Dating rumors have been swirling around Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello for years now, and we are finally here to break down their entire relationship once and for all. The singers, who got close after they released a song together back in 2015, are constantly hanging out, supporting each other’s work, gushing over each other in interviews and having the cutest little interactions — so it’s only natural that fans are shipping them, TBH.
SHAWNMILA IN LA OMG pic.twitter.com/EaX0O2U407
— 07•02•19 🥀 (@NERVOUSM3) May 27, 2019
While Shawn and Camila’s latest lunch outing refueled dating rumors, it’s pretty common knowledge these days that the “Havana” songstress is dating British dating coach Matthew Hussey. But what went on with her and Shawn? Did they ever date? Here’s everything we know…
Are Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello dating?
Well guys, Shawn and Camila have confirmed on multiple occasions that no, they are unfortuantely not dating. The two were interviewed on The Late Late Show with James Corden back in November of 2015 to promote their hit collab “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and that (in our opinion) was their funniest attempt at squashing the rumors. James, like many others, was 100% convinced that the two loved each other, but Shawn and Camila insisted they were only friends. But when the talk show host pressed on and asked why they hadn’t kissed yet, Shawn admitted he had tried to smooch the “I Have Questions” singer and she turned him down!
“Every time I try to make a move she just swears me off,” Shawn said. “It’s never gonna happen.”
Camila shot back, “That’s 100 percent not… He friend-zones me! He calls me ‘kid!’ He has never tried to make a move.”
Hmm.. And in an interview with Capital FM, Shawn confirmed once again that they’re definitely not in a relationship.
“You can’t expect, as an artist, to do a collaboration with a girl and for the world not to think you’re dating,” he said. “And we’re not dating. Set that straight. Don’t ask again.”
OK, Shawn. We hear you loud and clear!
“We’re just really close friends. She is one of those people who is just very easy to connect with and still, to this day, is one of my greatest friends,” he told People Magazine. “You find that instant connection with people, and she’s one of them.”
Did Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello ever date?
Although Shawn and Camila were never in a romantic relationship (cough, cough — publicly, at least), they have definitely said things that lead fans to believe there was once a spark there. Like the time Shawn said he would “wife up” Camila while playing a game of “Lips, Wife, Leave It!” with Capital FM. In the game, the radio station listed three female celebrities, and he had to reveal which one he’d marry, which one he’d kiss and which one he’d ghost.
“Because I know Camila well, I’d probably wife Camila, lips Chloë, and then I’d have to leave Jade, just because I don’t know her. I’m sorry!” he said, after being given the choices of Camila, Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix and Chloë Grace Moretz.
And let us not forget the time that Shawn admitted that Camila was “wife material.”
“She has the best sense of humor and she’s probably — other than me — the most determined person I’ve ever met… The next guy that finds her should ‘wife’ her up,” he said.
And what about that time when a fan asked him if his bestie was a good kisser? He claimed he “couldn’t understand the question…” Smooth, Shawn.
Why do people think Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are dating?
Even though they’re just friends, there is no doubt that these two love and care for each other. After Camila announced her exit from Fifth Harmony, Shawn quickly took to Twitter to praise his friend for the way she handled things.
"Pursue what makes your heart pound, happiness is our responsibility" beautifully said. https://t.co/uhAHCcJZMF
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) December 20, 2016
Yeah, they’re pretty much always supporting each other’s work on Twitter, and we are LIVING for it. Take the time Shawn congratulated Camila on her new song, for example.
.@ShawnMendes i love u SO much and i miss u even more than I love u thank u for being such an amazing friend 💞💞💞👫
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) May 20, 2017
“Speechless… Goosebumps all over,” he wrote.
OUR HEARTS. And when Camila’s solo album dropped, Shawn, of course, let everyone know he was “unbelievably proud” of his bud’s tunes. And she responded back, giving him all the love too.
love ya Canada https://t.co/gtDDiEKQyB
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 16, 2018
But wait, there’s more! What about Camila’s birthday message to Shawn? In one simple tweet, she let the world just how much he will always mean to her and it’s too freakin’ cute.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @ShawnMendes !!!!!!! I LOVE U FOREVER 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) August 8, 2018
Wow, they’re certainly not afraid to use that four letter word that begins with an L. Yeah, we’re talkin’ “love.” And Twitter isn’t the only place where they’ve professed their love for each other. They can’t help but gush over one another in interviews too, and it’s seriously adorable.
“She’s phenomenal,” Shawn said In an interview with Seventeen Magazine. “I love her and she’s so talented. She’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met and super, super-smart. We aren’t dating, but musically she blows my mind.”
“He’s so cute, I love him,” Camila said while on The Zach Sang Show. “We’re always texting and always on the phone. We’re never in the same place at the same time but we’re always texting about random stuff. We talk about Harry Potter. I love Shawn, he’s a real friend.”
They’re also always documenting their time spent together, and every time they hang out, it sends the internet into a frenzy. Who could forget when they bumped into each other at the doctor’s office? It was the selfie that swept the nation, and they’ve never looked more couple-y.
reunited ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/qbkmNAWZ1R
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) February 15, 2017
“Reunited,” Camila captioned it.
Plus, they were spotted getting rather cozy while out having pizza together right before the 2018 Grammy Awards, which sent shippers into overdrive yet again. And let’s not forget the time Shawn was legit doing his besties hair while backstage at 2018’s Jingle Ball tour.
Wow, find us a relationship like theirs please. And when Camila posted this picture of her and Shawn, working on some new music, we fell even more in love with the pair.
“Canadian fury + Latin sass,” she captioned the sweet shot.
How did Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello meet?
Although they got close after they released “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” they actually met long before that. You may not know this, but there once was a time when both Shawn and Fifth Harmony went on tour with Austin Mahone. At the time, Camila was dating Austin — and there was some major jealousy.
“While we were on tour, Austin and I were dating and Shawn was just kind of being a loner! Yeah he was so jealous and he couldn’t come out on stage because he was just seething rage and crying blood,” Camila joked.
But the brunette beauty spilled that she barely even saw Shawn when they toured together.
“When we were on tour together, I never saw him,” she explained in an interview. “He would go to his tour bus and practice guitar, then go onstage, and then go back and practice guitar. He’s the most dedicated, driven person I know.”
And the former 5H singer even revealed that she wants to go on tour with her BFF one day.
“[Touring together] would be really cool. I actually was going to, and I wanted to, but the thing is, it was for this tour [he’s on] now and my music wasn’t ready because I was [still] in the studio. But that would be amazing because I love him to death,” Camila said in an interview.
Cue the aww’s. Only time will tell where their relationship goes from here!
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