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Lili Reinhart Was Just as Devastated that Bughead Broke Up on Riverdale as You

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We knew it was coming, but Bughead’s breakup on last night’s episode of Riverdale hurt us all the same.


After the Black Hood contacted Betty telling her to cut all her loved ones out of her life to stop the murders from happening, she sadly was forced to get Archie to help her end things with Jughead. Cole Sprouse‘s character didn’t believe his bestie at first, but Archie’s harsh words eventually cut him deep enough that the message was heard loud and clear. Got your tissues ready? Here’s the scene that cut us deep:

To be quite honest, we feel like we could burst out in tears at any given moment, but it’s a little comforting to know that Lili Reinhart is just as upset that Bughead called it quits as we are.

“It is quite devastating,” she told TVLine. “[She only did it] to protect him… She is trying to do the right thing. It is sad, because you want to tell them she is not doing it on purpose.”


The 21-year-old actress continued by saying she hopes Betty gets a chance “to explain herself, and to reconcile with him.”

“But with the Black Hood still being a present figure in her life, it’s hard to imagine that her relationship with anyone can continue, or go back to the way it was,” she explained.

Cole, on the other hand, doesn’t think Jughead was too shocked when Archie told him Betty was done with the relationship.

“He knows he’s on the Southside now, and he knows he’s been away from everyone,” the Disney Channel alum said. “And I think also, Jughead has absolutely no problem seeing himself as someone who could be easily thrown to the wayside, so I think something like that probably affects him a little bit.”

Last night’s episode ended with Jughead and Toni Topaz kissing, which CS doesn’t “necessarily even think [was] sexual, so to speak,” so we literally have no idea WTF is going to happen as season two progresses.