Are Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin dating or nah? Well, we're still not entirely sure, but there is plenty of evidence that these two are totally all heart eyes over each other, despite how often they seem to say they're totally not. They rumored couple decided to walk the 2018 Met Gala red carpet together and well, just look at how precious and adorable they look together:
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Crying forever over all the beauty. But before we all get too excited although we are totally shipping these two and believe this was their way of confirming their romance, Shawn just went ahead and burst that bubble.
"No, we were not making our big debut. We were both asked to walk by Tommy Hilfiger," the singer said to People magazine. "Obviously Hailey and I are friends, and it was just really cool for me to be able to walk with her because she’s a vet and it was my first year, so it kind of took the pressure off a little bit. I was thrilled to be able to go with her." And he confirmed this sentiment when he spoke to Vulture about how the Met Gala night was "the most overwhelmed I’ve ever been" and walking the red carpet with Hailey really was helpful for him.
"We are just awesome friends. [Walking with Hailey at the Met Gala' was about having somebody there to calm the nerves. We were there for each other," he said. So huh, there you go. Guess they aren't an item after all. And Hailey kinda-sorta made it seem like nothing romantic is going on between her and the singer back in March. Before she hosted the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards, the model spoke to People and made it clear that she has no intention of ever clearing up any speculation that may arise when it comes to who she's dating.
"I just laugh most of it off. It’s quite funny to me, to be honest. I try to keep that side of my life as private as possible. I don’t feel like I have to explain myself to people because it’s my life," she said. And when she was asked about Shawn and his new album he's busy working on? She was nothing but supportive.
"I think that it’s going to be incredible. He’s amazing, and I think that his music is also amazing," she said. So no real signs of a love connection here, but they have given us enough proof in the past that this friendship could be something more. Can we talk about how Shawn posted a pic of the pair on his Instagram for starters?!
OK, now that must mean something, right? Well, no guess not. In another interview, Shawn explained that the photo was truly innocent and he just liked it and wanted to post it.
"Hailey and I are just friends. So she sent me the photo because I did the show she's hosting, it's called Drop the Mic. So I did the show and I'm really good friends with Hailey, we're truly really good friends. And she texted me and I was like, 'That's an awesome photo, I really wish I could post that without the Internet exploding.' And she's like,' I know, wouldn't that be so nice?' And I was like, 'You know what? I'm just going to post it anyway' and that was my whole thing. I actually am great friends with her."
So guess there might not be love in the air after all, so at least that's what Shawn and Hailey want us to think. Before this pic graced our Instagram feeds, some fans even went as far as to think the pair got engaged! But no, they are most definitely not engaged, despite the rumors. You see, people got a little ahead of themselves after Hailey was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her finger while ringing in 2018 in Miami. But let's be real – they're not moving that fast, you guys. Girl just loves herself some bling.
But Hailey and Shawn's story started long before this ring situation. So let's break it down a bit. Both Shawn and Hailey were in attendance together at Daniel Caesar's concert in Shawn's hometown of Toronto. Take a look at this video, where you can see Hailey is sitting in the seat in front of Shawn as he films on his phone:
So while this easily could've just be two friends seeing a show together since they're both fans of Daniel, it's interesting that this went on in Canada. Shawn was no doubt back home to spend the holidays with his family and Hailey's family lives back in the United States so all v interesting. Fans even spotted the pair out and about together hanging out in the city, looking rather cozy, hugging each other. One lucky fan named Sarah saw the pair in The Distillery District and even snagged a selfie with Shawn. She blessed us all with photos she snapped of Shailey as we're calling them together too.
Basically, they were looking cute AF, like an actual couple, which is just all types of adorable. The last time these two were publicly seen together before this was at the 2017 MTV EMAs in London, where Shawn snagged some major awards and Hailey hit the stage to present. In fact, the "Mercy" crooner who clearly always feels right at home when he's up on stage, was seen giving the supermodel some advice before she presented, since she was feeling a little nervous.
"If this makes you feel better, you can't hear with the audience, it's impossible to hear anything. You'll be fine, you'll be good," Shawn said to Hailey.
Umm, now that is just too cute. The pair was later spotted at an afterparty together posing for a selfie along with Rita Ora, giving us a glimpse at what these two look like an actual couple if that's where they're headed.
How cute do they look together though? There are rumors swirling the two were seen kissing all night long during the party but we might just have evidence from Shawn himself that nothing serious is going on here. He spoke to BILD, a German outlet while at the awards show and a reporter who works for the publication translated Shawn's quotes on Twitter about his relationship with Hailey. Basically, they're just friends.
"She is amazing. We were at a Halloween party together. But we are not dating. We were never dating," Shawn said.
