The former couple announced their amicable breakup on social media in November.
In a joint statement they said, “Hey guys we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever. We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends.”
Neither Shawn nor Camila have publicly dated anyone since breaking up, but now Camila is explaining what contributed to their breakup.
Camila Opens Up About Split From Shawn
“My priorities have fluctuated and my focus has changed throughout my life,” Camila told Apple Music 1. “Those years that we were dating, I don’t even feel like, even while I was writing this album, and even still now, I guess, my focus is really on, how can I be a well-rounded person? And apart from my career, my focus wasn’t even on my career. This album literally was a tool of me becoming a more well-rounded person and acquiring intimacy with my collaborators. That was my number one intention, was not even, how do I make the best album and the best music? My number one intention was, how can I just make music with people that I want to f–king have dinner with afterwards? How can me talking about these things help me build trust with people? How can I talk about the icky things that I haven’t talked about with anybody and then get it to a place where these people, because they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, I totally relate,’ can validate my own experience?”
Her Priorities Fluctuated
She continued to say, “And same thing with those years that we were together. My focus was just, how can I live a happy life and be in a healthy, happy relationship? I was doing therapy a lot. My focus really has shifted. And even now while I’m in promo mode, honestly, if I’m not having fun, what’s the f–king point? I think as I get older, yeah, the priorities shift. And I feel like that was that way for both of us. Because we both started so young too, we’re really learning how to be healthy adults. And that sometimes means not having your number one focus be your career. And that’s okay.”
The Blast previously reported on Camila admitting her anxiety got in the way of the relationship.
The Miami native opened up about how her former boyfriend and how he played a huge role in being vulnerable with her anxiety. He served as a support system when it came to toxicity on social media.
Camila explained that she and Shawn built trust by being super honest with each other.
Anxiety Was An Issue In Their Relationship
“For better, for worse, we’re very transparent with each other. I think that’s why we can trust each other so much, because it’s a very 3D human relationship. I’ll be venting or ranting about something, and he’ll be like, ‘Have you talked to X about it?’ And I’ll be like, ‘No. I’ve got to do a session.’ And he’ll do the same thing to me,” the singer admitted. “I think even just the language of being like, ‘Hey, I’m sorry that I’ve been distant with you or snappy with you. I’m just struggling and I’m feeling kind of anxious.’ That level of transparency really helps a lot.”
In light of the breakup, Camila said her mom has helped her through the breakup.
“Something that my mom has always said to me, I remember my first two heartbreaks, me just being devastated,” she said. “And my mom being like, ‘You’re devastated now, and you’re going to be devastated the next time that this happens to you.’ And you’re always like, ‘Oh my God, how am I going to… I’m never going to experience something like this again.’ And life proves you wrong every time. You just never know what’s around the corner. And my mom has literally always, multiple times, I’m like ‘This happened and then this happened.’ She’s like, ‘Asi es la vida,’ like, ‘That’s just the way life is.’”