The Real Life Partners Of The Riverdale Cast

By Kirsty Bachor

7th May 2019

Riverdale Cast And Their Real Life Partners

We didn’t think it could get more dramatic after the Riverdale cast season 2…but we were wrong! The tangled love lives of the Riverdale characters is…

…well, often hard to follow!

But surely the Riverdale cast have it easier?

For those of you who don’t know what Riverdale is, where have you been hiding?!  It is the latest teen drama television series being shown on Netflix. It is based on the Archie Comic book series, and follows Archie and his friends (or should we say frienemies) as they try to juggle high school and beyond. Funnily enough, in real life the Riverdale cast ages go beyond their high school characters…

Move over Game Of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory, all we want is season four of Riverdale!

Recently the Riverdale stars experienced heartbreak when Luke Perry – who played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews – passed away after experiencing two strokes. Every show after his passing has been dedicated to him.

Let’s hope the real life love lives of the cast is a little less dramatic (and a little less deceitful)…

Riverdale Cast: Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart)

Our favourite blonde bombshell on the show is shown to have a romance with Archie and a soulmate-sitch with Jughead. Two beautiful boys to choose over – how will she ever cope?

After her sister, Polly’s mental breakdown, Betty is expected to be the most perfect daughter in every way. Much to her dismay.

And she clearly has a good taste in men both on and off screen…

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Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) & Boyfriend Cole Sprouse

There’s a reason Betty and Jughead have such good chemistry on screen – and that’s because Lili and Cole are very much in love in real life.

Surely we can’t be the only ones who love following their relationship on social media like total stalkers?..

Lili has been very open with her battle with depression and has previously claimed that Riverdale came into her life when she was in a dark place.


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Riverdale Cast: Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)

Veronica is/ was – who actually knows for definite anymore? – Archie’s leading lady on the Riverdale screen.

She was introduced as the new girl; she moved to Riverdale with her mother after her father’s arrest. When she was in New York she was a socialite bully and decided to (attempt to) change her ways at Riverdale.

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Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge) & Boyfriend Charles Melton

Yet another couple who met on the Riverdale set, Camila and Charles – who plays Reggie – have been dating for about six months. They even attended the 2019 MET Gala together!

Riverdale was Camila’s big break, and has since used her new found fame to gain roles in the films The New Romantic and The Perfect Date.


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proud. and also perpetually amused by our disproportionate heads. #thesunisalsoastar

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Riverdale Cast: Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)

Cheryl (and her VERY famous ruby red pout) is in a relationship with Toni Topaz. Despite the fact that she had previously been banned from seeing another girl, Heather, by her mother.

Wonder what Penelope will think of this?…

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Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) & Boyfriend Travis Mills

Travis actually auditioned for the role of Jughead!

After the audition, the actor-musician reconnected with Madelaine on Facebook and the rest is history.

Outside of Riverdale, you may recognise Madelaine from the movies F The Prom and The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty.

Riverdale Cast: Sweet Pea (Jordan Connor)

Sweet Pea was the former-Southside High student who transferred to Riverdale High. His dislike for the Northsiders runs VERY deep – leading to numerous fights (we’re not that mad at it, really).

He’s also a member of the Southside Serpents.

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Jordan Connor (Sweet Pea) & Girlfriend Jinjara Mitchell

Jordan has been with longtime-girlfriend Jinjara for over five years. The pair are constantly posting cute photos of themselves together on social media, and we’re here for it.

Did you know that Jordan originally read for the roles Reggie and Joaquin?

He was also only supposed to be in the show for four episodes, however, producers were so impressed by him that they let him stay!


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Riverdale Cast: Hiram Lodge (Mark Conseulos)

Hiram is Veronica’s fearsome father on the show.

He was married to Veronica’s mother, Hermione, but after his arrest, things (expectingly) turned sour…

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Mark Consuelos (Hiram Lodge) & Wife Kelly Ripa

The two still can’t get enough of each other after meeting on the set of the TV series All My Children in 1995.

