In the latest episode of Wondery's popular podcast, Smartless, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland got candid about his much-discussed romance with co-star Zendaya. The episode offered an intimate glimpse into the 27-year-old actor's private life, shedding light on why his relationship with Zendaya works so smoothly.
Love In The Same Boat
Holland openly expressed his gratitude for having someone like Zendaya, also 26, in his life. His words revealed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and rewards that come with their shared experiences in the entertainment industry.
"I'm lucky that I have someone like Zendaya in my life," Holland stated. He elaborated on the unique nature of their relationship, noting, "It's interesting being in a romantic relationship with someone that is in the same boat as you”.
Sharing life experiences and mutual understanding, according to the young actor, is a precious advantage in their bond. "You can share your experiences and all that sort of stuff — and that's worth its weight in gold," he continued.
A Private Love Story in a Public World
In a recent cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Holland further delved into the importance of privacy in his relationship with Zendaya. Despite their high-profile careers, the couple is determined to keep their love life as discreet as possible.
"Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of and we want to keep as sacred as possible. We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers," Holland emphasized, making a clear distinction between their public persona and private life.
Memes, Messages, and Modern Love
While they may safeguard their romantic relationship from the public, the Spider-Man star did let slip one adorable detail about their everyday interaction. Zendaya, it seems, is not only his girlfriend but also his most prolific meme sender.
"She sends me too much, it's like, I can't keep up," Holland admitted with a light-hearted tone. "I delete my Instagram for days at a time. I download it to post and then I have to check my messages, and I'll have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of things from her”.