In case you haven't heard, Tom Holland started dating someone who isn't Zendaya or any of us! In July, pictures of Tom engaging in some light PDA with a "mystery blonde" woman who was later identified as Olivia Bolton surfaced and sent the internet into a full-on meltdown. I'm still recovering from the news that I will never be Mrs. Spiderman or hang out with Tom at a Black Eyed Peas concert, but life will go on. Now, Tom just opened up to GQ about all the tabloid attention, and it's safe to say he'd rather live out of the spotlight.
So, yeah, earlier this summer Olivia was seen touching Tom's butt, and the pictures were splashed basically everywhere. When he's not promoting a new Marvel movie, Tom tends to stay out of the public eye and is rarely spotted by the paparazzi, so this was a shock.
Around the same time all those reports surfaced, he told GQ, "It hasn't been the best week." The magazine mentioned that his jaw tightened when he started talking about his private life, and Tom added:
"It's just, I'm a very private person. If you do a Google search, 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. It's the first time I've ever kind of been in the tabloids. It's the first time something like this has ever really happened to me. So it's a bit of a shock to the system. Um, but you know, but it's something that you look at and you go, 'Oh, well, I just don't put myself in that situation again.'"
Ultimately, he's trying to use it as a learning experience but said it's definitely caused him to be "wary" of his new lifestyle and the fame.
Okay, everyone please give Tom a break right now!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.