Welp, guys, it looks like the approximate day count for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's relationship has been wrong this entire time, and I don't know about you, but I feel high-key lied to. As it turns out, Shawn and Camila really haven't been officially dating for all that long!
While you were out here thinking that the release of Shawn and Camila's hit single, "Señorita," was the formal announcement to the world that they were a couple, it turns out they didn't confirm their romance with one another by slapping on the boyfriend/girlfriend title until much later.
After Shawn's concert in Hindmarsh, Australia, he held a question-and-answer segment with fans where one girl asked him how long he and Camila have been dating. "I know there have been rumors of you and Camila being together for a while, but how long have you actually been dating for?" the fan asked. "We haven't been dating for that long," Shawn replied. "We have been dating since July 4, officially."
The good news here is that July 4 actually checks out. According to Us Weekly, Shawn and Camila were spotted together at Nobu's Fourth of July party in Los Angeles, where an onlooker said, "They were sitting with each other, facing each other and looked very intimate...and they left together holding hands." Literally two days after that, Shawn denied the dating rumors in another one of his concert Q and As by shaking his head "no." Obviously, that was a lie!
So you're probably thinking, "If Shawn and Camila weren't official when "Señorita" came out, then what was all that???" Welp, maybe they were in relationship limbo and weren't sure if they should go for it or not. It happens to the best of us!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.