Camila Cabello Admits She 'Lov...


Camila Cabello Admits She 'Loves' Shawn Mendes & Wants To 'Protect' Their Relationship

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:07 6 Sep 2019

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Camila Cabello opens up about her romance with Shawn Mendes

Havana singer Camila Cabello admits she 'loves' her new beau Shawn Mendes.

The pair sparked speculation of a romance after they collaborated on the steamy hit Señorita.

Soon after its release, they were spotted kissing on numerous outings.

The artist opens up about their relationship in the October issue of Elle magazine.

She explains why she remains tight-lipped when it comes to romantic relationships.

'I am, to a maddening degree. Love is the most sacred, precious thing to me.'

She goes on, 'I want to always feel like my love is between me and that person, and never belonging to anyone else.'

'As much as I love my fans, and as much as I love people, I like to live my life as normally as possible.'

'In a relationship, it makes me feel uncomfortable to invite everyone in on that.'

She wants to protect her relationship

With regards to her relationship with Shawn, she says, 'people can say whatever they want to say.'

'They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it...'

'And fall for each other like nobody is watching.'


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'That is how I want to live. I never want to open the door for people to feel like they are involved.'

'Like I said, I want it to be mine and [his]. That’s why I’m so tight-lipped about it: because I want to protect it.'


On working with Shawn, Camila says, 'I mean, I love him. We have always connected; we have the best time together.'

'Shawn texted me the idea for the chorus for Señorita.'

'He was like, 'Hey, what if we work on this and do it together?''

The singer explains, 'I was on the Taylor Swift tour and hadn’t been in the studio for a while.'

'I didn’t want to do it, and then a few months later, I couldn’t get the song out of my head.'

'I [ finally] told him, 'I think we should do this.' He was like, 'I don’t want to do it anymore.''


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'It went back and forth for, like, eight months.'

'Then we finally went into the studio and reworked it so we both felt good about it, without any pressure.'

'I love working with him so much.'

The pair performed the hit live at the Video Music Awards last month.

Watch their fellow celebs reacting to the steamy performance here.

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