Shawn Mendes ‘initiated the conversation’ about breaking up with Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello tries to shake Shawn Mendes awake as couple step out for morning walk WITHOUT their coffee!

Last week, we learned that Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello broke up. They lasted longer than I thought they would, and they arguably helped each other’s images, so let’s just call this a successful venture and move on, right? Wrong. Apparently, they’re not getting the kind of press they want from the breakup, so someone (her publicist?) is trying to make it sound like there was some drama happening in the lead up to the split. E! News reported days ago that Shawn was the one who did the dumping:

Camila Cabello might not be Shawn Mendes’ “Señorita” anymore, but she’s still his friend. A source close to the former Fifth Harmony performer exclusively tells E! News that Shawn “initiated the conversation” with Camila about breaking up last week. And while the source describes the Cinderella star as being “very upset over the split,” they note that she “agreed” it was for the best.

“It was really hard for a few days but she has been spending a lot of time with friends and keeping busy,” the insider says. “She has a huge support system and is feeling renewed now.”

As difficult as it may have been, the source shares that Camila and Shawn are “still in communication and want to be friends,” adding that it “was not a bad breakup at all.” According to the insider, their romance merely fizzled out: “The relationship was getting stale and complacent and they decided they are better off being friends.”

[From E! News]

I kind of believe this? I think Camila was ready to ride this relationship forever and Shawn was like “time to move on.” He probably was the one who dumped her. Meanwhile, People Magazine also had a story about what was happening:

Life after lockdown just wasn’t the same for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. The pop stars’ relationship flourished amid a break in scheduling, but when things picked up once more, romance between the two fizzled, a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

“They had this intense relationship last year and spent months together during the lockdown in Miami. They both seemed very happy and looked like they enjoyed having a break from working,” the source says.

Though Mendes, 23, and Cabello, 24, did enjoy several outings as a couple in recent weeks —including a PDA-filled trip to Miami Beach on Nov. 3 — they announced their split after two years together in a joint Instagram statement on Nov. 17.

“Things are different now, though,” the insider says. “It’s more back to normal life. They have careers that are taking them in different directions. They went from spending every day together to now not really spending any time together.”

[From People]

Honestly, part of my surprise that they made it work for as long as they did was because I thought they would get tired of each other while they were in lockdown together. They stayed in LA together, at the same house, for more than a year. She would drive me up the wall, but he was fine with her. And now that restrictions are being eased and things are getting back to normal, that’s when their relationship fizzled? Okay. I guess.

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14 Responses to “Shawn Mendes ‘initiated the conversation’ about breaking up with Camila Cabello”

  1. Ameerah says:

    Restrictions are easing and now he wanted to be free of her. Makes perfect sense to me. Good for him.

  2. Jen says:

    Everything about the two of them just squicks me out.

    • DuchessL says:

      I feel nothing for these 2 together. They’re stirring up nothing. Does anybody care wether they’re together or not? I dont think so…

  3. AMJ says:

    These euphemisms. “Initiated the conversation” (as in – dumped her), “want to be best friends” (like this ever works out in a healthy way), at least they spared everyone from telling how they actually totally love each other and always will, like many celebs like to say during break up.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ AMJ, how odd that he wants the world to know he dumped her, not the other way around? Is he trying to make it clear for his ego by making that very public statement? It screams, “I dumped you, YOU didn’t dump me” and let’s make that clear. I don’t care about either one of them, but FFS just say we have decided to part but respect each other and part as friends.

      As for being a friend with an ex, my daughter has done it brilliantly her entire life except for her first boyfriend, but only bcz he’s not allowed to be friends with her.

  4. Lala11_7 says:

    Hope the convo went like this….

    “I am DISGUSTED with myself for being with an unapologetic vile racist and I can no longer align myself with that…”

    Seriously…the stuff she had on her social media STILL HAUNTS me….and I’m NO wilting flower when it comes to that…

    The fact that she was able to skate by with NO accountability and to STILL be protected…go on Twitter & call her the racist that she is and you will get a warning or Twitter jail with a QUICKNESS…is…deplorable 🤬

    • ME says:

      Ummm Shawn also used the “n” word on social media years ago. He apologized and it didn’t hurt his career at all.

      • Lala11_7 says:

        He DID apologize. ..and since there are LEVELS to everything….what he said is elementary level…what SHE consistently posted and co-signed on for YEARS…is doctorate level inhumanity

      • ME says:

        I heard she called Normani the “n” word? I didn’t hear about anything else (though saying it even once is bad enough). I don’t participate in twitter/instagram so I had no idea she had a full history of this sh*t. How did it not affect her career at all ???

    • cassandra says:

      I just looked up the tumblr posts and…..Oh my god. There are so many posts. Ugh.

  5. Dee says:

    It would be amusing if just once one of these publicist break up statements said, ” We are breaking up because we literally can’t stand the sight of each other right now. We’ll occasionally snipe at each other through others in the press, and subtweet each other, and then next year we’ll be over it.” I know of course that it will never happen if they have even semi-competent PR, but it would be honest.

  6. ME says:

    I’m surprised by this. He’s been wanting to date her for years and years. He was heartbroken when she met a guy and started dating him. He wrote so many songs about her and how he would be a better guy for her. I guess he realized fantasy is better than reality.

  7. DaphneOG says:

    They had loved up photos on the beach a few weeks ago and seemed to have natural PDA in those. I’m side-eying the timing of this breakup. Something else happened

    • ME says:

      Something happened. Either Shawn met someone else, or he’s been wanting to end the relationship for a while and finally got the guts to do it ? Maybe she wants marriage and he doesn’t (or vice versa)? Who knows, but I am sure the publicists will slowly start leaking stories.

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