Today is Shawn Mendes’s birthday. The singer turned 21 years old, and to celebrate this monumental age, we’re taking a look at his much-talked-about relationship with Camila Cabello.
Mendes and Cabello have made murmurings in the press for years with rumors surrounding their special relationship. Having appeared together in public and spoken about each other many times, it looks like the two are more than just collaborators.
When they became friends on tour in 2014.
Shawn and Camila first met in 2014, both opening for Austin Mahone’s “Live on Tour” series. In a recent joint interview with Camila, Mendes said, “You were the only person that talked to me.” He added that in their DMs, there’s a photo of the two together from the day they met.
When they promised James Corden they never even made out.
When Shawn and Camila were on the late night circuit following the release of their first song together, "I Know What You Did Last Summer," they appeared on "The Late Late Show," where host James Corden grilled them about if they were dating or if they'd even made out. The two played coy, with Shawn joking, "Every time I try to make a move she just swears me off." Cabello had a different story, saying, "He friendzones me! He calls me 'kid.'" Something's not adding up! Corden didn't believe them, and neither did anyone.
When Camila posted Polaroids of the two hanging out at her show.
In April 2018, Camila and Shawn linked up backstage when her "Never Be the Same" tour stopped in Canada, where Mendes is from. She posted cute Polaroids of the two hanging out together with the caption "real friends ❤️🇨🇦❤️": a reference to her song of the same name and a Canadian flag emoji shouting out her friend's home country.
When Shawn posted an Instagram vid of him and Camila singing Ed Sheeran's 'Kiss Me.'
When Camila posted a pic of the two at the 2018 Grammys.
The glo-up was real for the two at last year's Grammy Awards, where they both did a solo performance. Having come such a long way from when they first met in 2014, Camila wrote a heartfelt caption: "so proud of this amazing human !!!!!! seems like yesterday we were just kids singing ed sheeran songs in the dressing room, now we’re kids trying not to throw up cause we’re at the Grammys!!!! i love you forever ❤️"
When Shawn was doing Camila's hair backstage on her world tour in 2018.
Camila posted this picture in December of last year, giving fans a taste of the two hanging out.
When they were spotted holding hands last month.
Here's where the plot really started to thicken. Shawn and Camila were seen walking down the street to Shawn's pad in LA, holding hands, and just beaming.
The Miami kiss heard 'round the world.
This one is more steamy than adorable. A pic like this will take a lot more than the infamous Corden alibi to explain away. In a moment that looks like it had Shawn saying "Señorita" and captured just days after Cabello split with her ex, this Miami water kiss turned many curious fans into celebrity sleuths.