Zendaya and Tom Holland continue to quietly date for 'privacy reasons'

Despite the public denials, Spider-Man: Homecoming co-stars Tom Holland and Zendaya are indeed still dating, a source confirms to ET.

“They are really connected,” says the insider, adding that the couple has been trying to keep the relationship under wraps for “privacy reasons.”

The couple is going strong. Holland has even met Zendaya's parents, according to Us Weekly. "Tom has met Zendaya's family and they love him," a source told the mag. 

The two were first reported to be dating back in July during their Spider-Man press tour. However, both actors have continuously shut down rumors of romance, with Zendaya telling Variety in August that Holland was one of her “best friends.”

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Actors Tom Holland (L) and Zendaya attend the Marvel Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actors Tom Holland (L) and Zendaya speak onstage during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori (all of the new film 'Spider-Man: Homecoming') pose at The Opening Night of 'Cirque du Soleil: Kurios - Cabinet Of Curiosities' at Randall's Island Park on September 29, 2016 in New York Cit (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actors Tom Holland (L) and Zendaya attend the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Tom Holland and Zendaya attend the 'Spiderman: Homecoming' movie photocall at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid on Jun 14, 2017 (Photo by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tom Holland and Zendaya attend the 'Spiderman: Homecoming' movie photocall at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid on Jun 14, 2017 (Photo by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Tom Holland and Zendaya attend the 'Spider-Man : Homecoming' photocall at The Ham Yard Hotel on June 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Tom Holland and Zendaya attend the 'Spider-Man : Homecoming' photocall at The Ham Yard Hotel on June 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Tom Holland and Zendaya attend the 'Spider-Man : Homecoming' photocall at The Ham Yard Hotel on June 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 18: The stars and filmmakers of 'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING', actors Tom Holland, Zendaya and director Jon Watts appear in Barcelona on the occasion of the CineEurope event on June 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 18: The stars and filmmakers of 'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING', actors Tom Holland, Zendaya and director Jon Watts appear in Barcelona on the occasion of the CineEurope event on June 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: (L-R) Zendaya, Tom Holland and Laura Harrier attend the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Photo Call at the Whitby Hotel on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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“He’s a great dude,” she said. “He’s literally one of my best friends. This past how many months we’ve had to do press tours together. There’s very few people that will understand what that’s like at 20 years old."

She later told ET that being the subject of stories linking her with her co-stars didn’t faze her after so many years in the entertainment industry.

“It happens all the time, and of course we expected it,” she said. “I mean, it comes with the territory. It comes with the job, so it's all good.”

Holland isn’t the only hunky, young co-star who Zendaya has made an impression with. She recently sat down with Zac Efron to fill in ET on their latest flick, The Greatest Showman, and Efron confirmed that the pair’s onscreen kiss was the best of his career!

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