Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Posted a Vid of Themselves Kissing and It’s… a Lot

Since the release of their song “Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been the subjects of many dating rumors. To add to the intrigue, they teased the audience at the 2019 Video Music Awards with an almost kiss. Afterward, paparazzi shots of them kissing and holding hands all over the place began to surface. But although fans were relieved to finally see them get together, they had some qualms with their, um, kissing style.

Why? Well, it’s been likened to two fishes kisses. So, Mendes, 21, and Cabello, 22, decided to set the record straight on Instagram and show people how they “really” make out. Warning: This will make you very uncomfortable.

“So we saw on Twitter and stuff you guys saying stuff about the way we’re kissing and how it looks weird, like we kiss like fish,” Mendes says in the video. Cabello adds, “It really hurt our feelings.”

Mendes goes on to say, “So we just want to show you how we really kiss,” to which Cabello replies, “Yeah,” and then basically dives into his mouth face first.

Judging from the hyperbolic nature of their lip-lock (or tongue tennis?), it’s safe to say they’re kidding around. People don’t really kiss like that, right?

Joking aside, the video does seem to confirm that the duo is dating. They’ve been notoriously tight-lipped (get it) about their romantic status.

Cabello explained her intention to keep her love life private in the upcoming October issue of Elle, saying, “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. 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.”

That’s one way to do so.

Lex Goodman

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