On Aug. 13, 2020, In Touch Weekly published an exclusive interview with an insider who claimed that Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are taking a break, and fans have been worried about what the future holds for the beautiful couple ever since.
While the Canadian singer-songwriter is thought to reside in Los Angeles, Camila has flown back to the U.K. to continue working on Cinderella in August 2020. So, what's next for the duo? Are they really about to break up?
According to a vicious rumor, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are about to break up.
"The [original plan] was that Camila would go back to Los Angeles with [Shawn] [...] But they decided they needed to take a break from each other," an insider told In Touch Weekly in a previous interview.
"Despite their busy careers, they've spent much of the past year together. They were in love and were best friends — they still are [...] The past year was a whirlwind for them and they supported each other so much. Nothing really went bad between them, they just realised they need some time apart," the source went on to say.
The statement triggered wide-spread panic among fans.
"DID SHAWN AND CAMILA REALLY BREAK UP?" asked a person.
"so shawn and a camila are taking a break ? " tweeted somebody else.
Not everyone was phased by the unexpected turn of events, however.
"SHAWN MENDES AND CAMILA CABELLO ARE TAKING A BREAK?! CMERE SHAWN BABY I LOVE YOUUUU" wrote a person.
The stars have yet to address the rumors on social media. It's perhaps best to take the theory referenced by In Touch Weekly with a pinch of salt, as there is no way to prove that it's true.
Some fans saw through the rumors right away.
Some fans refused to fall for the rumors about the potential breakup. One person took it to Twitter to point out that Camila and Shawn were spotted while out and about in Los Angeles on several occasions in August 2020, which would cast further doubt on the validity of the claims circulating online.
On Aug. 13, 2020, Camila took it to Instagram to post a photo showing her strumming away at an electric guitar while wearing one of Shawn's sweaters — which could perhaps be taken as further proof that they might not be doing as bad as some would have you believe.
In conclusion: Camila Cabello is still with Shawn Mendes.
Based on their recent activities, it's perhaps reasonable to hypothesize that Camila and Shawn are still together and that they are planning on reuniting in the future.
Camila is currently working on Cinderella, a feminist take on the ever-popular children's story featuring Pierce Brosnan, Billy Porter, and the like. The production resumed at the Pinewood Studios in Iver, Buckinghamshire, in August 2020.
Let the loved-up photos commence once the shooting of Cinderella wraps up.
Cinderella is slated to premiere in movie theaters on Feb. 5, 2021.