Are Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin the hottest new couple that's slowly on the rise? Well, we're not entirely sure just yet, but there is evidence these two have been running in the same circle and suddenly we're shipping a pair we never thought we needed in our lives until now. But before you get too excited – no, they are most definitely not engaged, despite the rumors.
You see, people got a little ahead of themselves after Hailey was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her finger while ringing in 2018 in Miami. But let's be real – they're not moving that fast, you guys. Girl just loves herself some bling.
OK, so let's break it down a bit. Both Shawn and Hailey were just in attendance at Daniel Caesar's concert in Shawn's hometown of Toronto. Take a look at this video, where you can see Hailey is sitting in the seat in front of Shawn as he films on his phone:
Shawn and Hailey Baldwin at Daniel Caesar’s concert in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/mP3sOqiJBM— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendesFans) December 21, 2017
So while this easily could just be two friends seeing a show together since they're both fans of Daniel, it's interesting that this is going on in Canada. Shawn is no doubt back home to spend the holidays with his family and Hailey's family lives back in the United States so all v interesting. Fans even spotted the pair out and about together hanging out in the city, looking rather cozy, hugging each other. One lucky fan named Sarah saw the pair in The Distillery District and even snagged a selfie with Shawn. She blessed us all with photos she snapped of Shailey as we're calling them together too.
SHAWN MENDES AND HAILEY BALDWIN IN TORONTO pic.twitter.com/8vpivNVNdZ— sarah (@sarahelizabth13) December 21, 2017
Basically, they were looking cute AF, like an actual couple, which is just all types of adorable. The last time these two were publicly seen together was at the 2017 MTV EMAs in London, where Shawn snagged some major awards and Hailey hit the stage to present. In fact, the "Mercy" crooner who clearly always feels right at home when he's up on stage, was seen giving the supermodel some advice before she presented, since she was feeling a little nervous.
"If this makes you feel better, you can't hear with the audience, it's impossible to hear anything. You'll be fine, you'll be good," Shawn said to Hailey.
Umm, now that is just too cute. The pair was later spotted at an afterparty together posing for a selfie along with Rita Ora, giving us a glimpse at what these two look like an actual couple if that's where they're headed.
Shawn with hailey baldwin and rita ora at the EMAS after party!!! pic.twitter.com/7f7XibR6rE— shawn mendes (@MendesNotified) November 13, 2017
How cute do they look together though? There are rumors swirling the two were seen kissing all night long during the party but we might just have evidence from Shawn himself that nothing serious is going on here. He spoke to BILD, a German outlet while at the awards show and a reporter who works for the publication translated Shawn's quotes on Twitter about his relationship with Hailey. Basically, they're just friends.
"She is amazing. We were at a Halloween party together. But we are not dating. We were never dating," Shawn said.
HUH, OKAY. He went on to say yet again the radio show The Edge Afternoons with Jono, Ben & Sharyn that all of the rumors surrounding him and Hailey are just that, rumors.
"We are not dating, no. Apparently, if you walk down the street with someone, you're married to them," Shawn said, saying there isn't any truth to the stories the pair has been spotted out and about all hot and heavy, kissing in public. There were sources out there spilling the supposed tea about the pair and according to a source who spoke to E! News, these two are actually dating.
"It started out casual as they would run into each other at parties and hangout, but most recently it's become more serious. They are definitely dating and spend a lot of time together," the source said. "A few months ago they were sneaking out of public venues like Delilah while trying to not make a scene and now they have gone on private vacations to Europe. Their relationship has grown and they don't care if anyone sees them now."
OMG vacations?! Wow, if this really did happen, they're doing an amazing job of keeping things super hush-hush. But to our knowledge, Shawn has been super busy working on his third album but hey, that doesn't mean Hailey hasn't come to visit! As mentioned, they were also both on hand at Kendall Jenner's Halloween party where the supermodel, Hailey and their friend singer Justine Skye dressed up as The Powerpuff Girls, and sources claim Shawn and Hailey were hanging out all night, in full-on couple mode.
"He had his arm around Hailey and stayed by her side all night," a source told PEOPLE, who also said the pair left the party together at 1 a.m. holding hands. This comes right on the heels of the two being spotted at Universal's Horror Nights a few days prior, and one lucky fan tweeted about casually running the pair while she was out and about at the park too.
As she further explained, there didn't seem to be any evidence the two were acting romantic at all, just hanging out for a fun night out with friends. And yes, Shawn is just as cute IRL as you would imagine.
But not too long before that, the pair was spotted by some eagle-eyed fans out to dinner together.
