Shawn Mendes Reveals Holiday Plans with Camila Cabello, Plus: He Talks ‘Wonder’ and His Hair!
Shawn Mendes and girlfriend Camila Cabello have a fur baby joining them for the holidays this year!
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Shawn today after the couple shared their new pup on social media last month. Mendes dished on their holiday plans, saying, “I got a puppy. He’s 10 weeks old… He’s a golden retriever. Camila and I are going back to Canada, and we’re just going to quarantine with my parents and my sister and spend Christmas together.”
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Shawn and Camila have been dating for nearly two years, and their relationship is on full display in his new Netflix documentary, “In Wonder.”
Mendes told Terri, “Camila… I knew her since I was really young, and we were friends and we kept in touch… She always seemed to have this other layer of care for me that I didn’t find in anyone else, really.”
He went on, “There’s a part of Camila that, like, you would never know, that I get to see every day, which is this super special candid part… It’s like you try to take a photo of the moon or the stars with your iPhone and you look at your phone and it doesn’t do it justice because you’re not supposed to take photos of it. You’re supposed to just look at it. You’re supposed to just experience it, so I get to kind of have that selfishly.”
Terri asked, “Does it help, like, being together and sharing that fame together?”
He explained, “It’s like sometimes you feel like an alien as a famous person, and having someone who’s experienced the same thing, to be able to vent about it is beautiful. It’s so helpful.”
The 22-year-old is also out with a new album called “Wonder,” including a song with Justin Bieber called “Monster.”
“I mean, he was one of the beginning reasons as to why I started singing in the first place,” Shawn said. “And then I sent him a song that I actually wrote three years ago, and it was about how society puts pressure on celebrities and society puts pressure on everyone, and he really immediately gravitated towards it… Now we have a friendship that didn’t exist before, and it’s just been really nice.”
The album drops at midnight. Mendes said, “It will be the first time everyone’s hearing it for the first time… I really love this music. It feels like music that when I was 16 I would have heard it and been like, ‘I want to make that someday.’”
Of course Terri had to ask him about his amazing hair, too. He said, “Everyone keeps asking me, is this is my COVID hair… I guess that’s what it is. I don’t know what else it will be… My dad has really great hair and he’s in his 50s, and he has super long, strong hair, so I’m hoping I have it from his side.”