Riverdale returns to us in just a few short weeks, and we’ve got a *lot* of questions. Like, did Archie’s dad survive the vicious attack at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe? And what is Jughead going to do now that he’s in the Serpents fold? And who is Betty Cooper’s secret brother? And most important of all, are Jughead and Betty actually a couple IRL?
Well Cole Sprouse weighed in on the Lili Reinhart dating rumors, opening up to Entertainment Weekly about the pressing issue that’s put Riverdale‘s fans into a tizzy. So, are he and costar Lili Reinheart dating?
“Since the show began, people have wanted Lili and I to be together,” Sprouse said in an excerpt of the EW interview obtained by Just Jared. “People have wanted Lili and Camila [Mendes] to be together. People have wanted KJ [Apa] and I to be together. People have wanted every actor on this show to be in a union that they could make real.”
“But truthfully, it’s very pleasing that people talk about Lili and I in that way because it means that we’re resonating so strongly that people really want that to be true.”
Okay…so that’s like a definite “maybe.” Right?!
While Sprouse is playing with our heart strings here, the dude’s got a point. We do love a good IRL TV couple, and his on-screen relationship with Reinhart *has* really struck a chord. And we totally respect their desire for privacy, regardless of if they are or are not in a relationship. Still, deep, deep down the suspense is killing us.
Like we said, there’s no denying their chemistry on or off screen. And with reports of PDA popping up everywhere from Vancouver, where the show films, to their Comic Con appearances, there’s more than enough reason to speculate that these two are indeed an item.
Rumors first formed back in March that the two were an item when Lili made a cameo on Cole’s Instagram. Since, reports from multiple sources have made their way into the mainstream to confirm our suspicions. But neither Lili nor Cole have made a peep about their rumored romance until now.
Okay, so while we don’t have all the answers, at least we have some “Bughead” love to look forward to when Riverdale returns October 11th!