Camila Cabello posted a thirst trap on Instagram yesterday, sharing a professionally shot photograph of herself in a black slit dress with cut-outs all over. It was a captionless post, but it made headlines anyway because of the engagement it received. Specifically, Cabello’s ex-boyfriend Shawn Mendes liked Instagram. You can view the photo click here
The move comes days after Mendes spoke candidly about how hard their breakup has been on him. In November, Mendes and Cabello announced that they broke up after over two years of dating.
“A lot of the things that also is like, resonating in the lyric for me is like, oh, f*ck, you know, you don’t realize, like, when you’re like, breaking up with someone, you like to think it’s the right thing to do, you don’t realize all this sh-t that comes after it,” Mendes shared in a video posted to Instagram last week.
“Like, who do I call when I’m like, in a panic attack? Who do I call when I’m like, f*cking, on the edge?” he continued. “I think that’s the reality that kind of hit me—it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m on my own now.’ Now I feel like finally, like, I’m actually on my own, and I hate that. That’s my reality, you know?”
Cabello and Mendes were last spotted together in January, walking their dog Tarzan in Miami. In their breakup statement, they expressed their intention to remain friends. They wrote, “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 friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward ❤️❤️❤️”
Cabello spoke about their breakup in an interview earlier this month with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.
“My priorities have fluctuated and my focus has changed throughout my life,” she started. “Those years that we were dating, I don’t even feel like, even while I was writing this album, and even still now, I guess, my focus is really on, how can I be a well-rounded person? And apart from my career, my focus wasn’t even on my career. This album literally was a tool for me to become a more well-rounded person and acquire intimacy with my collaborators. That was my number one intention, was not even, how do I make the best album and the best music? My number one intention was, how can I just make music with people that I want to f*cking have dinner with afterward? How can I talking about these things help me build trust with people? How can I talk about the icky things that I haven’t talked about with anybody and then get it to a place where these people, because they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, I totally relate,’ can validate my own experience?”