Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been everyone’s favourite power couple for years, but the pair are no more.

On Wednesday (November 18th), they announced that after two happy years, they are going their separate ways. We didn’t see that one coming!

Fans are totally heartbroken about the breakup, but it was completely amicable and they’ve already said they will stay best friends.

So, why did they break up? Let’s find out…

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Why Shawn and Camila broke up

Whilst they didn’t reveal a specific reason, it appears as though Shawn and Camila broke up because they felt like they were better as friends rather than lovers.

Shawn and Camila announced the split on Instagram, writing: “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 friend and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward,” he continued.

The pair obviously still have loads of love for each other and there is no bad blood between them, they have just mutually decided it is best for them not to be in a romantic relationship.

Camila Cabello Instagram Story

When did they start dating?

Shawn and Camila dated for two years before their split in November 2021.

They first met in 2014 when they were touring with Austin Mahone and they became good friends.

It wasn’t until September 2019 that they confirmed their relationship by posting a video of them kissing, but fans already knew they were dating.

The pair had already released two songs together, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Señorita, and their chemistry was undeniable when they performed the latter track at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

They then spent most of 2020 quarantining together before celebrating their two year anniversary in July 2021 and attending the Met Gala in September.

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Fans are devastated

Whilst Shawn and Camila seem totally content about the split, the same can’t be said for their fans.

Shamila shippers are devastated that the pair have decided to part ways and have been sharing their despair on Twitter.

One person wrote: “Bro I can’t believe that Shawn and Camila broke up I’m crying.”

“I believed in love because of shawn mendes and camila cabello ,and now that they broke up . I won’t trust this shit,” said another.

A third fan added: “So sad to hear Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have broken up. Just when I thought this year couldn’t get any worse.”