The news comes four days after the two performed at the Billboard Music Awards.
A rep for Cabello confirmed to CNN Money that Mendes broke up with Cabello, a fellow singer-songwriter on his latest album.
“We’re not together right now,” Cabello told Billboard in an interview posted on April 16. “There are a lot of things in life that change. I don’t want to speak specifically for him, but for him and for me, I think in general, things change.”
But Mendes took to social media Saturday to hash out the split.
“Sooo i’ll be honest with all of you guys. I had a really tough time in the last few years with anxiety. I didn’t know how to talk about it, i didn’t know if people would understand. I didn’t want to be judged. I didn’t want to feel like i had to make an excuse,” Mendes wrote on Instagram. “I wanted to know if there was something i could do differently in order to have more control over my life.”
He added, “My mom has been telling me for the past two years to give Camila a call, and she has always been there for me in every way and I couldn’t ask for a better friend. I am beyond grateful for our time together. We had 2 amazing years together. She will always be like a sister to me. We have grown up together as artists and individuals and this chapter of our lives is now ending but in the best way possible. We will continue to be best friends for our careers. We only want the best for each other and that’s what matters. That said, i would like to thank Camila for the opportunity to have worked with her, show her the world, and create something beautiful together.”
Both have agreed that it’s all good and they’ll continue to do their respective thing.
“We will continue to be best friends and even love each other more than ever,” Cabello said in a statement to Billboard. “I hope that you can forgive me for not saying it sooner, and i look forward to a new chapter of my life with my new flame. I wish my Shawn the best of luck and happiness in everything.”