Just a month after they attended the 2018 Met Gala together (as guests of Tommy Hilfiger), Baldwin was engaged to Justin Bieber, whom she’d dated before, and unfollowed Mendes on Instagram. Mendes doesn’t see himself as a victim, though. “I get it, you know. I texted Hailey, ‘Congratulations,’ and I really am happy for them. She’s still one of the f–king coolest people ever—she’s not just a beautiful person visually, but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met,” he admits. “I think I’m an idiot to not, you know…But you can’t control your heart.”
Mendes admits the attention on his personal life has been a major stressor.