Mariah Carey Shares Hilarious Texting Mishap


| LAST UPDATE 03/21/2022

By Riley Hammond
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Having a few contacts with the same first name on your phone can lead to some embarrassing - albeit funny - mistakes! That's exactly what happened to Mariah Carey when her holiday wishes for St. Patrick's Day fell into the lap of the wrong Shawn...

The singer recently shared a hilarious tweet revealing a brief but hilarious text message exchange with Shawn Mendes. In the texts, Carey appears to wish Mendes an enthusiastic "Happy Thanksgiving" before adding a second message apologizing for the confusion. "Wrong Shawn. Sorry. Also, I do realize it is NOT Thanksgiving. Haha." LOL. But don't worry - although she did inadvertently text the wrong Shawn, her tweet explained that the holiday mix-up was intentional. "My cousin Shawn M and I have this silly joke where we tell each other Happy Thanksgiving on St. Patrick's Day," it read. And now we're intrigued as to how that peculiar tradition came to be.

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Mendes' lighthearted response to Mariah's hilarious text read, "hahahaha that's okay I figured it was an inside joke," followed by two red heart emojis. We never get enough of the funny jokes between these two - remember last year, when Mariah responded to Shawn's adorable selfie in which he mentioned he was "grateful" for "The sun, coffee, my health, my family, old Mariah Carey songs, music, humans"? The next day, Carey posted a selfie, sharing in the caption that she was "grateful" for the "sun, tea, my health, my family, old Shawn Mendes songs, music, [and] humans." Awwww.

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So even though the Grammy-winning singer texted the wrong Shawn wishes for the wrong holiday, it turned out to be a hilarious moment for fans to enjoy. And it's not the only celebrity texting mishap that's happened recently - Mariah's tweet comes just a week after 28-year-old singer Rosalía appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and shared that Harry Styles once texted a total stranger, believing it was her. Not only that, but she pulled out her phone to show millions of fans screenshots of the hilarious exchange that ensued. Sometimes it's comforting to know that even the most famous celebrities have their awkward moments - and it's a good thing these anecdotes usually crack their fans up!

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