On Monday night, Zendaya made history at the 2022 Emmys for her work as Rue Bennett in Euphoria. The 26-year-old starlet won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, making her the youngest two-time winner for acting and the first black woman in Emmys history to win the award. lead actress in a drama series. twice.
Zendaya attended the Emmys wearing a stunning black Valentino prom dress — which the Valentino team custom-made in just a week — alongside a handful of loved ones, whom she gave a shout out to during her touching speech of acceptance. “Thank you to the Academy, thank you to my friends and family, some of whom are here tonight,” Z said with a huge smile.
Notably absent from the red carpet and the ceremony, however, was Tom Holland. Both stars are in the midst of busy work schedules, with Zendaya filming the Dunes following in Budapest and Tom shoots a series of anthologies The crowded room At New York.
Despite the distance, the two made efforts to visit each other and spend time together. In early August, Tom was spotted on a flight to Budapest from New York. He was then seen wandering the streets of the European city with Zendaya by his side. Last weekend, Z was spotted at a coffeeshop in Staten Island, near a recent filming location for The crowded room. Even though Tom wasn’t physically present at the Emmys party, Zendaya shared a rare treat that proved he was there in spirit.
After the win, Zendaya spoke to E ! backstage shortly after the Emmys wrapped up. “We’re not going to do hard-hitting questions, just something super easy,” the interviewer prefaced in the clip. “Who is the first person you text when you get this win?”
“Well, I didn’t have to text my mom because my mom was already there,” Z said with a smile. “She’s here tonight, which was very special…and I texted my boyfriend.”
The 16-second clip sent Tomdaya stans plummeting on social media, with many pointing out that this was the first time Zendaya had publicly referred to Tom as her boyfriend.