Entertainment Music Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes' Relationship: A Look Back Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello announced their split in November 2021 By Tomás Mier Updated on September 28, 2022 02:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Shawnmila is over. On Nov. 17, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announced that they had split after more than two years of dating. "Hey guys, we've decide to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as human is stronger than ever ❤️" the statement, which they both shared on their Instagram Story, said. "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 ❤️❤️❤️ Camila and Shawn," the statement concluded. From steamy collaborations to "Shawnmila," take a look back at the couple's love story with their relationship timeline. 2014: Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes open for Austin Mahone Brad Barket/Getty Both Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes were on tour alongside Austin Mahone (whom Cabello briefly dated) in 2014. "I remember I wanted to hang out with you, but you were always on the tour bus, just learning guitar," Cabello said during a 2019 interview for V Magazine. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Split After 2 Years of Dating: We 'Will Continue to Be Best Friends' "Yeah, that was me. I didn't talk to anybody. You were the only person that talked to me," Mendes added. "Like, you were the only one of everybody on that tour who would say words to me. Actually, I think if we go into our DMs or something, there's a photo from the day we met, I think." Mendes joked that at the time, he thought she was "crazy. Insane." "I thought you were out of your mind. I'd be in my bus where no one could see me," Mendes said. "I'd be looking through the window and I'd see you like, flying around on a scooter and jumping and doing cartwheels. I'd be like, she's insane. Close the window and go to sleep." November 2014: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes drop their first collab Just a year after the Mahone tour, the duo dropped "I Know What You Did Last Summer" while Cabello was still in the group. The duo wrote the song during a stop of Taylor Swift's 1989 stadium tour. (Mendes was an opener for Swift, while Cabello attended the concert with her bandmate Ally Brooke, according to Rolling Stone.) "That was the first time we had ever really spent more than a few minutes talking to each other," Cabello told the outlet. "We were just backstage hanging out," Mendes added. "I pulled out my guitar and we were just messing around, not really thinking about writing a song." Cabello and Mendes released the song while she was still a member of Fifth Harmony. She'd leave the group in December 2016. November 2015: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes deny dating rumors on James Corden Kevin Mazur/WireImage While promoting their song on The Late Late Show, the two said they weren't dating. "No," the two answered the question in unison, before saying they "haven't" made out. "Every time I make a move, she just swerves me off," Mendes said, before Cabello said, "He friend-zones me, he calls me kid!" The two said they're "just kidding." Camila Cabello Reveals 'Terrifying' Thing Boyfriend Shawn Mendes Does in His Sleep October 2016: Shawn Mendes says he and Camila Cabello were never "a thing" Frazer Harrison/Getty In an interview with PEOPLE, Mendes was asked if the two had ever dated. His answer was simple: "A thing? No, we weren't, actually." He added, "We're just really close friends. She is one of those people who is just very easy to connect with and still, to this day, is one of my greatest friends. You find that instant connection with people, and she's one of them." Mendes explained that he loved writing with Cabello. "She's a f—ing great writer," he said. "Even if we just wrote for other people, I would be happy to do that because she's such a thrill to write with and work with." December 2017: Camila Cabello is "girlfriend material," says Shawn Mendes Two years after "IKWYDLS," Mendes called Cabello "girlfriend material" but admitted the two were "just really good friends." "She has the best sense of humor and she's probably - other than me - the most determined person I've ever met... The next guy that finds her should 'wife' her up," he told The New Paper. He added, "We're just really good friends but I love her. She's one of my best friends." November 2018: "Proud of you and love you," writes Camila Cabello after Shawn Mendes' Rolling Stone cover Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes. John Shearer/Getty After Mendes landed the cover of Rolling Stone, Cabello had some sweet words for her friend. Shawn Mendes Says He Was 'Terrified of Being Evil' After an Argument with Girlfriend Camila Cabello "Cover of rolling stone !!!!" Cabello wrote. "Big deal Shawnito- proud of you and love you." Just months before, Mendes had gone on Beats Radio 1, where he said Cabello was his "favorite person in the whole world." He added at the time, "I don't think you'll ever meet somebody who can feel emotion like her, in all aspects. She can feel hurt like no other, but she can feel love like no other." February 2019: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes pose at the Grammys Both Mendes and Cabello performed at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Cabello performed "Havana" alongside Ricky Martin and J Balvin, while Mendes hit the stage for "In My Blood" with Miley Cyrus. Backstage, the two snapped a photo together and shared it on their Instagram accounts. "So proud of this amazing human !!!!!! seems like yesterday we were just kids singing ed sheeran songs in the dressing room, now we're kids trying not to throw up cause we're at the Grammys!!!! i love you forever," Cabello captioned the photo. Meanwhile, Mendes wrote, "Every time I'm blown away with you and your performance and love for what you do. So proud of us Camilita !! X" June 2019: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes drop 'Señorita' In the sizzling "Señorita" music video, Cabello and Mendes play lovers who can't seem to quit one another. Their