Zendaya and Tom Holland were dubbed “the perfect couple ” long before photos of them sharing a sneaky kiss surfaced . In fact, it all started when they were cast alongside each other in the lead roles of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom as Peter Parker and Zendaya as Michelle Jones (MJ). Now they are a full-fledged couple and we cannot bear the tenderness they profess anymore.

Can fans be blamed for wanting the couple to materialize for so long? After all, the various Spider-Man franchises have a habit of giving rise to real-life romances. In the 2002 film, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst created the iconic “reverse kiss” as Peter Parker and Mary-Jane (also MJ, keep going!) and started dating soon after.

Though the couple broke up before their third (and final) film, Spider-Man 3 , a new spidery romance, in the form of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, was quick to pick up the slack. Andrew and Emma, ​​who also played the lead roles of Peter Parker and Mary-Jane (MJ) in The Amazing Spider-Man , met in 2010 and officially separated in 2015.

In the latest #TomDaya update, Zendaya posted a sweet birthday tribute to her boy on Instagram, calling him “the one who makes me the happiest.” Not only in the networks we sense their great connection, Zendaya and Tom also have an incredible chemistry on the screen, as demonstrated by their most recent film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, from 2021.

As if that weren’t enough, we’ve also rounded up everything we know about the timeline of their courtship so far, from meeting on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming to Tom’s adorable birthday tribute.

July 2016: Zendaya and Tom Holland join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tom takes on his biggest role to date as Peter Parker, who develops spider-like abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Unlike previous Spider-Man adaptations, this film focuses on the protagonist’s adolescent conflicts, including his relationship with his classmate Michelle (played by Zendaya).

The couple start sneaking into each other’s Instagram

Tom shared a nice (if a little blurry) snapshot of himself, Zendaya and one of their friends on Instagram with the caption: “Summer Sunday.”

November 2016: Zendaya and Tom Holland appear together on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter

Zendaya has had to give Tom a leading role on her Instagram. She shared a photo from their joint cover on The Hollywood Reporter with the caption, “In the midst of all the chaos and sadness… this is the only good thing that happened to me today. Honored to share it with the best… Spiderman himself @tomholland2013 “

July 2017: A source seems to believe that Zendaya and Tom are already a couple

People reveals that Tom and Zendaya were a couple… according to a source. This source claimed that, “[Tom and Zendaya] started seeing each other while they were shooting Spider-Man.”

“They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye, but they’ve gone on vacation together and try to spend as much time as possible with each other.”

According to People, another source stated: “They are both very competitive and challenge each other. But most of all, they make each other laugh. They seem to have a very similar sense of humor and love to joke around together. They tease each other.”

Zendaya seems to silence speculation with a tweet

Zendaya clearly doesn’t have much time for rumours, tweeting, “Wait wait… My favorite is when they say we’re going on vacation together HA! I haven’t been on vacation in years! hbu @TomHolland1996 ???”

July 2017: Tom says he and Zendaya are like the “best of friends”

Tom praises Zendaya for helping him cope with the limelight. In an interview with People he says: “We are like the best of friends. She’s so cool and amazing… I’m a little worried about dealing with fame… but Zendaya is super famous and she’s been through it and I just call her up and say, ‘How do I handle being famous?’ I am very happy to have a friend like her.”

August 2017: Zendaya Denies Rumors… Again

During an interview with Variety , Zendaya was asked if there was any romance between her and Tom. The answer, sadly, was “no.” However, she said: “He’s a great guy. He’s literally one of my best friends. In the last few months we’ve had to do press tours together. There are very few people who understand what that is at 20 years old.”

May 2018: Tom dedicates an entire Instagram post to his “partner” Zendaya, at the 2018 Met Gala

You know she’s real when you have your own space on her Insta grid, right? To celebrate Zendaya’s 2018 Met Gala debut, Tom shared a photo of her Joan of Arc-inspired look with the caption: “Everybody hail the queen. You nailed it mate .”

May 2019 – Unfortunate tag placement leaves Tom red-faced

Fans were delighted when Tom posted a photo of himself with Zendaya and her Spider-Man co-star Jacob Batalon at Disneyland. They were even more pleased to see that he had tagged Zendaya in the crotch area. Oops.

Zendaya gave him the benefit of the doubt, commenting, “”I’m assuming that because you don’t know how to use IG, you’ve put my name in there.”

The entire interaction was thankfully captured by Comments By Celebs.

February 2020: Zendaya is related to Jacob Elordi

The #TomDaya train stops briefly when Zendaya is spotted kissing her Euphoria co-star Jacob Elordi in New York. An eyewitness told E! that, “she seemed to be really enjoying himself with him. At one point, he came over and kissed her on the forehead.”

Another source told E! that: “[Zendaya and Jacob] have been inseparable since last summer and have been making time for each other between projects. Jacob has met Zendaya’s family and they all love him. They have a lot of fun together and have a lot in common”.

