Did Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Have an Awkward Encounter at the Met Gala After Their Breakup?

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have a history of awkward encounters at the Met Gala, one of fashion’s most glamorous annual events, and this year was no different. The former lovers came face to face at the 2022 Met Gala, but it wasn’t the first time they’d seen each other since their breakup. Here’s what happened this year and a recap of the uncomfortable run-ins the two stars have had at the Met Gala. 

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello pose together at the 2021 Met Gala.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello | Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello broke up in November 2021

On Nov. 17, 2021, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello announced their breakup after dating for two years. The singers shared a joint statement via their Instagram Stories. 

“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever ❤️,” the “Señorita” collaborators wrote. “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.”

In January, Mendes and Cabello sparked reconciliation rumors when they were spotted walking their shared dog together in Miami. But they have insisted in interviews that they remain friends, and they are both working on being single and independent

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello ran into each other at the 2022 Met Gala

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes came face to face at the 2022 Met Gala on May 2. While running into an ex could understandably be awkward, an inside source close to Mendes told HollywoodLife that their encounter was “anything but dramatic.” The source said the two stars talked “briefly,” and their “interaction was friendly and authentic.”

“Camila and Shawn have remained cordial to each other since their breakup and have spoken, and gotten together, on several different occasions. They are both very outspoken about having a lot of love for each other still,” the insider shared. “They are both adults, and to not acknowledge that the other person was there would have been awkward – not the other way around.”

The source added, “Camila and Shawn will always have a special place in each other’s hearts, and they will continue to remain friends. They were genuinely glad to see one another at the Met Gala. They have had so much fun attending past ones, and this was no different.”

The former couple had an awkward encounter with Justin and Hailey Bieber at the 2021 Met Gala

While Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello may have been comfortable seeing each other at the 2022 Met Gala, the exes have had their share of awkward moments at the fashion event in the past. 

At the 2021 Met Gala, Mendes and Cabello (who were still dating at the time) ran into Justin and Hailey Bieber. The four stars engaged in a brief, stilted conversation that was caught on camera by Vogue.

For those who may not remember, in 2018, when Hailey Bieber was Hailey Baldwin, she attended the Met Gala with Shawn Mendes. A month later, Baldwin reconciled with Justin Bieber, and they got married a few months after that. Bieber once shaded his fellow Canadian musician by asking, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” during a 2015 interview.

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