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Why Did Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Break Up?

Titi Dokubo
May 30, 2022
09:00 P.M.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes decided to end their relationship in November 2021 because it was getting stale and complacent. However, the couple who started as friends will remain friends.


On May 28, 2022, Camila Cabello performed at the UEFA Champions League Final, which took place at the Stade de France in Paris. She was the warm-up act for the event and was not pleased with the behavior of the fans.

The performer called out fans' "rude" behavior in a now-deleted tweet. She tweeted that while playing back her performance, she realized that the football fans were singing their teams' anthems so loud.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

The songstress expressed her frustration because she worked hard with her team to "give a good show." The delays agitated the fans as they wanted the highly-anticipated match to start.

The Real Madrid and Liverpool game was delayed by more than 30 minutes due to a rowdy tear gas incident outside the venue and ticketing complications, with fans venting their rage on Cabello.

Camila Cabello performs at the UEFA Champions League final match on May 28, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Camila Cabello performs at the UEFA Champions League final match on May 28, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


Mendes and Cabello met in 2014 when they both opened for Austin Mahone's Live On Tour. The following year, they sparked dating rumors, which worsened when they released their first song together.

However, the couple, who became great friends, did not start dating until July 4, 2019. Even though they liked each other more than friends in 2015, neither was ready to admit it.


Cabello and Mendes announced to their fans on November 17, 2022, that they had decided to end their romantic relationship, but their love remains stronger than ever, and they will remain best friends.

An insider revealed that they had a passionate relationship during the lockdown and were happy to enjoy their time off from work. However, as normalcy returned, their careers took them in different directions.


The couple who spent every day together no longer did that. A source close to the couple stated:

"The relationship was getting stale and complacent, and they decided they are better off being friends."

Though the source revealed that although it was hard for Cabello for a few days, she later felt renewed as she kept busy and had a vast support system. She and Mendes still communicated, and they did not consider it a bad breakup.



Ever since her breakup from Mendes, Cabello's fans have been itching to know who the "Bam Bam" singer is currently dating. Before she started dating Mendes, she had split from her one-year relationship with British life coach Matthew Hussey.

Before Hussey, while she was still part of the girl group Fifth Harmony, Cabello dated YouTube sensation Austin Mahone for almost a year, and she said she did not regret it because he was her first love and first kiss.


In April 2022, while sharing her skincare routine and beauty secrets with Vogue, Cabello revealed her relationship status. She said:

"Now that I'm single, I wear a lot more lipstick and red lips and brown lips. I don't like the feeling of kissing someone with gloss on. It's a lot. So now that I'm not kissing anybody, it's gloss time, baby!"

Months after their breakup, Cabello and Mendes use their music to tell their story. Mendes' single, "When You're Gone," and Cabello's "La Buena Vida" describes a similar story about the relationship's demise.

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