Riverdale Co-Stars Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart Were Apparently Kissing IRL

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The relationship between Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones is one of the most amazing things about The CW’s Riverdale. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have so much chemistry on the television series that you can’t help but root for Bughead…both on AND off screen, if you know what we mean. While there have been a few dating rumors in the past, no one ever had physical evidence that the actors were anything more than just friends. But then San Diego Comic-Con 2017 rolled around, and we’re hearing a different story.

People magazine reports that the 20-year-old girl and 24-year-old guy were “canoodling, holding hands and kissing” at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash on Saturday night. While there are no pictures of the alleged PDA, there are shots of Lili wearing Cole’s maroon blazer at one point in the evening.

Apparently, the celebrities “could not keep their hands off of one another [and] were very open with their PDA at parties during [Comic-Con].” Another source told E! News that the blonde “was mostly hanging out with the other Riverdale girls” at a party on Friday night, but “always had her eye on where Cole was.”

People first began to question the former Disney Channel actor’s IRL relationship with the Cleveland native when he posted a ~romantic~ picture of her to his Instagram page back in March.

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While fans were pretty much CONVINCED the two were a thing at that point, Cole shot down the rumors by telling MTV they are “strictly in the friend zone.”

“Lili and I play characters who are dating, so just about any time she and I go out into the wilderness, it’s, ‘Oh, my god!’ Truthfully, I’m a sucker for friends, fashion and framing.”

So far, neither CS nor LR have commented on this round of dating rumors.