A Timeline of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Relationship

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello broke up, were spotted kissing at Coachella, and broke up again—and now the time has come to dive into their verrry long relationship timeline. Which, by the way, is in reverse chronological order, so the newest updates are at the top!

May 6, 2024

Flash-forward almost a year later, and Camila opens up about her and Shawn’s Coachella hookup during Call Her Daddy.

“I’m kind of impulsive in that way, I would say,” she explains, per People. “If I feel it, I say it and I’m not really good at not doing that. Because the worst place for it to live is my mind, and then I’m like Ryan Gosling in The Notebook building a house for this person. I would rather say it and see what happens, and then wake up the next day and find out that it’s been heavily documented.”

“I opted for that route,” she adds. “It is what it is. It was a great route, it was a fun time. It was a fun moment.”

As for why they broke up again post-Coachella, Camila explains “You’re just kind of like, it’s not a fit, it doesn’t feel right. And I think, luckily, I was in a place in my life where it took me less time to realize that. It took us both less time to be like, ‘This doesn’t feel right and we don’t need to try so hard to make it work. It’s all good.’ I will always care about him and love him. He’s such a good person and I’m lucky because some people have exes that are awful, and he is not. He’s a really kind, good person.”

Jun 18, 2023

In case you needed One. More. Source. saying Shawn and Camila are over, an insider chatted to Entertainment Tonight and said, “Shawn and Camila broke up and are no longer seeing each other. They gave things a try, but ultimately the timing isn’t right for either of them. They’re both staying busy and doing their own things.”

June 14, 2023

A source tells People that “Shawn is still growing and discovering himself. He needs time to himself to do what makes him happy. He has a lot more living and learning in his future. The timing was wrong for Shawn and Camila.”

Okay!

June 13, 2023

Shawn chats about his song to Zane Lowe and says some things that could be about his latest split with Camila:

“I think I am approaching 25 still feeling quite confused about a lot of things in my life. And I think that was expressing that feeling of frustration about what is happening, this feeling of swinging the pendulum back and forth. I think I still am in a very confused place, but I know that there are some people in my life who I deeply love and I know that music is something I deeply love and I know that this planet is something I deeply love. And all of those three things are something worth fighting for and worth dying for. And I think that was where that energy was coming from.”

Hmm.

June 9, 2023

Shawn drops a new song apparently about the wildfires in Canada, but everyone thinks it’s actually about Camila:

June 7, 2023

Kinda unexpectedly, The Sun reveals that it spoke to a source who claims Shawn and Camila have once again broken up. Take it with a grain of salt because no one else has confirmed the news, buuut:

“Shawn and Camila have a lot of history and they tested the waters again after coming back into each other’s lives. But it was just a fling and they’ve put an end to it now. They realized it was probably a mistake to give things another shot. Things ended between them the first time for a reason, after all.”

May 26, 2023

Shawn and Camila continued to do nothing to quell rumors that they’re back together when fans spotted them together in the VIP section at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour show in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Friday night.

April 26, 2023

An insider tells Entertainment Tonight that Shawn and Camila are officially giving things a shot again…although they aren’t fully back together.

“Shawn and Camila aren’t officially back together, but they are enjoying each other’s company and seeing where things go,” the source says. “When they met up and kissed at Coachella, they were having fun and being in the moment together. They are both attracted to each other and care about one another a lot. They are having fun.”

April 19, 2023

Camila drops a snippet of her new song “June Gloom,” which appears to be about hooking up with Shawn at Coachella:

The lyrics? Ahem:

“How come you’re just so much better / Is this going to end ever? / I guess I’ll fuck around and find out / Are you coming to Coachella? / If you don’t, it’s whatever / If you do, honey, it’ll be all I think about.”

