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'Riverdale' Cast's Dating History: Inside Their Offscreen Love Lives

Archie just thinks his personal life is complicated! Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinart, Camila Mendes and Vanessa Morgan are among the Riverdale stars whose offscreen relationships have made headlines over the years.

Reinhart and Sprouse won over fans as lovebirds Betty and Jughead on the CW drama, which premiered in January 2017. So viewers were ecstatic to discover the duo were a real-life couple when they were first linked in July 2017.

After dating on and off for more than two years, the costars called it quits in 2020. “Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March,” Sprouse explained via Instagram in August 2020. “What an incredible experience I had, I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love. I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.”

As for the Chemical Hearts star, she revealed that she felt like she was “dying” during the aftermath of the split. “It was f—king rough, and there’s no other way through it than just through it,” she told Refinery29 that same month. “I’ve seen a lot of people when it comes to heartache and grief and breakups, and they try to get that void filled with sex, with coke, with food, with drinking, [but] the void is still there. I took the road less traveled and just dealt with my s—t. I had to face my own pain head-on.”

Sprouse and Reinhart were not the only Riverdale stars to pair up off screen. Mendes also dated Charles Melton from 2018 to 2019.

“I write letters to my girlfriend,” the Sun Is Also a Star actor exclusively told Us Weekly in 2019. “I mean, I don’t think that’s the most romantic but, you know, it’s the little simple things that I’ve done for her.”

The cast support each other’s relationships too. Madelaine Petsch exclusively divulged to Us in May 2019 that she and Mendes were “double daters, officially.”

Amid thriving love lives, multiple stars from the show took the next step by starting families. Morgan welcomed son River with Michael Kopech in January 2021, while Apa announced in May 2021 that he and girlfriend Clara Berry are expecting their first child together.

Scroll down to discover everything there is to know about the Riverdale stars’ dating history!

KJ Apa

The New Zealand native was linked to model Corrine Isherwood in 2017. The rumored romance sparked controversy since she was 16 at the time while he was 20. 

Us broke the news in July 2019 that Apa was dating his A Dog’s Purpose and I Still Believe costar Britt Robertson. The two were spotted kissing and holding hands at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con party. 

The actor later received attention from Paris Hilton in August 2019 when she “was super flirty with him” at a house party, according to an insider. 

Apa then sent fans into a frenzy in February 2020 when he posted an Instagram photo of himself locking lips with model Clara Berry. In August 2020, she declared her love for him via Instagram and the pair announced her pregnancy in May 2021. 


Lili Reinhart

The Hustlers star was first linked to Sprouse in July 2017 after they were spotted showing PDA at Comic-Con. They kept their romance mostly private, with Reinhart telling Harper’s Bazaar in July 2018 that she was “not OK talking about my relationship.” Multiple sources confirmed to Us in July 2019 that the pair had split.  

Reinhart revealed in September 2019 that they were back on. However, the Disney Channel alum shared in August 2020 that they “initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March.” 

Amid her on-off relationship with Sprouse, the actress came out as a “proud bisexual woman” in June 2020.


Cole Sprouse

Sprouse called actress and dancer Alyson Stoner his “girlfriend” in a 2004 interview with Access Hollywood. He has also been linked to Bree Morgan, Victoria Justice, Sophie Oda, Katelyn Pippy, Erin Barr and Maiara Walsh

The former child star dated Reinhart on and off from July 2017 to March 2020. Sprouse sparked dating rumors with model Kaia Gerber in April 2020, prompting him to speak out about his love life.

“When I first stepped into a public relationship this was one of the foreseeable consequences,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “And while I truly never intended to indulge any part of my private life to the ravenous horde, it’s clear my restraint in updating them has allowed them to push their own agenda onto my habits and lifestyle. Please eat my delectable plump ass.”

The former Disney Channel star sparked dating speculation with model Ari Fournier in February 2021 when the pair stepped out together in Vancouver, Canada, and were spotted holding hands.


Camila Mendes

The actress dated childhood friend Victor Houston in 2018. “We went to neighboring high schools in Florida,” she exclusively told Us in July of that year. “It’s going well, yeah. I’m very happy.” 

Mendes confirmed her relationship with Melton in October 2018. She clapped back at a troll the following month, retorting that she was “happier” than she had ever been. However, the costars split in 2019 after more than a year together.  

She made her romance with photographer Grayson Vaughan Instagram official in September 2020. They were first linked in February 2020. The pair split in March 2021.


Madelaine Petsch

Petsch dated musician Travis Mills from 2017 to 2020. They met via Facebook after he congratulated her on the success of Riverdale. The rapper wrote on Instagram after their split that he was “so incredibly grateful to have shared the last 3 years with someone as compassionate, smart & wonderful as Madelaine.”


Vanessa Morgan

Morgan married baseball player Michael Kopech in January 2020, but he filed for divorce in June 2020. The actress announced in July 2020 that she was pregnant with their first child. Morgan announced their son’s arrival in January 2021 and gave her estranged husband a shout-out when revealing their little one’s name.

“The most challenging, beautiful experience of my life. On January 29th, Michael & I Welcomed our beautiful baby boy River into the world,” she wrote via Instagram in February 2021. “Words cannot describe this kind of love. We are enjoying this time home with him, being present, & giving him all the lovin in the world🤍👶🏼 Becoming parents is the most rewarding gift in the entire world.”


Casey Cott

The actor was linked to actress Stephanie Styles from 2016 to 2017. Though he prefers to keep his personal life out of the public eye, Cott announced his engagement to Nichola Basara in December 2020.  


Charles Melton

Melton dated Mendes from 2018 to 2019. “365 days,” she captioned an anniversary post in August 2019. “I love you.” He reciprocated on his Instagram account: “I love you.”


Skeet Ulrich

Ulrich was married to Georgina Cates from 1997 to 2005. They welcomed twins, Jakob and Naiia, in 2001. He was married to Amelia Jackson-Gray from 2012 to 2015, and briefly engaged to Rose Costa from 2016 to 2017.

In 2020, Ulrich was linked to model Megan Blake Irwin until they split in the fall of that year.

In February 2021, he was spotted kissing Lucy Hale. Us confirmed the following month that the pair had been “dating for a little over a month” and were spending a “lot” of time together. A source told Us that the duo’s age gap didn’t “bother them,” but their fling fizzled out by April 2021.

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