Singer Camila Cabello opened up about her origins in a painful account of her arrival in the United States.
In an interview for ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden, Camila Cabello recalled the moment she had to leave her native Cuba and cross the border between Mexico and the United States.
At just seven years old, the singer and her mother took risks in search of a better quality of life, as millions of migrants have done.
“My mom crossed the Mexican border with me when I was 7 years old. We had to leave my dad. She was only carrying some clothes in a backpack, basically no money, she didn’t speak English,” Cabello said.
The ‘Señorita’ singer was born in Havana in 1995, then moved to Mexico when she was five years old, because her father is Mexican. However, two years later he had to cross the border with his Cuban mother and take advantage of the ‘dry foot/wet foot’ immigration policy that the United States had in force at the time towards Cuban citizens.
Camila explained that later her father caught up with them: “My dad literally swam across the river (Bravo).” In addition, Camila Cabello said that her family told her that they were heading to Disney, so she only took her diary and a toy with her.