AceShowbiz - Tom Holland has set things straight after long-standing dating rumors linked him up to Zendaya Coleman. Zendaya plays the British actor's on-screen love interest in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and its upcoming sequel "Spider-Man: Far From Home", and their chemistry is so apparent even in real life that fans are convinced they are a couple in reality.
But the 23-year-old star clears things up in a new interview with Elle, published on Thursday, June 20, insisting that he and Zendaya are not an item. Saying that he's not dating anyone at the moment, Tom notes though that he is "definitely a relationship person." He further claims, "I'm not the fleeting type at all; it's not my way of life." Tom adds that he's currently putting his energy into his work.
The "Avengers: Endgame" star, however, speaks highly of Zendaya, particularly because of her gymnastic skills that allow her to handle her own stunt in her movies. Tom recalls the time he and his other "Spider-Man" co-star Jacob Batalon visited the actress on the set of "The Greatest Showman", in which she plays a trapeze artist.
"I was standing there with Jacob, and I was like, 'Oh look!' " he shares, explaining that Zendaya was in the middle of filming a trapeze scene, balancing on top of a pole. "I remember thinking, There's no way she's going to jump off that-it's like 60 feet. And then she jumped. We were gobsmacked."
Tom and Zendaya's dating rumors first surfaced in 2017 following the release of "Homecoming". A source told E! News at the time, "They got to know each other while on set. They became friends and started getting romantic a few months ago. They both are such great people. It's cool they got together. Everyone gets along with them. They are very well liked on set. Tom is the most down to earth actor."
Zendaya later addressed the rumors during an interview for Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue in August 2017, saying, "We are friends." When asked about a possible romance, she firmly said, "No."