Camila Cabello On Loving Shawn Mendes: It's 'Beautiful And Raw And Real'
By Regina Star
November 30, 2020
The “Havana” songbird, who has been dating the Canadian singer for over a year, shared an Instagram post about how they deepened their bond by learning to embrace the “messy and uncomfortable and ugly” things about their romance.
“I’ve learned a lot about love with this guy. It’s not just the happy blissful moments you see in pictures and videos- When you’re in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you- I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself,” Cabello captioned a romantic picture of the pair locking lips on the beach.
“It’s not as simple as it looks in pictures sometimes. sometimes, it’s messy and uncomfortable and ugly lol," the songstress went on. "But there’s nothing like the pull, the FORCE that is love, to be the light in the darkness- to be the gravitational pull that gives you the relentless strength to be braver,wiser, and better than you were yesterday."
"It’s so instinctive for us to love, even if our minds try to protect us from it sometimes, but our nature as humans is to love," she explained. "And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that’s way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection.”
As a supporter of “being vulnerable” so publicly, the 23-year-old admits upholding a picture-perfect presence on social media “can make us all feel extra lonely and weird.”
Cabello concluded, “So raise your glass to the messiness and weirdness of being human and the miracle. And the easiness. And the instinct. And the relentless force that is love.”
ICYMI: Mendes recently detailed how Cabello inspired his smash hit “Treat You Better” in his Netflix documentary, In Wonder.
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