Camila Cabello on the Best Rom-Com Couples and the ‘Awkward’ Start to Her Relationship with Shawn Mendes – Rolling Stone


You’re dating Shawn Mendes. When did your relationship go from friendship to romance?
During “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” I really bonded with him as more than a friend. 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.

On SNL, you paid homage to Madonna’s Marie Antoinette-inspired VMA performance, and dedicated your 2018 VMA Video of the Year win to her. How does she influence you?
She’s such a badass. I want to be more like her. I think everybody does.

What was it like working with Ed Sheeran on his latest album?
Sometimes, you go in with people and you can tell they’re just trying to make a hit song or are phoning it in. He’s so enthusiastic about it. He, like, doesn’t stop: He’s just like, “All right, what’s the next song? What’s the next?”

I actually haven’t.
Oh, you should! It’s with Rachel McAdams. It’s my favorite romantic movie; superunderrated, in my opinion.

Do you have any favorite fictional couples?
OK, Noah and Allie from The Notebook.

Rapunzel and Eugene from Tangled. I was going to say Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big [from Sex and the City], but I feel that their relationship is a bit toxic. But I still love them in their early days.

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