Zendaya and Tom Holland have come to be known as one of Hollywood’s most private and elusive couples. Though they say very little about their relationship in the public eye, birthdays are a rare exception.
To celebrate Holland’s 26th birthday today, Zendaya shared a glimpse into her sweet relationship with her Spider-Man costar. The actress posted an intimate black-and-white selfie of the two, with Holland looking directly into the camera as Zendaya gazes off smiling.
She captioned the picture, “Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest <3.”
Reports of Zendaya and Holland’s relationship first emerged last July after the two were spotted kissing in a car in Los Angeles.
Since, Holland has also paid tribute to Zendaya on Instagram. For her birthday last year, he shared a photo of the two behind the scenes while filming their MCU trilogy. “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays,” he wrote in the caption. “Gimme a call when your up xxx.”
Holland previously spoke out against the media circus surrounding their relationship. “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,” he told GQ last year. “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.”
Zendaya echoed his sentiments, telling the magazine, “The equal sentiment [we both share] is just that when you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own.”