Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were spotted in adorable PDA photos during their time in Miami Beach on Friday, kissing and enjoying each other’s company after over two years of dating. With the cute couple getting serious, many fans are wondering if the two young singers will get engaged soon.
The 24-year-old singer and actress joked that she “still [doesn’t] know which hand the engagement ring goes on,” but that the lovebirds are still going strong. Shawn Mendes, 23, has also not commented on any upcoming engagement plans.
While engagement ring plans aren’t looming in the couple’s future, Camila did tell Jimmy Fallon that they have matching tattoos. In homage to their hit song together, “Senorita,” Camila Cabello has “Senor” tattooed on her lower back while Mendes has “Senorita” in the same place.
The two met back in 2014 while opening for Austin Mahone, and continued to be friends for five years before starting to date. “You were the only person that talked to me,” Shawn Mendes recalled in an interview with V Magazine. “Like, you were the only one of everybody on that tour who would say words to me.”
The singers later wrote a song together backstage at Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour in 2015, which became “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
“I am very lucky that we wrote the song because I also got a really good friendship out of that,” the Cinderella said at the time.
Rumors swirled about them dating after the song was released, but the two denied that anything was happening between them. Appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden later that same year, however, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were very flirtatious on screen.
“Every time I try to make a move, she just, like, swerves me off,” he said. She responded claiming that Shawn “friendzones me.”
“She is one of those people who is just very easy to connect with and still, to this day, is one of my greatest friends,” he told People. “You find that instant connection with people, and she’s one of them.”
Although there was obviously something brewing between the two young singers, Shawn Mendes was just 17 years old at the time, and it was clear that he valued Camila for their close friendship and creative relationship.
In 2019, Camila and her boyfriend broke up after they had been dating for a year, and she released the steamy, romantic video for “Senorta” featuring Shawn Mendes.
A month later, the pair were spotted kissing in a coffee shop in Los Angeles, Ca. Mendes would go on to reveal in his 2020 Netflix documentary In Wonder that he and Camila actually shared a NYC hotel room together all through promoting “Senorita.”
“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,” Camila Cabello told Rolling Stone in November 2019. “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.”
Shawn Mendes then spent time with Camila’s family in Miami all throughout the pandemic, and they have been going strong ever since. This past September, they performed together at the 2021 Global Citizen Festival in New York City.
“Camila and I were so lucky because we were able to just kind of be in a still moment, and it was the first time in the past six years that we’ve been just able to relax and not work at all,” he said of their time together during the Covid-19 lockdown. “It really brought us together.”