Shawnmila fans are rejoicing, as it seems that things are finally heating up between longtime pals Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.
The rumors come following the recent release of their steamy new single, “Senorita,” where the two get hot and heavy in the accompanying music video–and the subsequent real-life PDA that followed this past weekend in San Francisco.
Though the two have yet to actually confirm the relationship, Billboard has compiled a timeline of their journey out of the friendzone.
2014 – Austin Mahone tour
Mendes and Cabello met almost six years ago when the former Vine star and the songstress, who at the time was part of Fifth Harmony, opened for Austin Mahone on tour. In their V magazine joint digital cover, the duo talked about their first impressions of one another. ” I remember I wanted to hang out with you, but you were always on the tour bus, just learning guitar,” Cabello said, to which Mendes replied. “Yeah, that was me. I didn’t talk to anybody. 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.”
April 2015 – Mendes picks Cabello in a round of “Lips, Wife or Leave It”
Mendes stopped by Capital FM, where he played a round of “Lips, Wife or Leave It” (a PG version of “F—, Marry or Kill”), and was faced with the choice between the “Havana” singer, Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix or Chloë Grace Moretz. He, naturally, chose Cabello to marry. When asked if she’d be a good wife, the singer replied, “Yeah, she rocks.”
November 2015 – “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
Cabello’s first solo move came in the form of collaboration with Mendes. The two teamed up for “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which sparked dating rumors even back then. In their 2015 Rolling Stone interview, they talked about writing the song backstage at Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour. “We were just backstage hanging out, I pulled out my guitar and we were just messing around, not really thinking about writing a song,” Mendes remembered.
March 2017 – “Kiss Me” cover
Things died down between the two for a few years, as their careers skyrocketed. However, the two had the Shawnmila wheel turning again when they uploaded a cover singing Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me.”
May 2017 – “Crying in the Club” praise
Following the release of Cabello’s emotional solo single, “Crying in the Club,” the heartthrob took to Twitter to share support for his friend. “speechless.. goosebumps all over. You’re incredible,” he wrote, linking the tune’s music video.
April 2018 – Mendes calls Cabello his “favorite person in the whole world.”
“She’s my favorite person in the whole world,” Mendes said in a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe. “i shouldn’t be crying at this time in the morning but I AM,” Cabello said in response. i love you SO much.”
April 2018 – “Real Friends” photo
Just a few days after the Beats 1 interview release, Mendes went to one of Cabello’s shows on her headlining tour. The songstress took to Instagram to post a series of Polaroids they took together. “Real friends,” she captioned the post, along with a Canadian flag.
December 2018 – Cabello hints at musical reunion
The pop star took to Twitter to share a photo of herself playing the guitar on the floor, while Mendes watches her.”Canadian fury + Latin sass,” she captioned the photo, and Shawnmile shippers went wild over the possibility of another collaboration.
June 2019 – “Senorita”
After a bunch of social media teasing, the duo dropped their sultry mid-tempo track, “Senorita,” full of lyrics like, “You say we’re just friends/But friends don’t know the way you taste/’Cause you know it’s been a long time coming/Don’t you let me fall.” The accompanying music video showing the two develop a relationship, hook up and dance. The tune debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
July 2019 – Holding hands in West Hollywood
Around the same time as “Senorita,” the duo started getting a little less friendly and a lot more romantic. They were spotted holding hands in West Hollywood, and spent the Fourth of July together at a party in Malibu the next day.
July 2019 – PDA-filled weekend in San Francisco
Mendes was in the Bay Area on tour for two shows at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. On Saturday (July 13), TMZ captured the duo kissing at a cafe in San Francisco. A day earlier, they locked lips in public once more at SF’s Dottie’s True Blue Cafe.