April 17, 2023

After being hounded about their relationship status by fans at Coachella, a source tells Page Six that Shawn and Camila are *not* back together. “Shawn and Camila remain friends with a lot of love and history between them, but they aren’t dating again,” the insider says. “They’ve stayed in touch since their breakup and decided to meet up at Coachella since they were both going.” Apparently, “one thing led to another as the night progressed” and their kiss was “a one-off.”

Oookay!

April 15, 2023

Almost a year and a half after their breakup, Shawn and Camila reconnect at Coachella, where they’re filmed hanging out and talking over drinks. Aaand according to TMZ, the pair are also spotted kissing at the music festival.

November 17, 2021

Sad news: Shawn and Camila announce their breakup on Instagram Stories with a matching statement.

“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever.” They add, “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”

October 31, 2021

The couple dresses together in a couples’ costume on Halloween, as you do!

September 13, 2021

Shawn and Camila make their 2021 Met Gala debut and look amazing. Camila wears a purple glitter gown with a cropped top by Michael Kors, while Shawn goes shirtless. I mean, yes, he’s wearing a jacket, but it’s basically an accessory.

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September 1, 2021

Shawn supports Camila at the premiere of her new movie, Cinderella!

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“Congratulations my love, I’m so proud of you,” Shawn writes on Instagram afterward. “I’ve never seen anybody work as hard as you did to show up every day and be truly professional, kind, and authentic. I admire you so much. Such a beautiful movie with a beautiful message.”

August 26, 2021

Camila and Shawn find themselves the subject of engagement speculation thanks to Camila posting a TikTok with a ring on that finger:

Jimmy Fallon ends up asking Camila if Shawn proposed, and she shoots down the rumors by saying, “He has not. And I am not engaged.”

June 29, 2021

Shawn opens up about getting into an argument with Camila, saying he’s afraid of being the bad guy. “I raised my voice at her and she was like, ‘I don’t like it when you raise your voice. Why did you raise your voice?’ And I got so defensive,” he tells the Man Enough podcast. “I was like, ‘I wasn’t raising my voice at you!’ And I did raise my voice at her. And I felt her shrink and I felt me grow and I was like, ‘Oh god, this is the worst.’ I’m so terrified of being evil. I’m so scared to be bad. I don’t want to be bad.”

June 20, 2021

We are blessed with whatever this is:

May 29, 2021

Camila posts a shirtless pic of Shawn cuddling a dog and calls him “home.” I cry.

March 21, 2021

Shawn and Camila are out here fully making out in the middle of a street in Los Angeles…while walking their dog Tarzan. Tarzan, I am sorry your parents are like this!

March 1, 2021

For Camila’s birthday, Shawn writes the sweetest message to her on Instagram, saying, “Happy birthday to the kindest, bravest, and most beautiful person I’ve ever known. I love you more every day mi vida ❤️.” Awwwww.

December 8, 2020

Shawn admits he and Camila have “definitely” talked about getting engaged!!!

“Yeah, absolutely, I think for me it’s always been if I’m not willing to talk about that stuff, then I kind of check out a little bit, and I don’t know, I really think when you know, you know,” he tells Entertainment Tonight. “She’s been one of my best friends since I was, like, 15 years old. I don’t know, at the same time, I know we are really young so I don’t want to jump, like, insanely fast, but I think when you find your person, you feel and you know that you have found your person.”

December 4, 2020

Shawn’s new album Wonder is officially out and he spends a lot of it singing about Camila! 😍

In his song “24 Hours,” Shawn sings, “All it’d take is 24 hours / Sign the check and the place is ours,” referring to the couple getting a house together. He continues, “It’s a little soon / But I wanna come to you.”

Another highlight? This line: “Let’s throw away our backup plans / And people might not understand / Who cares about what they approve? / I’d face them all to be with you.”

November 29, 2020

Camila tells fans how much she’s learned from dating Shawn in a mushy Instagram post

November 23, 2020

Shawn’s new Netflix special is officially out! And predictably, he spends part of it talking about Camila.