HUH, OKAY. He went on to say yet again the radio show The Edge Afternoons with Jono, Ben & Sharyn that all of the rumors surrounding him and Hailey are just that, rumors.
"We are not dating, no. Apparently, if you walk down the street with someone, you're married to them," Shawn said, saying there isn't any truth to the stories the pair has been spotted out and about all hot and heavy, kissing in public. There were sources out there spilling the supposed tea about the pair and according to a source who spoke to E! News, these two are actually dating.
"It started out casual as they would run into each other at parties and hangout, but most recently it's become more serious. They are definitely dating and spend a lot of time together," the source said. "A few months ago they were sneaking out of public venues like Delilah while trying to not make a scene and now they have gone on private vacations to Europe. Their relationship has grown and they don't care if anyone sees them now."
OMG vacations?! Wow, if this really did happen, they're doing an amazing job of keeping things super hush-hush. But to our knowledge, Shawn has been super busy working on his third album but hey, that doesn't mean Hailey hasn't come to visit! As mentioned, they were also both on hand at Kendall Jenner's Halloween party where the supermodel, Hailey and their friend singer Justine Skye dressed up as The Powerpuff Girls, and sources claim Shawn and Hailey were hanging out all night, in full-on couple mode.
"He had his arm around Hailey and stayed by her side all night," a source told PEOPLE, who also said the pair left the party together at 1 a.m. holding hands. This comes right on the heels of the two being spotted at Universal's Horror Nights a few days prior, and one lucky fan tweeted about casually running the pair while she was out and about at the park too.
As she further explained, there didn't seem to be any evidence the two were acting romantic at all, just hanging out for a fun night out with friends. And yes, Shawn is just as cute IRL as you would imagine.
But not too long before that, the pair was spotted by some eagle-eyed fans out to dinner together.
And then they both tweeted the same exact thing, at the exact same time. Here's Shawn's tweet:
Clearly, this is some type of inside joke between them that we all want to be a part of now, tbh. The pair was both in attendance at the King of Leon concert on Oct. 8 too and the "Mercy" singer was spotted having the time of his life, totally jamming out.
And fans then snagged a pic of Shawn walking in the venue toward a few people and the girl on the left with the blonde hair in the jacket and shorts is said to be Hailey.
So what was the deal here?! While we may not ever really know, there's a good chance they at least said hi to each other since Hailey is a fan of Shawn and his music and they are friends. The stunning beauty was spotted at his concert in Brooklyn back in August and she took selfies with tons of fans. Plus, she was wearing a pink hat that featured red roses on it and anyone who's listened to Shawn's Illuminate album knows "Roses" is a very beloved track and perhaps this was Hailey's way of letting everyone know the emotional tune is her favorite.
And there are screenshots floating around of a supposed deleted tweet Hailey sent out the night of Shawn's show letting everyone know she was planning to truly have the best time ever at his show.
Plus, she has proven time and time again she truly is such a fan of Shawn's music. Here she is jamming out to "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back":
And admitting she's cried listening to Shawn's album each time she listened to it:
We're over here like same, girl. There's the added connection between these two that Hailey is BFF and may have even dated Cameron Dallas too, who as we all know has a history with Shawn since they've been bros dating back to the early MagCon days. So was Cam the one who introduced the pair somehow? It appears Hailey no longer follows Cameron on Instagram though, so that adds another interesting layer to this all. So what do we make of all this?
Well,they keep denying it, so guess there's a chance there isn't anything romantic going on between Shawn and Hailey after all, as much as we would hope and she just happens to be a fan of his music and they're just friends. At the 2017 American Music Awards, Hailey let everyone know she 100% wasn't in attendance at the show, even though Shawn was.
And while the singer was on the red carpet for the AMAs E! News' Jason Kennedy asked Shawn if he's dating anybody at the moment and Shawn simply said nope.
"No I'm not currently, no," Shawn said. But that was then and now, it seems like things might have really taken off after looking at all this evidence. Plus, as we found out digging around on Twitter, Hailey and Shawn have had a bit of a Twitter flirtation going on since legit 2013. In a now-deleted tweets fans dug up, Hailey put it out in the universe that she would love to date Shawn so he can sing to her. Casual.
And Shawn ended up seeing the tweet late it seems.
And the supermodel then tweeted back at him, except she responded to the wrong account! But our beloved Shawn found the message anyway and RTed it.
So perhaps this was truly all meant to be after all. BRB, crying forever over the cuteness. They do make a stunning couple whether they want to admit it or not. Shawn has said he's never really had his heart broken before, which means maybe he hasn't found true love quite. Yet...
This post was originally published on Oct. 19, 2017, and has since been updated.