Fifth Harmony's Final Weeks as a Group of 5: How Much They Did (Or Didn't Know) About Camila Cabello's Departure

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Camila Cabello‘s exit from Fifth Harmony has now turned into a he said, she said situation. 

In case you missed it, the girl group announced late Sunday evening that Camila had notified her former bandmates about quitting “via her representative,” an arguably shady move that then prompted the 19-year-old to share her own side of the situation. 

Camila slammed accusations that she planned to leave Fifth Harmony without talking to the girls, writing on Instagram that her team’s involvement in her departure was “simply not true.” She expressed feeling “shocked,” adding, “I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way.”

Now, multiple sources tell E! News that Fifth Harmony was struggling with internal conflict for quite a while. 

“They tried several times to sit down with her to talk things out. They didn’t want her to leave,” an insider shares. “They even had a group therapist come but Camila never showed up to the meetings. She only cared about advancing her solo career and didn’t have conversations with anyone or try to work things out.”

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But a separate source connected to the “Work From Home” singers claims Cabello did take steps to alleviate any tension between them, though not to much avail. 

“Camila had multiple meetings with the group in the past, including with intermediaries, however they were unproductive,” the source explains. 

As for whether or not Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane HansenLauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei knew about Camila’s impending exit, all signs point to an affirmative. 

One source insists to E! News, “Fifth Harmony knew back in November that Camila was going to leave. They were informed by her management that her last show would be Dec. 18.”

The second insider also says the remaining bandmates were under a similar impression, and Camila recently “spoke with them on an individual basis.”

But if Fifth Harmony did indeed spend months grappling with a break up, they sure didn’t show it onstage. 

Make no mistake, there were definitely signs Fifth Harmony was due for a shakeup, but last night’s performance (their final as a group of five) at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Miami seemingly went off without a hitch. In June 2016, the American Music Award winners embarked on The 7/27 Tour, an international event boasting 55 different concerts across South America, Europe and the U.S.

Throughout November and December, Fifth Harmony performed nine different times alongside other pop music acts for the 2016 Jingle Ball tour.

Fifth Harmony has yet to respond publicly to Cabello’s latest statement. 

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