Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter who attracted a huge following in 2013 when he started posting song covers on the now-defunct video sharing application known as Vine. He attracted huge attention as his fan base grew exponentially. This led artist managers like Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton to notice him. He subsequently signed a contract with the record label. He made even better songs in 2015 and 16 respectively when he released his hit songs titled Stiches (2015) and Treat You Better (2016).
Shawn Mendes has two albums titled Handwritten and Illuminate which have both debuted on the US Billboard. As good as it is to know that his music has been successful, he has not been without some controversies in his private life or rather sexual life. People have often asked if he is gay, who is his or was his girlfriend in addition to other numerous questions.
Here is all you need to know about him as we have provided answers to who his parents are, his sister, height, net worth and will wrap things up with some interesting facts about him.
Parents and Sister of Shawn Mendes.
Shawn Mendes was born on August 8, 1998, in Pickering, southern Ontario, immediately east of Toronto in Durham Region of Canada as the son of Karen and Manuel Mendes. His birth name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes. The celebrity’s mum Karen works as a real estate agent while his father Manuel is a businessman who sold bar and restaurant supplies in Toronto, Canada. His father is Portuguese from Algarve, as his parents (Shawn’s grandparents) moved to Canada from Lagos, Portugal, while his wife (Shawn’s mother) is English.
Shawn has a younger sister named Aaliyah Mendes who was also raised in Pickering, Ontario, where she attended Pine Ridge Secondary School, same school Shawn Mendes attended. Aaliyah Mendes is also an upcoming celebrity if she will consider carving out a career in what she does today for fun. She had a Vine account that was followed by more than 250, 000 Viners, that is to tell you how good her singing is even as a kid.
Shawn Mendes – Height
Shawn Mendes is a handsome young man with an impressive height. You will easily notice him standing at 6 feet 2 inches from the ground or 1.88 in meters. With this height and the way he looks, one would expect him to have what can be termed a perfect weight. Well, perhaps his weight is perfect for him with a body mass of 83kg. He has not been seen to be adding much flesh or losing fat so we can infer that he maintains a healthy living habit. His eyes are dark and complemented with hair of similar colour.
Who is Shawn Mendes Girlfriend?
Many people have often asked who this handsome whizz-kid has as his girlfriend or better still, which girl is he interested in but seems not have secured his spot in her love life. Well, he has been the subject of many public inquiries on his relationship status but after each attack, he comes out victorious or rather creates room for more questioning and assumptions from the caring/inquisitive public.
Don’t’ worry, we kept a close watch on this and will tell you all you need to know about Shawn Mendes and girls.
He was linked to have dated Camila Cabello after their collaboration in making their 2015 hit song I know what you did last summer. Shawn and Camilla were seen in public severally and most people concluded convincingly that they were dating when the duo published photos they took together on social media.
The public was almost closing their quest on his relationship status not until Shawn Mendes came out to say he didn’t have a girlfriend. For real, he did say that. Then what has Camilla been to him all this while?
Well, Camilla didn’t make any comment in this regard as the news went round much to the amazement of his loyal fans. People kept on asking again, who is the girlfriend of this Mr Handsome?
We don’t know yet, maybe we may find out before we are done writing this piece. However, bear in mind that at other times, Taylor Swift, Chloe Grace Moretz, and even Katy Perry were all rumoured to have taken numbers on Shawn Mendes’ golden dating list.
There is a popular Hailey Baldwin, an American model and television personality, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin is said to be his current girlfriend.
We will look at that after we are done perusing his homosexuality accusations.
Is Shawn Mendes Gay?
Shawn Mendes was severally accused of having a sexual penchant for his fellow guys. Probably the handsome ones like him too. This accusation was fueled more by the lyrics of one of his hit songs. I know I can treat you better than he can. That was the chorus his 2016 hit Treat You Better. It didn’t go down well with him as he made a YouTube video where he said; “First of all, I’m not gay,” “Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”
Well, since he is not gay; at least he said it himself, we can confidently add belief to the other part of the story which has it that he and Hailey Baldwin are seeing each other. They are said to have started dating since October 2017.
His Net Worth
Shawn Mendes has a net worth of 3 million dollars which comes largely from the success of his music.
Facts About Shawn Mendes
- Shawn Mendes’ parents were supportive of his music interest
- He first got fame at the age of 14 after posting cover videos on Vine
- His album Handwritten debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
- He has a guitar-shaped tattoo which is his fans favourite. He and his mother also have a tattoo in the shape of love.