LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Months after his split from Canadian singer Camila Cabello, singer Shawn Mendes has circulated the rumor mill that he is dating Dr. Jocelyn Miranda is dating his 51-year-old chiropractor after the two were seen together several times in the past few weeks. Mendes, 24, has reportedly known Jocelyn for a number of years.
Mendes and Cabello began dating in 2019 and soon became one of pop music’s most talked-about couples. The two reportedly met on a 2014 Austin-Mahone tour, where they were supporting acts. Rumors of their relationship began in 2015 after they released the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” The couple split in 2021. However, even during their relationship, multiple rumors about the possibility that Mendes was gay had caused such a sensation online that it began to affect Mendes’ mental health.
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Mendes later revealed in an interview with Dax Shepard on his “Armchair Expert” podcast that people have been calling him gay since he was 15. “It was so, so frustrating for me because there were some people in my life that I was very, very close to … who were gay and in the closet,” Mendes told Shepard on the December 2020 podcast. He was still involved at the time Camila together. In the same podcast he used the platform to clarify that he is not gay and it is difficult for him to understand how he could react to such comments. “You want to say, ‘I’m not gay, but it would be okay if I was gay. But there’s nothing wrong with being gay either, but I’m not.’ You don’t really know how to react to the situation,” he said.
However, after his split in 2021, the rumor mills swirled again and Mendes’ sexuality became a topic of discussion across the queer community. Now that he’s seemingly in a straight relationship, expect the rumors to die down; However, given what Mendes has experienced in the past, he may need to make a special claim to stop people from mistaking him for gay.