Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were an item for three years (Picture: Getty)
The former couple, who star as Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper in the Netflix drama, dated from 2017 until March 2020.
After they called time on their romance, Cole, 31, said fans sent ‘really nasty stuff’ to his house or his loved ones’ homes.
‘Death threats, really nasty, honestly criminal stuff,’ he continued. ‘And I do think it’s because at least four of us at this table have dated our co-workers.’
Cole was referring to Veronica Lodge and Reggie Mantle actors Camila Mendes and Charles Melton, who started dating in 2018 and broke it off a year later.
‘Is that just a consequence of an incredible love? Or is that what fanaticism looks like? Perhaps because those lines were blurred to our audience, it’s hard to break those things up when life moves on,’ Cole added to Vulture.
Cole said the actors’ and characters’ lives are blurred in the mind of the audience (Picture: The CW)
Several Riverdale actors have dated each other (Picture: Netflix)
Cole previously spoke about his split from Lili on theCall Her Daddy podcast and described working together after their break up as ‘hard.’
‘We both did a lot of damage to each other,’ he said.
‘The work thing got difficult because it was hard to suspend the way we felt about each other and it didn’t afford us the luxury of distance to overcome that. We’re good friends now, which is awesome.’
Cole said he was sent ‘criminal’ packages to his home (Picture: Getty Images)
Both Lili and Cole have now moved on with new partners (Picture: Shutterstock)
Cole is now dating model Ari Lou Fournier and celebrated their two-year anniversary in January this year.
Lili, meanwhile, confirmed her relationship with TikTok star Jack Martin earlier this month.
Earlier this year, the seventh and final season of Riverdale aired.
In the first series, the gang came together to investigate the evils lurking in their seemingly happy town after a teenager was murdered, with suspicion behind every corner.
It initially got a positive reaction from critics and quickly became a firm fan favorite in the TV guide, making household names out of the cast.
Riverdale is available to stream on Netflix.
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