Ever since Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were first rumored to be more than friends, fans have been seriously obsessed with their relationship. The first singers met while they were on tour with Austin Mahone in 2014, but it wasn’t until they released a song together in 2015 that they really got close. Over the years, they have continuously supported each other’s work, gushed over each other in interviews, hung out a bunch of times and had the cutest little interactions — so it’s only natural that fans have been shipping them.
During one scene in his new Netflix documentary In Wonder, both Shawn and Camila recalled meeting each other for the first time. The songstress called her other half “super hyper-focused” at the time. “I never saw him that whole tour,” she remembered, adding that he was always “playing guitar” and “writing songs.”
As it turns out, fans actually have Taylor Swift to thank for getting them together.
“You know, I thought he was cute but I was like, ‘He’s doing other stuff, so whatever,'” Camila said. “And then, I guess it must have been about four or five years ago, we were backstage at this Taylor Swift show. I went to his dressing room to say hi. And we, like, started writing this song. Then after that, we like, spent a lot of time with each other because we had the song together and we did a whole Jingle Ball tour together. And that’s really when the f–king saga started. I really liked him. I guess he liked me, but I don’t really know. ”
Shawn, for his part, told documentary viewers that every song he’s ever written is about Camila.
“My song comes on the radio or something and I’m like, ‘Everything’s about you. They’re all, they have always been about you,’” the singer said. “She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ Like, ‘They’re all about you. Like every song I’ve ever wrote.’”
When the two confirmed that they were dating in July 2019, it was seriously a dream come true. After years of insisting that they were only friends, the singers finally revealed that they were boyfriend and girlfriend! And since then, they definitely haven’t been afraid to show off their love. Get this, you guys — in the months that followed the “Havana” songstress and the “In My Blood” crooner were spotted kissing, holding hands and going on a bunch of steamy dates — from late-night dinners to beach getaways to romantic strolls. They’ve also spilled a ton of tea on their romance in interviews. Yeah, they’ve definitely been spending a lot of time together, and it seems like they cannot keep their hands (or their lips!) off each other.
OK, but when exactly did they did they go from BFFs to soulmates and how did they get so close, you ask? When and how did they finally realize they had feelings for one another? And are they still together? Don’t worry, you guys, we’ve got you covered. We went ahead and broke down their entire romance from start to finish, and it seriously sounds like a real-life fairy tale. Scroll through our gallery for a complete guide on Shawn and Camila’s relationship.
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