It looks like the reported fling between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello is heating up. Over the past few weeks, the two have been dogged by romance rumors after they were spotted holding hands and making seriously flirty comments on social media. While Mendes has denied the reports, their bond has continued to make headlines.
On July 13, those rumors went into overdrive, as it’s been revealed that Mendes and Cabello allegedly shared a kiss in public.
Oh, and there’s a video to prove it.
They looked cozy
On July 13, pop culture outlet Pop Crave posted a video to Twitter showing two people locking lips. While the video was recorded from behind the faces of the people aren’t totally clear, it appears that the duo is indeed Mendes and Cabello.
The man has on Mendes’ signature tank while the woman has long, brown hair like Cabello. The guy wraps his arms around the woman and gives her a long, intimate kiss.
Just a day prior, E! News reported that the singers enjoyed an “intimate” breakfast at a café in San Francisco. A source told the outlet that they held hands and looked “flirty and very close.”
While one insider seemingly downplayed the scene, telling E! News that they “looked like really good friends,” another maintained that they “definitely looked like a couple.” Someone even reportedly witnessed the “Stitches” singer wrapping his arms around Cabello’s waist.
Mendes says it’s not what it looks like
When a fan asked Mendes whether he and Cabello are dating at a July 6 meet-and-greet, the crooner shook his head “no.” Insiders, however, have pushed back on those comments. A source told E! News that there is absolutely, most definitely something going on between the entertainers.
“They’ve been completely inseparable over the last week,” the source explained in July 2019. “They are having breakfast, lunch, and dinner and [are] rarely apart. Camila went to Shawn’s show at Staples Center and they spent 4th of July together at a white party in the Hills,” the insider continued. “Ever since then they don’t seem to want to spend any time apart.”
Mendes and Cabello go way back
They’ve known each other since at least 2014 when Cabello and Mendes opened for Austin Mahone. The following year, they joined forces for the hit, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” In promotion of the song, Cabello and Mendes appeared The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they faced questions about their relationship.
“There’s no way you haven’t made out,” Corden told the pair. In response, Mendes said, “We haven’t, actually. Every time I try and make a move, she swerves me off.” Cabello quickly chimed in, saying, “He friend-zones me. He calls me ‘Kid!'”
Both singers later said in separate interviews that their relationship is totally platonic. In 2016, Mendes told People that Cabello is just a close friend. “She is one of those people who is just very easy to connect with and still, to this day, is one of my greatest friends. You find that instant connection with people, and she’s one of them.”
For her part, Cabello said in a January 2018 appearance on The Zack Sang Show that the “Treat You Better” singer is a “real” pal. “We’re always texting and always on the phone. We’re never in the same place at the same time but we’re always texting about random stuff. We talk about Harry Potter. I love Shawn, he’s a real friend.”
Their recent collaboration makes you wonder
In late June, they released a steamy video for a song called “Señorita.” At the time of its release, it appeared that Cabello was still dating relationship coach Matthew Hussey, which would have squashed these new rumors. But sources revealed just days later that Cabello had split from her lover after one year of dating.
It seems that Mendes, on the other hand, has been single for some time. He was last linked to Hailey Baldwin (now Hailey Bieber).
So, we don’t know. This video raises even more questions, though:
Maybe they’ll comment on or confirm this latest news soon. We’ll see.