During a fan Q&A he hosted in Hindmarsh, Australia, the pop star revealed the exact day he and Cabello became an item. “We haven’t been dating that long,” he said. “We’ve been dating since July 4th, officially.”
That would mean that, according to Mendes’ timeline, he and the former Fifth Harmony member left the friend zone a couple of weeks after their hit collaboration “Señorita” was released on June 21, but before it hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Aug. 26 following Lil Nas X‘s record-breaking, 16-week reign with “Old Town Road.”
Mendes is currently in Australia for the Oceania leg of his self-titled world tour, while Cabello recently headed to the U.K. to perform her new single “Liar” on The Graham Norton Show.
Check out Mendes’ adorable answer in a fan-captured video below.
Fan: “I know there have been rumors of you and Camila being together for a while, but how long have you actually been dating for?”
Shawn: “We haven’t been dating for that long. We have been dating since July 4th officially.” pic.twitter.com/N4qrTYTCSf
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@MendesCrewInfo) October 26, 2019