Well, at least according to People Magazine:
“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,” People‘s source further revealed.
The celebrity mag has a reputation for maintaining relationships with publicists, hence most of their “breaking news” are PR-approved by the celebrities involved.
This news, though, was sort of low-key contradicted by Zendaya on Twitter, or at least a specific part of the magazine’s report:
To which Tom Holland responded:
So is Sony simply shelling a PR romance to help further the Spider-Man: Homecoming ticket sales? It seems unnecessary at this point, with the movie netting $257 million for its domestic (US) and global opening weekend combined. But then again, another Spider-Man set-borne romance might sustain the audience’s interest for the sequels of this reboot.
It could also be that these two kids would rather not live out their relationship in the public. After all, the two previous iterations of the Spider-Man film franchise had also given birth to real-life couplings, with the people involved mostly keeping things on the down-low: Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire in Spider-Man (2001) and Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Sadly, neither romance lasted.
Whatever the case, this age-appropriate romance (Zendaya’s 20, Holland’s 21) is so easy to buy into, because the two are just so fun and game and cute during the whole Spider-Man promotional tour. Remember their lip-sync battle?