes that “imaginary” humans are real.
The actress has also featured in Beyonce’s All Night video and Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video.
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