Will Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Relationship Last?

In case you were wondering, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello really are a thing. Theirs is the summer of love that just won’t quit. Or will it?

Here are a few good signs that this relationship may last.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
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They were friends first

It’s been over two months since Camila Cabello attended Shawn Mendes’ Los Angeles concert, which had fans buzzing about their romance after they were photographed in a steamy embrace. Yet, it took the couple a while to admit there was anything more going on than just friendship.

But before love took root, they were really good friends. It all started back in 2014.

“I remember thinking we met on the Austin Mahone tour, and I remember I wanted to hang out with you, but you were always on the tour bus, just learning guitar,” Cabello said during an interview they did with V Magazine.

Mendes replied, “Yeah, that was me. I didn’t talk to anybody. You were the only person that talked to me. Like, you were the only one of everybody on that tour who would say words to me. Actually, I think if we go into our DMs or something, there’s a photo from the day we met, I think.

“And I thought you were out of your mind. I’d be in my bus where no one could see me. I’d be looking through the window and I’d see you, like, flying around on a scooter and jumping and doing cartwheels. I’d be like, ‘she’s insane.’ Close the window and go to sleep.”

Clearly, their feelings toward one another changed to more than friendship.

That song at the MTV VMAs was so much more

You know, the one that set the internet on fire.

There are, and always will be, haters who think it was all about publicity but the two artists appear to be going strong after their rumor-confirming, electric performance at the MTV VMAs. That wasn’t just two artists performing a song. It was a message, announcing their relationship and love.

After that, the hashtag #Shawmila started trending on Twitter and there was no stopping the analysis of every song lyric and social media post.

To top off the evening, the pair won Best Collaboration for their song “Señorita,” addressing their fans after taking the stage again.

“Thank you, thank you so much. We are just so happy that everyone loves the song, we worked super hard on it. We love you. Thank you for this, this is incredible,” Mendes said.

Then came the kiss we can’t unsee

Beginning with those rumors that took hold in July and growing to a crescendo in August, it’s finally official that Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are a couple. In case we needed any more proof, they gave us this kiss which is now ingrained in everyone’s mind.

While that wasn’t easy to watch, it was playful and genuine; a sign of new and true love perhaps. So, the summer of love continues and looks like it may last. Only time will tell.