Lili Reinhart Explains Why She's 'Not OK' Talking About Cole Sprouse


Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are one of the cutest celebrity couples around. Does that mean 21-year-old Lili wants to talk about? No. It doesn't. In an intimate chat with Harper's Bazaar, the Riverdale actress explained why her relationship is off limits. ”I’m not OK talking about my relationship,” she said. “I’m not going to tell you my love story. That’s just not appropriate right now.”

Lili and Cole first sparked romance rumors back in 2017 after they were spotted getting close at Comic-Con in San Diego. While they've never publicly spoken about or confirmed their romance, the on-and-off-screen couple clearly aren't trying to hide their relationship, either. They've been spotted on romantic getaways in Hawaii and Paris, as well as walking the Met Gala red carpet together. Lili even posted a candid, behind-the-scenes photo of the two of them from the Met Gala to her Instagram account. This was a first for the super low-key couple. She went without a caption, letting the sweet snap speak for itself. 

Some fans are put off by Lili's unwillingness to share details about her personal life, however, she's making it clear that she has every right to keep her private life, well, private. "I appreciate the love and support," she told Harper's Bazaar. "But you have to understand that I'm not on 100 percent of the time. And I shouldn't be expected to be."

Even though Lili tries to be as gracious as possible with her fans, she still struggles with the scrutiny that comes with being in the public eye. “Am I pregnant? Am I dating someone? Am I gay? Am I gaining weight? Am I homophobic? People will always have something to say,” she said during her interview. “I’ve accepted that. It doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating when people say those things. It’s not like it just rolls off my back.”

While Lili might not be OK talking about her relationship with Cole Sprouse, that doesn't mean she's going to shy away from talking about subjects that really matter to her. "If it's something that I'm passionate about, I'm going to talk about it. I'm going to say that I don't approve of our president, I'm going to say that I don't approve of a lingerie line only having skinny models," she said. 

It makes total sense that Lili wants to keep her relationship private, hidden away from the scrutiny of the public eye. Some things are better left out of the spotlight.