If you ship Bughead on Riverdale, you are far from alone. The Jughead/Betty pairing is a fan favorite, thanks in no small part to the electric chemistry between costars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. The chemistry is so incredible, in fact, that fans are constantly on the look out for signs that the actors are a couple in real life too. Here is the evidence so far.
February 25, 2017: Twitter flirting
Lili posted this sultry picture:
Cole responded with this:
March 18, 2017: Cole takes gorgeous photos of Lili
It's worth noting that Cole is a photographer in addition to being an actor and has also photographed other women he's not suspected of dating (like Kendall Jenner), but fans still take this photoshoot as evidence that the pair look for any excuse to hang out when they're not on set.
May 3, 2017: Flirty videos
Lili posted an adorable video of them goofing on behind-the-scenes on Riverdale and fans got ~coupley vibes~.
July 7, 2017: Instagram liking
Cole liked this gorgeous Instagram picture Lili posted.
July 14, 2017: (Possible) thing touching
Fans theorize that Lili is touching Cole's thigh in this picture, but the angle makes it impossible to say for sure.
July 22, 2017: Awkward responses
When asked about the Bughead relationship, these delightfully awkward faces were made:
July 23, 2017: Interview hand-holding
The sly hand-holding during this Comic-Con interview:
August 14, 2017: A Riverdale costar hints heavily that they're dating
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Skeet Ulrich, who plays Jughead's dad, F.P., talked about Lili and Cole's amazing chemistry:
"They have great chemistry. They've been at our house with a lot of the Riverdale people, and they always enjoy each other's company. I wish them the best."
Then, when the reporter asked he thought Cole and Lili have a "special connection," he said: "It seems like it. You just hear them talk like they've been best friends for 20 years. So that's a good sign."
September 15, 2017: Cole dodges relationship questions
When Entertainment Weekly asked Cole if he and Lili were dating offscreen, he gave a vague answer that didn't confirm or deny anything.
“Since the show began, people have wanted Lili and I to be together,” he said. “People have wanted Lili and Cami to be together. People have wanted KJ and I to be together. People have wanted every actor on this show to be in a union that they could make real and talk about....But, truthfully, it’s very pleasing that people talk about Lili and I in that way because it means that we’re resonating so strongly from our character perspective that people really want that to be true.”