Camila Cabello was featured on the cover of ‘Glamour,’ where she discussed her anxiety and body image issues, as well as how Shawn Mendes helped her overcome them.
Camila Cabello, 24, has always been honest about her mental health and vulnerabilities, and she recently graced the cover of Glamour’s first international issue, where she explained how she manages her mental health with the help of her boyfriend Shawn Mendes.
Camila claimed that she copes with fat shaming by assuring herself that she’s doing her “best.”
“When I’m having awful thoughts about my physique, I’ll want to binge-eat cookies, and then I’ll have a stomachache,” Camila says. It’s an odd psychological phenomenon: the more I care for my body, the more I want to protect it….
As long as I’m healthy, working out, and feeling good, that’s all I can do. Trying to have a different kind of body is useless.”
She has specific “coping techniques” that she revealed to assist her deal with her fears. “When I’m nervous or uncomfortable, I have a habit of eating a lot. It gives me a sense of security. I’ll just pass out and eat a bunch of zombie food, and then I’ll become sick.”
Camila has Shawn to lean on, which she admits is a big reason she’s able to get through these problems. “I informed Shawn about it. So I told myself during the VMAs party, ‘I’m doing it.’ And he said, ‘It’s fine.’ It’s something you’re doing. That’s OK. Let’s simply take a deep breath and refrain from doing that.’ It helps me a lot to be able to talk to someone about my patterns.”
Camila and Shawn are equally reliant on one another, as Camila put it: “For better or worse, we’re incredibly candid with each other.” Because it’s a highly 3D human relationship, I believe we can trust each other so much. ‘Have you talked to X about it?’ he’ll ask when I’m raving or ranting about something. And I’ll say, ‘No.’ I have to do a session.’ And he’ll treat me the same way.”
“I think even just the language of saying like, ‘Hey, I’m sorry that I’ve been distant with you or snappy with you,’ I think that gets us through bad times,” Camila said. I’m just having trouble and am getting a little apprehensive.’ That amount of transparency is quite beneficial.”
Shawn, on the other hand, agreed with Camila and backed up her claim that they both communicate openly, which leads to a successful relationship. “Camila and I have a lot of patience and understanding for one other,” he revealed.
When it comes to dealing with anxiety, Shawn believes that having someone to lean on is essential. “I think the truth is that when you’re struggling with mental health, it turns you into the version of yourself that you don’t like to be—and kind of loving and accepting your person through that, and being there for them through that, is life-changing,” he says. We offer each other so much room, patience, and understanding.”