The couple have three children: Michael, Joaquin and Lola.

They look as loved up as EVER!


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Riverdale Cast: Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick)

Alice is the ex-wife of Hal Cooper and the mum of Betty and Polly Cooper AKA the b*tch who places exceedingly high expectations on her daughters.

However, we soon see that she isn’t so perfect as she has made out; we learn that she was a Southside Serpent, got pregnant by FP Jones and gave the baby up for adoption AND got arrested in connection to the Southside gang.

We all hate a hypocrite, Alice.

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Mädchen Amick (Alice Cooper) & Husband David Alexis

The actress has been married to her singer-songwriter hubby for over 30 years.

The couple have two children: Sylvester and Mina.

You may also recognise Mädchen from Twin Peaks, Witches Of East End and Central Park West.


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Riverdale Cast: Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan)

The Southside student has risen in popularity during the show, stealing our hearts with her pink hair.

She was suspected to cause DRAMA with Jughead and Betty’s relationship but discussed the fact that she is ‘more into girls’ and is now dating Cheryl Blossom.

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Vanessa Morgan (Toni Topaz) & Boyfriend Michael Kopech

The actress has been dating the (very tall) baseball player since July last year. The couple are still going strong.

Vanessa has also been in The Shannara Chronicles, Finding Carter and Geek Charming.


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Riverdale Cast: Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse)

Jughead is a very complex character – is he with Betty? Is he friends with Archie? Is he a good guy? Your guess is as good as ours.

Can the head of the Southside Serpents be a good person, or are they meant to be slippery, slimy and suspicious?

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Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones) & Girlfriend Lili Reinhart

Cole and Lili met on the set of Riverdale and have won numerous awards for their kisses and for their ‘ship’ as Jughead and Betty. Awkward? Complimentary? Who knows?..

Cole played Ben, the son of Ross and Carol, in Friends, Cody Martin in The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody and Julian in Big Daddy; a role he shared with his twin brother, Dylan.

He just released his new film, Five Feet Apart – a romantic comedy about two people with cystic fibrosis who fall in love. Get your tissues, people!


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It’s pretty, pretty late

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Riverdale Cast: Archie Andrews (KJ Apa)

Archie is the son of Fred and Mary (Luke Perry and Molly Ringwald) and the title character of the comic books which the show is based on.

He is best friends with Betty and Jughead. However, after he turned down Betty after she revealed her feelings for him and after he cancelled on Jughead’s birthday plans to continue his affair with his music teacher, Geraldine, their friendship was strained.

Does he know more about the death of Jason Blossom than he is letting on…

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KJ Apa (Archie Andrews) & Girlfriend(?) Corinne Isherwood

It took the producers of Riverdale FOUR MONTHS in a WORLDWIDE search to find their perfect Archie and New Zealand’s KJ was the one.

Corinne is a model who is either sixteen or seventeen years old!

Most recently, KJ has starred in the Netflix film, The Last Summer.

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Riverdale Cast: Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton)

Previously a drug dealer, Reggie is the captain of a Varsity football team.

His relationship with Veronica is very complex. He is worried that he is just a rebound from her relationship with Archie but she convinces him otherwise…


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Charles Melton (Reggie Mantle) & Girlfriend Camila Mendes

The American actor and model Charles Melton took over the role of Reggie from Ross Butler, who had to leave the Riverdale cast due to his commitments to 13 Reasons Why.

Charles and Camila – not the Royals! – have been dating for a few months: I guess they’re both always grateful that Ross had to leave!

His most recent role was in the movie, The Sun Is Also A Star.


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Riverdale Cast: Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald)

Oh Mary. Mary Andrews (played by Molly Ringwald) is the mother of Archie and wife of Fred – although they are separated and soon to be divorced.

She grew up in Riverdale and was best friends with Alice and Hermione before moving to Chicago to follow her dreams. The flame-haired mom wanted Archie to join her, but he chose to stay in Riverdale.


