Cole Sprouse recently opened up about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart, describing his experience working with his “Riverdale” co-star after they split.
On Wednesday’s episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Sprouse admitted that it was initially “very difficult” for both him and Reinhart to be together on the set of the hit CW drama after calling it quits in March 2020. season. of “Riverdale” is scheduled to premiere later this month.
The actors, who play the on-screen love interests of Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper in the teen mystery series, publicly dated for around two years.
“The work thing became difficult because it was hard to suspend everything we felt for each other, and we weren’t allowed the luxury of distance to really get over that,” Sprouse told “Call Her Daddy” host Alex Cooper.
“We both hurt each other quite a bit… Now we’re good friends, which is amazing. We work very well together now.”
The former Disney Channel star explained that as a couple, he and Reinhart “leaned on each other” as they navigated a “very intense” work schedule, “going through the chosen trauma of this incredible overnight hit.” ” and dealing with “a lot of criticism. .” She added that the relationship “absolutely” lasted longer because they were co-workers.
“That is exactly where we both need to be,” he continued.
“And I think we did the best we could. … I am so grateful in so many ways that I was able to go through this with someone who was going through the exact same circumstances as me. But also in many ways, all the clichés about dating someone you work with are very true.”
After the breakup, Sprouse “took a moral stand” and vowed that he was “never going to talk about it”. But when paparazzi photos of a newly single Sprouse mingling with other women ignited a wave of cheating rumors, she realized her mistake.
“I probably should have said something almost immediately,” he mused.
“I didn’t think the public needed to indulge in my own angst, or whatever it was. But… that gray zone created a lot of rumors and gossip that would end up affecting me and my mental health quite a bit afterwards. So, conversely, silence and mystery…created a fertile petri dish of bulls, that was my own mistake.”
When asked who dumped whom, Sprouse replied that the decision was “mutual.” But when Cooper pressed further, he divulged that he was the one who started the split.
“Yes, I left,” he said. “But to be honest, when you’re in a relationship for that long and someone dumps you…it’s not a surprise.”