Us Weekly and E! reported today that Riverdale sweetheartsLili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse recently ended their relationship. (E!’s source said that the two broke up “earlier this summer.”) The couple hasn’t confirmed or commented on the news yet. But throughout their two-year romance, Reinhart and Sprouse said very little about each other publicly, choosing to keep their romance private. The place where they said the most was Instagram, with their sporadic, intimate, and romantic tributes to each other. Here, a look back at everything they posted.
Lili Reinhart’s First Tribute to Cole: August 4, 2017
Reinhart and Sprouse had been the subject of dating rumors for months at this point (they started in spring 2017), but the couple had not confirmed them personally. But Reinhart did give her first public nod of how much Sprouse meant to her in her birthday tribute to him.
“To the man who has showed me more beautiful places in this past year than I have ever seen in my whole life,” she wrote. “Happy birthday, Cole. Thank you for all of the adventures and here’s to many more 🌙”
Lili Reinhart’s Late-Night Meal Shot: November 28, 2017
Reinhart had sporadically shared photos that Sprouse took of her since the spring. But this photo itself gave another little hint of what their relationship was like before they confirmed their romance in April 2018. “When I wanted eggs and toast at 1am,” she captioned it simply, tagging Sprouse.
Lili Reinhart’s Solo Cole Sprouse Shot: December 5, 2017
One of the first times Sprouse appeared solo on her feed is in a photo she took of him. “Boy in field,” she captioned it.
Lili Reinhart’s Rose Shot by Cole: March 1, 2018
Reinhart continued to occasionally share photos that Sprouse took of her from December to March. This one had romantic vibes to it with the red roses. Sprouse liked the Instagram, which Reinhart captioned, “I can’t feel my face.”
Lili Reinhart’s Cuixmala Vacation by Cole: April 17, 2018
Reinhart and Sprouse went on a romantic vacation to Cuixmala, and both shared a lot of Instagram content from it. Reinhart captioned this shot Sprouse took of her with an emoji: “🐚”
Lili Reinhart’s Instagram Official Shot: May 31, 2018
Reinhart finally made her and Sprouse’s relationship Instagram official with the mirror selfie she shared of them before they went to their first Met Gala together. She left it captionless, but the photo got over 4 million likes.
Lili Reinhart Shot of Her “Loves”: July 23, 2018
So close to a full “I love you,” it’s basically it. Reinhart shared this photo of her posing with Casey Cott and Sprouse, captioning it “loves.”
Lili Reinhart’s First “My Love” Shot of Cole: August 4, 2018
Another birthday tribute to Sprouse, but this one was more intimate. For the first time, Reinhart really acknowledged Sprouse’s status as her beloved boyfriend. She wrote to him, “It seems as if the world would still be a stranger to me, if not for you. I’m so thankful that our paths intertwined to form this beautiful adventure~ Happy birthday, my love.”
Lili Reinhart’s Cole in the Mountain Shot: August 20, 2018
Another solo shot of Sprouse amidst a breathtaking mountain landscape. Reinhart captioned the photo with a prayer hands emoji.
The Paris Couple Shot: August 30, 2018
Reinhart shared a shot of her and Sprouse cuddled up in Paris with the caption “6am.” The two visited in April 2018 and went public with their romance. They kissed and were photographed doing so while out.
Lili Reinhart’s Shirtless Cole Shot: October 13, 2018
Reinhart shared another shot of Sprouse she took, this time of him shirtless. “I hope you don’t mind,” she captioned it.
Lili Reinhart’s Proof Cole Spent Thanksgiving With Her: November 27, 2018
Reinhart shared a shot of Sprouse with her dog at home, letting her 18 million followers know the couple spent their first holiday together. “This picture makes me so happy,” she wrote.
Lili Reinhart’s Winter Photo Shoot by Cole: February 11, 2019
One of the first shots connected to Sprouse that Reinhart shared in 2019. Days before Valentine’s Day, she posted a gorgeous shot that Sprouse took of her, writing, “The sun came out for us.”
Lili Reinhart’s Valentine’s Day Tribute to Cole: February 14, 2019
One of the most intimate tributes Reinhart posted to Sprouse. On Valentine’s Day, she wrote to him, “You make me very happy. Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.”
