There is one thing Zendaya‘s fans consistently want to know about her — is she single? She’s been rumored to be dating her Spiderman co-star, Tom Holland, but the pair has yet to confirm the news themselves. A source told Entertainment Tonight that they are “really connected,” but have been trying to keep things quiet for “privacy reasons.”
Though their romantic relationship might be kept private — for now — Zendaya isn’t afraid to talk about Tom as one of her “best friends.” She told [Variety](http://www.etonline.com/news/223316zendayaaddressestomhollanddatingrumors), “He’s a great dude. He’s literally one of my best friends. This past how many months we’ve had to do press tours together. There [are] very few people that will understand what that’s like at 20-years-old.”
So the fact that they are friends has been clearly established. But keeping the romance aspect of the relationship with Tom away from a prying eye shouldn’t come as a surprise to Zendaya’s fans because she actually had a boyfriend for four years and kept him completely under wraps.
The former Disney Channel actress still has yet to disclose her ex’s name but recently opened up about their breakup on her app at the beginning of the year. “Y’all know I’m not shy about telling you I went through a bad breakup last year. I’m hella over that but trust, it wasn’t easy,” she said. “Here’s how I got through it…I started forcing myself to have a lot more fun. I tried new things—going out and just doing more stuff.”
Zendaya also gave fans advice when it came to cutting ties with her former flame. “I got rid of old text messages, pictures and their clothing I still had,” she shared. “You don’t hang on to old Band-Aids. Throw that in the trash! You have to get rid of everything associated with them. It’s best to get rid of their number. Or if you can’t quite let go, at least change the title of their name in your phone.” Zendaya’s words of wisdom prove that she can handle this relationship stuff on her own.
However, there is one person in her life who will do everything he can to make sure she has the right guidance when it comes to her dating life and that is, her dad — Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. When his little girl walked the red carpet with NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. in 2016, he was standing just a few feet away. TMZ asked if he approved of Zendaya’s relationship with Odell and he shot back, “What relationship? There’s no relationship. They’re just friends… It’s like an audition. It’s an interview.”