AceShowbiz - Tom Holland has broken his silence after he was caught on a date with Olivia Bolton last July. In an interview with GQ Style for its 2019 Fall/Winter issue, the British heartthrob admits he was shocked to find out that his night out with his rumored girlfriend made headlines.
Revealing that he's a "very private" person, Tom says he was not feeling really good when the reports surfaced, "It hasn't been the best week." He adds, "I'm not a tabloid person. I don't like living in the spotlight. I'm quite good at only being in the spotlight when I need to be. Um, so...uh...it just was a bit of a shock to the system."
Despite all of that, the "Spider-Man: Far From Home" actor is adamant that the recent incident would not stop him from keeping his private life under wraps. Instead, he is determined to use it as a "learning experience" so that something like this won't happen again in the future. Tom notes, "But you know, but it's something that you look at and go, 'Oh, well, I just don't put myself in that situation again.' "
Rumors of him and Olivia dating emerged after they were spotted together at the British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival, where they were photographed waiting to get their drinks. At one point, Olivia got a little bit handsy and put her hands on Tom's butt. Later, the two left the festival venue while holding hands.
Previous report suggested that Tom and Olivia had been romancing each other for months after meeting through their parents. A source said of the alleged lovebirds at the time, "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. Tom's been dogged with rumors about who he's dating so finally being public with Olivia has been a massive relief for him."
The source went on saying that the "Avengers: Endgame" actor was "totally smitten" with the digital producer and it appeared their friends and family approved of their relationship. "All their friends and family think they make a lovely couple," so the insider claimed.