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Camila Mendes and Rudy Mancuso seemingly went Instagram official in a series of sweet photos shared on Tuesday. “Life update,” Mendes captioned a carousel of images, including a snapshot of herself and an unidentified man sharing a poolside kiss. The photo only shows a reflection of the couple in the sliding glass doors by the pool, making it unclear whether Manusco is the man in the photo.
“Living your best life, and I’m here for it.”
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.” Representatives 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 as her dog, Truffle, smothered him in kisses.
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.
In the past, Mendes has been romantically linked with her “Riverdale” costar Charles Melton. Rumors of their relationship first began circulating in 2018. Later that year, the pair broke up before getting back together in June 2021 and separating again shortly thereafter. Previously, Mancuso 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.”
See Mendes’s “soft launch” photos ahead.