She might be dating her Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse, but that doesn't mean Lili Reinhart is already knocked up. The 21-year-old took to Instagram over the weekend to clap back at anyone and everyone who thought that she was carrying Cole's baby.
"It's unfortunate that one unflattering photo of my stomach circulating the Internet causes hundreds of people to think that I'm pregnant," she wrote on her Instagram story. "Nope. Not pregnant."
Lili continued to squash the rumors and said, "This is just my body. And sometimes I'm bloated. Sometimes, an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes, I go through periods of time where I gain weight. My body is something that I will NEVER apologize for."
She added, "My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that's fine. So, let's not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger's figure." You go, girl! We weren't the only ones who were super proud of Lili for taking matters into her own hands.
Camila Mendes, who plays the role of Veronica on Riverdale, took to her own Instagram story to praise Lili's message. "Inspired by you, @lilireinhart. I feel bloated 24/7, my weight fluctuates constantly — it comes with being a woman and should be celebrated, not criticized." Camila went on to say how she has always feared the day someone would start criticizing her weight.
"I've suffered too much from my own self-criticism and wasn't sure that I could handle it from others," Camila explained on Instagram. "But seeing somebody as beautiful as Lili respond to public scrutiny by preaching, and practicing self-love, is all it takes for me to overcome that fear. Proud to call her my friend. Let's continue inspiring women to love their bodies."
Lili and Cole were rumored to be dating for months before they made their first public appearance at the 2018 Met Gala red carpet. And while they have never officially confirmed their romance, the pair have been spotted kissing in public. However, there is actually a specific reason why they've decided to keep their relationship on the down low.
"Lili and I are constantly talked about in the public eye, and for me I think that it is being deeply informed by the love of the characters and wanting to see us together," the former Suite Life of Zack and Cody star told People in November. "I think that in many ways it's offensive and an invasion of privacy, but it's also a badge of honor because it means you're creating a chemistry onscreen that is so understandable that people want to see it in real life."