"We're Grown Now:" Camila Cabello Confesses She Had A Secret Crush On Shawn Mendes Long Before They Made Things Official

Date December 10, 2019

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are the young couple that people can't stop talking about these days. They seem to have had a strong connection for such a long time that fans are thrilled when they became romantically involved.

According to Elle, the earliest proof of the couple's first meeting was in 2015 when they were both at the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. They apparently hit it off as friends because Camila posed for photographs with Shawn at the after-party.

They went on to do a couple of collaborations including I Know What You Did Last Summer and Señorita. Their chemistry on these two songs had fans convinced they were an item. And the good news was that it turned out to be true.

Camila Cabello's romance with Shawn Mendes

22-year-old Camila recently opened up about how her love for 21-year-old Shawn's evolved over time.

Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer revealed that she met him for the first time "five or six years ago" but at the time, they didn't act on their feelings for each other.

I for sure had a crush there…I think we both had a crush but we were both being babies about it — but we’re grown now.

Camila went on to add that they were both being "stupid" as teens and neither of them wanted to make a move.

She once revealed to Rolling Stone that they became more than friends when they both worked on I Know What You Did Last Summer.

I really bonded with him as more than a friend. I think he did, too, but we were both really young, and he was experiencing the pressures of his career. I don’t think we knew what to do with those feelings. It was this awkward thing where we both liked each other, but we weren’t together.

"We're Grown Now:" Camila Cabello Confesses She Had A Secret Crush On Shawn Mendes Long Before They Made Things OfficialGetty Images / Ideal Image

Camila gave more glimpse into her relationship with Shawn with her song Used To This, which was clearly an ode to her real-life romance with her boyfriend.

Reactions to Camilla Cabello dating Shawn Mendes

There's nothing like young love to leave people swooning. And that was exactly what some fans did after learning of this couple's relationship.

However, others expressed their concern that their love might not be real.

Regardless of the mixed reactions, it seems pretty clear that the couple believes in their love and are willing to shout it from the rooftop when necessary. It's nice to see how their musical chemistry translates into a real-life connection.

Celebrity Couples Relationships