Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin debut as a couple at the Met Gala

By: Meaghan Wray

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin debut as a couple at the Met Gala

There's nothing holding them back – Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin are finally red-carpet official! And what better way to make it known than at the the party-of-the-year, the annual Met Gala? The two were dressed to impress and seemed positively giddy on the red carpet on Monday night (May 7) as they finally revealed their relationship to the world.

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The two stepped out together on Monday (May 7), looking happy as clams while posing for photos to show off their looks for this year's gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The Canadian star and his supermodel girlfriend were both dressed by Tommy Hilfiger, with Shawn dapper as ever in a double-breasted maroon suit with a black lapel and patent shoes, and Hailey looking positively ethereal in a grey gown, matching Jimmy Choo pumps and a floral crown worthy of Coachella.

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In one of the cutest moments of the night, the Toronto native was seen helping to fan out his girlfriend's dress as she posed on the red carpet, which sent the internet into a frenzy. "Find a man who looks after you like Shawn Mendes looks after Hailey Baldwin's dress," one tweeted, while another said "we don't deserve Shawn Mendes."

This is the first time the stars have taken their relationship public. Speculation that the gorgeous duo were dating heated up in early April thanks to a photo Shawn, 19, shared on Instagram. The snap showed the two leaning against a wall, with no caption other than two camera emoticons.

The Hollywood couple have managed to keep their relationship tightly under wraps despite being spotted at concerts together. As far back as November, rumours circulated that they were seeing each other, according to E! News. But that rumour was quickly squashed a few days later by the "In My Blood" singer, who told E! at the American Music Awards that he was single. There's no denying it now!

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