“Since the show began, people have wanted Lili and I to be together”
Has Bughead been swatted for good?
In a recent interview, Riverdale star Cole Sprouse suggested he’s not actually dating co-star Lili Reinhart in real life. Rumors circulated over the summer the two had been witnessed “canoodling” at a Comic-Con party. They never confirmed nor denied, but now it seems fans have cause for concern.
When asked about the rumors by EW, Sprouse did a swift little dance around a yes or no response, instead suggesting fans believe what they want to believe.
“Since the show began, people have wanted Lili and I to be together,” the 25-year-old started. “People have wanted Lili and Cami to be together. People have wanted KJ and I to be together. People have wanted every actor on this show to be in a union that they could make real and talk about. So I think that kind of discussion, especially because it’s based so much on rumor and hearsay, needs to be taken with a grain of salt.”
Later, Sprouse put the nail in the coffin with a very mature, well-put, and infuriating conclusion:
“I think as professional actors we can pat ourselves on the back for that and go, ‘This was a success.’ It was such a success that people want to see it in real life,” he finished triumphantly, reportedly wearing a top hat and spectacles reflecting both his charisma and sophistication but not really.
While Sprouse’s goal was clearly to suggest fans are conflating what they see on screen with real life, Reinhart declined to comment on the same question. We really don’t want to believe it was all a beautiful lie, but at this point, the nature of their relationship is so ambiguous we don’t know what to think.
Whatever the truth may be, we love both Sprouse and Reinhart and wish them well… especially after consuming this much helium: