‘Riverdale’ Couple Cole Sprouse And Lili Reinhart Reportedly Split AgainPublished on May 26, 2020.
Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have split again, according to a source.
The source told PEOPLE that Sprouse and Reinhart have broken up. The same source also revealed that the pair tends to be on and off, but are currently not together.
Reps for the actor and actress, who play love interests Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones on Riverdale, have not commented.
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The breakup comes after Sprouse posted an open letter to his followers on his Instagram Story in April, which he told his fans that he would not “tolerate” negative comments. However, the 27-year-old actor never specified what comments he was referring to, the sudden note appeared amid speculation about his relationship with Reinhart on social media, with some fans alleging he had cheated on Reinhart with actress-model Kaia Gerber.
“When I first stepped into a public relationship this was one of the foreseeable consequences,” he wrote. “And while I truly never intended to indulge any part of my private life to the ravenous horde, it’s clear my restraint in updating them has allowed them to push their own agenda onto my habits and lifestyle. So in conclusion — please eat my delectable plump a—.”
Around the same time, Reinhart broke her silence about the “toxic” social media users as well.
Last summer, Sprouse and Reinhart reportedly split. A source told PEOPLE at the time that the pair’s “personalities are very different and their lifestyles often clashed,” and that they were “trying to be as amicable and friendly as possible.”
A few days later, the Riverdale stars appeared together on a joint cover of W magazine, each sharing the image on Instagram alongside captions that mocked media coverage of their apparent split and they insisted that they were still a couple.
“BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know s—,” Reinhart captioned her post at the time, while Sprouse wrote, “UNPRECEDENTED: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart consume the flesh of ‘reliable sources’ to fuel their bacchanalian sex cult.”
During separate interviews, which took place just two months before their split, Reinhart alluded to a possibility of a split, admitting it would make working together complicated.
“If and when we break up on the show, I don’t know,” she told the magazine. “It’s weird being with an actor. You deal with s— no one has to deal with.”
Sprouse and Reinhart first sparked romance rumors in 2017, when the former Suite Life of Zack & Cody star shared a photo he took of Reinhart on Instagram. After the post went viral, the couple remained quiet about any details related to their relationship, with Sprouse explaining the decision to PEOPLE at the time that publicly addressing it would only add more speculation.
“Because whether you dismiss those rumors or whether you encourage those rumors, it’s giving people who are in my opinion are a bit entitled to your personal life more power, and you have to have spaces for reverence in the industry,” he told the oulet. “So I just never talk about it because it’s not anyone’s right to know. People can speculate all they want, people speculate about me with every member of the cast practically, but it’s really no one’s right to know. It’s also sexy, these parts of the relationships that are just yours.”
By May 2018, the pair confirmed they were a couple on the red carpet of the Met Gala.
Despite the actor and actress posting about each other on social media and spending time together outside of the Riverdale set, the pair have remained extremely tight-lipped about their relationship over the years.
“It’s not like I’m trying to dangle my relationship in front of people’s faces like, ‘You don’t know anything about us,’” Reinhart told Teen Vogue in October 2018. “It’s just, you don’t need to know. People feel like they’re owed that, and you’re absolutely not owed anything by me.”