Who is Camila Mendes' new flame? Here's why she broke up with 'Riverdale' co-star Charles Melton

Who is Camila Mendes' new flame? Here's why she broke up with 'Riverdale' co-star Charles Melton
Charles Melton and Camila Mendes (Getty Images)

'Riverdale' is a far cry from the Archie comics for sure, but it dishes out what the fans want — sex, scandal and a lot of gore. The CW thriller has made viewers weak in the knees (their words, not ours) with their couples, Veronica-Archie, Archie-Betty, Betty-Jughead, or even Veronica-Reggie. Yes, there are a lot of permutations and combinations, and everyone has almost been with everyone.

But what's more exciting is their personal lives!  Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty, and Jughead, played by Cole Sprouse, were splashed over tabloids, due to their on-and-off relationship. And then there's Camila Mendes, who essays Veronica in the show. She was dating Reggie in real-life — Charles Melton, till the two called it quits.

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Why did Mendez and Melton break-up?

In 2018, Mendes and Melton began dating and were all over each other's Instagram. They even managed to celebrate their first anniversary together. However, in December 2019, a source told E! that the two had gone their separate ways. "They are taking a break from their relationship," the insider said.

"Their relationship escalated very quickly and they are taking time now to focus on their work and themselves." According to the source, their hectic schedules led to the split. "They just both felt busy and overwhelmed and it was a lot of pressure on them," the source noted, later adding that the "stress" led to lots of "ups and downs" in their relationship.

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Charles Melton and Camila Mendes attend the world premiere of Warner Bros' "The Sun Is Also A Star" at Pacific Theaters at the Grove on May 13, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

E!'s source explained that there was no major conflict that broke them up. "They both have movie projects separately and it's been a lot on both their plates," the source said. "Nothing in particular happened, they just both felt busy and overwhelmed and it was a lot of pressure on them."

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Mendes and Melton are committed to professionalism though. "They are still in touch and both understand they need to be cordial while on set and throughout press for the show," the source said. "They have been filming together while being split and things have been normal."

Who is Mendes dating now? 

In September 2020, Mendes went official with her new boyfriend, Grayson Vaughn. In the photo she shared on Instagram, we can see the two in a close embrace. She captioned the photo, "The long distance kind of love."

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Vaughn is a photographer, for those who would like to know, and is a credited photo assistant in a popular magazine. Before going behind the lens, he was also a model but doesn't post too many selfies on Instagram.

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The origins of their relationship are unclear, though they were first spotted together in February during the Milan fashion week in Italy. They were also spotted by paps holidaying in Italy. This was Mendes' first relationship before calling it quits with Melton back in 2019. 

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'Riverdale' will return on January 20 on The CW at 8 pm ET.

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