Riverdale star Cole Sprouse has officially changed his Instagram from professional to personal. This past week, Sprouse posted a topless pic of his girlfriend, Lili Reinhart, to celebrate her 22nd birthday, and he captioned the photo, “Both the birthday and the gift. My little muse, happy birthday my love.”
Sprouse explained that he decided to start posting personal pics because he wanted to be a bit more honest with fans.
“I’ve decided to start uploading some of my more personal photographs on this Instagram. If you’ve ever spent a bit of time with me, you’ll know I take my privacy quite seriously, much of that paranoia influenced by my youth. I understand social media will always carry a bit of a curated superficiality, but I have so many sentimental photos that, like a collector, I’ve kept in the original packaging for far too long.”
He went on to say that hoped some of the photos he posts in the future will feel a bit more honest like they do to him. But, he will still be including some of his commercial and editorial work, too. But, he is ok with breaking it up a little.
In addition to the pic of Reinhart crossing her arms over her bare chest while looking in the mirror, Sprouse also posted a pic of the two of them together. In the blurry shot, the duo is leaning in for a kiss. Over 3.6 million people liked the photo, including Reinhart.
In addition to being a couple in real life, Sprouse and Reinhart also portray on-screen couple Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper on the popular CW series Riverdale. The romance rumors started in July 2017 when fans spotted them holding hands and kissing at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and then almost a year later they made their red-carpet debut at the Met Gala in New York City.
Neither Sprouse nor Reinhart has confirmed their relationship, but they aren’t afraid to pack on the PDA when they are traveling to places like Paris and Hawaii. In interviews, Reinhart has said that she prefers to keep her love life private because it isn’t appropriate to talk about it.
However, she did call Cole Sprouse her “love” last month in an Instagram post on his birthday. Lili Reinhart posted a pic and wrote in the caption that it seems the world would be a stranger to her if it weren’t for Sprouse. She added that she is thankful their paths have intertwined and formed a beautiful adventure.
Season 3 of Riverdale premieres Wednesday, October 10th on the CW.