SAY IT ISN’T SO! IS TRUE LOVE DEAD?!
No, silly, it’s just that some publationships are over and we need to mourn their demise (for those of you who need reference, a publationship is a celebrity relationship in service of celebrity.)
Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson have called it quits after 10 months of “dating.”
Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson Split, Call Relationship Quits https://t.co/wxWP1JXpjn
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 13, 2020
MODY (Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson) is a classic publationship: They splashed their love all over social media for our consumption. And like any good publationship, it’s being milked for attention until the bitter end. Miley addressed the breakup on Instagram Live AND she used this time to drop a new music video. Truly masterful publationship moves, Miley. Going out with a bang!
SHAMILA (Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello) is another of our OG publationships and apparently they are done, too?!
“They decided they needed to take a break from each other. They need a little space to grow individually.”
— J-14 Magazine (@J14Magazine) August 14, 2020
The couple, who have been spotted out and about during the pandemic taking zombified paparazzi strolls in their Miami neighborhood, reportedly need to take some time apart. Nothing is wrong with their relationship (they’r still in love and are best friends), but they need separate in order to work on their new albums and to “grow individually.” This is called the quiet publationship exit. The usefulness of Shawn and Camila’s “relationship” is over and they need to seek attention elsewhere.
But they’re still in love and best friends, right? So it’s not like it’s REALLY the end of their publationship. If it becomes useful again, Shawn and Camily can reunite and pick up where they left off.
Listen to Colleen and Bradley talk about the publationship meltdowns of MODY (Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson) and SHAMILA (Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello) here: