Shawn Mendes made headlines in late February when he and Dr. Jocelyne Miranda, a 51-year-old chiropractor, were photographed out on a hike in Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles. This is far from the first time they’ve been spotted by paparazzi: They were photographed as far back as July 2022 and as recently as earlier this February, going for a coffee run after the Grammys.
While neither Miranda nor Mendes have commented on dating rumors (and a source told Entertainment Tonight in March 2023 that there’s no truth to them), Miranda does have years-long history with Mendes as a chiropractor he works with first and foremost. Here, what to know about her and her history with the 24-year-old singer.
Shawn Mendes and Dr. Jocelyne Miranda on February 21, 2023.
Miranda is a chiropractor based in Los Angeles who also works with singers on diaphragm/breathing techniques.
On her website, Miranda describes herself as having over 20 years experience in the ﬁeld of chiropractic and rehabilitation. “Her approach is based on a detailed and speciﬁc bio-mechanical evaluation combined with Joint and Soft Tissue Manipulation techniques such as Graston and ART (Active Release Technique), among others,” her site detailed. “She is a Specialist in Spine and Extremity Adjustments (CCEP: Certiﬁed Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) and uses Craneo Sacral Therapy and Diaphragm/Breathing techniques for singers with DNS rehabilitation protocols.”
Miranda’s celebrity clients include Mendes, Justin Bieber, and Mendes’ ex-girlfriend Hailey Bieber.
Her site also notes that Miranda worked with Mendes on his tour from 2018 to 2019, giving “personal assessment and treatment pre/post-show.” She is currently working with Justin and Hailey Bieber, per her site, on “health and biomechanic advice and treatments.”
Miranda’s experience with Mendes goes back years: Her first listed work with him was in 2018 for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. She also assisted him during his May 2019 Saturday Night Live and Met Gala appearances, August 2019 MTV Video Music Awards appearance, and helped both Mendes and his ex-girlfriend Camila Cabello on their American Music Award performance in November 2019.
Photos of her with her celebrity clients, including Mendes, appear on her Instagram.
It’s worth noting that Mendes previously dated Hailey Bieber in 2017 to May 2018, when Hailey was already working with Miranda. There’s a possibility Hailey may have introduced them, as Mendes started working with Miranda in May 2018.
Miranda has regularly shown support for Mendes on her Instagram since they started working together.
From birthday posts to just general shots expressing how proud she is of Mendes, Miranda has documented their professional relationship with regularity. Mendes has liked the posts. Miranda does this with many of her celebrity clients ,though, using her Instagram to showcase her work and the places her job takes her.
Miranda’s shared her first post with Mendes in May 2018, which he liked. She shared a birthday tribute to him that August.
Dating rumors about Mendes and Miranda have been fueled by multiple paparazzi sightings, going as far back as July 2022.
Neither Mendes, who is publicly single following his November 2021 breakup from Camila Cabello, nor Miranda have spoken out on the months-long romantic chatter about the two. On February 19, DeuxMoi suggested that Mendes may be involved with someone else, claiming the singer was spotted on a “date”-like outing with Sabrina Carpenter, but of course, DeuxMoi is unverified celeb gossip.
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👀| According to an anonymous person via Deuxmoi, Sabrina & Shawn Mendes were spotted together on an apparent date at a restaurant in Los Angeles recently.
— This is not confirmed with photos or videos & we don’t know 100% if this is true, so let’s just take it as a rumor. pic.twitter.com/uXoq42vb8R
— Sabrina Carpenter All-News 💌 (@SCANews_) February 19, 2023
Mendes and Miranda were photographed together just days later on February 21.
Their February 21 hike led multiple outlets to report about their rumored romantic relationship. The photo agency that published the photos reported that the two laughed when they were called “a fit couple” while on the outing.
On January 16, the Daily Mail ran photographs of Miranda and Mendes arriving at his house together. Paparazzi also captured them getting coffee on February 6, “after hitting a few Grammys after parties together,” and grocery shopping at Erewhon on November 10, 2022.
Regardless of their romantic status, it’s clear Mendes and Miranda are close.
Mendes spoke to WSJ magazine in February 2023 about how his decision to cancel his Wonder Tour last year to focus on his mental health led him to lean on his support system, a group of which Miranda appears to be a member. “The process was very difficult,” Mendes said, via Entertainment Tonight. “A lot of doing therapy, a lot of trying to understand how I was feeling and what was making me feel that way. And then doing the work to help myself and heal. And also leaning on people in my life to help a little bit.”
“It’s been a lot of work, but I think the last year and a half has been the most eye-opening and growing and beautiful and just healing process of my life,” he continued. “I’m also really grateful for all the people that were so accepting and loving and kind and understanding. And it just really made me see how culture is really starting to get to a place where mental health is really becoming a priority.”
In March 2023, a source said that Mendes was involved with Sabrina Carpenter…and never dated Miranda.
Finally after nearly a year, a source spoke about the nature of Mendes’ relationship with Miranda to Entertainment Tonight. It was just professional. “He was never dating Dr. Jocelyn Miranda and it has never been romantic between them,” the source said.
Mendes and Carpenter, meanwhile, “are seeing each other,” the source said. “They have been hanging out a lot and trying to keep things low-key. They were at a birthday party together a couple weeks ago and were cute together. Shawn is happy.”
In May 2023, when Mendes’ romance with ex Camila Cabello was back on, he and Miranda were photographed hugging.
Miranda and Mendes showed a little genuinely friendly affection when they were photographed hugging on May 5. Daily Mail ran photos here.
Miranda had arrived at Mendes’ house to give him a private chiropractic session. He embraced her to say hello and helped her bring in her equipment. Outlets noted at the time that Mendes had been spotted days before with Cabello, showing legitimate PDA. Cabello and Mendes’ rekindled romance ended in June, with The Sun first reporting the breakup on June 7.
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