As is the way in 2020, an Instagram post has confirmed the long-speculated news that Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have broken up.
Everyone’s favourite analogue photographer (Sprouse) and poet (Reinhart) were together for a good few years after having met at their Riverdale day jobs. This recent post from Sprouse—who’s been on something of a social media sabbatical—comes just after Reinhart spoke out to clarify quotes from a recent interview.
If you missed it, Reinhart recently took to Twitter to explain some recent remarks were taken out of context and weren’t about their breakup. Speaking with Refinery29, the actress opened up about her mental health. She explained that she felt like she was in a “black tunnel [that] was never going to end,” and of course, a tonne of people took this to be about her breakup with Sprouse. Neither Sprouse nor Reinhart had spoken publicly about their break up before, so this would have been a bit out of character.
While it obviously sucks she was misinterpreted, perhaps Reinhart’s vulnerability in her recent sharing struck a chord with Sprouse and inspired some of his own?
In his Instagram post, Sprouse explained the timeline of their breakup and wished his ex well. “Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March,” he captioned the film photo of Reinhart. This would mean they’d already broken up by the time those (quickly shut down) cheating rumours began circulating.
“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.” (A masterclass in kindness and class, and from the man who told the internet to eat his ‘plump delectable ass‘, too.)
Seemingly to pre-empt further speculation, he wrote, “All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.” Sprouse finished his post with some very complimentary words about Reinhart’s upcoming project, Chemical Hearts. “Also her movie comes out soon! I’m sure she’s just as incredible in it as everything else she does. Thanks guys ❤️”
Aw. We’re chucking the boy a like for the wholesome and supportive sentiments.