Spider-Man: Homecoming actors, Tom Holland and Zendaya have been busy promoting the new Marvel film. And while they’ve been having a great time appearing in interviews and lip-syncing their butts of to “Umbrella” and “24K Magic,” another side of the internet have been talking about their alleged romance.
To quote a “source” for People, Tom Holland and Zendaya have reportedly “started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man. They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.”
Sounds amazing, right? Another source said:
“They’re both really ambitious and they challenge each other — but, most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really similar sense of humor and love joking around together. They have great banter back and forth.”
Finally, the Spider-Man: Homecoming actors responded to the said dating rumors and boy, were their responses refreshing (if not a relief).
On July 14, Zendaya retweeted an article about their rumored romance and captioned it with: “Wait wait…my favorite is when it says we go on vacations together HA! I haven’t been on a vacation in years! hbu @TomHolland1996 ???”
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 13, 2017
Holland responded to Zendaya, saying, “Does the press tour count?”
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 13, 2017
In other words, the budding romance between the two is non-existent.
Look — Can’t two heterosexual beings of the opposite sex just work well together without it being tainted with dating and sex rumors like that’s the only option between men and women?
It’s time to stop assuming men and women can’t work well with each other without jumping into each other’s pants. They’re young, they’re professionals and have worked their asses off for the movie. They deserve to be recognized as artists, not as “dating co-stars.”