Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been making plenty of headlines lately — both as a couple and as individuals. Between posting a rather intense video of them kissing and releasing hot singles left and right, these two pop superstars have kept incredibly busy within the past few months. Although #Shawmila is a fairly new concept, these two have known each other for quite some time. We're taking you back to the very beginning, so strap in tight and keep reading if you want to learn how a Canadian boy from Vine met his señorita.
Shawn and Camila met almost six years ago, and it's clear that the two have cared for each other since the beginning. The duo first met when they served as openers for Austin Mahone's tour back in 2014 — Shawn being a solo act and Camila strutting her stuff on stage accompanied by her fellow band mates in Fifth Harmony. It was Camila who made the first move and reached out to Shawn before anyone else could.
In an interview with V Magazine, Mendes mentions that Camila was "the only one of everybody on that tour who would say words" to him. He also notes that while he was alone in his tour bus, practicing his vocals or strumming his guitar, he would peek out the window and see Camila acting completely "crazy. Insane." He notes that one time he saw her flying around on a scooter, to which he promptly closed the blinds of his window and went to sleep. No matter how crazy Shawn thought Camila was, he couldn't help but be all consumed by her contagious personality. From these little conversations came a budding friendship and now a steamy romance.
Over the years, there have been countless rumors that suggested that the pair were anything more than best friends. No matter how many times they collaborated in the studio or mentioned one another on Twitter, the two never admitted to any romance rumors. The little Shawmila hearts of fans everywhere were dying for these two friends to be lovers in real life and, though the duo continuously denied these rumors in the past, things are different now, and they've certainly given us plenty of reasons to believe that they're together and stronger than ever.
Whether they're flaunting their relationship for press or they're actually giving this whole dating thing a go-round for real, one thing is for sure — Shawn and Camila sure have grown close to each other over the years. They have grown up together, making the transition from teen superstars to their early (and very successful) adult years. From the constant shared support on social media to collaborating together on hits like "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and their most recent single, "Señorita," Shawn and Camila know how to work well together, both in the limelight and in private. My Shawmila heart has been swooning since 2014, and I'm seriously rooting for these two. A relationship that is absolutely adorable and provides tons of entertainment? Sign me up.