Camila Cabello Reveals Why She Keeps Shawn Mendes Relationship Details Private

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes haven’t exactly been low-key about their dating status, with their PDA more than confirming their relationship. In the new issue of ELLE magazine, Cabello opens up about falling in love with Mendes and their fans are freaking out.

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Cabello admits she’s in love for the first time

The singer shared some personal perspective on falling in love with Shawn Mendes in the new Women in Music issue of ELLE, revealing: “Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person. I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person. You have so much more to say — I think that’s what makes me emotional.”

Despite her admission of love, she noted that the details of her relationship aren’t meant for the public, though her fans are plenty interested in her love life.

She shared: “Love is the most sacred, precious thing to me. I want to always feel like my love is between me and that person, and never belonging to anyone else.”

Cabello added: “As much as I love my fans and as much as I love people, I like to live my life as normally as possible. In a relationship, it makes me feel uncomfortable to invite everyone in on that.”

Why she wants to protect their relationship

As for the rumors about her and Mendes, Cabello explained: “People can say whatever they want to say. They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching. That is how I want to live.”

She is protective of their relationship, however, noting: “I never want to open the door for people to feel like they are involved. I want it to be mine and [his]. That’s why I’m so tight-lipped about it: because I want to protect it.”

Cabello also chatted about their working relationship and how they wrote “Señorita,” sharing, “I mean, I love him. We have always connected; we have the best time together. Shawn texted me the idea for the chorus for ‘Señorita.’ He was like, ‘Hey, what if we work on this and do it together?’” She added, “I love working with him so much.”

Mendes recently confirmed he’s in a relationship

Mendes shed a bit of light on his relationship recently, when a fan asked during a Q&A: “You’ve said you’ve never been in love. Has that changed recently?”

In response to the fan’s question, he explained that there are two people in a relationship, so it’s not up to him to give out all the details. He noted: “Honestly, I wanna say I wanna talk to you guys about this stuff, but it’s not just me in the relationship. There’s another person involved, and I can’t say things that I feel. It’s not just me deciding, you know?”