The Heartbreaking Details Behind One of Your Fave Disney Couple’s Breakup

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Bridgit Mendler & Shane Harper‘s breakup wasn’t just one of the most shocking celebrity splits of 2015, but it was also one of the worst Disney Channel star breakups of all time.

After 4 years of dating — which is basically a lifetime in Hollywood — the duo privately handled the end of the relationship. It was only when Bridgit said during a November 2015 interview for her show, Undateable, “I’m single, so I guess that means I’m undateable,” that the public was even made aware of the demise. What went wrong? The answer may be in the second part of her statement. “That would be the worst kind of attention [to date someone just because they’re famous]. I think that’s why for me, maybe it’s just not appealing to date right now. I like the idea of knowing somebody and trusting them more.”

She added at the time, “I would like that. I think it’d be cool to date someone outside of the industry.” Meaning the opposite of her former love.

Anything else pertaining to the Good Luck Charlie co-stars’ split has remained somewhat of a mystery… until now.

In a recent interview with Pigeons and Planes, she revealed the inspiration for her new track, “Atlantis,” which definitely relates to her ex-boyfriend. “I was overwhelmed by emotional numbness, like a whole city overcome by waves, and dumped into the ocean,” she explained. “After being in love for so long, it was scary and confusing to deal with the loss of that feeling. This song was written at a moment when I was sorting through these emotions and expectantly looking towards the future.”

And if you thought that maybe the 23-year-old singer was referring to someone other than her 23-year-old ex, she told us that she’s only been with Shane. “He’s my only date and my only boyfriend,” she said in March 2015. Considering it’s been less than a year since they called it quits, we can’t imagine her “being in love for so long” with anyone else.
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