Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello's Relationship Timeline: How Long Have They Been Together?

20 January 2021, 16:45 | Updated: 3 March 2021, 15:12

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello unveiled their romance in the summer of 2019
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello unveiled their romance in the summer of 2019. Picture: Getty

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are serious couple goals! Here's a look at their relationship timeline, from when they started dating to all the latest news...

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello officially took their friendship to another level in summer 2019 when they confirmed they were dating and fast forward to 2021 and the couple are stronger than ever.

Following their hit single, 'Senorita', Shawn and girlfriend Camila have been followed by controversy since the beginning as some accused them of a 'fake' romance for publicity.

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Now, almost two years down the line of dating, fans are keen to know if Shawn and Camila are still together as the couple briefly went quiet on social media about their relationship.

Here's a look at Shawn and Camila's relationship timeline as they confirm they're well and truly still together...

Shawn wishes Camila a happy 24th birthday

It's safe to say Shawn and Camila aren't afraid to show their love to the world on social media and the 'Wonder' singer has posted a seriously adorable message for his other half's birthday.

He wrote: "Happy birthday to the kindest, bravest and most beautiful person I’ve ever known."

"I love you more every day mi vida."

Shawn Mendes admits 'all his songs' are about Camila Cabello in Netflix documentary

Shawn's Netflix documentary In Wonder had fans all up in their feelings at the the pop star's private life, but the proper tear-jerker scene was Shawn saying 'all my songs are about you' when talking about girlfriend Camila.

That's right, 'every song' Shawn's ever written is about Camila. Our hearts can't cope.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are pictured together for the first time in months

Shawn and Camila were pictured together for the first time in five months on 13 October, after spending most of quarantine with Camila's family before Camila jetted off to London to shoot Cinderella when it was safe to do so.

While they weren't walking side by side, the pair looked like they were running errands as Camila had bare feet and Shawn strolled along in shorts, a tee and sandals.

Shawn spoke about being apart from his girlfriend for 'a month and a half' while she filmed Cinderella in September and he stayed at her LA home in time for return.

Shawn Mendes gets a tattoo for girlfriend Camila Cabello

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Shawn got 'little sunflower' tattooed on his ribs and fans immediately rushed to comment how sunflowers are Camila's favourite flower.

Is this a tatt dedicated to his girlfriend? We think so.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform 'What a Wonderful World' for One World: Together at Home

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform for Global Citizen Together At Home
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform for Global Citizen Together At Home. Picture: Getty

Shawn and Camila have been isolating together throughout the global lockdown, so joined forces for One World: Together at Home to sing 'What a Wonderful World'.

With Shawn on piano and Camila by his side, it was a stunning duet with harmonies that left fans speechless.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello team up for karaoke at a Grammys after party

Proving they're the best of friends as well as boyfriend and girlfriend, Shawn and Camila had so much fun at a Grammys after party, belting out One Direction's hit 'Steal My Girl' with Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi as well as Lewis' hit 'Someone You Loved'.

With their arms around each other as they stood on top of the bar, the couple looked as close as ever.

Camila Cabello reveals Shawn Mendes's favourite song from her new album is 'Should've Said It'

Camila's song 'Should've Said It' contains some very telling lyrics about her boyfriend's feelings for her long before they got together, but it's Shawn Mendes' favourite track from the songstress' new album, 'Romance', which dropped in December.

The tune contains lyrics such as: "So you want me now? That's funny/ 'Cause you didn't give a .... back then/ Comin back around, so sorry."

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform steamy rendition of 'Senorita' at American Music Awards

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the American Music Awards
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the American Music Awards. Picture: Getty

Proving just why they won the Collaboration of the Year award at the American Music Awards in November, Shawn and Camila left audience members and fellow artists open-mouthed after their raunchy performance of 'Senorita'.

The couple couldn't keep their hands off each other throughout their performance, with Shawn twirling his beautiful girlfriend around the stage before they ended the song inches away from each other's lips – which left Taylor Swift speechless.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello get tattoos together

Shawn Mendes takes Camila Cabello to get her first tattoo
Shawn Mendes takes Camila Cabello to get her first tattoo. Picture: Instagram @kanenavasrd

The pair wasted no time spending quality time together since being back in LA, and Shawn, a seasoned tatted man, took Camila for her first ever inking, a quote from Shakespeare In Love which reads 'it's a mystery.'

The 'In My Blood' star got an 'A' tattooed behind his ear in honour of his sister, Aaliyah, something he's told fans he's wanted to do for a while.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes prove their relationship is the real deal with bond-touch bracelets

Fans couldn't cope with the cuteness when they noticed Camila and Shawn had bond-touch bracelets in October, handy little gadgets which let the other partner know their loved is thinking of them whenever they touch the bracelet.

Their fans, eagle-eyed as ever, noticed the 'In My Blood' singer rocking the black bracelet in Australia, and Camila sporting the band even whilst all dressed up, and it confirmed what they had suspected for some time now, with one writing on Twitter, "now we know for sure shawn and camila have the touch bracelets."

