Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes dated for five months, and reconciled their relationship about four months after calling it quits.
According to Motto magazine, Cabello and Mendes met in January 2018, when Cabello was still in a relationship with musician Mendes’s best friend, the American rapper Quavo, but that romance ended in April. After Cabello’s romance ended, Mendes contacted Cabello via Instagram and both she and her ex Quavo subsequently unfollowed him on social media. A few weeks later, Cabello and Mendes began following each other on Instagram, and they were romantically linked in August 2018.
The pair went public with their romance in October when they partied together at a concert in London and Cabello confirmed to The Sun that she had moved in with Mendes.
“It feels great to be moving in together, it just feels so right,” Cabello said. “We’ve only been together for eight months, so it’s not quite that serious yet. I’ve been going through stuff, but we’re working on things so we have that together. It’s really special.”
According to Motto, Cabello told her friends that Mendes invited her on a “Reed Life Safari,” while she invited Mendes to watch her husband in the crowd, in October.
“They broke up this past weekend, weeks after she announced her move in with him,” Motto says Cabello confided to them. “It was completely lukewarm between them, at least when they were still together and she was still in a relationship. Shawn went to all the shows he couldn’t go to when they were dating, and he basically acted like an older brother to her – especially around her husband. They were together for five months, and it all became stale really fast, so it was like a breakup that was so long coming, they just had to make it official.”
Cabello and Mendes returned to Instagram on Saturday to confirm their split, with Cabello writing, “Hey I’m sad to say, I’m no longer dating Shawn. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly or soon, I had to figure out what’s best for me. I want to thank Shawn for giving me the best 5 months of my life, for making me feel so loved and cared for.”
Mendes also posted the same message on Instagram, and added, “The things that I shared with Camila, I shared with all of you. I believe we have to put our hearts on the table and at some point, maybe you have to see what’s in front of you.”
Mendes and Cabello shared a photo of Cabello and Mendes together on their Instagram Stories, calling Cabello the “glowing neon, grammy-winning glow in the dark unicorn.”
The pair reconciled briefly in October, after Mendes and Cabello went their separate ways, with Cabello telling fans on her Instagram Story, “When you know, you know, when you know.” Mendes commented, “Shut the f*** up. We just got back together cuz it was just too much love to ignore.” Mendes added, “We may not be together, but we are absolutely committed to supporting each other in everything.”
Cabello responded to Mendes on Instagram, writing, “When you follow someone and spend the entire day with them. The only time I’m really satisfied is when I hear that, especially when you made that choice out of fear. You broke my heart when you broke me for like three months. You made it really hurt. And now we’re back together at least for tonight, if not for the rest of the year. I can’t wait to see what the next year holds. I’m trying to heal as much as I can.”