It’s been pretty clear that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have been having their own very spicy summer. After dropping their song “Señorita” in June, romance rumors started to swirl, and the two enthusiastically confirmed them by hugging, kissing, and just generally being very touchy-feely out in public.
But it seems their relationship has blossomed into something more. On Friday, Cabello posted an Instagram tribute to Mendes for his birthday. She wrote, “Happy birthday to this magic human, I love you!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️”
“I love you!!!!” she says. With four hearts! What else do you need to confirm that these two are obsessed with each other? Nothing, that’s what.
While this is Cabello’s first public declaration of love for our newly 21-year-old pop star heartthrob, she has hinted at it before. As one of Variety‘s Power of Young Hollywood cover stars, Cabello talked to the outlet about her journey with love. Though she didn’t talk about their relationship specifically, she spoke about Mendes and her own feelings.
She told Variety that when she released her first solo album, Camilla, last January, she had “crushes from afar.” With her songwriting now, she’s focusing on the present. 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.” While she didn’t mention Mendes by name in that moment (and she had been previously dating Matthew Hussey), who’s to say who’s inspiring her these days.
However, she did tell Variety about what it was like to make “Señorita” with Mendes, saying, “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.”