Camila Cabello has seemingly wasted no time in putting herself out there again.
The singer-songwriter has returned to the dating scene following the alleged collapse of her rekindled— and brief — romance with Shawn Mendes. The former couple, who first became acquainted in 2014, sparked reconciliation rumors in April when they were captured acting lovey-dovey during Coachella. Multiple sources even claimed that the duo was practically living with each other following their six-week reconciliation.
Camila Cabello Has Bagged A New Man Following Her Split From Shawn Mendes
Even though Cabello and Mendes were spotted in public together several times after their April outing, it seems their romance is officially over. PEOPLE has confirmed that the “Bam Bam” hitmaker is already involved with somebody else after her and Mendes’ last attempt to save their relationship failed.
A source had told the outlet that the former couple decided to give their romance another shot after their first breakup because they had “always seemed to have a special connection” while remaining “friendly for months.” Similarly, The Blast documented that another insider declared:
“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.”
The source added that the exes “realized it was probably a mistake to give things another shot” and that “things ended between them the first time for a reason.” They further pointed out that the former Fifth Harmony vocalist and the 24-year-old Canadian “knew” they were “not right for each other romantically, and now they just want to move on.”
While neither party has spoken on the chatter trailing their affair over the last few months, it is worth noting that they issued a joint statement when they first ended their relationship in November 2021. At the time, they penned:
“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.”
Months later, Mendes hinted at how he was dealing with the breakup in a vulnerable video he shared with his Twitter followers. In the clip, the “Treat You Better” singer disclosed that there was an untitled song that touched on his feelings, stating:
“A lot of the things that also like is resonating in the lyrics for me is like… oh f**k… You know, you don’t realize when you’re breaking up with someone…you don’t realize all the s**t that comes after it.”
The ‘Underdogs’ Voice Actor Released A New Track Addressing The Break Up
The dark-haired hunk pulled another vulnerable stint when he unexpectedly dropped a new song titled “What the Hell Are We Dying For?” on Friday, June 9. The tune caused a huge stir online, with fans promptly attempting to dissect the inspiration behind the lyrics and how it connected to Cabello.
The “Senorita” hitmaker announced the single’s release on Instagram, writing, “‘WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DYING FOR ?’ OUT NOW. Started writing this song yesterday morning with my friends in upstate New York & finished it only a few hours ago. Felt important to me to share with you guys in real time ♥️♥️.”
Although some bits of the song referred to the wildfires that broke out in his native country, and his caption encouraged people to donate to the Canadian Red Cross, several people called him out for using the sad event to talk about his split. In the words of one fan:
“Shawn I love you but like are you fr?? I’ve been a fan since I was 9 and I just can’t believe you would use this tragic event to write a breakup song?”
“I mean i luv u shawn, but u prolly should’ve left recent tragic events out of a song about camila. at this point, song profits should go towards the red cross/ fighting the climate crisis at least,” a second person commented.
A third quipped, “Did you start the wildfires to promo your album? Be honest,” and a fourth asked why he was making people “dying in wildfires n getting sick by the poor air quality” his aesthetic.
Over on Twitter, one person pondered, “So you’re gonna use a climate crisis to release a breakup song about Camila Cabello… ikyfl,” and a second argued that Mendes was “so unserious for framing this like a climate change call to action song and it’s literally just about Camila Cabello.”