Cole Sprouse is slammed for ‘humiliating’ ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart
Cole Sprouse was slammed by fans on Wednesday for “humiliating” ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart when she revealed their relationship.
The 30-year-old actor, who dated his Riverdale co-star for two years before splitting in January 2020, claimed that “almost all of his girlfriends” cheated on him.
While speaking to Alex Cooper on the Call Her Daddy podcast, she claimed that “they both did each other a lot of damage.”
Cole was branded a ‘loser’ by Twitter users after the former Disney star ‘humiliated Lili on International Women’s Day’ with his comments.
The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody star was also heavily criticized for smoking indoors throughout the episode, with fans claiming they were ‘secondhand’ disturbed by it.
Cole took a long drag on his cigarette and told listeners that “the clichés are very true when you’re working with somebody.”
He said: “It was very difficult. We both caused each other a lot of damage. Work became difficult because it was difficult to suspend our feelings for each other and did not allow us the luxury of overcoming distance.
“We are good friends and work very well together. I’m grateful I got to experience it, but all the clichés about someone you work with are so true.
Cole first revealed the pair’s split was “mutual”, but quickly changed his tune, admitting “it was me, I was gone, it was time”.
He continued: “It absolutely took longer because we worked together. There was a lot of pressure and I think if I had liked myself better I would have left earlier.
“I felt like I had to take care of a lot of people around me. I think the complicated thing is that I don’t care about my relationship.
“I didn’t think the public needed to know about my heartbreak, which made me grayer when I was portrayed with others.”
Cole confirmed the split in August 2020, writing on Instagram: “Lili and I first split up in January of this year and in March we decided to separate for good.
“What an incredible experience I’ve had, I will always feel lucky and appreciate that I had the opportunity to fall in love.
“I wish him nothing but the greatest love and happiness going forward. I say everything about it, whatever else you hear doesn’t matter.
That same year, Lili came out publicly as bisexual on Instagram. “Although I have never publicly announced it before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she shared.
She waited to come out until after their breakup, detailing the LGBTQ&A podcast in September: “I didn’t want to put my ex away. [Sprouse] in a situation, it seems like it would have been a little weird to come out when I was in a straight relationship.
Cole and Lili first met on the set of the CW show Riverdale back in 2016, and fans speculated about their relationship when they flirted on social media in early 2017 and in interviews together later that year.
On screen, they play Jughead Jones (husband) and Betty Cooper (Reihart), two high school students who come from different worlds but find comfort in each other.
Superfans of their hit CW show were devastated when the couple called it quits after almost three years together just before the pandemic.
Cole has since moved in with 23-year-old model Ari Fournier, whom she has been dating since March 2021.