Ever since she first stepped foot on the Riverdale set, Vanessa Morgan was glued to Madelaine Petsch‘s side on the show and in real life.

On the CW series, the actresses play Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom, respectively, who fans refer to as #Choni because of their romantic relationship. Although they may not be a couple off-screen, the pair does spend a lot of time with each other and, honestly, their friendship is everything.

“She kind of brought me to set and showed me around. So I instantly felt at home,” Vanessa told POPSUGAR about Madelaine during a June 2018 interview. “It’s like I won the lottery. Not only am I going to be on the same show as my best friend, but now we get to be girlfriends. Instead of kissing one of the actors on the show, it might as well be your best friend.”

When production on the Riverdale set came to a halt amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Madelaine revealed what she missed the most about being on set. “I miss Vanessa!” Madelaine told HollywoodLife in July 2020. “We’re able to do FaceTime and talk on about five different platforms at once. We’re always DMing and texting, it’s just constant, but it’s weird to be apart from her. I’m used to seeing her every day 10 months of the year.”

After months apart, the girls finally reunited in September 2020, and since then, there’s been so much #Choni content on social media. Even though their characters broke up in season 5, the girls are still sharing their love for each other online.

“It’s bestie’s birthday today! The definition of a true ride or die. I love you through it all,” Madelaine captioned a series of Instagram Stories posts when celebrating Vanessa’s birthday in March 2021. “And although I can’t celebrate with you today. I’ll see you tomorrow. [Vanessa Morgan] is the best thank you for coming to my Ted Talk. Now go spam her Instagram and show her love for her bday.”

To celebrate Vanessa and Madelaine’s forever friendship, J-14 decided to take a walk down memory lane and break it down from the start! Scroll through our gallery to check out a full timeline. 

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