After Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse failed to walk the red carpet together at the Vanity Fair Oscars 2020 party on Sunday night, rumors started to swirl that the couple had split. Some media outlets reported that in addition to arriving at the party separately, Reinhart and Sprouse didn’t interact with each other at the event.
“Lili and Cole arrived around the same time but did not see them hangout together,” an insider told E! News. “Cole and [twin brother] Dylan stuck together the majority of the night with [Dylan’s girlfriend] Barbara but did not see any interactions between them and Lili.”
The source added that Reinhart spent the entire evening with her Riverdale co-stars Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch.
However, that wasn’t the case, as a new photo emerged of Reinhart and Sprouse together inside the party that took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. In the pic, Sprouse is looking at his girlfriend and smoking a cigarette while holding his cocktail in one hand and Reinhart’s glass of champagne in the other. It appears that Sprouse was waiting for Reinhart to adjust her gown while she stood up from her seat.
Sprouse and Reinhart’s solo arrivals at the Oscar party came after she apparently unfollowed him on Instagram earlier this month. Fans started freaking out, but she calmed them down by explaining on her Instagram Stories that “there was a glitch.”
Ok, can I just say that Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are goals?! 💗💗 pic.twitter.com/4lC8wx9lS3
— jimena • ceo of ianowt (@stanthebathking) February 9, 2020
The couple did split for a minute in the summer of 2019, but they were back together by September. Sprouse celebrated Reinhart’s birthday by posting a photo collage, and wrote in the caption that he was “lucky” to have her in his life.
In November, Reinhart shared the pics to prove their relationship was as strong as ever. She posted a series of photos of herself with Sprouse, and in one the couple shared a kiss. In the caption, Reinhart wrote, “The sequel.”
Reinhart and Sprouse play Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones on Riverdale, and they started dating in 2017 after meeting on the set of the CW series in 2016.
New episodes of Riverdale air Wednesday nights on The CW.