Twitter went berserk as pictures of Tom Holland and his new girlfriend surfaced. The photos showed the 23-year-old actor engaging in some eyebrow-raising PDA with the blonde. The couple was spotted at a Black Eyed Peas and Robbie Williams concert at the British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival in London on Sunday. This news definitively put a stop to the ever-present speculation about Tom’s love life.
Who is she?
Though fans desperately tried to uncover her identity, Page Six beat them to it, revealing her to be Olivia Bolton. The Sun further revealed that the blonde, reminiscent of Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy, a recent graduate, works in digital production in London.
How did they meet?
Olivia Bolton is actually a family friend of Tom’s and the two have known each other for years now, with Twitter fans managing to dig up some pictures of them as kids. “Tom’s and Olivia’s families have been friends for years, but it took some time for Tom and Olivia to realize the connection between them. All their friends and family think they make a lovely couple. He is totally smitten,” a source told the British outlet.
Apparently, this is not a new budding romance but one that’s been kept under the wraps for months now. “Tom’s been dogged with rumors about who he’s dating so finally being public with Olivia has been a massive relief for him,” the source says. Tom following Olivia on Instagram drew attention to the fact that she has a private account. Her decision points to the fact that although they had gone public with their relationship, Olivia shies away from the uncalled-for attention that usually comes one’s way when dating a massive name like Tom Holland.
Anyone who’s even heard of the Spiderman Franchise is aware of the incessant shipping of its two leads- Tom and Zendaya. While rumors about the two made the rounds for what felt like ages, this news finally confirms that they were just that- rumors. Both Tom and Zendaya denied it on multiple occasions reinstating that they were just good friends. Their rapport and chemistry translates excellently on screen, sparking such rumors. However, it’s time to put these rumors to bed for good. And as it turned out, Tom’s real love was not far from home.