Has Tom Holland quit social media? Why Spider-Man star and Zendaya’s boyfriend has deleted apps - explained

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Marvel star has deleted Instagram and Twitter

Tom Holland has announced he is taking a step back from social media for mental health reasons.

The Spider-Man actor, who is dating his MCU co-star Zendaya, will be deleting Instagram and other apps his phone, he said.

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He praised the work of charity Stem4 as he announced his break from social media.

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Why is Tom Holland taking a break from social media?

In a video shared on Instagram, the movie star said that he finds the platforms “detrimental” to his mental health.

He told his followers: “I have taken a break from social media, for my mental health.

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“Because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming, I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online.

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“And ultimately it is very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”

He continued in his post: “Hello and goodbye... I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health, but felt compelled to come on here to talk about @stem4org .

“Stem4 is one of the many charities @thebrotherstrust is extremely proud to support - and I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work.

“Please take the time to watch my video, and should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with - it would be greatly appreciated.

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“There is a link in my bio to The Brothers Trust Shop, where you can buy a t-shirt, and help us continue to help these amazing charities thrive.

“Love to you all, and let’s get talking about mental health.”

Who is Tom Holland?

Born in 1996, he is a British actor perhaps best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He has played the popular character in three stand alone films, including 2021’s smash-hit Spider Man: No Way Home.

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Holland started out playing Billy Elliott in the West End musical adaption of the movie - playing the role from 2008 to 2010.

He then starred in the 2012 movie The Impossible with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

As well as playing Spider-Man, he starred in the animated Spies in Disguise film with Will Smith in 2019, 2021’s Chaos Walking and 2022’s Uncharted.

Is he dating Zendaya?

He has been in a relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya since November 2021.

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In a post celebrating his 26th birthday earlier this year, the Emmy-winning actress described Holland as “the one who makes me the happiest”.

The Emmy award-winning actress, 25, shared a black and white photo on Instagram where Holland can be seen hugging her from behind as she looks off into the distance with a beaming smile.

She captioned the post: “Happiest of birthdays to the one who makes me the happiest.”

In the last three Spider-Man films, Holland has starred as hero Peter Parker while Zendaya has played his love interest MJ.

The pair have dazzled on the red carpet together on many occasions.

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