Hailey Baldwin and Shawn Mendes at dinner in California pic.twitter.com/wyULH1dlIU— Hailey Baldwin News (@hrbdaily) October 22, 2017
And then they both tweeted the same exact thing, at the exact same time. Here's Shawn's tweet:
craY— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) October 22, 2017
craY— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) October 22, 2017
Clearly, this is some type of inside joke between them that we all want to be a part of now, tbh. The pair was both in attendance at the King of Leon concert on Oct. 8 too and the "Mercy" singer was spotted having the time of his life, totally jamming out.
SHAWN JAMMING OUT TO KINGS OF LEON!! YES YES YES!! pic.twitter.com/CxiZrRBh9E— Shawn Mendes Updates (@TrackingSM) October 8, 2017
And fans then snagged a pic of Shawn walking in the venue toward a few people and the girl on the left with the blonde hair in the jacket and shorts is said to be Hailey.
📸| Shawn Mendes e Hailey Baldwin ontem a noite no show da Kings of Leon. pic.twitter.com/YKu6KWoZPZ— Conexão Shawn Mendes (@ConexaoShawnM) October 8, 2017
So did they chat for a bit? Did they hang out together? While we may not ever really know, there's a good chance they at least said hi to each other since Hailey is a fan of Shawn and his music and they are friends. The stunning beauty was spotted at his concert in Brooklyn back in August and she took selfies with tons of fans. Plus, she was wearing a pink hat that featured red roses on it and anyone who's listened to Shawn's Illuminate album knows "Roses" is a very beloved track and perhaps this was Hailey's way of letting everyone know the emotional tune is her favorite.
And there are screenshots floating around of a supposed deleted tweet Hailey sent out the night of Shawn's show letting everyone know she was planning to truly have the best time ever at his show.
"Levante sua mão se você vai cantar muito no Shawn Mendes.... *levantando a mão"— Magcon Follow Help (@MagconTeamBRA) August 17, 2017
— Hailey Baldwin via Twitter (tweet deletado) pic.twitter.com/xd8OlH15sy
Plus, she has proven time and time again she truly is such a fan of Shawn's music. Here she is jamming out to "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back":
hailey jamming to the bop of the century aka there’s nothing holding me back is literally me lol pic.twitter.com/cnHI4HNxNd— myra (@haiIeybaldwins) November 18, 2017
And admitting she's cried listening to Shawn's album each time she listened to it:
“the crazy thing about this album is that I’ve really cried every time i listened to it since it came out” ms hailey baldwin saying nothing but the truth. pic.twitter.com/Wc8lwRhn6B— myra (@haiIeybaldwins) November 18, 2017
We're over here like same, girl. There's the added connection between these two that Hailey is BFF and may have even dated Cameron Dallas too, who as we all know has a history with Shawn since they've been bros dating back to the early MagCon days. So was Cam the one who introduced the pair somehow? It appears Hailey no longer follows Cameron on Instagram though, so that adds another interesting layer to this all. So what do we make of all this?
Well, there's a chance there isn't anything romantic going on between Shawn and Hailey after all as much as we would hope and she just happens to be a fan of his music and they're just friends. At the 2017 American Music Awards, Hailey let everyone know she 100% wasn't in attendance at the show, even though Shawn was.
I’m at home in my bed in a whole entire other state stop harassing me about the AMA’s lol.— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) November 20, 2017
And while the singer was on the red carpet for the AMAs E! News' Jason Kennedy asked Shawn if he's dating anybody at the moment and Shawn simply said nope.
"No I'm not currently, no," Shawn said. But that was then and now, it seems like things might have really taken off after looking at all this evidence. Plus, as we found out digging around on Twitter, Hailey and Shawn have had a bit of a Twitter flirtation going on since legit 2013. In a now-deleted tweets fans dug up, Hailey put it out in the universe that she would love to date Shawn so he can sing to her. Casual.
And Shawn ended up seeing the tweet late it seems.
And the supermodel then tweeted back at him, except she responded to the wrong account! But our beloved Shawn found the message anyway and RTed it.
So perhaps this was truly all meant to be after all. BRB, crying forever over the cuteness. They do make a stunning couple whether they want to admit it or not so if they ever do decide to publicly come forward as an official item, we're here for it. But since all this hoopla went down, the pair hasn't been seen together out and about and everyone thought there was trouble between Hailey, Shawn and the singer's good friend, Camila Cabello. That was all proven to be untrue though so perhaps Hailey and Shawn are just being at the moment and could still be talking all the time for all we know. Shawn has said he's never really had his heart broken before, which means maybe he hasn't found true love quite. Yet...
This post was originally published on Oct. 19, 2017, and has since been updated.