Even if you don’t admit it, you secretly love when romances spark up between two celebrities. And the best part is when these celebs can no longer hide their love from the paparazzi, and we get to see their relationship up close and personal.
Cabello, 22, started her music career as part of the girl group Fifth Harmony, but eventually began a solo career and leaving the group in 2016. She collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly and even Mendes himself, and in 2018, released her debut album with the lead single “Havana.”
Mendes, 20, gained fame on Vine, eventually signing a record deal with Island Records, releasing three studio albums. He’s also won quite an impressive number of awards, including 10 SOCAN awards, 8 Juno Awards, two American Music Awards, and was nominated two times for a Grammy Award.
They do seem to have a lot in common music-wise, but the pair have also known each other for a long time and have maintained a friendship. In 2014, they both toured with Austin Mahone, and collaborated on the 2015 single “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
During appearances to promote their first single together, they openly denied having ever dated. When they appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he asked if they had ever made out, to which they denied. “We haven’t, actually. Every time I try and make a move, she swerves me off,” Mendes joked. While Cabello shot back, “He friend-zones me, he calls me ‘Kid.’”
Cabello also revealed that although they toured together, they didn’t hangout much: “When we were on tour together, I never saw him. He would go to his tour bus and practice guitar, then go onstage, and then go back and practice guitar.”
Mendes also made it clear in a 2016 interview with People that they are just friends, saying, “We’re just really close friends. She is one of those people who is just very easy to connect with and still, to this day, is one of my greatest friends.”
But as we all know, the greatest romances can stem from a strong friendship. And that just might be the case here, especially since their steamy music video for “Señorita” debuted. That same week, news outlets revealed that Cabello had split with her boyfriend, Matthew Hussey, after a little over a year together. Coincidence? Seems fishy.
Over the 4th of July weekend, the rumored couple were spotted getting extremely close. On July 5th, Mendes performed in Los Angeles, and Cabello attended the concert (obviously). Cabello also posted on her Instagram story:
Afterwards, they grabbed dinner. They were also seen cozying up very late at night. Like, almost 5 AM late at night.
Shawn e Camila às 4:47 da manhã, juntinhos pic.twitter.com/ml0FFdp1Ki
At brunch on July 7th, they were seen hugging and holding hands! Come on. If that isn’t boyfriend/girlfriend behavior, then what is? It also appears that they are trying very hard to deny their relationship, with Mendes shaking his head “no” when asked at a QA if the two were dating.
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