“For the past, like, four years, just being friends and not being able to see each other very often to finally being able to be together, she was always there to look out for me as a human being,” Shawn says. “She’s got my back, and I think that’s what your partner is for.”

November 19, 2020

Shawn gives yet another interview about Camila while promoting his album Wonder and Netflix documentary In Wonder, this time on the cover of VMAN mag.

In an interview with Elton John (casual), he goes on about his girlfriend and it’s all very cute.

“You know what it was more than anything? I don’t know if it was something that was a ‘me thing’ or a ‘men thing,’ but I think for seven years, I was on such a speedy path down one way with blinders on, and I wasn’t keeping in touch with my family and friends…but when I landed with Camila, immediately she had her family around more. [She’s] all about the family and friends, and it really made me like, ‘Oh, I should call my mom.’ I started reaching back out to my family and friends and all of these connections I felt were further away.…I felt a little bit alone out there and she changed that for me.”

November 18, 2020

Shawn’s out here gushing about Camila again. “A lot happens when you fall in love for the first time, because you really feel this support, this grounded, ‘Hey, if everything goes away, I’m going to be okay,’” he tells Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “It’s perspective, and it’s beautiful. And it really allows you to be like, ‘Okay, well, if I’m going to do this [make music, etc.], I might as well be doing it for the right reasons and really, really, really enjoying it.’ Otherwise, I’d just rather watch movies with you all day.”

October 27, 2020

Shawn posts a picture of him and Camila embracing, and Camila’s in one of his tees. The caption? “Reina,” which is Spanish for “queen.”

October 21, 2020

Shawn goes on the record and says that all of his music is about Camila.

“My song comes on the radio or something and I’m like, ‘Everything’s about you. They’re all, they have always been about you.’ She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ Like, ‘They’re all about you. Like every song I’ve ever wrote.’”

October 5, 2020

As public as Shawn and Camila tend to be with their relationship, Shawn says he actually once had issues being vulnerable with Camila because he wanted to appear tough in the relationship.

In an interview with radio.com, he says, “I thought that I was a pretty open, emotional guy until I started being in a relationship with someone that I really, truly love and realizing that, ‘Oh, no, I really have this big ego, and I don’t want to show her that I’m hurting and I don’t want to show her that that offended me, and, like, I want to be the man, and I want to be strong in this relationship’…it actually was hurting our relationship.”

October 2, 2020

Shawn speaks about his and Camila’s viral slow walking while speaking on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up:

“There’s this one video of Camila and I, and we’re, like, walking down the street really slow. We almost look like zombies from The Walking Dead. And we’re like, really—and everyone’s like, ‘What the heck is going on with them? Are they on drugs?’ And I was like, it’s funny ’cause in that moment, we were just pretty overwhelmed by the world. And we were like, ‘Oh, man. This is a really hard time. This is scary for everyone.’ And you know, we were just like, ‘Let’s just walk slow and kind of just meditate and be chill.’”

October 1, 2020

After many months without Shamila updates, people start to wonder: Did they break up, or??? Camila isn’t here for the speculation, though, because she shares an IG post of her calling Shawn “my love” while promoting his brand-new single “Wonder.” She says:

“The world could use some magic, beauty, and Wonder always, but especially right now. @ShawnMendes what a gorgeous gift to the world. He’s crafted this album with every last bit of his soul, his spirit, and his essence with the purest of intentions. My love, I’m so proud of the person you are and I’m so excited for people to see and hear your heart.”

April 18, 2020

The couple hop into the One World: Together at Home broadcast in support of COVID-19 relief to perform “What a Wonderful World.”

November 24, 2019

Shawn and Camila heat up the AMAs stage with a performance of “Señorita” while also taking home an award.

Also, THIS IS SO CUTE:

And their friend Taylor Swift’s reaction really says it all, doesn’t it?

