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How Camila Cabello And Shawn Mendes Started Dating Is Low-Key Adorable

Shawn Mendes in a black and green suit with his arm around Camila Cabello in a tan dress

By Elyse Johnson |

Shawn Mendes in a black and green suit with his arm around Camila Cabello in a tan dress

(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are a hot young couple and aren’t afraid to show it! The two singers are equally popular among their fans but are even more fascinating as an item. Mendes rose to fame after becoming a social media sensation on the video-sharing site, Vine, in 2013 before catching the attention of a record label. He released his first studio album in 2014 and became an international star after his hit songs topped the Billboard charts.

Cabello is best known for being a member of the popular girl group, Fifth Harmony. The group formed on the reality-show X-Factor, but while Cabello was a member of the group, she established herself as a solo artist and released several songs. In 2016, Cabello officially left the group and released her debut album, Camila, in 2018. Cabello and Mendes collaborated on two songs together before they began their romance, but where did it all officially begin?

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have some history

The singers first collaborated together on the song, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in November 2015, but the two had been friends since 2014. While promoting their first song together, the two denied any romantic feelings for each other when they appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Nonetheless, the two continued to have a very close friendship. The singers supported one another and even did a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” together in 2017.

Cabello was obviously ecstatic about Mendes’ success, and the singer posted an adorable picture of herself with Mendes at the 2018 Grammys.

From February 2018 to June 2019, Camila Cabello dated coach and writer Matthew Hussey. Shawn Mendes wasn’t officially linked to anyone prior to his relationship with the Cuban singer. Rumors of a romance began surfacing after the two reunited again to collaborate on the hit single, “Señorita” in late June 2019. The video for the song was released and showed some very intense chemistry between the two, which added to the romance rumors.

The couple soon packed on the PDA

In July 2019, pictures of the two walking throughout LA holding hands began popping up on social media. Soon after, footage of the two making out was found and shared on the internet. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello soon would share cryptic tweets on their respective Twitter accounts about their love lives but wouldn’t outright confirm or deny their relationship. Because of this, Cabello and Mendes faced some fan scrutiny, with many commenting that the relationship was “staged” and “fake”. These false allegations would soon be put to rest after Cabello wrote a touching tribute to Mendes on his birthday in August 2019.

Mendes also defended the relationship and even took to Twitter to confirm his love for the singer, which apparently he’s had for quite some time. The two were then seen wearing similar bracelets and getting tattoos together. But the real confirmation for their relationship was at the American Music Awards in November 2019 when the two performed “Señorita” on stage and the chemistry was at all-time high.

Despite having to fight against gossip of breakups and having a romance that was a publicity stunt, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have proven to be head over heels for each other. And they don’t seem to be slowing down on their budding romance.