Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s big night out at Monday’s MTV VMAs kept fans guessing all night long.
Fans were admittedly disappointed when Shawn walked the carpet sans his señorita, but their public dinner date last night is enough to quiet any rumours of trouble in paradise. Sure, we missed out on some red carpet PDA from our favourite young couple, but instead we got to watch Camila break everyone’s heart (other than Shawn’s, of course) in a gorgeous white gown.
Beyond watching the two love-birds play hard to get on the red carpet, fans were eagerly anticipating the (first-ever) TV performance of their latest hit single across the globe, Señorita. The duet has been hyped at each commercial break throughout the show, touted as their ‘most intimate performance ever’.
The song, which has fanned the flames of online speculation regarding their longtime friendship-turned-suspected romance, describes two lovers who ultimately can’t keep their hands off each other (or their clothes on)—sound familiar? After watching the video (you know, maybe 100 times) we expected a super sultry performance on stage, and Shawmila certainly did not disappoint.
“We’ve been waiting for these two to come together for years, and finally the timing is perfect,” the VMA announcement teased before the pair finally took the candle-lit stage. Camila was dressed in an elegant, glimmering white ensemble while Shawn kept it simple in a white tank top paired with his guitar. In between lyrics, the two kept coming together to stare— um, sensually—into each others eyes, and for a second it seemed like no one else was in the room… except, of course, thousands of people in the audience.
And how about that almost-kiss that felt very familiar to the highly-charged Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga performance at the Oscars. It seems certain celebs know the formula to get our attention: hint, suggest, tease but still keep an element of mystery. Like Sophie Turner, we were standing in up our living rooms hoping for a smooch but it wasn’t meant to be.
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“Absolutely stunning. I mean, the skin, the hair, the lips… and give it up for Camila too…” host Sebastian Maniscalco quipped as soon as the couple left the stage. They quickly returned to accept the award for Best Collab, where a thrilled Camila encouraged everyone to “get wasted” before running off-stage with Shawn.
So we might not have gotten the official red carpet debut we had hoped for, but was that steamy performance enough to confirm a hot and heavy relationship both on and off stage? They keep us running, err… guessing, for now!