Bughead shippers, it is time to rejoice because yes, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart are actually dating. Although they don’t like to talk about their personal lives, everyone’s most beloved Riverdale couple seems to be a pretty hot and heavy item off-screen too, and our hearts are bursting. 

But what makes this love story even cuter is the fact that their first impressions of each other weren’t even all that ideal.

“Lili was a tough egg to crack. She’s very shy at first and reserved and I think it was about halfway into the first season, she started letting people in truly,” Cole said in a video for Glamour with Lili saying, “I thought his voice was annoying, that was my first impression. I was like, ‘that guy’s got an annoying voice.’ And now it’s grown on me, I guess.”

LOL, how amazing is that? Of course, they have since grown very fond of each other, as they went on to explain.

“Cole is the smartest person that I’m friends with. He’s incredibly passionate about art, about photography, about acting, and I really admire that,” Lili said.

“You are by nature a caretaker and an extremely nurturing person. You just want to make people feel better and help people get through whatever they’re getting through and I think that’s a very admirable quality in someone,” Cole said to his girl. HOW PRECIOUS.

And Lili even opened up about how special their relationship really is, explaining how Cole has really brought tons of new experiences into Lili’s life.

“I like to go on adventures with Cole. Truly, adventures. He takes me to places where I’m like, ‘How did you find this?’ He’s made me see these things that I would have never seen otherwise. It’s escapism, which is so beautiful and wonderful,” Lili said to Teen Vogue.

#Goals for sure. The pair walked the red carpet together at the 2018 Met Gala and while they didn’t fully come out and say they’re an official couple – that debut was all the proof people needed.

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The pair was also at Comic-Con together last summer with most of their castmates and they were spotted getting cozy all weekend long, especially at Entertainment Weekly‘s party Saturday night where sources said the duo was “seen canoodling, holding hands and kissing.” Plus while at the bash, Cole gave Lili his maroon blazer to wear, which you know is nothing but adorable.

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Seriously, they just look too cute together! Fans have been speculating that these two could possibly be more than friends for quite some time now since they really hit it off since joining the show and hang out quite a bit together. Lili has become super close with two v important people in Cole’s life too: his longtime BFF Debby Ryan and his brother Dylan. Just look at her selfie with both the Sprouse bros:

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And when a fan asked Lili was it was like kissing Cole, since their characters are oh so in love on the show, she had the best answer.

“Fantastic, how about that. It feels great,” she said before jokingly adding, “I like kissing Cami better,” referring to the smooch she shared with Camila Mendes during the scene in which Betty and Veronica kissed during a dance routine. Now as much as we’re all legit crying over the fact that Cole and Lili are a ~thing~ IRL, it does come as a little bit of a surprise since Cole has pretty much denied any romance rumors in the past, simply saying that the cast as a whole is the best of friends.

“We all get along so, so, so well, and I hang out with those guys when we are on hiatus. We all go to lunch; we all go to movies. It’s one of those things where we all are really just great friends and there is a mutual respect there and the psychology is all grounded in the fact that we don’t really care much about the fame aspect of it. Not much of us have something to prove so it means we have all grounded ourselves in just making a good program or trying to do the best with the material we can. And that has kept us humbled and really grounded and has made us all appreciative of one another,” Cole said to Elle. “I think the shipping wars and communities have taken to realize relations as well when it comes to bromance or romance, as it’s been called for KJ and I, and then Lili and I. I think people are getting invested into us and the characters and they really want to know the relationships of the people in real life.”

OK, but let’s just take a moment to appreciate this hand-holding exchange that went down during an interview the whole cast did together at Comic-Con.

Cutest little lovebugs ever. Cole has said before that he never has any intention of speaking publicly about his personal life and who he’s dating, and Lili feels the exact same way.

“I am one of those guys that’s never ever going to talk about my private life with the public sphere. I mean people can talk about Jughead as much as they want but when it comes to the personal relationships, I have spent much of my life separating work and play so I will continue to do so,” Cole said to Elle.

So we might niot publicly get many more tidbits about their romance, but hey, at least we can see them being all cute on TV as their characters right?

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Bughead + Sprousehart 4ever.

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