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Tom Holland And Zendaya Open Up About Their Relationship

Rebecca Shepherd

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Tom Holland And Zendaya Open Up About Their Relationship

Tom Holland and Zendaya have opened up about their relationship and how they handle fame. Turns out, it's together.


With all the good, must come some bad though which Holland outlined during an interview with GQ where he said they felt 'robbed' of their privacy when their relationship went public.

He said: "One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn't really in our control anymore.

"And a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world.

"I've always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway. We sort of felt robbed of our privacy."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The pair appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday before heading off for a Spider-Man: No Way Home photo opportunity.

During an interview on the red carpet, Holland told AP: "There she is, looking beautiful might I add - as ever."

When it came to being asked how Zendaya had been there for him, he added: "The biggest way is just companionship.

"Two friends coming together, experiencing this world, going through the same problems at the same time, having a shoulder to cry on, has been a huge thing for the pair of us, and with Jacob [Batalon] as well. We really are a family.

"Becoming famous at the age of 19 ... this is a different kind of fame," he added.

"There's not a corner of the world that Spider-Man hasn't touched. It's a lot to take in, so it's really nice for me to have a family to share that with."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

At the same event, Zendaya also went into more detail, saying it's important to have someone there to listen. She said: "I was lucky enough where my life didn't change overnight. I started when I was young, so it was kind of like a slow progression.

"I kind of got to learn it as I went and figure it out and get my footing a little bit, whereas for him it was so much all at once.

"I have an extreme amount of empathy for that, so anything that I learned or have learned or continue to learn, I share with him, and anything he learns he shares with me."

Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

When the pair appeared on The Graham Norton Show, they joked about their height difference which makes filming stunts a little tricky.

Graham said: “I heard you talking somewhere Zendaya about how your height difference makes those stunts more complicated.”

Tom cut in to say: "Thank you, Graham," before Zendaya explained: "There's a particular stunt where Spider-Man swings us on top of a bridge, and he places me there. 

"He's supposed to gently rest MJ on the bridge and walk away from her. Because of our height difference... if we’re, like, on the same point… we were attached, I would land before him. 

“My feet obviously hit the ground before he does."


She then turned to Tom and asked: “So, what would happen?”, prompting him to explain something called a ‘bottom mark’ that is used while filming stunts. 

He said: “It’s called a bottom mark, and the bottom mark is basically a thing that they do in stunts that is designed to stop you shattering your kneecaps.

“So Zendaya would land… I’m the superhero, I’m supposed to look cool. She would land, and then I would sort of land like this and my feet would swing from underneath me and she would catch me.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity, Tom Holland, Zendaya

Rebecca Shepherd
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