Cole Sprouse Admits Riverdale 'Absolutely' Put Off Breakup With Co-Star Lili Reinhart

They say never get into relationships with your co-worker, and Cole Sprouse agrees. Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's relationship on "Riverdale" ended up becoming a real-life romance off-screen as the couple first got together in 2017, per People. Sprouse and Reinhart ended up calling it quits after nearly three years together.

Sprouse revealed on "Call Her Daddy" with Alex Cooper just how painful the couple's split was because they had to keep acting like they were in love on "Riverdale." He said, "I think the work thing got difficult because it was hard to suspend all of the way we felt about each other. And it didn't afford us the luxury of distance to really overcome that." The two continued to work a demanding schedule with one another, which could have made their breakup worse, but instead, they were able to lean on each other during this "elected trauma."

Sprouse said, "...We're good friends now which is awesome. We work really well together now." While they overcame their breakup, the actor dropped the shocking news that he believes the show prolonged their relationship long after they knew it was already over.

Cole Sprouse would have broken up with Lili Reinhart earlier if it weren't for Riverdale

"Riverdale" fans have stanned the Jughead and Betty Cooper (or Bughead) romance since the moment the show began airing in 2017. So, when Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart began a relationship fans couldn't get enough. The former couple seemed happily in love as they were together for nearly three years. Sprouse revealed on "Call Her Daddy" that their relationship would have "absolutely" ended had it not been for them both starring in "Riverdale."

The actor shared there was an enormous burden to stay together with Reinhart because of the show, even though they both knew it was over. He said, "There was a lot of pressure towards other people really. I think If I had loved myself a little more I probably would have left a little earlier." 

Sprouse revealed he wished he exerted more "selfishness" for himself and ended the relationship instead of succumbing to what other people wanted or expected from the couple. He continued, " I just felt like I had to take care of a lot of people around me ... the complicated thing was I was so private. That we didn't make a big deal when we split." Although Sprouse tried to be coy about who bit the bullet and ended the relationship, he eventually shared he was the one to call it quits saying, "it was time."