Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Camila Cabello Breakup, New Music & Failing Acting Audition

Shawn Mendes has opened up about his Camila Cabello dump after the music megastars ended their two-year relationship late last year.

In an exclusive interview with Sunrise, the 23-year-old singing sensation reflected on his post-breakup life and opened up about his new life as a single man.

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“I find a lot of peace in the daily practices that I do, I do meditation every morning, which is really helpful,” he told Nelson Aspen, Showbiz editor of the Channel show. Seven in Malibu.

“Everyone has a different stress threshold that they can handle and mine is quite low, so I do a lot of meditation and yoga, and just try to spend time in nature, like we are right now. moment.”

Nelson Aspen, editor of Sunrise Showbiz, met Shawn in Malibu. Credit: Sunrise

The Canadian hitmaker has just returned to the charts with his latest single When you’re gone, which addresses the breakdown of his relationship head-on.

Mendes said his “favorite lyrics” in the song are “I gotta learn to get along without you”, revealing it to be a direct reference to life without Camila.

“In relationships, many of us struggle with being co-dependent and relationships can be so amazing for healing, but at the same time you have to be able to be there for yourself,” said- he explained.

“I think the interesting thing I learned in my relationship with Camila was that she was able to always see when bad things were happening before I could see them, and she could just stand there and protect me.

“That’s the first thing I learned when we broke up, when there’s no one to block these things, you have to take them head-on.”

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes pictured together in 2019.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes pictured together in 2019. Credit: Getty Images

Mendes and Cabillo revealed they had separated in a joint statement shared on their respective Instagram accounts last November.

“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship, but our love for each other as humans is stronger than ever,” their posts read.

The stars started dating in July 2019, a month after releasing their hit duet senorita.

Failed acting audition

Last month, Shawn made his very first Oscar appearance where he presented the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The singer said Sunrise that he has better play himself and that he has already failed an audition for a role.

“Maybe five or six years ago I auditioned for a movie and I was a little unprepared,” he explained.

“The nerves I felt in that room, having to read that script in front of people, it was shaking hands, shaking lips, that’s a whole other skill.”

Shawn Mendes on the red carpet at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in March.
Shawn Mendes on the red carpet at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in March. Credit: Getty Images

While admitting that “acting is really hard” for him, Mendes said he would never say never to make his big screen debut.

Asked about rumors that he was interested in playing Superman in a major blockbuster, Mendes said he would “obviously say yes” if the call came through.

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