Another said "SHAWN AND CAMILA USING THOSE BOND BRACELETS- OH MY GOD."

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After the internet was sent into a craze over Shawn deleting the couple's infamous kissing video, Camila was quick to set the record straight that they were still here and still couple goals.

Camila took to her Instagram story to address a headline that said: “Proof Shawn and Camila are Broken Up.”

She posted a screenshot of the headline and jokingly wrote: “Well when THE F*** were you gonna tell me @shawnmendes.”

Soon after, he posted a loved up pic of the pair, simply captioning it with a heart emoji - firmly putting those rumours to bed.

Shamila are very much still an item and we are so here for it!

Camila shut down split rumours
Camila shut down split rumours. Picture: Instagram

Shawn Mendes hints he loved Camila Cabello for years

In September 2019, when a fan asked for advice on loving someone who doesn't love them back, Shawn implied he's loved Camila for years before they officially began dating.

He told them: "If I told you the whole story with Camila it would take a long time, I would say just fight for what you love".

Shawn Mendes shut down paparazzi who asked if his Camila Cabello romance was a 'publicity stunt'

Whilst walking through an airport in LA, Shawn was quizzed by a pap who called his kiss with Camila 'adorable'. When asked if he'd met Camila's parents, Shawn admitted he's known them 'for a long time' and they get along.

The pap then said 'some people' accused their relationship of being a 'publicity stunt' and Shawn responded: "Definitely not a publicity stunt."

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello shut down haters with a video of them kissing

After going public with their relationship and having no fear in exchanging steamy PDAs, the couple were criticised for the way they kiss with some fans telling them they kiss "like fish". So to shut down the comments they shared a video on Shawn's Instagram of them literally kissing like fish, and it's one of the best clap backs we've seen.

While they received a mixed reaction for the video, in which they're clearly messing around, many fans branded their response as "iconic".

Camila Cabello joined Shawn Mendes on stage during his sold out tour show..

Now they've popped the 'Señorita' cherry- there's no reason Cam can't join her BF on stage during his tour, as she just did in Toronto, and their super steamy performance even saw the 'Havana' get a little shy on stage, take a look!

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform 'Señorita' together at the VMAs

It was when they released their certified summer banger and number one hit, 'Señorita', along with the steamiest of music videos, that whispers first started Shawn and Camila could be more than friends.

After they have finally performed together, and it was everything it promised to be – with everyone, A-listers including (we're talking about you, Joe Jonas) were craning their necks to see if they were going to kiss (spoiler, they did not, the teases!)

Shawn Mendes shares the steamy rehearsal video of 'Senorita'

Two months after dropping the raunchy song that is 'Senorita', Shawn posted the full rehearsal film for the equally racy music video.

The couple can be seen learning the choreography for the video and larking about on the set, but one thing's for sure – they look closer than ever.

We've no doubt this was the moment they realised there was more to their friendship than they'd first thought.

Camila Cabello reacts after fans brand her relationship with Shawn Mendes a 'PR stunt'

Yup, proving she is not willing to sit back and let people trash her and Shawn's relationship – she's been unfollowing and blocking negative tweets accusing her of faking her new romance.

Fans revealed the star had been cleansing the toxicity out of her social media and blocking fans who posted about a 'faked' romance.

Fan defends Camila Cabello for blocking fans
Fan defends Camila Cabello for blocking fans. Picture: Twitter/ @nervousmutual

Camila Cabello publicly professes her love for Shawn Mendes on Instagram

Despite remaining silent on whether or not they're officially together for weeks, fans took Camila's birthday post to Shawn as confirmation they're boyfriend and girlfriend.

Alongside an old snap of herself and her beau adorably playing with her hair she wrote: "Happy birthday to this magic human! I love you."

Shawn Mendes confirms relationship with Camila Cabello on his 21st birthday

Shawn and Camila couldn’t keep their hands off each other during his 21st birthday celebrations, with the couple pictured walking hand-in-hand as they strolled through New York City.

And later that evening they were seen sharing a passionate snog as Shawn prepared to blow out his birthday candles.

As everyone cheered him on, Shawn reached out for Camila’s hand before grabbing her face and planting a kiss on her lips.

Camila Cabello talks about being in love

In her interview with Variety in August 2019 Camila spoke about falling in love, saying she “opened up” when she fell in love – and everyone assumed she was talking about Shawn.

She said: “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.” She stops short of offering a name.

And when she was quizzed on how her collaboration with Shawn ‘Señorita’ came about, the 22 year old explained: “I’ve known Shawn for such a long time, and it’s so much fun getting to work and do things with somebody who means a lot to you.”

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are papped kissing in Miami

Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes kiss in Miami
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes kiss in Miami. Picture: Splash Images

The claims of a 'faked' relationship became harder and harder to believe as the pair spent a day literally living out their Señorita music video IRL, spending the day at Miami beach with friends, sipping on coconuts and generally looking the most loved up ever.

