Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have been dodging breakup rumors for a few weeks now, sending people gentle reminders to stay out of their personal lives. But on Tuesday, August 6, Sprouse addressed those rumors straight on and, without confirming or denying how true anything is, shared that he doesn’t take the chatter very seriously.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at Variety‘s Power of Young Hollywood event, Sprouse made light of the rumors. When ET asked him if they were annoying, he laughed and said, “Incredibly,” and then explained that he usually brushes them off.

“I don’t care. That’s the nature of our industry,” he said. “I think you have to poke fun of it a little bit. It’s kind of something you sign up for, but as long as can keep it light and fun, it’s all good.”

The couple previously poked fun at all the interest in their love life on Instagram. Next to a cover image that they appeared in together for W magazine, Reinhart wrote, “BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know shit.” She confused fans even more a few days later by publishing what she called a “sappy nighttime birthday poem” on social media, dedicated to Sprouse on his 27th birthday.

Then, after Variety posted a video promoting an interview with Sprouse, Reinhart commented, “Sources say he’s single now. Is he available?” She’s since deleted the comment. So what is the truth?!

Sprouse’s wisecracking has been a bit more indirect. “UNPRECEDENTED: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart consume the flesh of ‘reliable sources’ to fuel their bacchanalian sex cult,” he teased in a matching Instagram post with the W magazine cover. Despite all their jokes, though, it’s pretty clear the two of them just want to keep their relationship status to themselves.

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