Bask in All the Angsty Hotness of Riverdale's Cole Sprouse
We've known Cole Sprouse for a long time. You may recognize him (and his twin brother, Dylan) from roles in Big Daddy, Friends, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, but in recent years, things have changed. Now, Cole is an NYU graduate, and he's starring as Jughead Jones on The CW's Riverdale. This has yielded a lovely bromance with costar KJ Apa, a new "it" couple with Betty (Lili Reinhart), and a startling realization: that Cole is very, very broody and handsome. Join us on this thirst journey, won't you?
Let's start with the broody Cole we all know and love.
O, Jughead, my Jughead . . .
Here he is being just as bae in real life.
That hair! The suit! The swoop!
Get you a man who can do both, you know?
Jughead wears ties AND punk clothes. How 'bout THAT.
Look at these selfie skills, too.
The angle. The hair. The dewy glow.
Here he is wondering who the hell you think you're talking to.
But like, in a smolder-y way.
Please, note the suspenders.
Just note them, OK?
Here he is wearing a tank top with a dog.
What did we even do to deserve this, right?
He's so bae he brings you coffee and treats.
And in bitter Winter weather, no less.
Look! He smiles too!
And we don't mean that in a condescending way. We love those sultry smolders, but also, look at this.
Here he is literally just standing and looking cute in a void of gray.
We'd still hang in that void though. (We were tempted to make a Fifty Shades of Grey joke, but you know what? There are only, like, four shades tops.)
Oh, and by the way? For the record? Just so you know? He's loaded.
Look at that haul.
Look, he loves hearing about your day.
He's only making this face because you're telling him about your naggy boss and he's about to make some moves on the sly.
He's got that little smirk down pat.
Love a good smirk.
He even looks hot when he's researching things.
Just look at that furrowed brow. That determination. Let's pretend he's intently asking all of us on a date.
Here he is leaning on a wall, about to drop the hottest pick-up line of the century.
Something like, "Are you a patriarchy? Because I find you smashing." We're working on it.
Oh, and if you thought we weren't going to bring up that shirtless scene, you were wrong.
And how could we resist this final GIF?
Wet, shirtless, and smiling. You're welcome.