Shawn Mendes finally admitted what he and Hailey Baldwin spent months denying to the press: They were really romantically involved right before Baldwin got back together with—and ultimately married to—Justin Bieber. In December, Mendes brought Baldwin home to Toronto, where they were seen cuddling over the holidays. Their romance was causal because of distance, a source told Us Weekly. But the two would ultimately go to the Met Gala in May as each other's date.
Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship Timeline
Shawn Mendes on Dating Hailey Baldwin Before She Got Engaged to Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes has finally confirmed that he and Hailey Baldwin were romantically involved, shortly before she reunited with her now-husband Justin Bieber - while admitting that he feels as though he has to be seen with women in public 'to prove to people that he's not gay'. In an candid interview with Rolling Stone , the year-old singer opened up about battling a series of rumors about his sexuality, admitting that the strain of seeing a stream of speculation on social media about whether he is homosexual has put an immense amount of pressure on his personal life. And I hate that side of me. Opening up: Singer Shawn Mendes has finally confirmed that he and Hailey Baldwin did date, after refusing to address rumors about a romance following their Met Gala appearance in May. Heartthrob: Despite millions of girls clamoring after him, the year-old singer, pictured at the Victoria's Secret show, admits he has been left upset by persistent rumors that he is gay. Hitting back: Shawn says he feels as though he has to be seen with women in public in order to 'prove to people that I'm not gay'. His love life came under all the more scrutiny in May, when he attended the Met Gala on the arm of model Hailey; the pair looked incredibly close and spent much of their time on the red carpet putting on a very romantic display.
When it comes to Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin, the history is complicated. Were they friends? Were they more than friends? And though Shawn more or less admitted they were, at one point, romantically involved, he still refuses to put a label their past relationship.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin—or rather, Hailey Bieber —officially got married in a courthouse four months ago, but thankfully, we still have their religious ceremony to look forward to. To celebrate their impending nuptials before the l-o-r-d, we're taking a look back at all the other heartthrobs Hailey was linked to before Mr. In case it wasn't already obvious, she has a thing for singers—and really, can you blame her? She thought we were taking a photo. Tricked ya!