Shawn Mendes has finally broken his silence on his Hailey Baldwin's recent engagement to boyfriend Justin Bieber; He had texted his ex-girlfriend to congratulate for the model's engagement to the Friends singer.
During an appearance on The Project show, the In My Blood singer said, "I texted Hailey the day of, and I said congrats. That’s what it is. I think everybody wants there to be more — there’s not".
Prior to the 21-year-old model's reconciliation with the 24-year-old songster, she was linked to Shawn; they walked down the red carpet of the MET Gala 2018 together ionMay 7. But the duo eventually parted ways amicably.
However, the pair repeatedly insisted their relationship to be purely platonic. Recently, a source clarified to Us Weekly,
The insider said, "[They] were never a couple. They never called each other boyfriend and girlfriend".
During an appearance on the Canadian show ETALK on June 18, when Shawn was asked about his thoughts on Hailey's new partner, he responded,
I think that’s awesome. I love them both. They’re both really awesome people. When I first started out, everybody was like, ‘Oh, how do you feel about being compared to Justin?’ I was like, ‘What do you mean, how do I feel?’ That’s the best thing anyone could say to me. He’s the man.
In June, Hailey and Justin, who previously dated from 2015 to 2016, reunited. The couple became engaged last month as the Sorry singer asked Hailey to marry him, taking out a stunning engagement ring in front of a crowd at a resort in the Bahamas.