The 23-year-old actor and his blonde friend walked around the venue, sometimes holding drinks and other times holding hands. Tom was even photographed holding Olivia’s handbag like a true gentleman.
The two dressed similarly, both in black jeans and t-shirts. Tom might have been trying to keep a low profile, hiding his face underneath a black ballcap. Both Tom and Olivia were wearing shiny silver necklaces, Olivia’s appearing to be a key and Tom’s looking like a lock.
According to The Sun, a source close to Holland confirmed they are dating.
“Tom and Olivia’s family have been friends for years but it took some time for Tom and Olivia to realise the connection between them. Tom’s been dogged with rumours about who he’s dating so finally being public with Olivia has been a massive relief for him,” the source told The Sun. “All their friends and family think they make a lovely couple. He is totally smitten.”
Bolton is a recent college graduate in her early 20s from England. She spent at least part of her childhood in the Nottingham area. She has two sisters and is the daughter of Stephen Bolton and Sophie Fish, who are friends with Holland’s parents, Nikki Holland and Dominic Holland. Her family has been friends with Holland’s family for several years. Few other details about Bolton have been revealed.
Here’s what you need to know:
Initially, No One Knew Who Olivia Was
Initially, the mystery woman was simply referred to as “a blonde,” but after some digging, she was identified as Olivia Bolton.
You can try to look her up on Instagram, but unless you’re a friend with access to her private account, you’re out of luck. She has over 600 followers and more than 200 posts, some of which might very well be with Tom, however, we can’t know for sure.
Olivia does have a sister named Grace Bolton. According to her Facebook page, Grace studies biochemistry at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales.
Grace appears to be friends with Tom’s brothers, Sam and Harry. Their parents are also friends on Facebook. In 2016, Sam posted a photo on Instagram with Grace and wished her a happy birthday:
Some news sites misidentified Bolton after her name was revealed. She was initially identified as a digital producer in her 30s and was also said to be a woman from Wisconsin.
Olivia and Tom Have Known Each Other Since They Were Kids
Thanks to some stealthy internet sleuths, there is a photograph of Tom and Olivia from their childhood. “THEY WERE CHILDHOOD FRIENDS WHY IS HIS ENTIRE LIFE A MOVIE IM CRYINGGGG,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
The circumstance of the photograph has led some people to believe that Tom and Olivia are childhood friends turned lovers. Others speculated that it is a family photograph and the two are related. But sources told The Sun that they are only longtime family friends, not relatives.
People Are Losing Their Minds on Social Media
Apparently finding the real Olivia Bolton is no easy task. “HOW TF DOES EVERY SINGLE OLIVIA BOLTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES WTF,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Julie joked around saying Olivia Bolton stole her potential husband.
Another user wanted to get a message to the woman. “to olivia bolton; youre the luckiest woman in this world ?♥️,” she wrote.
Alicia Forde said she’s unsure whether Tom and Olivia are dating or if they are cousins. In any case, she doesn’t care as long as he is happy.
On the other hand, Emma Grace told Zendaya she would rather see Tom with her than Olivia. She suggested the actress “start making moves.”
“what we’re NOT gonna do is bully tom holland’s girlfriend, i saw people making fun of her physical appearance and trying to find her social media accounts to send her hate… GROW UP,” one user wrote on Twitter.