Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Hailey Baldwin's Engagement To Justin Bieber

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They were rumoured to be an item earlier this year, and now Shawn Mendes has set the record straight about his rumoured romance with Hailey Baldwin and her whirlwind engagement to Justin Bieber.

Speaking to Dave Thornton on Wednesday’s episode of The Project, the Canadian Crooner was asked who he liked better out of Justin Trudeau and Justin Bieber.

"I think I have to say Trudeau but I love them both," Mendes said. "I love Bieber though, he was a massive influence for me."

"Very diplomatic," Dave said, adding that he noticed Mendes had attended the prestigious Met Gala with Hailey Baldwin earlier this year. Shawn, however, revealed he has nothing but love for both Hailey and JB.

"I texted Hailey the other day, I said congratulations -- that's what it is. I think everybody wants there to be more," the 19-year-old added.

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While there were whispers that the 19-year-old and the model were Hollywood’s hot new couple after they attended after the annual event, the pair remained coy when asked about their relationship.

"We’re really good friends," Shawn told W Magazine in May. "It’s funny, she’s such a pro with this type of stuff. I want it to be amazing for her, so I’ve been trying for the past 24 hours to be really silly so that she stays on. I’m happy to walk with her -- she’s amazing."

Hailey had also spoken kindly about the Canadian crooner, though she denied that they were an ~official~ item.

"We hang out and he's super-lovely and a very, very nice young gentleman," Baldwin told The Times UK on May 27. "But I am single."

"The dating pool is small," she continued. "It's rare to find somebody that has the same ideas and morals as me. I have found people like that before, though, which is refreshing."

Hailey and Biebs confirmed they were engaged following a romantic getaway to the Bahamas on July 7th.

Catch The Project from Sunday to Friday at 6.30pm on Ten and on Tenplay.

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