Lili Reinhart’s Supportive Girlfriend Post for Cole’s Premiere: March 8, 2019
Reinhart posted a loving Instagram to Sprouse to celebrate the premiere of his movie Five Feet Apart. “I am so in awe of @colesprouse and @haleyluhoo for their work in this film,” she wrote. “The last few days have been hard on all of us… and this film touches you in a way that makes you feel incredibly grateful to be with the people you love. I can’t express enough how moved I was by @fivefeetapartfilm— I can’t wait for the world to see it.“
Lili Reinhart’s Mexico Vacation Shot by Cole: May 27, 2019
This is one of the last shots Reinhart posted before their breakup news emerged. Sprouse took this of her at the Hacienda de San Antonio hotel, which Reinhart tagged with Sprouse’s handle.
Lili Reinhart’s Friendly Comic Con KJ and Cole Photo: July 21, 2019
One day before news of Sprouse and Reinhart’s breakup emerged, Reinhart posted a playful photo of herself between her co-star KJ Apa and Sprouse. “Please don’t put me between these two ever again,” she jokingly captioned it.
Cole Sprouse’s First Portrait of Lili: March 18, 2017
The shot of Lili Reinhart that started the initial murmurs among fans that Sprouse and Reinhart could be dating behind the scenes. “🌷🌼🌷🌼👩🏼🌼🌷🌼🌷,” he captioned it. It became the first of many photos he took of her.
Cole Sprouse’s Second Lili Shot: April 22, 2017
Sprouse shared his second shot of Reinhart a month later. He included quite the artsy caption with it, writing, “That crow is clicking at us, can you hear it? The wind is so strong, the bird is practically hovering. They say time moves faster for corvids. Years and decades are seconds and minutes to the black bird. That’s why they click, to see if they can match our clocks. It’s true! Shame it should be hovering, it must be so confused. Motionless and untethered by time. Don’t worry for the crow, in mere moments it’ll all pass. In mere moments this will just be one of many clicks had while hovering.”
Cole Sprouse’s Third Lili Portrait: August 8, 2017
Another breathtaking portrait of his “muse” while dating rumors continued in the backdrop. Sprouse captioned this one with an emoji: “🌾”
Cole Sprouse’s Artsy Lili Halloween Shot: October 17, 2017
Sprouse posted this bewitching photo of Reinhart around Halloween. “410,” he captioned it.
Cole Sprouse’s Close-Up Rose Shot of Lili: March 16, 2018
Another artsy, captionless shot of Reinhart that Sprouse took and included on his feed.
Cole Sprouse’s First Vacation Shot of Lili: April 17, 2018
This was the first shot Sprouse shared of Reinhart on their Cuixmala vacation.
Cole Sprouse’s Second Lili Vacation Shot: April 17, 2018
Sprouse shared this captionless second photo of Reinhart he took during his vacation with her in Cuixmala. This was shortly before they made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala.
Cole Sprouse’s Close-Up of Lili: August 3, 2018
Another photo of Reinhart that appeared on his feed. “Humming,” he captioned it.
Cole Sprouse Makes It Instagram Official: September 10, 2018
Months after Reinhart made her relationship official with Sprouse first, Sprouse posted the first shot of them together on his own Instagram. They’re about to kiss. “It’s pretty, pretty late,” he wrote.
Cole Sprouse’s Birthday Tribute to Lili: September 13, 2018
The intimate birthday tribute to Reinhart (of her topless, because why not?) that sparked KJ Apa to make a parody. “Both the birthday and the gift,” Sprouse wrote. “My little muse, happy birthday my love.”
Cole Sprouse’s Winter Lili Shoot: February 11, 2019
The same day Reinhart posted her rose-filled shot Sprouse took of her, Sprouse shared his own. He playfully wrote what she thought of his making her pose in the snow. “‘How do the people you shoot even tolerate you?’ @lilireinhart on ‘making her suffer for my art,’” he wrote.
Cole’s First Valentine’s Day Tribute to Lili: February 14, 2019
Sprouse was the first of the two to post his tribute to Reinhart this Valentine’s Day. “Quite actually the only thing keeping me sane is @lilireinhart,” he wrote.
Cole Sprouse’s Second Valentine’s Day Tribute to Lili: February 14, 2019
Sprouse shared a second photo from his and Reinhart’s winter shoot to pay tribute to his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day, writing, “Another one just for good measure.”
Cole Sprouse’s Portrait of Lili at the 2019 Met Gala: May 10, 2019
Sprouse shared a sassy portrait of his Met Gala date inside the Met Museum’s Camp exhibition. “Met gala 2019,” he wrote.
Cole Sprouse’s Last Shot of Lili: May 29, 2019
Sprouse shared his own shot from the two’s Mexican vacation in May. With Hacienda de San Antonio also tagged, he captioned his portrait of Reinhart, “Some mercurial pool.”
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).