Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello are still good friends and they are comfortable with it.
Following their hit single, ‘Senorita’, Shawn and girlfriend Camila were followed by controversy from the beginning as some accused them of a ‘fake’ romance for publicity, but they continued to shut down the rumours and put on a united front.
Shawn shared: “[We’re] so friendly. I mean, I loved Camila first for so many years and that’s never gonna change.”
Shawn’s new track, ‘When You’re Gone’, touches on their high-profile split.
And the chart-topping star admits that writing the record was a healing experience for him.
He told ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’: “I think it’s really just the processing and the complexities of that, the complexities of knowing something is better and still wanting to hold on and all the reasons why.
“I’m really glad to be able to just be real and authentic with my music because it’s cathartic for me too, to be able to write about these things.”
Shawn recently revealed Camila actually heard the song months before it was released.
He explained: “Camila heard this song months ago, so we have a really honest relationship. I would never really put a song out about her before she would hear it.”
Shawn and Camila both accept that heartbreak is a big inspiration for musicians.
Shawn has also been forced to learn “how to cope” without the brunette beauty by his side.
He shared: “You’ve got to give yourself a lot of grace to kind of be a little bit of a mess, and that’s okay. And then, you have to look around at the people who are there and not the people who aren’t.”