Camila Cabello broke up with her boyfriend, was it because of Shawn Mendes??

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Last Friday, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ music video for “Senorita” dropped. It was described as “steamy” and “hot” and you know what? It was. I mean, you know I like Shawn Mendes. He looks like a male model and he has the voice of an angel. But it’s clear that Mendes and his team think that have a problem: he’s TOO clean-cut, too Canadian, too “nice.” So they’re trying to make him, like, the Canadian James Dean, in leather jackets and tight white shirts and makeouts with Camila Cabello. Is it working? Well, sort of. But you know what would help? If Shawn Mendes looked like the kind of guy with the raw sexual magnetism is takes to break up a girl’s relationship. Behold:

Camila Cabello might have a new No1 by the end of the week — and I don’t just mean in the charts. I can reveal the Havana singer has split from her love guru boyfriend Matthew Hussey after more than 18 months as a couple. And the timing of the break-up is likely to raise eyebrows, as she has just released a steamy video for new single Senorita in which she writhes around shirtless with Shawn Mendes.

She has long been close with the Canadian hunk and their friendship has been plagued by whispers that they are more than just friends. A source close to the singer said: “Camila’s relationship with Matthew had run its course and they decided to break up about a fortnight ago. It was a mutual decision to end things. But they have spent a lot of time together over the last year and a half and want to stay friends despite going their own way. This is of course going to fuel rumours that she and Shawn have become more than just pals though.”

[From The Sun]

If this move is purely about romance, I don’t hate it, and if this move is about PR shenanigans and rebranding Shawn Mendes into A Dude Who F–ks, I also don’t hate it. It’s a total win-win. Of course it’s possible that Camila’s relationship fell apart on its own, without any help from Mendes, just as it’s possible that Camila won’t start up with Shawn now that she’s available. But their respective publicists must be salivating at the possibility, right?

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  1. Brunswickstoval says:

    He looks about 14 years old which is a hard sell. Even my teenage girls think he looks too young to be appealing “that way”

    • Kebbie says:

      He’s got a young face, but the body of a man. I was surprised to see he’s only 20. Most 20 year old guys are still pretty scrawny. He seems older to me than someone like Justin Bieber. Maybe it’s his height.

      • Yup, Me says:

        I think his height and also the fact that he’s not out acting like a jackass.

        He does seem like a combination of both very young and very mature, though. Like a high school class president. Also like he hasn’t rebelled or experienced that good good yet.

      • perplexed says:

        He does seem like a high school class president! That’s a good description! Back in the 80s, I think he’d have been considered a hunk. Didn’t the guys sort of look like that back then?

      • otaku fairy... says:

        Agreed. He looks at least his age to me, maybe a little older. It’s always kind of funny how a lot of people can look at the same person and have different answers about how old the person looks.

    • geekychick says:

      He just doesn’t have that vibe to me. Like, I know he’s handsome, I see that he has all the right shapes and everything, but he just doesn’t stirr anything. Most of the people I know think the same. IDK why, though. I can’t pinpoint anything.

  2. Arizona says:

    this whole thing reeks of a PR and contractual relationship for both of them. sort of like him and Haley Beiber before she got married.

  3. Mousy says:

    Her relationship with Matthew Hussey was always so random to me – hes a “relationship expert” in his mid 30s who sell $700 seminars on how to ~find love.

    • Anna says:

      LOL, I remember seeing some of his videos on Yt and they’re not that bad in my opinion

  4. Tater tot says:

    She’s so plain to me. The next Taylor Swift- minimal talent, pushed by media to be more than they are, surrounded by mutually beneficial romance. I will say that she probably has the worst voice in music right now.

    • holly hobby says:

      Her voice sounds electronic meaning they autotuned her to death. I also hate her songs (wtf is with the stupid baby like panting in that song on the radio?). The real test is singing live. I bet she can’t do it.

      Such a shame the industry is filled with autotune fakes. No one can sing live like the singers in the 70s and 80s (Eagles, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt etc).

  5. Um says:

    Haven’t seen the video but they have zero chemistry in the posted pictures so I doubt this. His is super cute though. I’d rather see him with a non celeb.

  6. line says:

    Why this constant need to be perceived as a bad boy, there is nothing wrong with being perceived as a kind man is respectful towards women and all other human beings (see Keanu Reeves, Joshua Jackson). It’s was this stereotype, that many of girls or womans prefer like to like bad boys, because the society told they have to a sacrifice their lives to save their bad boys.

    • Polly says:


    • perplexed says:

      I don’t think being a bad boy is what people are aiming for nowadays — I think it’s that hipsterish look that people seem to covet. He’s like the opposite of hipster (scruffy beard, sort of disheveled, etc.) He does kind of seem like he’s from another time, like he should be wearing a varsity jacket at all times. I feel he would have fit in well on a Saved by the Bell episode.

  7. elimaeby says:

    He is so adorable. If I were his age, I’d dump my boyfriend for him in a second. But, yeah, this seems like some PR to rough up his boy-next-door image.

