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How is Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s relationship going eight months in? It’s full of so much emotion that it’s draining, Camila Cabello told Jimmy Hill at the Global Awards last week. The singer was asked whether she and Mendes had plans to collaborate again musically.
“I want more, we want more, but honestly, we’re being in our twenties,” Cabello said. It isn’t that they’re too busy to record, she clarified. It’s that their love is a little too emotionally intense right now to sing about.
“Just like being in love is exhausting, it takes it out of you,’ Cabello said, her smile never fading. “We can’t even go to the studio, we can’t, yeah. We’re trying to calm down.”
“Too busy in other ways?” Hill playfully asked.
“No, no. I meant emotionally! Dang it,” Cabello said with a laugh. Ah, that’s the honeymoon phase for you!
Cabello and Mendes were last seen together earlier this month at Cabello’s 23rd birthday party. He flew from Toronto to Blackpool, England to be there. Cabello is in Blackpool filming Cinderella right now.
Cabello and Mendes started dating in July. (Mendes previously said that “we have been dating since July 4th officially.”) But Cabello explained there were feelings there long before, back in 2015 when they first worked together.
“During “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” I really bonded with him as more than a friend,” Cabello told Rolling Stone in November. “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. It was just weird. An energy was there from the beginning, but after that song, we didn’t spend as much time together. Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back.”