Is Camila Mendes dating Rudy Mancuso? Here’s what we know about Camila’s relationships past and present

Wondering who is Camila Mendes dating? Here’s what we know about her romantic situation and those Rudy Mancuso rumors…

 Camila Mendes posing for photographs, wearing an olive satin gown as she attends a special screening of Netflix's "Do Revenge" at TUDUM Theater on September 14, 2022 in Hollywood, California./ on a pink background
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As we ramp up to Riverdale’s seventh and final season, Camila Mendes (aka Veronica Lodge) has sparked rumors that she’s dating singer and YouTuber Rudy Mancuso. But is there any truth to these claims? Well, fans seem to think so after the actress posted the reflection of her new, mystery love interest on Instagram.  So who is dating? Let’s investigate, shall we—here’s everything we know about Camila's dating life, past and present!

Despite swearing off dating costars in a hilarious TikTok with her fellow Riverdale girls (Camila previously dated Charles Melton, meanwhile, Lili Reinhart had a long-term relationship with her on-screen beau Cole Sprouse) fans think Camila may have just ‘soft launched’ a new romance with her Música leading man.

The Do Revenge actress posted a carousel of pics captioned ‘Life updates,’ which featured a pool-side snap of her reflection as she kissed a mystery fella. And while Camila did not tag him in the post nor actually visibly post his face, fans think they’ve sussed out his identity as YouTuber, Rudy Mancuso. 

So are they actually dating and who has Camila previously been linked to? Here’s the lowdown!

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Who is Camila Mendes dating?

Are Camila Mendes and Rudy Mancuso an item?

Well, let’s turn our attention to the evidence—the picture that’s whipped fans up into a frenzy sees Camila embracing someone as they kiss her cheek. The mystery man also features in another picture, being jumped on by her dog Truffle. In both pictures, his face is obscured, but fans raced to the comments to theorize that it is infact Rudy.

Rudy is set to star alongside Camila in the Amazon Studios' rom-com Música, which she's also working on as executive producer.

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One wrote, “Is that you and Rudy?!!!” While another fan added: “Is that Rudy Mancuso??? 😳”

A third fan also commented: “Camila and Rudy!!!!!!!! 😩

Cleary her friends and co-stars are already in the know, as Outerbanks’ Chase Stokes commented: “U guys r 2 cute”

While Nicole Kang wrote: “Not the soft launch.”

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Despite the theories though, Camila did not tag him nor has she confirmed his identity, so this is all just speculation—though his visible tattoos do look very similar to Rudy’s own inks…

But anywho, considering that Camila has hinted at her new relationship on her public IG account, there’s hope for a boyfriend reveal at some point soon! Watch this space!

Who has Camila Mendes dated previously? 

While we patiently wait for Camila to go Insta official with her new partner, what better time to take a look back on some of her past relationships—especially her most high-profile pairing with this Riverdale co-star…

Charles Melton and Camila Mendes (2018-2019 & kinda 2021)

Charles Melton and Camila Mendes posing together as they attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (

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Like her close on-screen and off-screen pal, Lili Reinhart, Camila also dated one of their Riverdale co-stars, Charles Melton who plays Reggie in the show. 

These two went public with their romance in 2018 with a cozy but now deleted Insta pic, which Camila captioned with the word ‘Mine.’ They dated for over a year, celebrating their anniversary together on August 23rd  with some swoon-worthy tributes and even walked a few red carpets together.

Sadly for stans though, they split in 2019 with E-news (opens in new tab)reporting the breakup. A source told the publication: “They are taking a break from their relationship,” adding that it, “escalated very quickly and they are taking time now to focus on their work and themselves.”

E! also reported however that they rekindled things briefly in 2021 before parting ways for good.

Camila Mendes and Victor Houston (2018)

Camila Mendes (R) and Victor Houston test their skills on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio at Comic-Con 2018 on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.

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Before her relationship with Charles, Camila confirmed in June 2018 that she was dating Victor Houston—who attended a high school near her in Florida, with the pair reconnecting that year. She told E! (opens in new tab): “I can confirm, sure, I don’t care.”

It was short-lived though, as they split in August, just a month after Camila confirmed their relationship.

Camila Mendes and Ian Wallace (2013-2017)

While Camila has been very tight-lipped about her relationship with photographer Ian Wallace, it's thought the pair were together for three years—with Camila marking their three-year anniversary on Instagram, in a now-deleted post, according to Heavy.

You can however still find a glimpse of Camila on Ian’s IG feed, up until September 2017.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.