The summer of love is over.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello announced their breakup Wednesday evening on Instagram in a joint statement they posted to their respective Stories.
“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for another as humans is stronger than ever,” the statement began.
“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.”
Cabello, 24, was put in the position of shooting down engagement rumors recently after being seen with a ring on her left hand on social media. “I swear to God, I don’t know what hand the engagement ring goes on, so sometimes I’ll just, like, put it on ring finger,” she told Jimmy Fallon in August.
Pinning breakup rumors on the two singers seemed to be a pastime of internet wags for the duration of their relationship: A little over a year ago, Cabello shut down the chatter by taking to Instagram to praise Mendes, 23, for his artistic vision.
The pair had been first linked in July 2019 and subsequently became so well-known throughout the pandemic for their PDA-laden walks that fans started the breakup rumor mill churning at one point simply because they hadn’t been seen making out in public for a spell.