Look Back at the "Riverdale" Cast's Offscreen Romances Through the Years
For the past seven seasons, "Riverdale" has treated fans to numerous surprising and exciting pairings. And though the series is coming to an end, its tenure left an impact — and inspired some sweet offscreen romances that have made headlines over the years.
One of the most notable relationships among the "Riverdale" cast was between Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. After playing love interests in their teen drama, the two went on to date in real life from 2017 to 2020. A few months after their split, Sprouse explained the breakup on Instagram, saying, "Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March." "What an incredible experience I had," he added. "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."
Fast forward to 2023, Sprouse reflected on the former pair's romance again, telling "Call Her Daddy" host Alex Cooper in March, "I think if I had loved myself a little more, I probably would have left [my relationship with Lili] a little earlier." "I just felt like I had to take care of a lot of people around me, which was not good for me. I probably should have exercised a bit more selfishness in that situation," he added.
Sprouse and Reinhart aren't the only "Riverdale" stars who caught the love bug on set. Camila Mendes and Charles Melton started dating in 2018 shortly after their characters got together on the show. Meanwhile, Madelaine Petsch met her former boyfriend, rapper Travis Mills, during casting for the show.
The "Riverdale" cast are fully aware of how ironic it is that some of them have dated one another in real life. In March 2022, Reinhart and Mendes posted a TikTok video of them poking fun at their respective dating histories on their shared account with Petsch. In the hilarious clip, the pair's puzzled faces are seen floating around in space with the caption, "Us trying to figure out how to date people we don't work with."
In case you're curious about who the rest of the "Riverdale" cast have dated, keep scrolling for their current relationship statuses.
Who Is Lili Reinhart Dating?
Reinhart dated her costar Sprouse from 2017 to 2020. According to Sprouse, the two separated in January 2020 before ultimately deciding to permanently split that March. Since then, Reinhart has been linked to fellow actor Spencer Neville, whom she started casually dating in April 2022, though they seemingly split four months later, according to Us Weekly.
Who Is Cole Sprouse Dating?
After splitting from his costar Reinhart in 2020, Sprouse — who previously dated stars like Victoria Justice and Alyson Stoner — was linked to model Ari Fournier in March 2021 after the two were spotted holding hands in Vancouver, Canada, per People. It appears the pair are still together, as they were last seen at Ralph Lauren's SS23 runway show in October 2022.
Who Is Camila Mendes Dating?
Mendes started dating her "Riverdale" costar Melton in October 2018, but the pair parted ways a little over a year later. She was then in a relationship with photographer Grayson Vaughan and made their romance Instagram official in September 2020. However, the two split shortly thereafter in March 2021, per "Entertainment Tonight."
Currently, Mendes appears to be dating YouTuber Rudy Mancuso. Though the actor hasn't officially confirmed their relationship, she shared a series of photos in November 2022 that included a snap of herself and an unidentified man sharing a poolside kiss. Mendes also spoke about the current state of her love life during a Jan. 26 episode of the "Going Mental" podcast, saying, "I am still in the honeymoon [phase], but it's one of those situations where I feel like I'm really trying to temper myself." She added, "I don't wanna speak above and beyond, but I feel like I've known him my whole life, and that's something I actually have never felt before."
Who Is Charles Melton Dating?
After playing love interests during "Riverdale" season three, Melton started his offscreen romance with Mendes in October 2018. The former pair's breakup was announced in December 2019, with a source telling "E! News" at the time, "Their relationship escalated very quickly and they are taking time now to focus on their work and themselves."
Following that, Melton sparked dating rumors with "Bodies Bodies Bodies" star Chase Sui Wonders in July 2022 after he posted a since-deleted cozied-up photo of the two on Instagram. However, Wonders has since been linked to Pete Davidson, and the two are rumored to be dating. It's unclear when her and Melton's romance fizzled out.
Who Is KJ Apa Dating?
The New Zealand actor confirmed that he was dating model Clara Berry in February 2020 when he posted a since-deleted snap of them kissing on Instagram. The two have been together since then and now have a son, Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, who was born on Sept. 23, 2021.
Prior to Berry, Apa was romantically linked to model Corinne Isherwood in 2017 and his "A Dog's Purpose" and "I Still Believe" costar Britt Robertson in July 2019, per Us Weekly.
Who Is Madelaine Petsch Dating?
After splitting from Mills in February 2020 following three years of dating, Petsch went on to date Anthony Li, who's reportedly one of Halsey's managers, according to Cosmopolitan. The actor seemingly hard-launched their relationship in November 2022 after she posted an Instagram photo series that included a picture of them posing for a mirror selfie.
Who Is Casey Cott Dating?
Although Cott may not have found love on "Riverdale" like the rest of his costars, he did find his partner for life when he met Nichola Basara. Since the actor likes to keep his private life under wraps, it's unclear when exactly the two first got together. However, Cott announced the couple's engagement in December 2020 and tied the knot exactly one year later. According to "E! News," their wedding was attended by some of the "Riverdale" cast members, including Mendes, Petsch, Apa, Reinhart, and Drew Ray Tanner.
Who Is Vanessa Morgan Dating?
Morgan started dating Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech in early 2018. Then, in July 2019, the actor announced their engagement with a video of Kopech proposing. They tied the knot in January 2020 during an intimate ceremony in Florida. However, they called it quits a few months later, as "E! News" reported that the pitcher filed for divorce from Morgan. That news broke a month before Morgan revealed she was pregnant with the former couple's son, who arrived in January 2021.