Let’s be honest: Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse’s relationship is more of a mystery than any storyline on Riverdale. (We all know the Black Hood is Betty’s dad or her brother or someone in the Cooper family. The green eyes give him away, people. Moving on.)
The two, who play Betty and Jughead on the hit CW show, have been toying with fans’ emotions for months. There was the time they secretly held hands during a Comic-Con interview. Then Sprouse gave some ambiguous quote a few months later about how it’s “very pleasing” people link them together. They legit can’t stop posting about each other on social media. All signs point to them being more than friends, but neither has confirmed it. In fact, Reinhart said on Tumblr she’s over people shipping her with her Riverdale costars, which hints that maybe nothing’s going on between her and Sprouse at all.
But the evidence that there is just keeps on mounting. Exhibit J (or is it H? I? Z?): this photo of Reinhart wearing Sprouse’s jacket while posing for photos with a young fan. Of course, it’s possible this doesn’t mean anything; maybe Reinhart was just cold, and her capital-P Platonic pal Cole Sprouse graciously lent her his jacket. Then again, though, what if this means everything? What if Reinhart and Sprouse are the IRL version of every rom-com couple in history? Jacket sharing, after all, is the hallmark of every feel-good love movie. (Well, that and a scene-stealing appearance from Judy Greer.)
Check out the photos for yourself, below:
And here’s a pic of Sprouse wearing the jacket, in case you thought I was lying and thought this was, like, some random scrub’s coat.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of 10,000 tweens’ hearts exploding.