Shawn Mendes reacts to Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber dating

Shawn Mendes gave his stamp of approval to Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber! The “Youth” singer shared his thoughts on the new romance during an interview with ETALK on Monday, June 18.

“I think that’s awesome,” he said on the Canadian entertainment show. “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.”

See Shawn and Hailey together in May at the Met Gala:

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Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin at the 2018 Met Gala
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Hailey Baldwin and Shawn Mendes attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes (R) and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes (L) and Hailey Baldwin are seen at The Pierre Hotel in Midtown on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by TheStewartofNY/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes (L) and Hailey Baldwin are seen at The Pierre Hotel in Midtown on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by TheStewartofNY/GC Images)
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Fans speculated for months that Mendes, 19, and Baldwin, 21, were an item, particularly after they attended the 2018 Met Gala together in New York City in May. But the “In My Blood” crooner has repeatedly insisted that they are just good friends.

More recently, the model was spotted flirting with Bieber, 24, on June 8 during a trip to Miami. The pair, who previously dated from 2015 to 2016, soaked up the sun together while relaxing on a hotel balcony. The next day, they enjoyed a private dinner at Casa Tua followed by a night out at LIV nightclub, where they were “being very flirty and dancing on each other” while “holding hands,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly.

A source later confirmed to Us exclusively that Baldwin and the “Friends” singer are giving their relationship another try. “Hailey has always loved Justin and they have been best friends, so it’s no surprise that they’re hooking up again,” the insider said.

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Hailey Baldwin out and about
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Hailey Baldwin attends CHAOS x LOVE magazine party on June 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Hailey Baldwin (L) and Kendall Jenner are seen in Tribeca on June 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Hailey Baldwin attends the Whitney Museum Celebrates The 2018 Annual Gala And Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art on May 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Hailey Baldwin poses in front of a 2018 Audi TT RS the 2018 Whitney Gala Sponsored By Audi on May 22, 2018 at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

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Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Whitney Gala Sponsored By Audi on May 22, 2018 at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Whitney Museum of American Art)
TV personality-model Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Model Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Turner Upfront at One Penn Plaza on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: US model Hailey Baldwin arrives for the screening of the film 'Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil)' in competition at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, France on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Hailey Baldwin at the 'Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)' premiere during the 71st Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May ZZZ, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Winnie Harlow, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid attend a Dior dinner during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at JW Marriott on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Model Hailey Baldwin is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Hailey Baldwin attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Hailey Baldwin leaves the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Paris Hilton (L) and Hailey Baldwin attend 'The American Meme' screening premiere during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of Bert Marcus' THE AMERICAN MEME on April 27, 2018 at Spring Studios in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bert Marcus Productions)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0860 -- Pictured: Model Hailey Baldwin arrives for an interview on April 27, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Model Hailey Baldwin is seen leaving the 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' show on April 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Model Hailey Baldwin attends the International Center Of Photography's 2018 Infinity Awards on April 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for ICP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Jaden Smith, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin attend March For Our Lives Los Angeles on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Hailey Baldwin speaks onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Hailey Baldwin attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Hailey Baldwin walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on February 25, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** Hailey Baldwin attends The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Hailey Rhode Baldwin seen attending Warner Music Group afterparty at The Freemasons' Hall on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
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After the duo were spotted locking lips at a park in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, June 16, another source told Us that Bieber “always has a special place” in Baldwin’s heart.

Prior to rekindling things with Stephen Baldwin’s daughter, the Grammy winner was linked to Selena Gomez. He and the “Back to You” songstress, 25, originally dated from 2011 to 2014. They reunited in November before calling it quits once again in March.

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