  8. Nibbi says:

    i actually kinda love matthew hussey at this point, i’ve watched quite a few of his clips on Youtube, and the more general-life-confidence type ones especially are really good sometimes. he’s adorable and frankly perhaps she’s nuts not to leap at the chance to be w a dude who actually isn’t a total dolt about romance and respecting ppl in relationships.
    … not gonna lie, i m apparently from the other side of things- had never actually heard of HER before they hooked up! (not based in the US)

    • Starkiller says:

      I’m based in the US and I’ve never heard of either of them other than on this site. I’ve never heard a song by either of them.

  9. Kristen says:

    I’m 33 and just don’t see him as sexy. I think he’s cute, but he comes across as so young. I’d total ship him for my teen daughter, if I had a teen daughter.

  10. perplexed says:

    He makes even tattoos look safe.

    I have nothing against him.

  11. ME says:

    Shawn Mendes is doing just fine. He doesn’t need to do pr stunts. He’s talented and has a reputation for being an absolute sweetheart. Some people can actually have a career based off just their talent you know? I don’t think these two are dating…they’ve been friends for years and that’s probably all it is.

  12. Lizzie says:

    she’s beautiful and he’s a doll. i like the song. i’m a fan of both. i’d guess her breakup happened organically and it was also convenient for PR to sell their single. i think they are genuinely friends and she probably ran to him post-breakup even if it wasn’t romantic. i think we all had that adorable guy who we kept in the friendzone in favor of douche bags who hurt us that looking back – we probably should have locked down.

  13. Daisy says:

    Two singers’ PR teams using romance rumours to promote a song? Groundbreaking.
    Also as a latina I will never not be annoyed at everyone (mainly the media) making Camila to be this latin phenomenon because of a single song when there are so many more talented and not racist latinas out there. Natti Natasha and Karol G are some examples.
    And Shawn is cute and seems a nice boy but I feel nothing when I look at him or listen to his songs. Maybe it’s because I’m gay but alas…

    • Dhavynia says:

      You’re not alone, I’m Latina and she’s not all that. I don’t want to make a thing out of it but here in Miami, she looks like every girl her age

  14. Dani says:

    He hasn’t come out but 99% of his fans think he’s gay. I don’t care either way but if he is, I’m sure they are probably just best friends and people are trying to make something out of nothing,

  15. Mrs. Peel says:

    I honestly think he’s gay. If true, he would be an incredible role model.

  16. Meeee says:

    but…but…she left Fifth Harmony because they were trying to make her too sexy? Okaaaaay.

    • Vanessa says:

      That was a another bold faced lie she told about the group to justified her leaving those girls in the way she did . Camilla was the one member who would do the most in every performance she also being extra to get as much attention as possible.

  17. perplexed says:

    I watched their video. It was underwhelming.

  18. Jb says:

    Hate this girls voice!! When she sings in baby’s breath I want to throw the radio out of my car!!! Shawn has the voice of an angel and can deliver some good tunes so I feel like he’s picking low hanging fruit if he’s messing around with her. You deserve better Shawn and she deserves to sing back up with some local band.

  19. Vanessa says:

    I don’t believe their together I think their fans And their managers are pushing this as a angle to sell more records. I don’t like Camilla I think she is mediocre she can’t sing she can’t dance yet the media is falling over themselves to promote her as that best singer out there . Her only hits are with other artist like this song and Havana her other solo songs don’t charted don’t get played . The other girls in fifth harmony are way more talented vocalist and better dancers than Camilla . It’s ridiculous that normani who has a stage presence is such a great performance doesn’t get any media coverage at all even though she has a two number hits herself with Sam smith and Khalid.

  20. Case says:

    I’m 26 and think he looks like a baby. He looks 15. He reads too young to be sexually attractive to me, and I found he basically had anti-chemistry with Camila in their new music video. I have a strong suspicion he’s gay. If not, he’s just quite effeminate, which is fine — I never go for super manly men, but again he’s just not sexy to me whatsoever.

  21. Grey says:

    Just came to say…. who uses the word “fortnight” in a gossipy press release? Haha!

  22. liriel says:

    Honestly, I find him cute. Whatever the case they’re also playing this up to sell records, that’s for sure!

  23. jinvincible says:

    both are pretty people but they are very um……. bland. there’s no excitement whatsoever.

  24. Jess says:

    Yeah I don’t buy this at all. Sounds like a rumour started by publicists.

  25. Anne says:

    There are 2 kids in early 20s who have a summer hit, they may or may not be together and I honestly barely know who they are and I couldn’t care less, so it is official, I grew up. 🙂
    (At the age of 35 no less).

  26. Anne says:

    Also, I find it VERY difficult to take dating advice from an “expert” who is in his 30s and is dating a girl who would be a sophomore in college, if she chose to attend one.

  27. Annie says:

    Speaking as a Canadian girl, let me assure you ladies that there is *nothing* wrong with a nice Canadian boy. WTF do you think we do all winter when we’re not playing hockey?

  28. Latina B says:

    I love Celebitchy’s comment section lol

    YES to the latinas saying Camilla ain’t all that. Latina in my 20s here and IA. She’s really underwhelming and her team tries to sell her as some sort latin icon. Like… yeah. Sure.

    Also yes to those saying Shawn is gay. My gaydar never fails. If he isn’t gay then he’s bi. But either way, there was 0% chemistry between these two.

    btw, a relationship between a 30-something and his 22 yo gf didn’t work? GASP. I am so shocked.

    The whole mess is a PR stink.