Shawn was on his world tour for most of the year, and Camila was spotted supporting him in the crowd in Miami, which is also her hometown, but also joined the singer in San Francisco.

Shawn Mendes repeatedly refuses to answer fan Q&A questions about his dating life and Camila Cabello...

Throughout the duration of his world tour, Shawn hosted intimate fan Q&A sessions backstage at his concert venues, where they get to chat about all kinds of things from his favourite Harry Potter movie, food, whatever they fancy.... apart from Camila.

Fans tried to bring it up to him a couple of times and each time he politely declined to answer, and on one occassion walked off from the Q&A – although it was the last question and things were wrapping up.

The 'In My Blood' singer must have felt bad about it, as he tweeted (but then deleted) an apology if he came across rude for dodging the question.

Shawn Mendes tweets and deletes an apology for 'walking out' of fan Q&A
Shawn Mendes tweets and deletes an apology for 'walking out' of fan Q&A. Picture: Twitter @Shawn Mendes

Camila Cabello's tweets about Shawn Mendes and hints they're in a relationship

Whilst Shawn refrained from posting anything indicative of him and Camila's budding romance, Camila posted some not so indirect messages about love, tweeting: "For me, it was always going to be about love" and a few weeks before that, "I think you’re gonna change my plans".

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are pictured kissing for the first time

And just like that... everyone's suspicions, hopes and dreams were confirmed when the two stars were seen kissing whilst out for a bite of food in July 2019.

The internet immediately jumped on the footage, and whilst many were already stanning Shamila, others questioned the relationship, saying it looks 'awkward' and 'forced', but as more and more fan vids emerged, it looks like it's the real deal and they're most definitely a couple.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello appear to confirm they're dating

These pics in July 2019 are where it really all began, with the two strolling back to Shawn's LA pad, and yes, they were holding hands and playing around – but did that mean they were together?

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's ‘Señorita’ music video drops and everyone wonders the same thing

'Señorita' dropped in June 2019 and we all knew that it going to be one of the songs of summer 2019 – but when the music video arrived, everyone collectively gasped because it showed an intense love story between Shawn and Camila's characters, and a whole lot of chemistry.

Now, there's acting, and then there's whatever is going on in that video, and it lead people to question if the good pals had finally decided to take their relationship to the next level... and they didn't have to wait long to find out.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello send dating rumours into overdrive at the Grammys in 2018

They have both come so far from the teens on tour together in 2014- and were both doing solo performances at the Grammys, which is absolutely huge, but still found time to see each other backstage, with Camila posting a photo of the pair saying how proud she is of the Vine star turned superstar.

She wrote: "so proud of this amazing human !!!!!! seems like yesterday we were just kids singing ed sheeran songs in the dressing room, now we’re kids trying not to throw up cause we’re at the Grammys!!!! i love you forever."

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello cover Ed Sheeran's 'Kiss Me'

Shawn & Camila's cover of Ed Sheeran's 'Kiss Me' posted on Instagram in March 2017 notched up an incredible 3.5 million views within one year alone – which for a 30 second, black and white clip, isn't too shabby!

Their infamous 'To Bae or Not To Bae' FaceTime here at Capital FM – 2015

Whilst Shawn popped in for a little visit with Roman, he couldn't help but FaceTime the one and only Camila and of course the call became an instant classic.

The game only proved how close the two were as besties as Shawn revealed .

Camila Cabello shares adorable photos of Shawn Mendes on her Instagram account...

She even captioned the polaroid photos as 'real friends' along with a Canadian flag! Seriously, why are these two so damn gorgeous together?

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have an extremely close friendship
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have an extremely close friendship. Picture: Camila Cabello/Instagram

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are quizzed on if they're dating

Whilst promoting their first ever collaboration, 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', Shawn and Camila took to the sofa with James Corden, who grilled them about their relationship, asking them to at least admit they'd 'made out', which they both denied.

Shawn's exact words were 'not going to happen' as they both shuffled around awkwardly, but back in 2015, they were just mates.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's first song collaboration 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

In 2015, the duo released their single 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. They went on to perform the single on countless U.S TV Shows, including Live With Kelly And Michael, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In the most adorable of ways Shawn joked, "Every time I try to make a move she just swears me off," adding: "It's never gonna happen." To which Camila countered by saying, "He friend-zones me! He calls me 'kid!'" ... we all definitely believed they'd get together some day, right!?

How did Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello meet?

Shawn and Camila first met at Austin Mahone's 2014 'Live On Tour' concerts where the pair were both support acts for the American singer.

Camila obviously performed with Fifth Harmony whilst Shawn (who was known more for his Vines back then) performed alone, and Shawn said in a June 2019 V magazine interview that he and Camila did together that she was one of the only people who spoke to him, heartbreakingly saying: "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 DM’s or something, there’s a photo from the day we met, I think."

Meanwhile, Camila told her now-beau she really wanted to "hang out" with him at the time but he was always "on the tour bus learning guitar."

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