November 21, 2019

Camila fully goes on the record to say that her relationship with Shawn was hella awkward at first. No, she isn’t talking about when she first started dating him this year, she’s talking about when they first collaborated together back in 2015 on “I Know What You Did Last Summer” when they were still teenagers.

In a Rolling Stone interview, Camila says:

“During ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,’ I really bonded with him as more than a friend. I think he did, too, but we were both really young and he was experiencing the pressures of his career. I don’t think we knew what to do with those feelings. It was this awkward thing where we both liked each other, but we weren’t together. It was just weird. An energy was there from the beginning, but after that song, we didn’t spend as much time together. Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back.”

November 12, 2019

Shamila reunites!! Shawn and Camila make out courtside at a Clippers game right next to some cameras and two perplexed blonde women.

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October 30, 2019

Shawn lets it slip that he and Camila have officially been dating for four months—and they got together on July 4th!

“We haven’t been dating for that long,” he says to his fans at a concert. “We have been dating since July 4th officially.”

September 28, 2019

A fan goes ahead and asks Shawn if he has ever loved a person who didn’t love him back (heavy question!), and he responds by immediately bringing up Camila. Lucky for us, it’s on video!

“If I told you the whole story of Camila, it would take a long time,” he says, despite the fact that the fan totally didn’t ask about her. “I would say that you have to fight for someone you really love. And if you really, truly love them, then you’ll get them. It just takes time. But make sure you really love him or her, you know? You’ve just got to make sure.”

October 3, 2019

Camila basically admits she’s super in love with Shawn, saying “We’re pretty happy,” and “I really, really love him a lot.”

September 19, 2019

Shawn and Camila spend the day in West Hollywood together…in Halloween masks because September is basically October, which is basically HALLOWEEN, right? Shawn wears a creepy baby/alien one and Camila picks a unicorn.MEANWHILE, that same day, Shawn is spotted (solo) at an airport in Los Angeles, where he gets grilled about his relationship in a Backgrid video you can see here.

September 12, 2019

Shawn and Camila decided to laugh in the face of their kissing criticizers by showing the entire world video proof of exactly how they kiss each other.

September 5, 2019

Camila is appropriately on the cover of Elle’s Women in Music issue, and she dives deeper into her relationship with Shawn, saying some pretty mushy stuff:

“Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person. I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person. You have so much more to say—I think that’s what makes me emotional.”

Still, she doesn’t get too detailed, and that is on purpose.

“Love is the most sacred, precious thing to me. I want to always feel like my love is between me and that person and never belonging to anyone else. As much as I love my fans and as much as I love people, I like to live my life as normally as possible. In a relationship, it makes me feel uncomfortable to invite everyone in on that.

“People can say whatever they want to say. They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching. I never want to open the door for people to feel like they are involved. I want it to be mine and [his]. That’s why I’m so tight-lipped about it: because I want to protect it.”

September 4, 2019

Shawn and Camila are back to doing what they do best: making out in public places within view of paparazzi photographers. A blessed update for us all.

August 29, 2019

Before Shawn and Camila walked the VMAs red carpet (separately, sigh), Vogue follows Camila as she picks out her dress and gets ready. In the Vogue vid, Shawn pops by to say hi to Camila before their steamy duet (around the 9:00 minute mark), and Camila talks about how “Señorita” came to be in the first place (around 7:10).

“It must have been last summer when he sent me the idea for the song, and he was like, ‘Oh my gosh, do you want to do this with me?’ And I thought it was super cool,” Camila says. “It was literally, like, a few months of back and forth, but I couldn’t—I literally lost sleep over it, because I was like, ‘My god. I think I do want to do it, or maybe I don’t, whatever.’ So there just came a point where we were like, let’s just go in the studio. Let’s just sing it and see how we feel, and if it feels right, we do it, and we don’t, no pressure, it’s all good. Yeah, we went in the studio and figured it out and then filmed the video a week and a half after.”

