Zendaya Can't Stop Name-Dropping Tom Holland on the 'Dune: Part Two' Press Tour

They're way past the hard launch.

Zendaya and Tom Holland
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Zendaya and Tom Holland used to be a fairly private couple. Despite meeting on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2016, their relationship was only publicly confirmed in 2021. Since then, there have been minimal photos of the pair, and they tend to keep things on the down low.

But it seems they're ready to change this in 2024. Zendaya has been leaning into the public's obsession with the pair on the Dune: Part Two press tour, name-dropping her boyfriend in interviews. When speaking to IGV this week, Zendaya was asked the one thing she would bring back from the UK to the States.

"My boyfriend," Zendaya said, "I would just take him with me."

Even her co-star Timothée Chalamet had to chime in on that point and agree: he'd also likely bring Holland home in his suitcase if he could.

Fans are loving this lovestruck energy. "She's soo down bad I love it," wrote one user on X.

"I strive to be this obsessed and in love," another fan shared. Another wrote: "2 mentions in a week she is shutting down them breakup rumors HARD."

Zendaya and Tom Holland in 2022

Zendaya and Tom Holland holding hands in 2022.

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Last week, in an interview with BuzzFeed which saw her playing with puppies, Zendaya was asked which of her fellow cast members has the most "rizz." (Millennial translation: "rizz" is short for charisma.)

"Everybody's kind of got their own," Zendaya said, "I think someone who has beautiful charisma, not on the Dune cast, but I personally—worked for me—is Mr. Tom Holland."

"I'm more shy and kind of quiet, so it takes a little bit more to pull me out of my shell," Zendaya continued. "But he's great at talking to people and getting to know people and you see him on talk shows and stuff like that. He's just naturally very good at that. He's got that natural gift."

Fleurine Tideman
Freelance Writer

Fleurine Tideman is a freelance writer who is always ready to discuss celebrities, entertainment, mental health, relationships and anything else her busy brain comes up with. She comes from the small, rainy land of the Netherlands, but she uses the flexibility of her work to travel around Europe and explore new places. She spent several years working in the travel industry, which taught her how to fit insane amounts in her hand luggage. She has a degree in Psychology and Anthropology, which she uses to psychoanalyse herself and others. She’s a regular contributor for Betches, and you can also find her work on Pop Sugar, Insider, Time Out or her own blog, Symptoms of Living. At Marie Claire, she’ll be covering celebrity news, usually written to the sounds of Taylor Swift.