We can all agree that Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart made one of the cutest couples ever — that is, until news hit the web that the pair had reportedly called it quits after nearly two years together.
Yep, according to Us Weekly, the actors were spotted keeping their distance from each other at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con party in San Diego on Saturday, July 21. An eyewitness told the magazine that they barely spent any time together throughout the night, and that they left the event separately. The outlet also reported that the onlooker overheard the Suite Life of Zack and Cody star telling a pal that he and Lili had split. OMG.
But when a new magazine cover featuring the two stars hit stands a few days later, Lili promoted the new photo shoot on Instagram, and she addressed the rumors once and for all.
“BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know s–t,” she wrote. The actress also took to Twitter to clear the air.
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, kids. And news sources should try a little harder to be less vile. ‘Reliable sources’ can kiss my a–,” she added.
And on August 4, 2019, in honor of Cole’s birthday, the blonde beauty posted a heartfelt love poem for her costar.
“I tried to find a poem that I could send to you. Because my words were failing me. But I searched and found nothing that did you justice. All of these love poems can’t get it right. No one else’s words could ever fit. They haven’t known the fortune it is to love you — sappy nighttime birthday poem for @colesprouse,” she gushed.
How cute is that?! It looks like our favorite couple may not be over after all! Phew. Cole also spoke out about the rumors during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. When asked how annoyed he was about them, he jokingly replied, “Incredibly,” before adding, “No, I don’t care. That’s the nature of our industry.”
“I think you have to poke fun of it a little bit,” he added. “It’s kind of something you sign up for, but as long as can keep it light and fun, it’s all good.”
Lili also referred to the actor as her “boyfriend” during an interview with Coveteur, so it’s safe to say they’re still going strong.
“I think I’m leaning in towards a character for Halloween,” she said, when asked about her costume for the upcoming holiday. “I think I’m going to do it with my boyfriend, Cole. I don’t want to spoil it.”
And when the blonde beauty celebrated her 23rd birthday on September 13, 2019, Cole shared the sweetest tribute ever.
“Lil @lilireinhart was born on a Friday the 13th and haven’t I just been so lucky ever since?” he captioned an adorable collage of them smooching.
In case you forgot, the duo met and fell for each other on set of Riverdale, and we were all seriously living for their adorable relationship. Their characters are pretty much goals in the CW series, so when they took their romance off screen and revealed that they were dating IRL, we all quickly became obsessed with them.
But when did these two make things official, you ask? And how did they go from costars to lovers? Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? We’re breaking their relationship down for you from start to finish. And it turns out, it’s actually been quite a long and complicated journey for the lovebirds. We went ahead and made you a complete guide to their romance, so scroll through our gallery to uncover Cole and Lili’s complete relationship timeline.
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