Zendaya shared an Instagram photo in her red carpet fit for the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Tom Holland shared his love in the comments. The green and black vintage Versace gown from 2002 that Zendaya wore for the event was a head-turner, and she followed in the celebrity trend of no necklaces. Holland commented the heart-eyed emoji three times on her IG pic, receiving over 40,000 likes.
Other celebrities and stars shared their support for Zendaya’s epic look on Instagram. Gigi Hadid commented “Insaaaanity,” with a heart, and Storm Reid — Zendaya’s co-star from Euphoria commented “wow.” Zendaya’s outfits for both the NAACP Image Awards and the SAG Awards the following night were beautiful and unique, with her SAG choice basically being a rose garden — her dress was adorned with 190 pink flowers.
Holland did not make the two red carpets a date with his woman this weekend — Zendaya had a vibrant solo presence at both the NAACP Image Awards and SAG Awards. However, Holland’s absence is not anything super unusual.The two have never done any public appearances together aside from Spider-Man premieres and tours, movies which they both starred in.
Holland and Zendaya started dating when they were love interests in the 2016 Spider-Man movie. They kept their relationship relatively quiet until 2021, when the cat basically leapt out of the bag and they were caught kissing in Holland’s car at a red light in Los Angeles.
The couple had aimed to remain under the radar, and they both talk often about how it wasn’t that they weren’t ready to announce their relationship as a couple — it’s that they didn’t necessarily want to.
As Tom shared with GQ in late 2021, “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 … We sort of felt robbed of our privacy.”
Zendaya truly took the show at the NAACP Image Awards. It’s clear that Holland has no issues loving her from afar.