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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello -- A 5 Year (!!!) Relationship Timeline

Shawn Mendes Camila Cabello Relationship Timeline

We all know where Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello stand right now — within arm’s reach because they can’t keep their hands off one another!

But the two musicians have actually known one another a really long time.

While the romance may be new, the relationship is five years in the making…

See the entire timeline (below)!

Summer 2014

Remember how huge Austin Mahone was in 2014?

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At the height of his popularity, the Mmm Yeah singer embarked on a nearly two-year-long world tour with three opening acts — The VampsFifth Harmony, and a rising star named Shawn Mendes who had gained fame on something called Vine (oh, 2014…).

It was during this time Shawn and Camila first met, but it was NOT love at first sight.

Camila later told V magazine the Canadian crooner was “always on the tour bus, just learning guitar.”

However, while they didn’t hook up, they did become friends.

April 2015

During a radio interview on Capital FM, Shawn played a game of “Lips, Wife, or Leave It” — the version of “Eff, Marry, Kill” you can legally play with a 16-year-old!

Even up against Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall and movie star Chloë Grace Moretz, Shawn said he’d marry his pal Camila because:

“She rocks.”

So sweet.

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November 2015

The first time Shawn and Camila collaborated was for the hit single I Know What You Did Last Summer.

While they definitely had musical chemistry, it wasn’t exactly pure heat.

We mean, just look how far apart they are in the video!

Shawn Mendes Camila Cabello I Know What You Did Last Summer music video

But hey, what do you expect? Shawn was only 17 years old at the time!

Even still, when they performed live there was something there. And James Corden noticed when they visited his Late Late Show couch.

He asked a fan question from Twitter:

“Are you two dating?”

To which both responded with a firm, “No.”

The late night host, who had been watching the two since they arrived, said:

“Can I be honest? I don’t believe you.”

Ha! And when he asked why they hadn’t hooked up, Shawn joked (we think):

“Every time I make a move, she swears me off.”

Corden would NOT let it go… and it seems history has proven him right!

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Watch the grilling begin at about 2:35 (below)!


March 2017

The duo next put out a vid just for fun in which they covered Ed Sheeran‘s Kiss Me.

“This feels like I’m fallin’ in love”???

Come on, guys!

April 2018

In a Beats 1 interview, Shawn said his duet partner gave him inspiration for a whole album and revealed:

“Oh my god, she is my favorite person in the whole world.

I don’t think you’ll ever meet somebody who can feel emotion like her, in all aspects. She can feel hurt like no other, but she can feel love like no other, and it’s really amazing.”

Upon seeing the interview, she responded:

“i shouldn’t be crying at this time in the morning but I AM ??? i love you SO much @ShawnMendes”


She loves him SO much. Just not like that. For another year anyway…

Memorial Day 2019

Nearly a full month before the big Señorita coming out party, an eyewitness snapped the two singers together on Memorial Day, May 27.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello photo evidence Memorial Day Exclusive

The source told exclusively:

“They were super flirty and clearly on a date!”

Wow! Of course, it all seemed obvious soon…

June 2019

We didn’t find this out until later, but according to inside sources, Camila broke up with her boyfriend in early June.

Camila had been dating “relationship expert” Matthew Hussey for around a year, and everything seemed to be going well.

Camila Cabello ex Matthew Hussey
“Love guru” Matthew Hussey helping people with relationships on TV. / (c) ITV/WENN

Wait, was that breakup really AFTER the Memorial Date?

That would make Shawn a sidepiece!

Is that why they tried to keep the romance on the DL for so long?

June 20, 2019

Shawn and Camila drop Señorita, one of the sexiest music videos ever made.

If they wanted to keep their passion private, they didn’t do a very good job of it.

The video already has over 400 MILLION views on YouTube!

With images like this…

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Senorita
(c) Shawn Mendes/YouTube

And this…

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Senorita
(c) Shawn Mendes/YouTube

How could fans not suspect there was something REAL going on beneath the music video “acting”?

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Senorita
(c) Shawn Mendes/YouTube


June 24, 2019

Shawn drops videos showing the making of the intense Señorita video, which should in theory remove some of the mystique.

After all, with acting, movie magic, and editing, you can fake true love pretty darn well.

However, the chemistry was totally there in all the documentary footage as well — and they can see it, too!

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello behind the scenes
(c) Shawn Mendes/YouTube

See what we mean (below)!

July 4, 2019

The first time Shawmila were spotted getting cozy in real life was on the Fourth of July.

They celebrated Independence Day weekend with some real fireworks as they were photographed holding hands on Wednesday and then caught getting all snuggly on video Thursday — then seen looking “very intimate” at a sushi dinner date.

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July 7, 2019

It didn’t take long before there were more sightings.

Fans saw Shawn and Camila getting cozy sitting on the same side of a diner booth at 5 a.m. in Los Angeles.

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It definitely looked like more of a very late night than an early morning.

July 12, 2019

Then more cafe kissing — this time in San Francisco — caught on camera by fans!

We saw a lot of fans saying this looked staged. Hmm…

July 14, 2019

Find someone who looks at you the way Camila Cabello looks at Shawn Mendes when he’s performing.

This vid was taken in Oakland, California.

BTW, she isn’t opening for him or anything, she’s just attending all his tour dates in various states.

July 29, 2019

The couple — because let’s be honest, no one is buying any denials at this point — was once again spotted together, this time on the South Florida leg of Shawn’s tour. (The third leg, you might call it.)

They may not have made an official statement, but they aren’t hiding anymore either.

Fans spot (and snap pics of) Shawmila holding hands, snuggling, staring longingly into one another’s eyes. Oh, and paparazzi even got them making out in a pool.

You know, like best friends do. *eye roll*

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August 6, 2019

Camila doesn’t outright admit she and Shawn are dating in her candid Variety interview (she calls him someone “who means a lot” to her), she does say she’s currently NOT single — and head over heels in love, which was a big inspiration on her next album:

“Falling in love is like an infinite amount of levels and layers and angles. I fell in love and just opened up. Everything was written in present moment.”

We know what she means…

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[Image via JLN Photography/WENN/Shawn Mendes/YouTube.]

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