Lili told Amsden, “We're acknowledging that we're in a relationship, but it's a small part of who we are as people. We want our own separate identities.” Cole said, “Lili is an incredibly talented individual who speaks for herself and deserves her own voice box in every single way. That alone is justification enough for me to do it like this. I don't think we're weaving two different narratives here.”
They also opened up about navigating fame and on- and off-screen romance.
Reinhart explained, “At first, I didn't want things private [with Cole]. Now that I'm X amount of years in, I do appreciate the privacy we have, that he's encouraged me to take. No one knows how long we've been together, and no one will until we're ready to say it. No one knows how we fell in love, except for our close friends and us. It's really special.”
As far as their onscreen relationship as Betty and Jughead aka Bughead goes, she said, “If and when we break up on the show, I don't know… It's weird being with an actor. You deal with s--t no one has to deal with.”
Cole noted, “I think part of the fun that the audience had, and still has, is going: What's up with them right now? It's interesting!” He added, “But in all honesty, my own happiness and her happiness come before caring about what people are saying.”
"Extra" just spoke with Lili and Cole -- along with co-stars KJ Apa, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch -- at Comic-Con, where they dished on what is ahead for Bughead. Watch!