For those who missed it, rumors that the Riverdale stars had gone their separate ways started swirling back 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.”
People first started to wonder if they had split after Skeet Ulrich dropped a major hint during an Instagram Live that their relationship was over. When a fan asked the actor if he though they made a cute couple, he replied, “I think they were a very cute couple.”
For anyone looking for the video where skeet says Cole and lili "were" a cute couple 😭😭😭
I honestly dont know what to think. They look high lol. pic.twitter.com/UTXzbdKTO6
— S (@juggybettybabe) May 17, 2020
“Were?!” At the time, a source explained to E! News, “Lili and Cole were in a good place when Riverdale was shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but they isolated separately and distance has never been a good thing for their relationship. When Cole and Lili are around each other often, things are very good. Their relationship is very intimate and affectionate, but things become much more complicated when they’re apart.”
“Distance is never good for their relationship. They decided not to quarantine together and knew off the bat that it wasn’t going to work,” another insider said. “They both know their communication is better when they are together in person, and it just wasn’t working.”
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.
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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