For months, Riverdale fans have been (not so patiently) waiting for confirmation that Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) and Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones) – AKA ‘Bughead’ – are dating IRL.Now, with the cast currently filming season 2 in Canada, it seems there’s even MORE proof that they’re a thing on and off-screen.Cole said that fans expecting a straightforward ride for Bughead “should be worried”.He told Glamour: “If we were writing what the fans wanted to see, Betty and Jughead would be the most linear, monotonous narrative of all time.Cole is heavily rumoured to be dating his on-screen girlfriend Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper. News reported that the pair were an item back in June, with eyewitnesses saying that they “could not keep their hands off of one another” at a Comic-Con party.The actors have not confirmed their relationship, with Lili making it clear that their private lives will remain just that.“It’s horrifying how invested some people are in my love life,” she wrote on Tumblr.“Emphasis on ‘my’. It is private.“If a stranger’s love life is causing you anger, frustration or anxiety…Fast-forward to 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, and the two were apparently acting like they are more than friends. Once again, neither have confirmed anything, so be respectful, be kind, act accordingly, et cetera. If something is actually going on between Reinhart and Sprouse, we may never hear about it.
Jughead looks set to join the Southside Serpents, which creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says “will create obvious tension with his girlfriend Betty, assuming he tells her”.
Riverdale returns to Netflix tomorrow, with new episodes set to drop each week.
Ahead of season two’s release, here are five things you never knew about Cole Sprouse. The actor was born in Italy to American parents on August 4, 1992, making him 25 years old.
As child actors the brothers would often share roles, such as Ross’ son Ben in Friends and Julian Mc Grath in Big Daddy.
Their first major individual roles came in the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.