Shawn Mendes Shares the Surprising Reason He Doesn't Sing Privately for Camila Cabello

In a new interview, Shawn Mendes opened up about his relationship with Camila Cabello. Scroll on to find out why the "Wonder" star doesn't typically sing in private for his girlfriend.

By Jess Cohen Oct 06, 2020 11:57 AMTags
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Shawn Mendes might be feeling a bit nervous to perform in front of Camila Cabello.

Though the "Señorita" superstars have collaborated on multiple songs together professionally, the "Wonder" artist has revealed that he doesn't perform for his girlfriend in private. During a phone conversation on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the 22-year-old explained that he's currently house sitting for Cabello in Los Angeles while she's away in London.

As fans may know, Cabello has been in London working on her upcoming Cinderella movie. "So it's not really a sleepover," Mendes noted. "I just basically use the utilities and sleep in the bed. That's really my version of house sitting."

"I'm lucky, she's coming back tomorrow," he shared. "I haven't seen her in like a month and a half so I'm super excited."

Despite his excitement, don't expect Mendes to serenade his leading lady when she walks in the door. As he admitted during the radio interview, he doesn't typically sing privately for Cabello.

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While you might expect the two musical artists to enjoy singing to each other, it actually sounds a bit nerve-wracking. When asked if he'll play his own music for Cabello when she gets home, Mendes explained, "You definitely don't just sing to your girlfriend, especially when your girlfriend is also a singer."

Instead, Mendes said that they enjoy listening to Latin music together. "She knows what they're saying in the songs, I don't know what they're saying," he told the radio hosts. "I'm just feeling this beautiful Latin vibe and it just kind of puts me at ease."


Since Mendes at Cabello have been spending time apart while she films overseas, fans on social media began to speculate about their relationship status. However, Cabello—who first sparked romance rumors with Mendes in 2019—shut down the breakup rumors while supporting his new music.

"the world could use some magic, beauty, and Wonder always, but especially right now," Cabello wrote in a Sept. 30 Instagram post. "@shawnmendes what a gorgeous gift to the world. He's crafted this album with every last bit of his soul, his spirit, and his essence with the purest of intentions. My love, I'm so proud of the person you are and I'm so excited for people to see and hear your heart."