After what feels like a lifetime of fervent fan speculation, Lili Reinhart has finally confirmed her relationship with Cole Sprouse. The 21-year-old Riverdale star wrote the sweetest message to her on- and off-screen beau in honor of his 26th birthday on Saturday, August 4, and if this doesn't seal the deal, we don't know what will. While rumors of the couple's romance have circulated for more than a year, they've been careful to stay platonic in public and have refused to discuss their status during interviews and appearances.
"It seems as if the world would still be a stranger to me, if not for you," Reinart wrote alongside a snapshot of Sprouse. "I’m so thankful that our paths intertwined to form this beautiful adventure~ Happy birthday, my love."
She also honored her beau in a hilarious birthday post on Twitter.
"Happy birthday to the princess," she wrote, "and also to Meghan Markle."
The Duchess of Sussex also celebrated her birthday over the weekend.
Just a day before, amateur photographer Sprouse posted a stunning close-up pic of his lady love with the caption "humming."
Reinhart first appeared on his Instagram account in October 2016, but it seems he's taken intimate portraits of other Riverdale stars like KJ Apa and Madelaine Petsch.
Her next appearance was in March 2017.
It's a huge deal that Reinhart would even acknowledge Sprouse's birthday considering how important it is to them that their love stays under wraps.
"I'm not okay talking about my relationship," she told Harper's Bazaar in July. "I'm not going to tell you my love story. That's just not appropriate right now."
She added that she has a hard time with "the speculation" that comes with being "famous."
"Am I pregnant? Am I dating someone? Am I gay? Am I gaining weight? Am I homophobic?" she said. "People will always have something to say. I’ve accepted that. It doesn't mean it's not frustrating when people say those things. It's not like it just rolls off my back."
You tell 'em, Lili!