Zendaya and Jacob Elordi really have been dating for months and months, despite their initial attempts to squash romance rumors. The couple was photographed kissing on the lips while out in New York City yesterday, giving photo proof they aren’t just friends. E! ran the shot and got intel from a source, who dished that the two’s relationship really heated up after filming for Euphoria‘s first season ended.
“Jacob and Zendaya have been seeing each other for months now,” the source said. “They started as close friends but it became romantic after their show ended.”
“They have been inseparable since last summer and have been making time for each other in between projects,” the source continued. “Jacob has met Zendaya’s family, and everyone adores him. They have a lot of fun together and have a lot in common.”
Zendaya called Elordi her “best friend” last week when presenting an award to him at the American Australian Association Arts Awards. Elordi, meanwhile, tried to play her off as a sister in an interview published in GQ Australia this December.
“She’s like my sister,” he said. “Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She’s super dope to work with. She’s an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us. But we’re all really close. There is not one weak link in that show. We’ve spent so much time together and everyone is just so cool to work with. Sam Levinson is just a genius and working with him, it was just like electricity all the time. I was in awe. Like a kid in a candy shop.”