May 2020: Tom is apparently in quarantine with his “secret” girlfriend

Zendaya isn’t the only one who has been paired with someone else, as Tom is linked to Nadia Parkes. A source told the Daily Mail that “it was early days for Tom and Nadia when the London lockdown was announced. They made the decision to go into self-isolation together and things have been going very well between them.”

November 2020: Zendaya and Jacob call it quits

Things seem to be officially over for Zendaya and Jacob as he confirms his romance with model Kaia Gerber.

February 2021: Tom praises Zendaya for helping him face the public spotlight

In an interview with British GQ , Tom praised Zendaya, saying, “She totally changed the way I’m able to be more comfortable in public.”

She has also commented on how difficult it can be to date someone publicly, saying: “It’s very distressing. It means that if you’re dating someone, you have to be really aware of your feelings, because if something happens between the two of you, it’s not happening. Just between the two of them, it’s happening in front of the whole world.”

July 2021: Zendaya and Tom are seen kissing in a car

In photos obtained by Page Six , Zendaya and Tom are seen sharing a kiss and laughing while stopped at a red light.

The fans go completely crazy…

September 2021: Tom’s super sweet birthday message

Tom posted the cutest tribute to Zendaya on her birthday (Sept. 1). He uploaded what can now be described as a couple selfie of him, in his Spider-Man suit, and Zendaya resting her chin on her shoulder as she captured the moment through the mirror.

Tom captioned the post, “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Call me when you wake up xxx.” Incredibly cute.

October 2021: Zendaya publicly praises Tom

In an interview with InStyle, Zendaya has spoken for the first time about Tom. The 25-year-old superstar has opened up about what she likes about him and why, and we’re honestly smitten by how handsome they are.

When asked about what she appreciates about her rumored boyfriend, she explained that there are many things she appreciates about him “as an actor.” He said: “I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It’s a lot of pressure: you take on the superhero role wherever you go. To the little boy who walks by, you’re Spider-Man. I think he’s handled it very well. And watching him At work, even though he’s not a Virgo [laughs], he’s a perfectionist.”

She continued: “He’s great fun. He’s very charismatic, he can put anyone at ease and have a good laugh and a good talk. A good talk, I sound so British.”

Zendaya was then asked if she could do a British accent, to which she replied, “I just end up doing bits of lines from Love Island . [laughs].”

He explained that he saw Love Island while he was in London filming the second installment of Spider-Man. She explained that she was initially against the show and found it “ridiculous” but soon became hooked on it.

October 2021: Tom praises Zendaya for her role in Dune

Tom took to Instagram to share a snap of Zendaya at the Dune premiere, captioned “Dune .” Zendaya commented with a cute emoji.

November 2021: Tom Swallows Zendaya When Receiving Fashion Award

As Zendaya becomes the youngest recipient (ever) of the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award, Tom took to Instagram to share his admiration, writing: “Naaah stop  An amazing achievement for the most amazing person. Congrats @zendaya and @luxurylaw you guys deserve all of this.”

November 2021: both Tom and Zendaya speak out about the kissing photos

Tom gave a candid interview to GQ . “One of the disadvantages of our fame is that privacy is no longer under our control and a moment that you think is between two people, who love each other very much, is now a moment that is shared with the whole world,” he said of the photos of the kisses that were published by Page Six.

Talking about whether he’ll talk more about their relationship, he added: “It’s not a conversation I can have without her. You know, I respect her too much to say… This isn’t my story. It’s our story. And we’ll talk about what whenever we’re ready to talk about it together.”

Zendaya herself also added to the interview: “The same feeling that we both share is simply that when you really love and care for someone, some moments or things you wish were yours… I think that loving someone is something sacred and special. and something that you want to try and go through and experience and enjoy between the two people who love each other.”

They really are the cutest.

December 2021: Zendaya publishes an adorable tribute to her Spiderman

Just when you thought the Spidey duo couldn’t get any cuter, Zendaya posted a backstage snapshot of Tom presumably during the filming of the franchise’s latest installment, No Way Home .

Her caption says it all: “My Spider-Man, I’m so proud of you, some things never change and that’s good.” 

February 2022: Zendaya and Tom show off their sartorial prowess in New York

The couple are so in tune with each other that they even have the same effortless style! Earlier this year, Zendaya rocked a cinched shirtdress on her waist, while Tom donned a gray suit. And they even made the face masks look the same…

Hand in hand, the couple seemed to be very relaxed in each other’s company during their date night. Aren’t they the most perfect couple there is? Sigh.

June 2022: Zendaya’s effusive tribute to Tom for his birthday

If we weren’t quite sure how Tom makes Zendaya feel, now we know. The actress posted a stunning black and white snapshot of them with a gushing caption.

“Happiest of birthdays to whoever makes me the happiest <3,” she wrote. Tom responded with three red heart emojis, and our hearts can’t take this cuteness!