August 26, 2019

Shawn and Camila perform in a highly anticipated VMAs situation that is SO steamy, it probably fogged up your screen.

August 9, 2019

Camila drops the L-word in a birthday Instagram to Shawn:

Meanwhile, E! reports that the two spent Shawn’s birthday celebration the evening before at a party together, where they were filmed kissing and dancing and having the time of their lives.

August 8, 2019

Camila and Shawn hang out for his 21st birthday in New York City, which involves lots of hand-holding, shopping, PDA, and sneaky fan videos of the two of them.

August 6, 2019

In a new interview with Variety, Camila talks about what falling in love feels like. “Falling in love is like an infinite amount of levels and layers and angles. I fell in love and just opened up. Everything was written in present moment,” she says, not naming names. If we could guess, it would be Shawn she’s talking about (duh), but of course, they’ve yet to outright confirm the dating rumors.

Camila also talks about what it was like to pair up with Shawn for that wild “Señorita” duet. “I’ve known Shawn for such a long time, and it’s so much fun getting to work and do things with somebody who means a lot to you,” she says. “Somebody who means a lot to you” as in a boyfriend??? We see you, Camila.

July 31, 2019

Just after those steamy-AF beach make-out pics came out, an Entertainment Tonight source claims that Shawn and Camila’s summer fling appears to be blossoming into something more. Apparently, the two are now “committed to working on a relationship.”

“Shawn and Camila originally were just enjoying spending time together and having a summer fling,” the source says. “Shawn and Camila have really fallen for one another.” Ugh, be still my beating heart—it’s all too much to bear!

July 29, 2019

The fated day Shawn and Camila are photographed making out in every body of water Miami has to offer. More pics from that good time this way:

July 28, 2019

Shawn and Camila are captured on camera by a fan who saw them kissing in Tampa:

July 27, 2019

Fans get pissed when Shawn walks offstage after being asked what inspired him to write “Señorita.”

He apologizes in a since-deleted tweet, writing, “Hey! There was no bad intention here. If you were there, you would have known it was the last question & that’s why I decided to turn it into a lighthearted funny goodbye! Sorry if that upset anyone, I adore you guys! No need for any negativity ❤️ I love you guys!!!”

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July 13, 2019

A fan films Shawn and Camila kissing (!!) in Oakland.

Honestly, every other romance can step to the side because, in the immortal words of Faith Hill:

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July 8, 2019

Romance rumors heat up when Shawn is spotted hugging Camila and looking like way more than just friends:

July 6, 2019

Shawn denies dating Camila during a live Q&A, shaking his head “NOPE.”

July 5, 2019

Camila hits up one of Shawn’s shows and posts a bunch of flirty Instagram Stories:

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July 4, 2019

According to Us Weekly, Shawn and Camila attend Nobu’s Fourth of July party, and an “insider” says that “they were sitting with each other, facing each other and look very intimate.”

June 27, 2019

Camila calls out her fans for trolling her ex:

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June 26, 2019

Us Weekly reports that Camila and Matthew Hussey are done. Damn, turns out, Shawn was serious when he sang, “I know I can treat you better / than he can.”

June 25, 2019

Shamila fans notice that Matthew Hussey, has been blocking comments about “Señorita.” Everyone assumes they are this close to breaking up, and whoops, everyone is right.

June 20, 2019

The video for “Señorita” drops. The internet implodes.

Hi, Twitter:

February 11, 2019

Shawn and Camila attend the Grammys and she says she “loves him” in an IG post….

December 9, 2018

Camila posts a photo of Shawn braiding her hair and the fandom flips:

My personal fave response?

November 23, 2015

James Corden grills Shawn and Camila about their relationship after they collaborate on “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and Shawn fully denies that they’ve *ever* made out, saying, “Every time I try to make a move, she just swerves me off.”

September 10, 2014

Camila flirts with Shawn on Instagram, calling him Shawnyboy, which is a nickname I shall be using henceforth.

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