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Molly Ringwald (Mary Andrews) & Husband Panio Gianopoulos

Before her marriage to Panio, Molly was married to Valery Lameignère from 1999-2002.

Panio and Molly have three children together – Mathilda (2003) and twins Roman and Adele born in 2009. The pair got married in 2008.

You will probably recognise Molly from her teenage stardom. She starred in the iconic 80s movies: Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club.


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Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro)

Hal, Hal, Hal. *shakes head*

He may have had the reputation of a good guy but actually he was a bad guy!

He has a long standing feud with the Blossom family and is close with Betty.

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Lochlyn Munro (Hal Cooper) & Wife Sharon Munro

Lochlyn originally wanted to be a professional ice hockey player but an injury stunted his career, so he decided to give acting a try.

You may recognise him from the original series of 21 Jump Street, Andromeda and Charmed.

Not much is known about his wife, Sharon, only that they have been married since 1997 and that the pair have two children.


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Polly Cooper (Tiera Skovbye)

Polly is the former fiancée of Jason Blossom – the pair have the twins Juniper and Dagwood.

Her parents were disgusted by her behaviour and so sent her to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy – where Polly’s mother, Alice, also went to have her baby boy (who she would later give up for adoption).

However, Polly did not want to be there and hence ran away to The Farm. She has since returned to Riverdale, claiming that The Farm ‘healed her’.

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Tiera Skovbye (Polly Cooper) & Fiancé Jameson Parker

Tiera got engaged to her producer boyfriend, James, in 2017. They are set to be married on August 3rd 2019 in Vancouver.

They even have a website dedicated to their upcoming nuptials!

You may also recognise her from the horror movie Summer Of ’84, as Margot/ Robin in the television series Once Upon A Time and in Painkiller Jane.

And now for a list of singletons that are up for grabs…

FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich)

As the father of Jughead and previous leader of the Southside Serpents, FP seemed to have it all.

However, he was one of the suspects for the death of Jason Blossom.

He is now the new Sheriff of Riverdale.


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Skeet Ulrich (FP Jones)

Skeet has been married twice – first to Georgina Cates (an English actress) and the couple had twins Jakob and Naiia. The pair divorced in 2005 due to irreconcilable differences.

He then went on to marry Amelia Jackson-Gray in 2012, but this pair also divorced in 2015.

In 2016, he then got engaged AGAIN to model Rose Costa but the couple split up in November 2017 before getting to marriage.

Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols)

Hermione is the mother of Veronica and ex-wife of Hiram.

If you think Hiram is evil, Hermione is NOT that different. She has tried to have her ex-husband killed TWICE after all.

She is now the Major of Riverdale – all that control for her? Surely not…


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Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge)

Marisol has also been married twice.

First to Andrea Forrentino in November 1999. She met him in Italy when she was filming, My Father’s Shoes. It is unknown when the pair got divorced.

In 2008 she got married to Taron Lextor, a cinematographer/ director. Together they had one daughter, Rain. However, in 2018 Marisol filed for a divorce.


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Kevin Keller (Casey Cott)

Kevin is important in the Archiverse as he is the first openly gay character in the Archie comics.

Throughout the show we see Kevin struggle with his sexuality – the two boys he has ever had feelings for, Joaquin and Moose, have left. Poor Kevin!

He is also Veronica’s G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend).


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Casey Cott (Kevin Keller)

Casey Cott originally auditioned for the roles of Archie and Jughead before being offered the role of Kevin.

The actor has been extremely quiet about his love life – wonder why?


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Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray)

Riverdale’s biggest singing sensation and lead singer of ‘Josie and the Pussycats’, has made the move to the sister show of Riverdale, Katy Keene.

It follows her after she decided to pursue a solo music career.


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Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy)

Ashleigh’s dating history has also been kept hush hush.

Ashleigh is destined for big things; she starred in the 2017 Netflix movie, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. It’s world premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival!

She has also been cast in MGM’s remake of Valley Girl – this time, the musical edition!


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