Cole and Lili promoted their recent W Magazine profile by taking a shot at all of the "reliable sources" being quoted in various publications on the dissolution of their relationship...without seeming to have read the actual profile that agrees with the breakup news from said "reliable sources". Following news of their reported breakup from numerous sites, People ran a story from another undisclosed source about how their personalities and lifestyles were starting to clash and that things were feeling "super heavy" and "got to be too much".
What was supposed to be a W Magazine profile of a couple became two separate interviews which made the interviewer suspect they'd already split up at this point (two months ago) or at least be unsurprised when the news broke.
Their defense of doing two separate interviews
LILI: “We’re not fighting with the idea that people group us together, but we are paired up a lot. 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: “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.”
It was Cole who wanted their relationship to be kept out of the public eye.
Lili: “At first, I didn’t want things private. 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. If and when we break up on the show, I don’t know...It’s weird being with an actor. You deal with shit no one has to deal with.”
COLE: “Until you go through the paces and the dating stages and know that something is right for you, I don’t think it’s appropriate to bring others in. 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! But in all honesty, my own happiness and her happiness come before caring about what people are saying.”
26-year-old @ColeSprouse never planned to return to acting—then came @CW_Riverdale. Here, the actor talks about growing up in the industry and what the future holds: https://t.co/lhf22lVWkN pic.twitter.com/v6690ExCvX— W magazine (@wmag) July 25, 2019
the tone of the article is weird as hell.