Zendaya Shares Sweet Photo With Tom Holland While Celebrating His Birthday, And Cue The Awws

Zendaya and Tom Holland in No Way Home
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Across Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, we’ve not only seen Peter Parker and MJ’s love bloom; off-screen, the Spidey actor and Zendaya have gone from co-stars to friends to sweethearts over the years. In celebration of Holland’s 26th birthday today, Zendaya took to social media to share a cute photo and say that actor makes her the “happiest.” 

AWW, am I right? Take a look at Zendaya’s black and white Instagram post of her and Tom Holland looking blissful together: 

In the caption, Zendaya said “Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest <3,” which instantly sends many hearts aflutter in excitement for the pair. The two Marvel actors have known each other since 2016, when they were co-stars in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Over the past six years, they have shared an incredible journey together as they filmed the most recent Spider-Man trilogy and did press all over the world. 

After years of rumors that Tom Holland and Zendaya could perhaps be more than co-stars and friends, the paparazzi caught them smooching last summer. Since then, the pair have remained professional, but hinted a bit more about their relationship. For Zendaya’s birthday this past September, Holland posted a viral photo with a caption calling her “My MJ” and asking her to call him when she’s up. Check it out: 

Since it’s been out there that they’ve been dating, the couple have dropped some cute hints at their admiration of one another on social media. Tom Holland memorably posted a number of Zendaya’s red carpet looks for events like the Dune premiere with heart-eyes in reaction to her fashion moments. 

Every Spider-Man couple in the movies thus far has led to off-screen relationships, but so far Tom Holland and Zendaya’s relationship is proving the most iconic. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst dated during the first Spider-Man movie and reportedly split by the sequel. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone also dated after meeting on The Amazing Spider-Man between 2011 and 2015. 

In the most recent press tour for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland and Zendaya had magnetic chemistry in interviews. In one funny moment, Zendaya revealed a cute impression of Holland in his Billy Elliot era after apparently going down a Tom Holland rabbit hole on YouTube. You can, of course, check out CinemaBlend’s fun interviews with Tom Holland, Zendaya and the rest of the Spider-Man: No Way Home cast and reminisce on those good times before we knew all the incredible surprises of the December release. 

It’s so sweet to see Zendaya and Tom Holland happy together and showing it off on social media. The pair do not have another Marvel movie in the works yet, but we’ll update you here on CinemaBlend as soon as Spider-Man-related news comes our way.  

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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