Zendaya Reacts to Tom Holland’s “Sexiest” Picture Ever After Sharing Sweet Birthday Tribute

Zendaya gave boyfriend Tom Holland a sweet shout out on her Instagram Stories in honor of his 27th birthday, which included the Spider-Man: No Way Home star swimming in the ocean.

By Alexandra Bellusci Jun 01, 2023 11:43 PMTags
Watch: Zendaya Makes Waves with New Pics of Boyfriend Tom Holland

With great girlfriends come great birthday shoutouts.

Zendaya celebrated her boyfriend Tom Holland's 27th birthday June 1 with two never-before-seen photos posted to her Instagram Stories. The first picture showed the Spider-Man: No Way Home actor submerged in the ocean with his hands coming out of the water to form a heart. The Euphoria star added her own heart emoji to the snap. A follow-up photo showed a far away Tom smiling as he stood on rocks in front of the ocean, keeping it casual in shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers.

And in honor of his birthday, the Uncharted actor took to his Instagram to share a snap of himself in swimwear, a vest, helmet and googles while holding water shoes. He captioned the cheeky post, "Thank you for all the wonderful birthday messages. A gift from me to you. I thought I'd share possibly the sexiest picture ever taken of me! #sexyiestmanalive."

Zendaya, 26, gave her stamp of approval, commenting a heart eye emoji underneath.

Zendaya and Tom Holland's Romantic Trip to Italy

The Emmy winner also showed her support by posting a promo shot of Tom's new show, The Crowded Room, which premieres on Apple TV+ June 9.

And this isn't the first time the couple showed love for one another, with Tom calling Zendaya's Fashion Icon honor at the 2021 CFDA Awards, "an incredible achievement for the most incredible person." 

Zendaya certainly feels the same. In fact, the star keeps her love close, whether Tom is far from home or not—wearing a ring engraved with the initials "TH." The gold ring—although not on that finger—had fans' Spidey-senses tingling in March, after an Instagram video posted by her nail artist made the social media rounds.


But despite the sweet glimpses into their relationship, Tom and Zendaya prefer to call on the superpower of invisibility and not overshare about their romance.

"I've always been really adamant to keep my private life private because I share so much of my life with the world anyway," the Avengers: Endgame actor explained to GQ in November 2021, as he recalled setting boundaries with the public. "We sort of felt robbed of our privacy. I don't think it's about not being ready. It's just that we didn't want to." 

Zendaya echoed her boyfriend of two years' sentiments in her own GQ interview.

"When you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own," she told the outlet in a November 2022 interview. "I think loving someone is a sacred thing and a special thing and something that you want to deal with and go through and experience and enjoy amongst the two people that love each other."


And to stay tangled up in web of Zendaya and Tom's cutest moments, keep scrolling...

June 2023: Tom's "Sexiest" Pic Ever

Tom unveiled this beauty for his 27th birthday, joking on Instagram, "A gift from me to you. I thought I'd share possibly the sexiest picture ever taken of me!" Zendaya was into it, reacting with a heart-eye emoji.

June 2023: Tom's 27th Birthday

Zendaya shared this sweet shot of her boyfriend enjoying the water in honor of his birthday.

December 2021: Spider-Man: No Way Home Premiere in L.A.

The actress, in a custom Valentino gown, and Tom, in a Prada suit, posed for pictures at the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in Los Angeles.

December 2021: Promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home

Tom and Zendaya speak during SiriusXM Radio's Town Hall with the cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home in New York City.

December 2021: Back to London

The two attend a photo call for Spider-Man: No Way Home at The Old Sessions House in London.

June 2019: Par-tay

The duo appear at the after-party for the premiere of Spider-Man: Far From Home in Hollywood, Calif.

May 2017: MTV Movie & TV Awards

The Spider-Man: Homecoming stars speak onstage at the award show in Los Angeles.

June 2017: Promoting in Spain

Tom and Zendaya attend a photo call for Spider-Man: Homecoming in Madrid.

July 2016: Comic-Con Fun

Tom and Zendaya share a laugh during the Marvel panel event at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Calif.

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