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.
Rumors first started swirling that that the stars had gone their separate ways in May, and on August 19, 2020, the actor confirmed that things were over between them.
“Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March,” he wrote on Instagram. “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.”
For those who forgot, the duo met and fell for each other on set of Riverdale, and fans are 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, 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.”
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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