The "Spider-Man: Far From Home" star opened up in an interview with GQ.com, as he discussed the photos that emerged of him and his Marvel co-star kissing in a car that first alerted the world to their romance.
Holland, 28, and Zendaya, who also contributed to the cover interview, was asked about their relationship and the privacy they miss as a result of becoming public figures.
Speaking about the PDA pics with Zendaya, Tom told GQ, "One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn't really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world."
He added, "I've always been really adamant to keep my private life private, because I share so much of my life with the world anyway." He says, "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."
And taking his girlfriend's feelings into consideration he continued, "It's not a conversation that I can have without her. You know, I respect her too much to say… This isn't my story. It's our story. And we'll talk about what it is when we're ready to talk about it together."
Zendaya added to Tom's cover story, "It was quite strange and weird and confusing and invasive. The equal sentiment (we both share) is just that when you really love and care about somebody, some moments or things, you wish were your own.… I think loving someone is a sacred thing and a special thing and something that you want to deal with and go through and experience and enjoy amongst the two people that love each other."