To the delight of many Shawnmila shippers, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s longtime friendship transitioned into a steamy relationship in 2019. And the two shared many sweet moments before splitting.
Mendes and Cabello met five years before while both were on tour, opening up for Austin Mahone. At the time, Mendes had gained a following on Vine and Cabello was still a member of Fifth Harmony. Ever since their meet-cute, the two have maintained a close and supportive friendship.
- 1 A look at the pair’s lengthy history – including their split in 2021 – follows:
- 2 Final Verdict
In 2015, the music stars teased their interest in one another. With one of the earliest “will they, won’t they” moments taking place in an interview for The Late Late Show With James Corden. Mendes admitted that he had tried to “make a move” on Cabello after the show’s host asked about their relationship status. Mendes claimed that Cabello swerves him every time.
Corden then told the pair that he didn’t “believe” them, saying that “there’s no way you haven’t made out.” Cabello responded, “His friend-zones me! He calls me a kid!”
In 2017, Mendes and Cabello released the single “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” The following year, Mendes told Beats 1 that Cabello was his “favorite person.” Cabello responded that she loved Mendes “so much.”
At long last, things began to heat up between the duo when they released the sultry single “Senorita” in June 2019. Cabello had split from her then-boyfriend Matthew Hussey as soon as the single was released. Soon the two could be seen everywhere together for the next month before they finally confirmed their romance.
The “Havana” singer told Elle in October 2019, “People can speculate, but at the same time we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody’s watching. That is how I want to live. I never want to open the door for people to feel that they are involved. Like I said, I want the relationship to be between me and him. That’s why I’m so close about it: I want to protect it.”
A look at the pair’s lengthy history – including their split in 2021 – follows:
During Mahone’s 2014 tour, Mendes and Cabello met. In their June 2019 V magazine interview, Cabello described her first impression of Mendes as “always on the tour bus, just learning guitar.”
Mendes was asked to play a game of “Lips, Wife or Leave It” at Capital FM. He had to choose between Cabello, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Chlo* Grace Moretz. To no surprise, Mendes chose to marry Cabello, saying “She rocks.”
A few months later, Cabello and Mendes teamed up to release “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” It was Cabello’s first solo single outside of Fifth Harmony. It detailed a couple experiencing a major roadblock that is causing them to drift apart.
Shawnmila shippers haven’t seen much of the duo since the success of “IKWYDLS.” But the duo returned in early 2017 to post a video that showed the singers covering Ed Sheeran’s romantic song, “Kiss Me.”
During a “Beats 1” interview, Mendes spoke about how much he admires Cabello, saying, “She’s my favorite person in the whole world.” Cabello, meanwhile, tweeted that she shouldn’t be crying now in the morning after being touched by his comments. She also added that she loved him a lot.
Cabello captioned a black and white photo of the duo, which showed them sitting on the floor as Cabello played a guitar. The sweet shot hinted that the duo were working on a new song together.
The pair released “Se*or*ta,” their second single together, on June 21. The song’s music video is very sultry and steamy, and it sent Shawnmila devotees into a frenzy. “Senorita” includes the following lyrics: “You say we’re friends. But friends don’t know the way you taste. Because you know it’s been a long time coming. Don’t you let me fall.”
After “Se*or*ta” debuted, a source told Us Weekly that Cabello split from ex-boyfriend Matthew Hussey. The breakup, which was announced on June 26, came more than a year after the two were together.
It began to appear like the duo were no longer friend-zoning each other, as they were first spotted holding hands in West Hollywood and partied together on the 4th of July one day later. The pair then traveled to San Francisco to attend two shows on Mendes’ tour. They were spotted sharing a kiss in a Bay Area cafe. “They looked into each other,” an onlooker told Us of their July 13 sighting.
Cabello shared an image of herself in a steamy bathtub on Instagram on August 2 amid romance rumors. Macy Gray captioned the post: “I may appear to be free. I’m a prisoner of your love.”
In response to the chatter surrounding their courtship. The couple posted an Instagram video of themselves kissing. Mendes joked, “We wanna show you how we kiss.”
Cabello acknowledged during an interview with The U.K.’s Capital Breakfast radio show that she has feelings for Mendes. She said, “I love him so much.”
During the 2019 American Music Awards, the romantic couple sang their saucy single. “Senorita,” and their on-stage chemistry heated up the stage – leaving Taylor Swift and fans everywhere in awe when they almost kissed at the end. Later, the song won the award for Collaboration of the Year. Thanks everyone, thank you so much!
Mendes teased in a YouTube comment on October 1 that fans can expect “lotssssss of love songs for Camila” on his fourth album, Wonder. During the recording process, he revealed on SiriusXM’s The Pulse. “I don’t know if she’s credited on the album, but she should be. Because no one was giving me more advice and encouragement for me to stick to the way I felt about the music I wanted to make.” The Cinderella actor, for his part, called the record “a gorgeous gift to the world.”
Cabello’s boyfriend responded to Cabello’s TikTok about “that first phase of dating when you can’t fart or poop like a normal person.” With his own take on the situation. He replied via Instagram, “But you do fart.”
Speculation began that Cabello’s single “Bam Bam” may have been inspired by their breakup. She sings on the track, “I said I’d love you for life, but I sold our house. We were kids at the beginning, and we’re grown ups now.”. “I couldn’t even imagine having doubts, but not everything works out. Now I’m out dancing with strangers. You could be casually dating.”.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Cabello stated that the song is about how “things change and things take unexpected turns” in life. Shawn is my best friend, and nothing but love for him,” she said, noting that they began to focus on different things as they matured. “As I get older, the priorities shift,” she explained. “And that was the case for both of us. Since we both started so young, it’s like we’re learning how to be healthy adults.”