Ever since Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were first rumored to be more than friends, fans have been seriously obsessed with their relationship. The singers met while they were on tour with Austin Mahone in 2014, but it wasn’t until they released a song together in 2015 that their friendship blossomed. After years of insisting that they were only pals, the singers finally confirmed their relationship in July 2019. Then, they called it quits in November 2021.
“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever,” the shared in a joint Instagram statement at the time. “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”
While chatting with Elle magazine in September 2019, Camila got real about falling in love with Shawn. “Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person. I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person,” she said at the time. “You have so much more to say — I think that’s what makes me emotional.”
During the same interview, the brunette beauty explained why she stays so “tight-lipped” about her relationship, and said, “I want to protect it.”
“People can say whatever they want to say. They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching,” the songstress revealed. “That is how I want to live. I never want to open the door for people to feel like they are involved. Like I said, I want it to be mine and [his].”
Shawn, for his part, revealed how Camila supported him while he was working on his December 2020 album Wonder amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Camila was probably one of the first people to hear the album finished. She was with me while I recorded it,” the singer said during an interview on the Smallzy’s Surgery radio show in October 2020. He explained that he doesn’t like to be with her while she listens, “She’s been a huge cheerleader from the beginning, just pushing me to stay on track with the vision that I have.”
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