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Shawn Mendes speaks a little less openly about his romance with Camila Cabello than she does, but he did reveal to fans a very personal, important date to the two this week: The exact day the two decided to officially be together and put a label on it. That was July 4, 2019.
People reports that Mendes revealed their anniversary during a Q&A in Hindmarsh, Australia. Fans shared the update on Twitter.
Mendes and Cabello’s romance wasn’t fully private then because they weren’t really hiding it. E! reported that the two were photographed together then, being very PDAy—holding hands and being cuddly. “He was holding her at one point and they were staring into the ocean,” a source told E! News. “They both were smiling the entire time and Camilla was laughing a lot. They rarely mingled with other people and were together the entire evening. They were telling people they were a couple.” Less than 10 days later, the two would be seen kissing in public for the first time. Then the ocean, pool, and restaurant makeout sessions followed, and everyone knew that Mendes and Cabello were fully, intensely happening.
Cabello spoke to The Sun‘s Dan Wootton at the beginning of October about her initial fear being more than friends with Mendes. “It’s almost more scary because you have more to lose,” she said. “When you first start dating a person and you know nothing about them, there’s less at risk there. I think when you fall in love with somebody you’ve known for a long time, there’s more at stake.”
“But it also feels more special because it feels like the love story you see in the movies of people who have known each other for a long time but been too stupid to realize it or say it and then it happens—and that’s beautiful too,” she added.