It seems as though there’s been rumors about a romance between Riverdale co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse ever since the show’s premiere. The two have managed to neither confirm nor deny a relationship in the past, but things got awkward over the weekend when they were directly asked about it — on tape.
During a Riverdale Q&A at PaleyFest, an audience member used her opportunity with the microphone to say, “Cole and Lili, there’s been a lot of rumors of you guys dating. Are you dating?”
The second part of the girl’s remark — the actual question — was harder to hear, and Cole initially only responded to her lead-up.
“Was that the question or a statement, because you’re right,” Cole said of the rumors.
Madelaine Petsch, however, heard everything. “That is such an inappropriate question,” she said. Meanwhile, Lili appeared embarrassed as she smiled and covered her face.
Cole’s response apparently wasn’t good enough for the audience member. She then yelled, “Are you dating?”
“No comment,” Cole replied in a throaty voice. He was smiling awfully big.
The audience seemed to like his answer as it sent them into screams and claps.
Though Cole definitely took the awkward moment in stride, I’m with Madelaine — it was an inappropriate question, especially for the setting. Props to you, Cole!