Why Tom Holland didn’t join Zendaya at Emmys 2022

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While Zendaya was making history at the 2022 Emmys, one familiar face was noticeably absent: her boyfriend, Tom Holland.

The “Euphoria” star flew solo at Monday’s awards show in Los Angeles while wearing a strapless black Valentino gown as her “Spider-Man” co-star remained in New York City.

Holland is in the midst of filming his forthcoming Apple TV+ show, “The Crowded Room,” and was spotted on set earlier in the day.

Zendaya has also been busy filming “Dune: Part Two” abroad in Budapest, Dubai, Jordan and Italy, though she was able to quickly jet across the Atlantic to attend TV’s biggest night, where she took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The “Shake It Up” alum is the first black woman to win in the category twice and the youngest two-time Emmy winner in history thanks to her role as teen drug addict Rue Bennett.

“My greatest wish for ‘Euphoria’ was that it could help heal people, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me,” she said in her acceptance speech Monday.

“Anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me and I carry them with her.”

After the show, Zendaya told E! News that she “texted [her] boyfriend” immediately after her big win.

Zendaya holding her Emmy on stage.
Zendaya made history by winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series again.
NBC via Getty Images

The notoriously private actress, 26, previously revealed that she found the public’s fascination with her relationship with Holland, also 26, “quite strange and weird and confusing and invasive.”

“The equal sentiment [we both share] is just that when you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own,” she told GQ in November 2021.

“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.”

Tom Holland and Zendaya on a red carpet.
The couple, seen here in 2021, met while filming “Spiderman: Homecoming.”
Getty Images for SiriusXM

In the same profile, Holland discussed the paparazzi photos of the couple kissing in a car in July 2021 that confirmed their romance after years of rumors.

“One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world,” he said.

“I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway. We sort of felt robbed of our privacy.”

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