As rumors of Jacob Elordi and Zendaya seeing each other peaked, especially after their little holiday to Australia in 2019, the “Swinging Safari” actor introduced a peculiar twist in the tale. Speaking to GQ Australia for an interview published in December that year, Elordi reflected on the nature of his relationship with Zendaya, asserting, “she’s like my sister.” He did not, however, hold back on heaping praises on his “Euphoria” castmate. “She’s super dope to work with. She’s an incredible artist,” he said of Zendaya, adding that everybody working on the hit drama series was very close. Zendaya, for her part, called Elordi her “best friend” while presenting the Australian actor an honor at the American Australian Association Arts Awards (per E! News).
While their declarations should have retired the dating rumors, the couple’s cutesy PDA-filled outings kept “Euphoria” fans rooting for their on-screen favorites Nate Jacobs and Rue Bennett. Entertainment Tonight reported that the rumored lovebirds hung out together in New York City for a day of grocery shopping — Elordi was even snapped sweetly kissing Zendaya on her head. A pure “aww” moment! However, neither party has ever confirmed anything. Speaking on the rumor mills linking her to different guys, Zendaya once told Complex, “Any male that I’ve ever been around in my life, if they follow me on Twitter, if they look at me, if they breathe the same air as me, we’ve dated.”