History has a way of repeating itself; Tom Holland and Zendaya have proven it.
When it became public information that he had started dating his Spider-Man co-star, the world erupted. In fact, the couple became a trending topic across a slew of social media sites in record-breaking speed.
What people may have forgotten to mention though is the fact they are not the first, nor the second pair to date from the Spider-Man universe - in fact they follow behind Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire who dated their co-stars Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst.
It's a bizarre fact, and one that has clearly become a tradition - for who is to say the next budding A-lister romance won't stem from the Marvel-based comic? Certainly not us.
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However, there is a rumour gaining increasing interest and its that these previous relationships were the downfall to each film. Critic reviews slammed Spider-Man 3 (Maguire and Dunst) despite raking in $894.9 US million at the box office. It was the same again for The Amazing Spider-Man film series (Garfield and Stone) which may have earned a neat $709 US million, but didn't quite satisfy their audience.
According to the "curse", their relationships and subsequent break-ups contributed to the dwindling positive responses.
So, is it a well-founded rumour with any standing or is it simple internet fodder?
Tom Holland and Zendaya.
Holland and Zendaya met on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming and allegedly got along straight off the bat. Not too soon after, dating rumours swirled around the pair who have been determined to keep all the details of their relationship private, since 2016.
"I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private because I share so much of my life with the world anyway," Holland explained to GQ in November. "We sort of felt robbed of our privacy. I don’t think it’s about not being ready — it’s just that we didn’t want to [talk about it]."