In an interview with Becky G on her podcast En La Sala, Jauregui revealed her thoughts on those Camila Cabello romance rumors.
“People thought Camila and I were like into each other, and that made me so uncomfortable. Like disgustingly uncomfortable because I was queer, but she was not,” she says.
She continued: “And it made me feel like a predator because of the types of clips people would put together and the types of stories people would write.”
Jauregui was just 18 when she and her fellow bandmates created the platinum-selling girl group, Fifth Harmony.
The singer-songwriter went on to discuss her friendship with Cabello at the time and how it was completely different from the misconstrued narrative, stating: “We respected each other. When each other would talk, we would look at each other. We had love for each other, like genuine friendship,” she says.
She continued: In the Latinx culture, I don’t know about you, but growing up, I was very affectionate with all of my friends. like we tell each other s*** that, yeah, maybe you would think we were gay if you were listening over. But we weren’t […]
The constant assumptions about her relationship with Cabello caused the Expectations singer to “hyper analyze” each connection and friendship she has with the woman in her life.
Jauregui also opened up about her unexpected coming out experience due to a picture from a family wedding.
“My aunt, super innocently, posted all the pictures from the photo booth onto her Facebook and I have fans that are unreal invasive and followed her […] they found the picture and they posted it,” she says.
She went on to describe the ripple effect the picture caused which eventually led her to publicly come out, stating: “And that’s where I came out like with myself, as myself. Like I’m owning this and this is who I am.”