Tom Holland values having Zendaya in his life. In a new interview on Jason Bateman’s Smartless podcast, The Crowded Room star explained how the two work so well together. Holland, 27, told the host, who is joined by Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, “I’m lucky that I have someone like Zendaya in my life. It’s interesting being in a romantic relationship with someone that is in the same boat as you.” Zendaya, 26, stars alongside the English actor in the Spider-Man film series. Tom adds, “You can share your experiences and all that sort of stuff — and that’s worth its weight in gold.”
A few weeks ago, Holland joked about not having any “rizz” (flirting prowess/charm) whatsoever and having no use for it now that he’s happy in his relationship. “I’m locked up, so I’m happy and in love, so I’ve got no need for rizz,” he said. “I have no rizz whatsoever; I have limited rizz.” Addressing the “secret” to his supposed rizz, he said, “I need you to fall in love with me, really, for it to work. So, long game. Probably making a movie with each other — it definitely helps when the characters are falling in love with one another; you can sort of blur the lines a little bit,” Holland joked.
Later in the interview, Holland revealed that Zendaya was “easily” his childhood celebrity crush. Taking the crown for the most memes sent, Holland revealed his girlfriend sends him content “nonstop.” Because the actor deletes his Instagram for days at a time, he’ll see that Zendaya has sent him “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of things.”
Holland also recently spoke about the role of privacy in his relationship with Zendaya in a recent cover story for The Hollywood Reporter. He noted that they not only prefer to keep their personal lives private, but they are also “two very busy people” in their careers. Holland said, “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.”