“It was hard to suspend all the way we felt about each other and it didn’t afford us the luxury of distance to really overcome that,” Cole recalled of their romance during an appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast in March 2023. “I know we both did quite a bit of damage to each other.”
Rumors first started swirling that that the stars had gone their separate ways in May 2020, but their split wasn’t confirmed until August of that year.
“Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March,” Cole wrote on Instagram at the time. “What an incredible experience I had, I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love. I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.”
Months after announcing the end of their relationship, the pair reunited! Although they did not pose for any photos together, both Riverdale stars attended the same Halloween party with the rest of their castmates. Lili, for her part, dressed as Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls while Cole was The Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George. They both shared photos from the event to Instagram.
For those who forgot, the duo met and fell for each other on set of Riverdale, and fans were living for their adorable relationship. Their characters were pretty much goals for a few seasons on The CW series, so when they took their romance off screen and revealed that they were dating IRL, everyone quickly became obsessed with them.
More than two years after their split, Cole opened up about their long-term romance during an interview with GQ Hype from March 2022. The actor noted that although their romance had “all this public currency,” their relationship was “as real as it gets.”
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 former lovebirds. Scroll through our gallery to uncover Cole and Lili’s complete relationship timeline.
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