After dating for more than two years, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announced on November 17, Wednesday, that they split up but will “continue to be best friends.” The pair shared a similar statement on their Instagram Stories. "Hey guys, we've decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever."
"We started out relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends," the statement proceeded. "We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward." The statement were signed “Camila and Shawn”. The news shocked fans and were left bewildered as both singers appeared more in love than ever on Halloween. The former couple dressed up in coordinating folklorico costumes to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The pair was also seen endearingly kissing each other earlier this month.
Cabello, 24, started dating Mendes, 23, in July 2019 following her split from Matthew Hussey, and have been nearly inseparable since. The pair met in 2014 when Mendes and Cabello’s then-group Fifth Harmony both opened for Austin Mahone on tour. Both have become close friends since then. In November 2015, they released “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their next duet, 2019’s “Señorita,” would go all the way to No. 1 on the Hot 100. They confirmed their relationship in September of 2019, soon after the song Señorita has been released. Camila and Mendes got more attached during quarantine when both singers moved to Miami, Florida to be with Cabello’s family, which the Wonder singer believed as a "really beautiful experience." Camila has also understood herself a lot more during this time with Shawn. She shared in an Instagram post that he makes her feel "braver, wiser, and better." "When you're in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you—I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself," she contemplated. Subsequently, Mendes told in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on December 2020 that he “absolutely” mused on proposing to Cabello. “I think for me it’s always been if I’m not willing to talk about that stuff then I kind of check out a little bit, and I don’t know, I really think when you know, you know,” he expressed. Shawn said on that same month that his parents already referred to Camila as their “daughter-in-law.” The singers even attended counseling to aim in the improvement of their relationship with each other. In October, Camila told Glamour that the reason that they are able to "trust each other so much" is attributable to their therapy. "I'll be venting or ranting about something, and he'll be like, 'Have you talked to X about it?' And I'll be like, 'No. I've got to do a session.' And he'll do the same thing to me," she shared. "That level of transparency really helps a lot." Radar has discovered that Camila was recently overheard asking a friend for breakup advice. According to celebrity pop culture site Deuxmoi, Camila was trying to pass the time with a careful movie selection. Camila Cabello was scrolling the movies and asked the friend, 'What would you watch if you just went through a break up?" The Havana singer proceeded with another question, "Happy things or sad things?" Camila's friend then replied, "happy" and then switched her response to "sad." As claimed by the informant, Camila countered, "Yes, I do not want to start sobbing on this plane." Currently, Cabello is wrapping up her third studio album, Familia, which includes the lead single “Don’t Go Yet.” Whilst Mendes will begin his Wonder: The World Tour in March and most recently released “Summer of Love”.