Riverdale co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have a relationship as mysterious as their show’s twists and turns—and while it’s not for us to ask them to label it, rumors have swirled around them for months. Recently, they shared experienced July’s magical blood moon together. And a few months ago, they attended the Met Gala together, a debut fans interpreted as an indication of certain couple-status. Still, neither has spoken publicly about their personal life.
Until, as many think, Friday, when Reinhart posted an Instagram of Sprouse that involved the words “my love.”
“It seems as if the world would still be a stranger to me, if not for you. I’m so thankful that our paths intertwined to form this beautiful adventure~ Happy birthday, my love,” Reinhart captioned a picture of Sprouse in a gorgeous location.
Fans promptly freaked out. A selection of comments includes:
“can i like a photo 1000x bc wow. i cry. “my love” 😩❤️”
“the whole riverdale fandom has officially died bc there [sic] dreams came true and cole and lili are an actual thing which we always knew was gonna happen😍😭”
“Oh my god I’m crying again😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ you two are such precious gems😭😭😭😭😭💕💕💕💕💕💕”
“OMGG @csandogirl they’re a thing wooo hooo”
“ohh my god this is too cute😭❤️”
The couple’s Riverdale co-stars also chimed in, with Madelaine Petsch writing “F U C K this is cute” (fair) and Vanessa Morgan writing, “😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️i love you guys”
Whispers that the on-and-off screen couple were together IRL began last summer with a spate of furtive hand-holding that lasted well into September, sparking some responses from Sprouse to questions about he and Reinhart’s status that only added fuel to the fire. In November, Sprouse said it was “sexier” to keep relationships private—shortly after Reinhart started wearing his clothes in public. Then, in January, the two took a getaway to Hawaii together. complete with some PDA.
Reinhart also posted a funny tweet to mark Sprouse’s birthday: “Happy birthday to the princess, and also to Meghan Markle.”
One day, perhaps we’ll get confirmation—this isn’t an explicit one—but until then, these two might just have an amazing thing going.