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Open With Their Love

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It's no secret that singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are having one of the most public celebrity couples of the year, spending their summer promoting their duet "Señorita" and being in various states of embrace around the world.

Their PDA is the topic of some discussion -- that gross joke kissing video certainly got people talking -- and it even came up when Cabello was a guest on BBC Radio One’s Breakfast show during their "Unpopular Opinions" segment. A girl named Cat called in with the unpopular opinion that "Public displays of affection on Instagram are too much!" and Cabello had some things to say.

Why Hide?

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Since the world has seen them not quite kiss on stage and full on make out everywhere else, it's pretty clear where Cabello stands on the issue. Still, she was able to laugh off the question and be a good sport.

"Ouch, I feel personally targeted. I feel personally attacked. Yeah, PDA is terrible. I mean, kissing in public? I don’t even…

You, honestly, get kind of desensitized to it. You’re like, ‘Well, might as well make out on Instagram.’ Might as well."

She's All In On Their Romance

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Cabello has been open about how her and Mendes' relationship has evolved over 2019, explaining to Rolling Stone that they were good friends first.

"During “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” I really bonded with him as more than a friend. I think he did, too, but we were both really young, and he was experiencing the pressures of his career. I don’t think we knew what to do with those feelings. It was this awkward thing where we both liked each other, but we weren’t together. It was just weird. An energy was there from the beginning, but after that song, we didn’t spend as much time together. Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back."

She Was Afraid At First

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She may be comfortable sucking face all over the place now, but Cabello also admitted that it was scary making the transition from friends to something more.

"It’s almost more scary because you have more to lose. When you first start dating a person and you know nothing about them, there’s less at risk there. I think when you fall in love with somebody you’ve known for a long time, there’s more at stake.

But it also feels more special because it feels like the love story you see in the movies of people who have known each other for a long time but been too stupid to realize it or say it and then it happens—and that’s beautiful too."

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