The cast of Riverdale has some intense on-screen chemistry with each other and off-screen, all of the actors are super close friends. While Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart won't exactly confirm their relationship status, it seems there is another fictional ship that fans are hoping has come true: KJ Apa and Camila Mendes.
On the show, their characters Archie and Veronica ended season one happily together and while the upcoming second season is promising tons of drama, with Varchie dealing with their various family issues, it's clear the ship is still going strong. Have you seen that steamy makeout session from the trailer?? So of course, everyone wants to know if these co-stars are more than friends in real life and KJ has sent the fandom into a frenzy with the latest pic he posted on Instagram of himself and Cami. "Mum and Dad came to visit us, my sister is so annoying omg lol smh," he wrote in the caption of the group shot.
Now, let's unpack this a bit. This is not KJ's parents in the photo, and it appears he's referring to Camila as his sister, which obviously screams well, they're not actually dating. It seems like this caption is most likely an inside joke between the squad in this photo but not too long ago, Camila did hang out with KJ's dad and sister when they came to visit him, but their co-star Charles Melton was there too and posted the footage on his Instagram story.
The stars have both been vocal about how much they each enjoy working together as a couple on the show and c'mon, just look at how they look at each other.
To our knowledge, both stars are single and while they haven't confirmed or denied any rumors and have such amazing chemistry playing a couple on-screen, it seems like they're just friends, since KJ said to Teen Vogue he thinks of Cami as a "good mate."
"Me and Cami are really good mates and I think the writers keep giving us more and more cool stuff to work on," KJ said. "I think [the storylines] kind of make [Archie and Veronica] even closer than what they were. [That closeness is] not really something we need to work on. We're pretty much there [already] when we're on set."
But maybe things might blossom into something more one day, which would no doubt make shippers' hearts explode from happiness. As Cole Sprouse pointed out, viewers of the show just want to see these beautiful people they have come to know and love together IRl, in any way possible.
"Since the show began, people have wanted Lili and I to be together. People have wanted Lili and Cami to be together. People have wanted KJ and I to be together. People have wanted every actor on this show to be in a union that they could make real and talk about. So I think that kind of discussion, especially because it’s based so much on rumor and hearsay, needs to be taken with a grain of salt," Cole said to Entertainment Weekly.
So there we have it. At least we can see KJ and Camila on the show being all happy and in love, right?
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