A girl’s grandma mistook the singer Shawn Mendes for her granddaughter’s boyfriend after she saw a photo of the pair.
19-year-old Brianna Jade from Michigan shared a photo of herself and Shawn on her Snapchat story after she met him following his performance on the Today show, (June 1).
When Brianna’s aunt showed her grandma the snap, she mistakenly thought Shawn was her granddaughter’s new boyfriend.
She texted Briannao say:
Who is the boy you went to New York with? I seen a picture of you with a boy. He is cute. [sic]
Of course, Brianna was left feeling confused as she hadn’t gone to New York with ‘a boy’ and didn’t know what photo her grandma was talking about.
However, when Brianna realised her grandma was referring to Shawn she ‘couldn’t stop laughing’.
Brianna exclusively told UNILAD:
I was actually in New York to see Shawn perform. Later that day my friend and I saw a line of girls on a street and went to check it out.
Shawn actually came out to meet everyone! I took a photo and shared it on my Snapchat.
I was really confused when I first got her message because Shawn was the only guy I posted a picture with in New York and I thought she knew who he was!
I told her it was Shawn but I still don’t think she knows or understands exactly who he is.
Emphasising to her grandma how Shawn is famous – so she didn’t got to New York with him – Brianna’s grandma then thought she should have, asking:
why not, you can be his main squeeze.
Brianna’s grandma even said Shawn should know who her granddaughter is after she’d already told her how ‘he doesn’t know I exist’.
As a huge fan of Shawn, Brianna loved the support she was getting, telling UNILAD:
I’ve known about Shawn since his days on Vine but became a big fan just over a year ago when I created @ShawnWWReports to stay up to date with his tour!
My friends all thought it was hilarious and some people even said they want a grandma like her.
I laughed when she said I can be his ‘main squeeze’. I am very grateful for her faith in me to do the impossible.
Never say never Brianna.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.