Ever since it premiered back in January 2017, everyone has been obsessed with Riverdale. It’s constantly filled with twists and turns that always leave viewers on the edge of their seats — and fans cannot stop watching it! The CW series — which just got renewed for its fifth season — stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Charles Melton, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott and more! But there’s one important question about the series that’s on everyone’s minds, and that is — how old are the characters IRL?

J-14 went ahead and did some investigating, and the results may take fans by surprise. It turns out, the actors play high schoolers in the show, but they’re actually a lot older than fans may think! Yeah, it’s no secret that often times in TV shows and movies, the stars behind the roles are much older than their characters, and the same goes for the Riverdale cast.

Scroll through our gallery to uncover the kids from Riverdale‘s ages in real life, and prepare to be shook.

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