After more than two years of dating, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announced on Wednesday (November 17) that they have split up, but that they will “continue to be best friends.”
The couple shared a matching statement, signed “Camila and Shawn,” on their respective Instagram stories.
“Hello guys, we have decided to end our romantic relationship, but our love for each other as human beings is stronger than ever,” the statement reads. “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We greatly appreciate your support from the beginning onwards.”
Although they did not start dating until July 2019, the couple met in 2014 when Mendes and Cabello’s then group Fifth Harmony both opened for Austin Mahone on tour. 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. It won an American Music Award for collaboration of the year and received a Grammy nomination for best pop duo / group performance. The first public confirmation of their romantic relationship came after the song’s release in July 2019, when they were seen walking and holding hands in West Hollywood.
They confirmed they were a couple in September of that year when they shared a deliberately awkward kiss on social media.
Cabello is currently finishing his third studio album, Family, which includes the main single “Don’t Go Yet.” Mendes starts his Wonder: The World Tour in March and most recently released “Summer of Love” with Puerto Rican producer Tainy in August.
See Cabello and Mendes’ joint statement below:
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have just announced their breakup in statements. 💔 pic.twitter.com/gRyARUOFmv
– Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 18, 2021