and Shawn Mendes ’s longtime friendship appears to be Camila Cabello transitioning into a steamy relationship, likely to the satisfaction of Shawnmila shippers.
Mendes, 20, and Cabello, 22, first met while opening up for
’s tour in 2014. At the time, Mendes was fresh off of his Vine success and Cabello was still a part of Fifth Harmony. Ever since then, the duo have maintained a close and supportive friendship. Austin Mahone
The music stars have often teased their interest in each other over these past several years, with one of the earliest moments occurring in 2015. During an appearance on
, Mendes admitted that he had tried to “make a move” on Cabello after the show’s host asked about the status of their relationship. The “Treat You Better” crooner claimed that his longtime pal “swerves” him every time. The Late Late Show with James Corden
then told the pair that he didn’t “believe” them and suggested that “there’s no way you haven’t made out.” Cabello responded: “He friend-zones me! He calls me ‘kid!’” James Corden
Mendes and Cabello would later team up for the single“I Know What You Did Last Summer” in 2017, but things didn’t appear to heat up between the two until they dropped the sultry single “Señoríta” in June. Cabello’s split with boyfriend of the Matthew Hussey followed the song’s release. Fans soon began to see the duo everywhere together.
Neither party has confirmed whether they are officially an item (and Mendes has even
dodged comments from fans on the matter), but it would be hard to believe otherwise at this point as they have shown several public displays of affection for each other as the summer season heated up.
Scroll down below for a look back at the pair’s long history together!
Mendes and Cabello had their meet-cute while working together on Mahone’s 2014 tour. In their June 2019
, the “Havana” singer described her first impression of the “Stitches” artist of him “always on the tour bus, just learning guitar.” V magazine interview
Months later, Cabello and Mendes teamed up to drop one of the catchiest songs to debut in modern music: “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” The track, which marked Cabello’s first solo attempt outside of Fifth Harmony, detailed a couple encountering a major roadblock in their relationship that’s caused them to drift apart.
Shawnmila shippers haven’t seen much of the pair after the success of “IKWYDLS,” but the duo returned in early 2017 to post a video that showed the singers covering
’s extremely romantic track, “Kiss Me.” Ed Sheeran
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Mendes opened up about his admiration for Cabello during a
“Beats 1” interview, saying: “She’s my favorite person in the whole world.” The “Consequences” singer, meanwhile, tweeted that she “shouldn’t be crying at this time in the morning” after being moved by his comments. She also added that she loved him “so much.”
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“Canadian fury + Latin sass,” Cabello captioned a black and white photo of the pair, which showed them sitting on the floor together as she strummed a guitar. The sweet shot hinted that the duo were working on a new song together.
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The pair dropped their second single together, “Señoríta,” on June 21. The song’s music video proved to be very sultry and steamy — instantly sending Shawnmila devotees into a frenzy. The sultry track includes the lyric: “You say we’re just friends / But friends don’t know the way you taste / ‘Cause you know it’s been a long time coming / Don’t you let me fall.”
Days after “Señoríta” debuted,
a source confirmed to that Cabello split with now ex-boyfriend Us Weekly Matthew Hussey. The breakup, which was announced on June 26, came after the former pair were together for more than one year.
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. This was followed by the pair traveling to San Francisco for two upcoming dates on Mendes’ tour. At the time, they were filmed locking lips in a Bay Area cafe. “They looked very into each other. Shawn and Camila were splitting pancakes,” an onlooker said to Us of their July 13 cafe sighting.
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On July 12, Cabello praised Mendes in an interview with the U.K.’s
magazine. “I’ve never had a lot of friends. I’ve always just had a few people in my life that I trust,” she said. “I feel like it’s so rare to meet someone in this industry and find a person of that quality, and I feel like Shawn is that person for me.” Clash
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The “Never Be the Same” singer was spotted attending Mendes’ Miami tour date on July 28 where a fan filmed her dancing up a storm.
Mendes and Cabello made headlines when they were spotted canoodling while in the ocean in Miami on July 29. Closeup paparazzi shots were taken of the pair as they enjoyed some summer lovin’.
Amid romance rumors, Cabello posted a steamy bathtub pic of herself on
Instagram on August 2. The post was captioned with Macy Gray lyrics, which read: “I may appear to be free … but I’m just a prisoner of your love.”
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