Cole Sprouse has finally addressed his relationship with Riverdale costar Lili Reinhart and wishes her “love and happiness” amid their breakup.
Sprouse made a rare public statement on Instagram on Wednesday addressing the split. “Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March,” he wrote. “What an incredible experience I had, I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love.”
“I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward,” he continued. “All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.”
“Also her movie comes out soon!” he added, referring to the upcoming Amazon Prime Video movie Chemical Hearts. “I’m sure she’s just as incredible in it as everything else she does. Thanks guys.”
Sprouse and Reinhart play romantic partners Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones on the CW’s teen drama series Riverdale. The couple was first linked in 2017 and it was confirmed in May that the stars were broken up.
Sprouse’s Instagram statement came just one day after Lili opened up about her experience with depression in an interview with Refinery29. She shared that the global pandemic allowed her to address her issues and reflect on her life. She shared that this “has been the first time in four years where I’ve been able to like, stop and process the immense life changes that I’ve gone through.”
“The last couple of months have probably [been] the most emotional few months of my entire life and my therapist [told] me, ‘Your body’s going through withdrawal from love,’ ” she said. “You’re used to having this exchange of happy chemicals between you and the person that you’re with. In moments of my life, I have dropped every ounce of pride that I had just to be like, ‘Love me. Please take the pain away for a day, a second, an hour,’ just so I can feel that fix again.”
Reinhart clarified on Twitter that her remarks were not referencing her split from Sprouse. “Quotes taken from my most recent interview are not about a ‘breakup,’ ” she wrote. “They are about the depression I’ve felt over these last few months. Tired of people taking my words out of context and piecing together their own story for clickbait.”
“I would never speak so candidly about something as personal as a breakup,” she added. “That’s incredibly private. I was addressing my depression.”
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Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March. What an incredible experience I had, I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love. I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter. Also her movie comes out soon! I’m sure she’s just as incredible in it as everything else she does. Thanks guys