A Complete Recap of Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes's Relationship

There have been rumors circulating about Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello being a couple basically ever since they met. Each of them initially denied that they were in a relationship, but as the years went on, it became increasingly difficult to keep fans convinced — especially with their PDA-filled excursions together.

This friends-turned-lovers pair have certainly kept us on the edge of our seats over the past few years, but earlier this April, it looked like the two had rekindled their romance following their split in November 2021. However, it seems their reconciliation was short-lived as the two have reportedly called it quits once again.

Mendes and Cabello have a long history together, so it gets understandably confusing. Consider this your handy timeline for how these two went from strangers to a couple.


2014: They Meet on Austin Mahone’s Tour

In a joint interview with V magazine, the couple recalled how they met when they were both on tour with Austin Mahone. Cabello was still in Fifth Harmony at the time. "I remember I wanted to hang out with you, but you were always on the tour bus, just learning guitar," she said.

"Yeah, that was me. I didn't talk to anybody," Mendes said. "You were the only person that talked to me. 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."


2015: Rumors Come Out That Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Are Dating

These two were just friends at this point . . . right? According to E! News, Mendes and Cabello were an item when they attended the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas, the spot where he infamously scared her on the red carpet.


2015: They Release Their First Song Together

Mendes and Cabello wrote "I Know What You Did Last Summer" backstage at one of Taylor Swift's "1989" shows. They went on to perform the hit on the 2016 People's Choice Awards.


2016: Shawn Mendes Says He and Camila Cabello Never Dated

In an interview with People, Mendes addressed the relationship rumors and said, "We're just really close friends." He continued by complimenting what a great writer she is and how she's a thrill to work with. But, "we're not dating — nor did we," Mendes said.


2017: Shawn Mendes Gushes Over Camila Cabello’s Latest Music Video

You weren't the only person blown away by the music video to Cabello's "Crying in the Club." Mendes took to Twitter to tweet the video with "speechless.. goosebumps all over. You're incredible."


2018: Camila Cabello Confirms That the Two Are Just Friends

While appearing on the "Zach Sang Show," Cabello addressed her relationship with Mendes. "I love Shawn. He's a real friend. I actually sent him my album before it even came out," she said.

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2019: They Release the Single “Señorita” Together

Between the lyrics, beat, and hot music video, it's no wonder "Señorita" quickly became a hit song.


2019: Shawn Mendes Denies That He’s Dating Camila Cabello . . . Again

When a fan asked Mendes if he was dating Cabello, he denied it. But then the pair were spotted holding hands in LA.

2019: The Two Were Spotted Kissing in Miami Beach
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2019: The Two Were Spotted Kissing in Miami Beach

Up until now, it had only been rumored that these two had a real relationship, but this was all the proof we needed. Mendes and Cabello were seen during a major PDA session in Miami Beach. If only that pool could talk . . .

2019: They Perform “Señorita” at the 2019 MTV VMAs
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2019: They Perform “Señorita” at the 2019 MTV VMAs

It's pretty clear that everyone was waiting for a kiss during the sultry performance. Even celebrities were losing their minds as Mendes and Cabello got so close that their noses were touching. And, yet, no kiss on the big stage.

They also performed the hit at the 2019 AMAs later that November.

2021: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Break Up

2021: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Break Up

After two years of dating, Mendes and Cabello announced their split in November. In a joint statement, they wrote, "Hey guys, we've decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever."

They continued: "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."

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2022: Camila Cabello Releases "Bam Bam" With Ed Sheeran

Four months after her breakup from Mendes, Cabello released the music video for her duet with Ed Sheeran titled "Bam Bam." Many fans speculated that the track was about Mendes. "I said I'd love you for life, but I just sold our house / We were kids at the start, I guess we're grown-ups now / Couldn't ever imagine even having doubts / But not everything works out," Cabello sings in the song.

During an interview with Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe, Cabello discussed her split from Mendes, noting their priorities had shifted. She said, "I love Shawn . . . this song is mostly just about like, 'OK, how do I make a song that shows the cycles of love, and life' . . . Whatever it is that's going on in your life . . . hopefully, this can make you be like, 'It is that way now, but things are always taking crazy turns.'"

2023: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Briefly Reunite Before Splitting Up Again
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2023: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Briefly Reunite Before Splitting Up Again

Mendes and Cabello appeared to rekindle their romance at Coachella in April 2023. The exes were spotted getting cozy at the music festival, and the following month, they were seen again during a series of outings around LA and NYC.

Still, it seems their romance was short-lived because by June 2023 Us Weekly reported that they called it quits once again. "Camila was the one who ultimately decided to end things," a source told the outlet, adding that Mendes "is very upset" that they couldn't make it work.