Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse Respond to Breakup Rumors: ‘None of You Know S–t’
As previously reported, the Riverdale co-stars called it quits earlier this summer after nearly two years of dating, and now, they've both taken to Instagram to address the speculation surrounding their relationship, as well as promote their new joint W magazine interview which sees them share an embrace on the cover.
"BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know shit," Reinhart captioned her shot, seemingly slamming reports that she and former Disney Channel star have parted ways.
Meanwhile, Sprouse shared the same image alongside the caption: "UNPRECEDENTED: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart consume the flesh of ‘reliable sources’ to fuel their bacchanalian sex cult."
Though neither of them confirmed or denied the split rumors, for their cover story, the two wanted to be interviewed separately, which may have been an indication there was trouble in paradise. The interview took place in May, months before their alleged split, which sources say happened after an argument.
"We’re not fighting with the idea that people group us together, but we are paired up a lot. We’re acknowledging that we’re in a relationship, but it’s a small part of who we are as people," Reinhart said.
"We want our own separate identities," she added.
The actress also discussed wanting to keep her relationship away from the spotlight, revealing it was Sprouse who encouraged her to keep things between them private. However, as W points out, some of her comments did foreshadow a potential breakup and what that would mean for Riverdale.
“At first, I didn’t want things private,” she explained. “Now that I’m X amount of years in, I do appreciate the privacy we have, that he’s encouraged me to take. No one knows how long we’ve been together, and no one will until we’re ready to say it. No one knows how we fell in love, except for our close friends and us. It’s really special.”
“If and when we break up on the show, I don’t know,” she continued, with the magazine noting she trailed off. “It’s weird being with an actor. You deal with shit no one has to deal with.”