Camila Cabello On Shawn Mendes: 'I've Learned A Lot About Love'
Camila Cabello took to Instagram on Saturday to sing the praises of her Canadian beau, Shawn Mendes.
“I’ve learned a lot about love with this guy,” the singer wrote, in a caption to a photo showing the couple sharing a kiss. “It’s not just the happy blissful moments you see in pictures and videos – When you’re in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you – I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself.”
Cabello added: “To be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that’s way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection.”
Cabello met Mendes in the summer of 2014 when her group Fifth Harmony and Mendes went on tour as opening acts for Austin Mahone. A year later she and Mendes released the collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and both Fifth Harmony and Mendes performed at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City and Chicago.
They went public as a couple in 2019, when they released their second collaboration, “Señorita.” It went on to become Mendes' first No. 1 hit.
The fact that Cabello and Mendes publicly showcase their relationship when there is something to promote – their single, Cabello’s Romance album and tour, Mendes’ album Wonder – has made some fans suspicious.
“Rumoured PR-d relationships have forever been a mainstay of Top 40 supremacy,” opined Leonie Cooper at The Guardian. But, Mendes told a paparazzo in September 2019 the relationship was “definitely not a publicity stunt.”
In his documentary In Wonder, Mendes revealed that “every song I’ve ever wrote” was about Cabello but said it is getting harder to put their relationship to music.
“I don't think I'm going to be able to write songs that really do it justice, that can really capture the things and the feelings with her," he gushed. "I think it's like when you see the moon, or stars, and you try to take a photo of it with your iPhone, and then you just can't. It just doesn't look good. And you're like, ah, it's not supposed to be captured. It's just supposed to be for us."
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