It’s been a busy few weeks of stanning and snooping for Shawn Mendes fans as we got a new super steamy video and some equally steamy relationship goss. The apparently platonic Shawn-Camila relationship has been suspect for years, but since the release of the “Señorita” video, the clues have been piling up that they’re more than just “longtime friends.”
Though the #Shawmila shipping shows no signs of slowing down, Shawn told fans over the weekend that he and Camila aren’t dating. At a Q&A in Los Angeles, a fan flat out asked if they were in a relationship and Shawn responded by shaking his head. She then followed up with “And if not, will you go out with me?” Though she has our eternal respect for taking her shot, Shawn’s answer to that one was also negative.
“Will I go out with you?” he said. “That was the best set-up to a ‘Will you go out with me?’ I’ve ever heard. I won’t—I don’t know you, that’s why. Get to know me first.”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 7, 2019
That answer might be either comforting or disappointing depending on your shipping affiliations, but there’s evidence to the contrary. Camila recently broke off her relationship with long-time BF, British dating coach Matthew Hussey and since, she and Shawn have also been all over the ‘gram being cute in ways that seem beyond the call of duty for promoting “Señorita.”
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just wanna say thank you to all these talented, passionate, relentlessly hard working people who make this happen!!!! @davemeyers ,you amaze me every time we work together, @calvitjr and @sarabiv for killing it as always and being patient with us as we laughed our asses off in choreo!!!! @anthonymeindl ; for the pep talks and nerve-calming 😰 and of course youuuuuuuu @shawnmendes !!!!! you’ve been in my life for 5 years now and it’s a hell of a ride growing up together. thank you for always being being there for me and having my back, and also for saying funny shit during takes so it was impossible not to laugh. 😂 everybody on here that loves you would only love you more if they really knew you. ❤️and thanks to the fans for being so excited!!! it’s so fun to see and we love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #señorita ❤️
“You’ve been in my life for 5 years now and it’s a hell of a ride growing up together,” Camila wrote to Shawn on Instagram. “Everybody on here that loves you would only love you more if they really knew you.”
Most suspicious of all, the two were getting lovey-dovey (or just oddly affectionate for friends) while together in L.A. as Shawn continues the North American leg of his world tour. They took the stage together at Shawn’s Friday show to perform “Señorita” and when she wasn’t performing, Camila lent her support from the audience. Additionally, the non-couple was spotted hugging on the street and HOLDING HANDS on the way to brunch with Shawn’s family. Some “just friends” hold hands, but most wouldn’t say it’s common practice.
Maybe some day we’ll get confirmation about a Shawn and Camila relationship, but for now, it looks like they’re going with the story that they’re just really, really good friends.