Many fans have been shipping Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes ever since their 2015 collab, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” It turns out, there was a romantic connection between the two at the time.
The 22-year-old made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on the Friday, December 6, episode and finally revealed she liked Shawn then. “For sure. I or sure had a crush there,” she told the host. We can’t say we’re totally surprised! As for Shawn? Well, the feeling always seemed mutual. “We were stupid,” she continued. “I think we both had a crush there. But we were both, like, I don’t know, being babies about it. We’re grown now! Yeah, I definitely, definitely had a crush.”
Fast-forward to four years later, and the couple is in love, which definitely contributed to her new album, Romance. “I was basically completely single for 20 years and it was, like, the intensity and adrenaline of my life was in the studio writing about an emotion that I wanted,” she divulged. “Whereas this time, it’s just been a lot that’s happened. And, you know, I’ve fallen in love and out of love and in love. And that’s basically what this album is about. It’s just kind of, you know, falling in love and what that feels like.”
Aside from Shawn, Camila was most likely referring to ex Matthew Hussey, she dated for over a year. However, the former flames called it quits around June — a month before she and the “Lost in Japan” singer fueled dating rumors. Nonetheless, she was crazy about Matthew while they were together. “He’s so similar to me,” Camila told Marie Claire in November 2018. “In person, we’re just weird and silly and stupid together. He makes me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
Now, though, Shawn is the guy behind her smile. Without mentioning any names, Camila seemingly gushed about him during a recent interview with Variety. “Falling in love is like an infinite amount of levels and layers and angles,” she told the outlet. “I fell in love and just opened up,” she said. They’re the cutest!