Shawn Mendes and Sabrina Carpenter’s burgeoning romance is truly happening, a source told Entertainment Tonight. The singers, who both attended Vanity Fair‘s Oscar party but posed on the red carpet separately, have been spending time together for weeks now. “Shawn and Sabrina are seeing each other,” the source said. “They have been hanging out a lot and trying to keep things low-key. They were at a birthday party together a couple weeks ago and were cute together. Shawn is happy.”
The source also clarified that despite nearly a year of dating rumors, Mendes was never really involved with his 51-year-old chiropractor, Dr. Jocelyne Miranda. “He was never dating Dr. Jocelyn Miranda, and it has never been romantic between them,” the source said.
Mendes and Carpenter were photographed walking together in Los Angeles at the end of February. The sighting came days after unverified celebrity gossip Instagram DeuxMoi shared that the two had been seen on a date in mid-February.
Mendes has been publicly single since his November 2021 split from then-girlfriend of two years Camila Cabello. He spoke in April last year about how the breakup changed what his support system looks like.
“I think for me, a lot of it was about giving myself a lot of grace, you know, and not being too hard on myself about the feelings and, and the kind of spikes of I’m good and spikes of I’m not good,” he said. “I think a big one for me was realizing that there’s so many people in my life that I can rely on. I don’t just have to put all of my, you know, hardship onto one person. And I think like that, that was a huge thing. It was, it was learning how to trust my friends again, learning how to trust my family, learning how to trust people around me in my life. Instead of like, just calling one person, I had now six people I could call and like balancing out that. And, in the same way it was a lot of deep breaths and, and telling myself like, ‘You’re good, man,’ you know? ‘You got this.’ Like it’s okay.”
“And really trying to be a stabilizing force for myself,” he added. “I think that the mix of the two, like you, can’t just isolate yourself and be like, ‘I’m gonna deal with this on my own’ because that’ll eventually come back around. But at the same time, you gotta be able to like take a deep breath in those moments and be like, ‘I got you. We’re good.’”
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