Shawn Mendes features in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Issue, talks about his decision to remain happily single

by Saman Zahid

Is Shawn Mendes single? Apparently, he is, and happily so! not supposed to be with anyone right now.

Mendes was recently featured in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Issue, where he talked about a variety of things — including his decision to remain happily single.

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Shawn Mendes featured in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Issue, alongside Pete Davidson and Amandla Stenberg (Image source: Instagram/Shawn Mendes)

The 20-year-old was featured alongside comedian Pete Davidson and actress Amanda Stenberg.

During his interview with Variety, Shawn declared that he’s happily single, and chooses to be so, too.

“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,” Shawn shared.

“Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, ‘Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me?'” the Canadian singer-songwriter further said. “And that’s when you realize: ‘This is wrong. Let it be. I’m not supposed to be with anyone right now.'”

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“I’m not currently dating anyone, and it’s not because I don’t have time – it hasn’t stumbled across me, and I’m not chasing it.” (Image source: Instagram/Shawn Mendes)

In the past, Shawn Mendes was in the news for getting close to model Hailey Baldwin, a girl he terms as ‘one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever met’. But after her engagement with Justin Bieber, the Stitches singer feels super happy for their union.

“It’s great to see two amazing people get together. If you know them both separately, it does make a lot of sense,” he said, sharing how he feels about the happy couple getting engaged. “A little bit of yin and yang.”

Mendes is not concerned about finding a perfect partner at the moment, but only about finding the perfect places to perform in. His attention is not be diverted to the possibility of finding a girlfriend, but remains focused on his upcoming world tour.

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Shawn Mendes described Hailey and Justin together as “great to see”, and as “a little bit of yin and yang” (Image source: Instagram/Shawn Mendes)

“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, giving due credit to his friend Ed Sheeran, who has been a mentor to him.

“He’s just nonstop movement, and there’s something so exciting about pulling at that energy,” Mendes said.

The Mercy singer does not want to remain confined in a single relationship, or even within a single source of inspiration for his music career and choices. Besides seeking inspiration from Ed Sheeran, the 20-year-old also values the insights of Taylor Swift, Elton John, and John Mayer about his music career.

He values their tips and opinions on helping him establish a name for himself in the music industry.

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“I have the support of amazing parents and incredible friends, but I still fear becoming the one thing everybody tells you not to be.” (Image source: Instagram/Shawn Mendes)

“Ed told me never to say no. He said, ‘Can you go to every radio station in America?’ And for the next two years, in just about every radio station in America, I saw a signed photo of him, like, ‘I’m watching you. Taylor told me to stop worrying so much about whether the audience is enjoying the show—’It’s not a singing competition, nobody came to not enjoy it, so you’re already up,'” the Youth singer told Variety.

“And Elton is somebody who, no matter how successful, creative and praised he is, stays humble, and that’s a really big reason I don’t let the ego get to me.”

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John Mayer: “A wonderful future awaits Shawn Mendes.” (Image source: Instagram/Shawn Mendes)

Shawn Mendes does not require another person to seek support from, as he feels that the comfort and support his parents and friends lend him is sufficient for him.

He shared, “I have the support of amazing parents and incredible friends, but I still fear becoming the one thing everybody tells you not to be.”

His source of inspiration, John Mayer, has also become a close friend of the singer. John has commented on the wonderful aspirations of Mendes, and only had kind words to lend to the Nervous singer.

“For someone so young, he is remarkably accomplished and professional. He has impressed me with his ability to grow as an artist on record, and especially live,” the Gravity singer expressed. “A wonderful future awaits him.”



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