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The chatter surrounding Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello tends to go one of two ways; they were either really into each other after collaborating on “Señorita” and making that steamy video, or they’re full of it and just capitalizing on the heat from said video for some shameless self-promotion.

The paparazzi shots were almost too convenient, some would argue, as was the timing of it all. But many wanted to believe that these two young people were actually in love, and sure enough, even as the sounds of “Señorita” dissipated from mainstream radio, Shawn and Camila’s relationship continued.

But another question also arose amidst the dating rumours. If they really did hook up while making their video, there may have been overlap with Cabello’s relationship with ex-boyfriend Matthew Hussey. They broke up at some point in June, around the same time “Señorita” was released — but if you do the math, the video would have been filmed long before we got to see the finished product. But Shawn wanted to clear the air. During a Q&A in Hindmarsh, Australia, the “If I Can’t Have You” singer revealed exactly when he and Camila first became a thing.

“We haven’t been dating for that long,” Mendes told fans. “We have been dating since July 4th officially.” Soooo, no overlap — and another reason to celebrate the Fourth of July. And even better? Shawn’s rep as Canada’s resident good guy remains intact.

The timing actually does make sense considering it was early July when they were first spotted sharing a kiss over coffee. By the middle of the month, the couple really started flaunting their PDA and stopped caring who saw, and by August, they were making out in front of everyone. Then, of course, there was that kiss. Yes, that one.

So mark your calendars, Shawmila lovers, their four-month anniversary is right around the corner.

Fans still questioning Shawn Mendes’ and Camila Cabello’s relationship