On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello declared that they have broken up after being together for more than two years. Camila and Shawn wrote on their respective 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 our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends,” the statement continued. “We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”
The statement was a shock for fans of the “Señorita” singers, as Shawn and Camila seemed more in love than ever on Halloween. For the occasion, the couple dressed up in matching folklorico costumes in honor of the Day of the Dead.
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Since they began dating in July 2019, the singers have been nearly inseparable.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Shawn and Camila shifted to Miami to be with the Cabello family, which the Wonder performer depicted as a “really beautiful experience.”
“It was the first time I was quiet and I was able to be like, ‘What is happening in this world and how do I feel about it and what can I do and where does this go from here?'” Shawn said in a November 2020 conference with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “That was the best gift I think I’ve ever, ever been given in my whole life.”
Camila also discovered a lot about herself during this time with Shawn, as she uploaded 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 revealed. “It’s not as simple as it looks in pictures sometimes. sometimes, it’s messy and uncomfortable and ugly lol. But there’s nothing like the pull, the FORCE that is love.”
The couple even started pursuing counseling in an action to improve their connection with each other. In October, Camila said to Glamour that it’s because of therapy that they can “trust each other so much.”
“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 helps a lot.”
But it looks like that this Cinderella celebrity is moving on without her Prince Charming.