Cole Sprouse has finally addressed his maybe-romance with co-star Lili Reinhart in a new interview. The Riverdale actor is featured in People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue as one of their “Men of the Year” and the 25-year-old actor talks about the other half of #Bughead and rumoured girlfriend—sort of. When asked if he and Lili are are dating, he had a direct answer: “No comment.”
He elaborated on wanting to keep his private life private, which is something Lili has herself been vocal about. “Because whether you dismiss those rumours or whether you encourage those rumours, it’s giving people who in my opinion are a bit entitled to your personal life more power, and you have to have spaces for reverence in the industry,” he said.
Cole opened up about his experience in college, and how that time in his life helped him realize the importance of privacy. Ryan Gosling, he said, is a great example of this. "Gosling has been in a much more sexual or romantic side of the industry than many actors have to be, and his marriage is not publicized and talked about and beaten over people’s heads because people respect that he set those boundaries early.”
Because when you give away this information, the actor confessed, it makes fans feel entitled to information. Cole shared that he doesn't discuss his personal life because “it’s not anyone’s right to know. People can speculate all they want, people speculate about me with every member of the cast practically, but it’s really no one’s right to know. It’s also sexy, these parts of the relationships that are just yours.”
The former Disney star is currently enjoying another wave of fame thanks to the runaway success of Riverdale. The teen drama, which is filmed in and around Vancouver, is based on the Archie Comics franchise.