SHAWN Mendes and Camila Cabello ended their two-year relationship in November 2021, but it isn’t the split with Cabello that had Mendes upset.
His emotional turmoil came from the separation of their dog, Tarzan, after Cabello said she was keeping him.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello adopted Tarzan in November 2020Credit: Instagram/@tarzanmendescabello
When did Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello get Tarzan?
Shawn Mendes, 24, surprised then-girlfriend Camila Cabello, 26, with a puppy on November 3, 2020.
They welcomed their new family addition, Tarzan, in an Instagram post including photos and videos of their golden retriever playing.
Mendes spoke about their roles as fur parents in an interview with People in December 2020. “I think we’re actually overachievers because we spoke to (Dog Whisperer star) Cesar Millan, and we got a dog trainer.
“We’re very strict on all the things we have to do. Then when he nips at people, we’re like, ‘We’re the worst dog parents in the whole world!’”
Mendes and Cabello were in the process of moving in with his family for quarantine in Ontario, Canada. He said he was excited to be with Tarzan and Cabello.
The Canadian native said of Tarzan: “It really does feel like you have a little boy, a little baby because they so quickly have such a personality. Dogs give so much,”
Speaking about their journey home with their new pup, Mendes said: “I haven’t looked forward to something so much in so long — it’s really like counting down the minutes.”
What happened to Tarzan?
Two weeks after the couple split, a source close to Mendes said the singer was pining for his dog after Cabello kept him.
Cabello shared endless photos and videos with Tarzan, which didn’t help Mendes’ loss for his fur baby.
“Shawn and Camila got Tarzan together and Tarzan had become like a child to Shawn,” the source told Hollywood Life.
“Now that he and Camila are broken up, she has Tarzan, and he is really upset over the separation from him. He really misses Tarzan greatly.”
Shawn Mendes wanted joint custody of Tarzan Credit: Instagram/@tarzanmendescabello
Mendes intended to see Tarzan again, the source said, adding that although he is mentally okay after his split with Cabello, he can’t get over being away from his dog.
The source added that Mendes hoped to at least obtain shared custody of Tarzan and he “truly believes that this is the greatest option for the dog.”
Are Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello back together?
As reported by TMZ, Mendes and Cabello were seen kissing and dancing at Coachella on April 14, 2023.
102.7 KIIS FM took to Twitter to share a video of the former couple talking.
On April 15, Pop Crave tweeted a photo of the pair together.
However, TMZ also reported that Mendes “playfully” pushed Cabello away before walking away from the Cuban native.
It is unclear if the pair are back together, but perhaps there is hope for Tarzan’s celebrity parents.