It’s over! After more than two years together, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello announced their breakup 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 former couple shared in a joint social media statement. “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.”
The singers met while they were on tour with Austin Mahone in 2014, but it wasn’t until they released a song together — “I Know What You Did Last Summer” — in 2015 that romance rumors started swirling. During a scene in Shawn’s 2020 Netflix documentary In Wonder, both musicians recalled meeting each other for the first time. The songstress called her other half “super hyper-focused” at the time. “I never saw him that whole tour,” she remembered, adding that he was always “playing guitar” and “writing songs.”
When it comes to the romantic side of their relationship, fans have Taylor Swift to thank for getting them together.
“You know, I thought he was cute but I was like, ‘He’s doing other stuff, so whatever,'” Camila said. “And then, I guess it must have been about four or five years ago, we were backstage at this Taylor Swift show. I went to his dressing room to say hi. And we, like, started writing this song. Then after that, we like, spent a lot of time with each other because we had the song together and we did a whole Jingle Ball tour together. And that’s really when the f–king saga started. I really liked him. I guess he liked me, but I don’t really know. ”
Shawn, for his part, told documentary viewers that every song he’s ever written is about Camila.
“My song comes on the radio or something and I’m like, ‘Everything’s about you. They’re all, they have always been about you,’” the singer said. “She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ Like, ‘They’re all about you. Like every song I’ve ever wrote.’”
Shawn and Camila confirmed that they were dating in July 2019, after releasing their second collaboration, “Señorita.”
“During ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,’ I really bonded with him as more than a friend,” Camila recalled to Rolling Stone in November 2019. “I think he did, too, but we were both really young, and he was experiencing the pressures of his career.”
She continued: “I don’t think we knew what to do with those feelings. It was this awkward thing where we both liked each other, but we weren’t together. It was just weird. An energy was there from the beginning, but after that song, we didn’t spend as much time together. Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back.”
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