Here’s Why Shawn Mendes Is Somehow Single
If you've ever taken a look at Shawn Mendes and thought to yourself: Honest to God, how is this person single?
Well, Shawn Mendes has an answer for you!
The "In My Blood" singer, who performed a rain-soaked set at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, spoke to his relationship status in a new issue of Variety, and said while the idea of romance to appeals to him, he's no longer putting pressure on himself to find a partner.
"I'm not currently dating anyone, but it's not because I don't have time — I don't know if I'd be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either. It hasn't stumbled across me, and I'm not chasing it," he said. “Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, 'Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me?' And that's when you realize: 'This is wrong. Let it be. I'm not supposed to be with anyone right now.'"
Mendes added that he's certainly got enough alternate activities to keep himself occupied.
“I want to push myself to my limit of what I can handle and play as many shows and write as many songs as I can and fly around the world 10,000 times in a year, pushing myself to the point where it seems crazy," he said.
Mendes was most recently said to be dating Hailey Baldwin — the two reportedly went out sometime between late 2017 and this spring. Baldwin, of course, is now engaged to Justin Bieber, and in an interview with The Project, Mendes insisted there was no bad blood.
"I texted Hailey the day of and said 'Congrats,'" he said, "Everybody wants there to be more [of a feud] and there's not."