The Canadian star opened up about his relationship in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, describing Cabello as his “person.” He admitted that while he doesn’t want to move too fast, he definitely sees a future with the singer. In fact, when asked if they have discussed marriage, Mendes was remarkably candid.
“Yeah, absolutely, I think for me it’s always been if I’m not willing to talk about that stuff then I kind of check out a little bit, and I don’t know, I really think when you know, you know,” he explained. “She’s been one of my best friends since I was, like, 15 years old.”
Mendes added, “I don’t know, at the same time, I know we’re really young so I don’t want to jump, like, insanely fast but I think when you find your person, you feel and you know that you have found your person.”
The couple, who met in 2014 during Austin Mahone’s tour, first sparked dating rumors in June 2019 after releasing their mega-hit collab “Señorita.” Soon after, they began a whirlwind romance that included lots of PDA, a now-infamous viral kissing video, and two steamy onstage performances.
Since then, not only have Mendes and Cabello quarantined together amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but they even got a dog named Tarazan.
The pair has definitely proven their relationship is very serious. In his Netflix documentary In Wonder, Mendes said their longtime friendship built a strong foundation for the relationship.
“For the past, like, four years, just being friends and not being able to see each other very often to finally being able to be together, she was always there to look out for me as a human being,” he said. “She’s got my back, and I think that’s what your partner is for.”
Shawn Mendes also admitted that every song he’s ever written has been about the “Havana” hitmaker. “My song comes on the radio or something and I’m like, ‘Everything’s about you. They have always been about you,'” he recalled telling Cabello in the film. “She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I’m like, ‘They’re all about you. Like, every song I’ve ever wrote.’”
But now they’re together, Mendes doesn’t believe he’ll ever be able to write a song will ever truly describe what he feels for her, comparing their love to the moon and the stars.
“I don’t think I’ll be able to write songs that really do it justice, that can really capture the things and the feelings with her,” he explained. “I think it’s like when you see a moon or stars and you try to take a photo of it with your iPhone, and then you just can’t, it just doesn’t look good. And you’re like, ‘It’s not supposed to be captured.’ You know? It’s just supposed to be for us.”