Tom Holland has announced he is retiring from social media for mental health reasons.
The Spider-Man actor, who is dating his MCU co-star Zendaya, will delete Instagram and other apps from his phone, he said.
He praised the work of the charity Stem4 when announcing his break from social media.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Why is Tom Holland taking a break from social media?
In a video shared on Instagram, the movie star said he finds the platforms “damaging” to his mental health.
He told his followers: “I’ve taken a break from social media because of my mental health.
“Because I find Instagram and Twitter over-stimulating and overwhelming, I get trapped and spiral when I read things about myself online.
“And ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
He continued in his post, “Hello and goodbye… I’ve taken a break from social media for mental health reasons, but felt compelled to come here to talk about it @stem4org .
“Stem4 is one of the many charities @thebrotherstrust is very proud to support them – and I’d like to take a moment to highlight their fantastic work.
“Please take the time to watch my video and if you’d like to share it with someone who might resonate – I’d really appreciate it.
“In my bio is a link to The Brothers Trust Shop where you can buy a t-shirt and help us continue to help these amazing charities.
“Love to you all, and let’s talk about mental health.”
Who is Tom Holland?
Born in 1996, he is a British actor perhaps best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has played the popular character in three standalone films, including 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Holland first played Billy Elliott in the West End musical adaptation of the film – he played the role from 2008 to 2010.
He then starred in the 2012 film The Impossible with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
In addition to playing Spider-Man, he starred in the 2019 animated film Spies in Disguise starring Will Smith, 2021 Chaos Walking, and 2022 Uncharted.
Is he dating Zendaya?
He has been in a relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya since November 2021.
In a post celebrating his 26th birthday earlier this year, the Emmy winner described Holland as “the one who makes me the happiest.”
The Emmy-winning actress, 25, shared a black-and-white photo on Instagram in which Holland can be seen hugging her from behind as she gazes into the distance with a beaming smile.
She captioned the post: “The happiest of birthdays to whoever makes me the happiest.”
In the last three Spider-Man films, Holland played hero Peter Parker while Zendaya played his love interest MJ.
The pair have dazzled together on the red carpet on many occasions.