Update, 4/5/20: Tom Holland and his girlfriend, Olivia Bolton, have reportedly split, according to The Daily Mail. They dated for nine months and were first romantically linked in July 2019. The pair have been friends since they were children and are said to have decided to just be friends once more.
Original, 7/19/19: Tom Holland nearly broke some parts of the internet when photos came out of him and a blonde woman out on a date in Hyde Park this week. The pictures of the affectionate couple definitively killed rumors that he and his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya were secretly dating and sparked a mystery: Who is the girl he’s with? The Sun got the answer: Her name’s Olivia Bolton, she’s British, she works for a digital production company in London, and she’s a family friend.
The British outlet reports that the two have been together for months. “Tom and Olivia’s family have been friends for years but it took some time for Tom and Olivia to realize the connection between them,” a source told the outlet. “Tom’s been dogged with rumors about who he’s dating so finally being public with Olivia has been a massive relief for him. All their friends and family think they make a lovely couple. He is totally smitten.”
Fans first found out that Holland and Bolton had been friends since childhood when they discovered a photo of them together as kids. Bolton, for her part, has made her Instagram private, and Holland follows her on it. It’s a signal that while she and Holland were willing to make their romance public, she isn’t interested in the kind of social media attention—and negative comments—being the non-famous girlfriend of a major celebrity can attract, especially when that major celebrity was someone everyone desperately wanted to believe was low-key dating his Spider-Man love interest Zendaya.
Holland told ELLE in its July 2019 issue that he was single but “definitely a relationship person. I’m not the fleeting type at all; it’s not my way of life.”