Shawn Mendes Opens Up About His Dating Life After Hailey Baldwin
Shawn Mendes isn’t actively looking for “the one” – at least not right now. The “In My Blood” singer opened up about dating and why he doesn’t think he “supposed” to be with anyone at this point in his life. In a new interview with Variety for their annual Power of Young Hollywood issue, Shawn was super honest, revealing that even if he wasn’t famous, he’d probably be single.
The last person he’s been romantically linked to is Hailey Baldwin. The two sparked romance rumors last year and then seemingly confirmed they were a couple after they walked the red carpet together at the 2018 Met Gala. However, they later both claimed that they’re simply just friends – despite the model suspiciously wiping all traces of him from her social media once she got back together with Justin Bieber. Speaking of Hailey, Shawn said that she’s “one of the most beautiful souls” he’s ever met.
He also opened up about her relationship with J.B., admitting that he’s not surprised the two got engaged so quickly. “It’s great to see two amazing people get together,” he said. “If you know them both separately it does make a lot of sense — a little bit of yin and yang.”
As for his own romantic life, Shawn confirmed that he’s definitely still on the market but he’s not in a rush to date anyone either. “I’m not currently dating anyone, but it’s not because I don’t have time,” he explained. “I don’t know if I’d be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering [his hometown in Canada], either. It hasn’t stumbled across me, and I’m not chasing it.”
He continued, “Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, ‘Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me?’ And that’s when you realize: ‘This is wrong. Let it be. I’m not supposed to be with anyone right now.'”
Is it because he got his heart broken real bad? It might be considering it’s been widely speculated that he and Camila Cabello were more than just friends at one point. Although he and the “Havana” singer have both denied that anything has ever happened between them, fans all agreed that the lyrics to Shawn’s latest track “Why” – a song about two people who should be together – were about the former Fifth Harmony singer.
We’ll never really know unless one of them admits it, but we can’t help but wonder why Shawn is so keen on staying single. Instead, he said he’s focused on his career RN. “I want to push myself to my limit of what I can handle and play as many shows and write as many songs as I can and fly around the world 10,000 times in a year, pushing myself to the point where it seems crazy,” he added.
All we know for sure is that as long as Shawn stays single, there’s still hope for us!