characters — a waitress and a mysterious motorcycle rider — meet in a club and have an instant connection as they cuddle up on the dance floor. Their attraction leads them to a motel room, where they share an evening (and following morning) of passion. With lyrics like, "They say we're just friends, but friends don't know the way you taste," some fans wondered if the longtime pals are becoming more off-screen, too. "The whole music video was funny because we were both really nervous," Cabello admitted prior to the video's release, during a live chat with fans on YouTube. "I had to drink a lot of wine!" To promote the single, the pair posed on the cover of V Magazine. At the time, PEOPLE had confirmed that Cabello and her then-boyfriend Matthew Hussey had split. Summer 2019: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes start dating Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic As they promoted "Señorita," the two would be spotted multiple times sharing some PDA. In early July, they were seen holding hands in L.A, another time holding hands on the Fourth of July and a third time passionately kissing on a beach in Cabello's native Miami. Later that year, Mendes would tell a crowd in Australia that the two started dating on the Fourth of July. Then came the MTV Video Music Awards, where the two sang "Señorita" during a super-steamy performance. 2020: Quarantine, COVID and "Shawnmila" galore with Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes. Jeff Kravitz/AMA2019/FilmMagic The couple started to get much closer and openly share their affection during the pandemic as they quarantined together. The duo quarantined together in Miami during the COVID-19 pandemic, which Mendes said back in August was a time that brought them closer together. He said his single "Summer of Love" was inspired by the first several months of lockdown. "It feels good. It was like writing about the first couple of months actually in the lockdown. Camila and I were so lucky because we were able to just kind of be in a still moment, and it was the first time in the past six years that we've been just able to relax and not work at all," he said in an interview with Audacy Check In. "We were going on bike rides around Miami, and it just felt really beautiful." "Just kind of writing about that," he said. "Had a lot of nostalgia at that time, and I think without that time we found it a lot harder to connect. It really brought us together." October 2020: Shawn Mendes drops 'Wonder,' Inspired by Camila Cabello Sharing the first single off his album Wonder, Cabello wrote that Mendes "crafted this album with every last bit of his soul, his spirit and his essence with the purest 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," she wrote. Later that month, Mendes would say that song's lyrics were inspired by his relationship to Cabello. "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,' " he told Radio.com. Then, in the trailer for his In Wonder documentary, Mendes said that all his songs were about Cabello. "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,'" he said in the documentary trailer. "She goes, 'What do you mean?'" to which he remembers responding, "They're all about you. Like every song I've ever wrote." November 2020: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes become new dog parents In November 2020, the couple got a dog named Tarzan. In one clip, the "Havana" songstress, 23, is seen cuddling with Tarzan in the back seat of a car as Mendes drives and captures the sweet encounter on video. In another clip, the happy couple plays around with an eager Tarzan on the ground. "Hi Tarzan 🥺❤️," Mendes captioned the post. August 2021: Camila Cabello clarifies she's not engaged to Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic While appearing on The Tonight Show, Cabello addressed rumors that she and Mendes were engaged. Cabello originally fueled engagement speculation after she posted a TikTok last week dancing to her song "Don't Go Yet." Fans immediately honed in on her left index finger which appeared to have a diamond ring on it. "Ooh, is this news?" the singer said after Jimmy Fallon asked about the ring. She quickly added, "No, guys!" "He has not [proposed], and I am not engaged," the Fifth Harmony alum further clarified. Cabello explained she doesn't always remember which hand the engagement finger is on and that it was an honest mistake. "I swear to God, I don't know what hand the engagement ring goes on, so sometimes I'll just like put it on my ring finger," she told Fallon. "I mean, I'd actually like you to enlighten me—which hand is the engagement hand? Because I don't know." During fall 2021, Cabello walked the red carpet of her Cinderella film with Mendes and also attended The Met Gala together. November 2021: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes break up Sharing joint statements on their Instagram Stories, Shawnmila revealed that their relationship had ended. "Hey guys, we've decide to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as human is stronger than ever ❤️" the statement read. "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 ❤️❤️❤️ Camila and Shawn," the statement concluded. September 27, 2022: Camila Cabello has an awkward moment on The Voice after Shawn Mendes mix-up During Blind Auditions for The Voice, contestant Tanner Howe took the stage with his rendition of Mendes' hit, "Mercy." When he started singing, Cabello seemed puzzled. "Is that my ... Is that Shawn up there?" she asked her fellow coaches. "I was like, is Shawn onstage?" Cabello didn't turn her chair for Tanner, however, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and John Legend did. Legend noted that maybe the song hit a little too close to home for the "Havana" singer. "I know him better than everyone in this room," she said. "The reason I didn't turn around is that maybe you sounded a little too much like him?" "Obviously, he has an amazing voice, I love this song," Cabello added, "but I would be curious when you pick your coach [to see] you just distinguish yourself." Tanner noted that he's striving to be "in [Shawn's] lane," musically, to which Cabello responded, "I was in his lane ... deeply."