Fifth Harmony band members tried group therapy before the band’s abrupt departure of Camila Cabello, according to a recent report.
People confirmed through an inside source that the remaining Fifth Harmony band members — Ally Brooke Hernadez, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui — attempted to hold interventions before the sudden split with Camila Cabello. Those meetings did not succeed as Camila Cabello failed to attend them, according to the source.
“The four remaining girls have tried to set up multiple meetings over the past few months, including an intervention-like sit-down with everyone involved, and Camila did not show. She would not show up for these meetings, ever. They even flew a therapist out on the road with them on tour so they could sit down and have group therapy. They kept trying to talk to her to understand what was happening. Camila did not show. She wanted no part in any of this.”
The announcement that Camila Cabello had left the band came early Monday morning via an Instagram post to the Fifth Harmony group account. In a short statement, the remaining Fifth Harmony members informed their Instagram followers that Camila Cabello quit the band.
“After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”
Shortly after the statement became public, Camila Cabello decided to dispute the band’s claims in her own Instagram post. Saying she did not intend to leave the band this way, Camila Cabello explained that she had attempted to speak with the other members of Fifth Harmony about her intentions multiple times.
“I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing. The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during our tour. Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was ‘leaving the group’ is simply not true.”
Debate continues to rage as to whether the band members were truly caught off-guard by Camila Cabello leaving Fifth Harmony in this fashion. Us Weekly reported that the four remaining members of Fifth Harmony were unaware that Camila Cabello had quit the band after their last contractual obligation — a Jingle Ball concert Sunday night. Unnamed sources suggested that the remaining Fifth Harmony members were “blindsided” over Camila Cabello choosing to quit so soon, according to the article.
“Nobody else in the band or their team knew until last night when the lawyers told management. [The four remaining members] knew [Camila Cabello] wanted to go solo eventually down the line, but nobody knew it was happening last night. It was always going to be open-ended, where she did solo projects but would came back and work with the group at one point.”
The Los Angeles Times examined how Camila Cabello laid the groundwork for her solo career through two successful collaborations over the past year. In 2015, Camila Cabello stepped away from Fifth Harmony to record the Top 20 hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes. She’s followed that success with a duet featuring Machine Gun Kelly on “Bad Things,” a song that currently sits at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
A rift appeared apparent for the Fifth Harmony band members earlier this month. The International Business Times first reported that Fifth Harmony members were ensnared in drama after none of the Fifth Harmony band members reacted on social media as Lauren Jauregui debuted the single “Back To Me” earlier this month.
Over the ensuring 24 hours, Ally Brooke Hernadez, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane Hansen all posted congratulatory messages to Lauren Jauregui on social media to celebrate their fellow band member’s success. Only one member of Fifth Harmony — Camila Cabello — did not congratulate Lauren Jauregui on “Back To Me,” instead focusing on the success of “Bad Things.”
Billboard lamented the band’s unceremonious ending on Monday, suggesting that Fifth Harmony and Camila Cabello were on the verge of something bigger had the all-female band remained intact. Instead, Camila Cabello was leaving the band just as it had its stride following their successful showing in 2016.
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