Shawn Mendes is upset that Camila Cabello got custody of their dog

About two weeks ago we heard Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello split. The breakup wasn’t a surprise. Frankly, the fact that they’d stayed together as long as they had was. Except now we know why they lasted as long as they did – they stayed together for the dog. At least Shawn did. The couple adopted the beautiful baby above last year and named him Tarzan. Tarzan lived with them in their quarantined love nest up until Shawn ‘initiated the discussion’ to dump Camila and left. The problem is, Shawn didn’t think about custody of Tarzan. Now he’s free of Camila, but he can’t see his dog and it’s really upsetting him. So he’s looking for joint custody, and Camila’s not willing to initiate that discussion yet.

Shawn Mendes, 23, is heartbroken after splitting with his girlfriend of over two years, Camila Cabello, 24. HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned, however, that the “Stitches” singer isn’t in stitches about his fizzled out romance — but rather about the loss of his beloved dog Tarzan in the process! “Shawn is trying to move on with his life and he is getting ready to drop a single and go on tour,” a source close to Shawn said. “Although he is in a good place in his head over the breakup with Camila, there is one aspect of it that he is not okay with, which is being separated from his dog Tarzan!”

One year ago, on Nov. 3, 2020, Camila and Shawn announced on Instagram that they had added a new addition to their family — a beautiful male puppy who they named Tarzan. In a video posted by Shawn to Instagram at the time, his “Senorita” singer ex was seen cuddling their new bundle of joy and they both looked beyond happy at the time. According to the source, “Shawn and Camila got Tarzan together and Tarzan had become like a child to Shawn. Now that him and Camila are broken up, she has Tarzan and he is really upset over the separation from him. He really misses Tarzan greatly.”

[From HollywoodLife]

What’s making all this worse is Camila knows how much Shawn is pining for Tarzan and she’s making sure Tarzan’s on her social media. So the only way Shawn gets to see him is to stalk his ex’s page. Way to twist the knife, Camila. Losing a pet in any capacity is heartbreaking. If Shawn and Camila’s “love for one another as humans” isn’t as strong as they made it out to be, then this is exactly how she can stick it to him. And that’s sad, because Tarzan doesn’t understand why Shawn’s not there. Although, if Shawn has any hope of seeing his Good Boy every other weekend, he’d better stop leaking stories to the press that he’s only upset about his breakup because of the dog.

I hope Shawn and Camila work something out for both their sake and Tarzan’s. Working with the DoVE Project on dog adoptions, I’ve heard some really upsetting breakup stories involving the pets. Most of the time it’s and ex who moved away with the pet but one guy’s ex gave the dogs away before he got home! As of this moment, I am far more invested in Tarzan than I am in either Shawn or Camila.




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  1. Annaloo. says:

    Cabello strikes me as a typical manipulative, self centered, mean person on the deep inside

  2. AmelieOriginal says:

    Kids suffer in breakups and relationships but pets do too to an extent. I always hate hearing breakup stories involving custody dispute of pets. My sister lived in an apartment where she briefly had a female roommate sharing custody of a senior dog with her ex-boyfriend. They would switch every two weeks so that each had the dog for half the month. Technically no pets were allowed in the apartment but he was a small dachshund and not very obtrusive. I had never heard of such an arrangement but admired the way they “co-owned” the dog.

  3. Tiffany :) says:

    I love dogs so much. They’re the best. I’d be heartbroken if my dog was taken from me. I don’t know if this story is true, but they should absolutely work out a sharing agreement. The dog loves him too!

  4. girl_ninja says:

    Poor Tarzan. Shawn should never have gotten involved with Camillia, she is not a nice person. She’s given too much insight to her nastiness and not to mention her inability to make friends. I know folks are gonna talk about Shawn and his sexuality and this being a PR relationship, please remember that one can still be queer and have feelings for and attraction to the opposite sex.

  5. Emma says:

    It’s really mean to try to use a beloved pet to hurt someone. Ugh. Shades of my asshole abuser ex.

    • GoldenMom says:

      Here to FULLY agree….don’t use dogs as weapons. Validates the breakup. And showing Tarzan on SM, um, yes, She is the a**hole.

    • Concern Fae says:

      The problem is asshole abusers also use claiming access to a pet to keep control over a past partner as well. This works both ways. You are allowed to break up with someone and not have them in your life anymore. This dog is two years old. Does having adopted him while in a relationship mean Camilla has to share her life with Shawn for the next 14? I hope not.

      Yeah, you’re a better person if you work out a custody arrangement for pets from a relationship, but expecting it is wrong. Dude didn’t think about the dog when they broke up. Take the L.

  6. shadowbox says:

    did they just purchase him from a breeder? It’s so disappointing to see these big celebrities get pure bred dogs when there are so many languishing in shelters. Adopt don’t shop people!!!!

  7. Jessica says:

    Poor Tarzan, poor baby doesn’t understand. Pets know when someone is missing. I adopted a cat with my ex, the cat was always more “mine” than “ours” (he’s like my little familiar, he is always on me if he can be), but when my ex left, the cat definitely noticed and looked for him. He’d wander the apartment crying for my ex, looking in each room, it was really sad.

  8. SKF says:

    I don’t know if it is that contentious. She just promoted his latest song in her Stories.

  9. aggie says:

    Pet custody after breakups is a bitch. Sometimes because one person doesn’t have the housing or resources to assume their fair share. Let’s be clear though, these are wealthy people that can negotiate a custody schedule and share. Just do it already.

  10. olivia says:

    Rumor is he actually wrote a breakup song for the dog