Shawn Mendes & Hailey Baldwin Aren’t Dating, Just “Really Good Friends”

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Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin‘s relationship is…confusing, to say the least. The celebs have been friends for a while, but after they were allegedly seen holding hands at a Halloween party last year and canoodling during the holidays, fans started to wonder if they took things to a romantic level. The “In My Blood” singer said he’s single at the 2017 American Music Awards, however, and that should’ve been that.

Shailey speculation slowly started dying down from that point on, but then the 19-year-old posted a picture of himself and the 21-year-old model last week without any explanation and sh*t started hitting the fan once again.


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Many people took this as Shawn “confirming” his romance with Hailey, but that’s actually not the case. In fact, the Canadian crooner knew posting the photo would cause a media whirlwind, which is exactly why he decided to do it.

“We’re really good friends,” he told NRJ radio in Norway yesterday. “Hailey said she wished she could post the photo without the Internet exploding. Then I said, ‘You know what, I’m just gonna do it!'”

SM knew that the shot was totally innocent, but also expected the fallout that came after he clicked upload.

“Suddenly we were ‘confirmed,'” he added.

The picture that caused the uproar was seemingly taken backstage at Drop the Mic, which Hailey hosts and Shawn recently made an appearance on.

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