Are they or aren’t they?! Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were spotted packing on the PDA in West Hollywood on Sunday, July 7 — just one day after the handsome hunk said he wasn’t dating the brunette beauty. Quit playing games with us, you guys! Scroll through the gallery to see their cute outing.
Ever since the Canada native and Camila released their sexy music video for their new song, “Señorita,” the romance rumors started swirling instantly. In the video, Shawn and the Cuba native got extremely cozy with each other in front of the camera.
Of course, their timing was perfect as Camila and her boyfriend of one year Matthew Hussey decided to call it quits on June 26. The “Never Be the Same” songstress and the relationship guru were first spotted getting cozy on vacation together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in February 2018.
The split was a bit of a shock to fans since the pop star seemed head over heels for her beau. “He’s so similar to me,” she told Marie Claire in November 2018 about their relationship. “In person, we’re just weird and silly and stupid together. He makes me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
This was Camila’s first boyfriend, too, as she had not been involved with anyone else previously. “I’ve literally never had a long-term relationship,” she told Seventeen in February 2017. “So, when I show people my songs, they’re like, ‘Who’s this about? I’ve never seen you with a boy ever.’ I make all of these fantasies in my head. There’s this constant theme of unrequited love and me loving people from afar.”
After news broke that Camila is back on the market, fans started hoping that she would end up with the Grammy nominee. One person wrote, “Sooo Camila and Matthew broke up. It’s Shawn’s time now,” while another echoed, “Find a man who looks at you like Shawn Mendes looks at Camila Cabello.”
“I don’t even wanna put a title on it,” he told Rolling Stone magazine in November 2018 about what went down between them. “I think it was more of a zone of limbo.” The model went on to marryJustin Bieber and Shawn was thrilled about their new romance. “I texted Hailey, ‘Congratulations,’ and I am really happy for them,” he said. “She’s still one of the f—king coolest people ever — she’s not just a beautiful person visually, but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met.”
Oh, and the Calvin Klein model also addressed the rumors about his sexuality. “I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true,” he told the outlet about the attention on his personal life. “This massive, massive thing for the last five years about me being gay. In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay.”
Shawn decided to be upfront with his fans about the rumors on his Snapchat story. “I noticed a lot of people were saying I gave them a ‘gay vibe,’” he said in the video. “First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or wasn’t.”
Well, clearly fans aren’t thinking about those ~rumors~ anymore since the Hollywood A-listers were even spotted together on the 4th of July at the 6th annual Red White and Bootsy party at Nobu in West Hollywood. “They were sitting with each other, facing each other and look very intimate,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly. “They left together holding hands.”
One day later, the former Fifth Harmony member gushed about Shawn while she watched him perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “@ShawnMendes you couldn’t be more amazing. Wow,” she captioned an Instagram video of Shawn singing. In a second clip, she wrote, “You’re unreal. @ShawnMendes.”
In a Twitter video posted by Pop Crave on July 6, a fan asked The 100 alum if he and Camila were an item. However, Shawn shook his head “no.” Then, the person asked if he would go on a date with her instead.
So, who is Shawn’s ideal girl? “I really like funny girls, girls with a witty sense of humor; so if someone is able to catch onto what I’m saying very quickly, I find that very attractive. I really like brunettes … and also, dancers! I have a thing for dancers,” he told Notion magazine in 2017. Umm … sounds like cough, Camila, cough.