Camila Mendes Says She’s Still in the “Honeymoon Phase” With Reported Boyfriend Rudy Mancuso
Camila Mendes still isn’t confirming that she’s dating Rudy Mancuso after they seemingly went Instagram official in a series of photos shared in November 2022, but she will confirm that her romantic life is in a good place right now. On the Jan. 26 episode of the “Going Mental” podcast, the “Riverdale” actor got candid about her current relationship.
“I think I’m gonna keep it that way, for now,” she said of her private romance. “I don’t know, I’m constantly changing my perspective on it. Because the thing is, I love so hard when I love that I always want to show off my lover . . . I get so mushy-gushy with that [stuff].”
Despite keeping her new relationship out of the spotlight, she did reveal that she’s been seeing her partner since June. “I am still in the honeymoon [phase], but it’s one of those situations where I feel like I’m really trying to temper myself,” she explained. “I don’t wanna speak above and beyond, but I feel like I’ve known him my whole life, and that’s something I actually have never felt before.”
In November 2022, Mendes seemingly confirmed her mystery man is Mancuso. “Life update,” she captioned a carousel of images, which includes a snapshot of herself and an unidentified man sharing a poolside kiss.
“Living your best life, and I’m here for it.”
The photo only showed a reflection of the couple in the sliding glass doors by the pool, making it unclear whether Mancuso is the man in the pic. Regardless, Mendes’s friends were quick to express their excitement for her newfound romance in the comments section. “U guys r 2 cute,” “Outer Banks” star Chase Stokes commented. Mendes’s fellow “Riverdale” star Vanessa Morgan added, “Living your best life, and I’m here for it.” Reps for Mendes and Mancuso did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment.
In addition to dropping multiple heart-eye emoji and exclamation points in the comments, fans speculated about Mendes’s “soft launch” approach to announcing her relationship with Mancuso. Placed at the very end of the carousel, the couple’s photo was hidden between behind-the-scenes pictures of Mendes on set, rainy-day selfies, and tributes to Mendes’s friendship with her “Do Revenge” costar Rachel Matthews. Mendes also shared a photo of Mancuso sitting on the floor with her dog, Truffle.
Over the summer, Mancuso and Mendes wrapped filming for their upcoming romantic musical movie, “Música,” which Mancuso stars in and directs. The film tells the story of a young man “plagued by the music in his head, who has to come to terms with an uncertain future while balancing love, family and Brazilian culture in Newark, New Jersey,” according to IMDb. Additional cast members include Francesca Reale, J.B. Smoove, and Bianca Comparato.
Mendes previously dated her “Riverdale” costar Charles Melton. Rumors of their relationship first began circulating in 2018, but later that year, the pair broke up before getting back together in June 2021 and splitting again shortly thereafter.
Mancuso, meanwhile, previously dated “Good Trouble” star Maia Mitchell. After six years together, the couple announced their breakup in April. While Mancuso and Mendes have kept the details of their relationship private, it’s highly possible they caught each other’s eyes on the set of “Música.”