Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse’s intimate photo shoots were dominating our Instagram feeds long before they publicly confirmed they were a couple (like this one, that shows the real-life Betty Cooper lounging in a field of daisies), and Lili recently opened up about what it’s been like to be part of her boyfriend’s art.
Their work together, it seems, is deeply collaborative. “I think he is such an incredible photographer, really. Sometimes he’s inspired by a location, and he’s like, ‘I want to shoot you here,'” she told Who What Wear in a new interview. “Other times, I’m inspired by a dress, and I’m like, ‘I want you to shoot me in this.’ Our photo shoots are very intimate, just him and me; no one else is there ever.”
The couple seems to work well together, both on and off set. “She’s one of those people that consistently pushes me to be better at the arts that I’m pursuing,” he said. “That’s just the kind of person she is. She inspires excellence out of everybody she works with,” Cole told Glamour of his partner. For her part, Lili sang her praises for Cole as an artist. “Cole is one of the smartest, the smartest person that I’m friends with. He’s incredibly passionate about art, about photography, about acting, and I really admire that,” she said.
In the past, Cole has said that if he wasn’t acting, he’d be working as a full-time photographer. “I think with the way that we digest information nowadays, photography has become a perfect avenue to give the audience an understanding of yourself that goes a little deeper than a 10-minute interview about a show you’re doing or something of the sort. It just made sense to me,” he told Teen Vogue last year.
His work featuring Lili has included a photo shoot in a field of daisies, a series of black-and-white portraits from “paradise,” and an artistic topless photo that he shared in honor of her birthday. We’re willing to bet there are plenty of other shots that also haven’t made it onto social media…yet.
The couple, who met on the set of Riverdale and play on-screen love interests, has been historically private about their off-screen relationship. “I think it’s just that I’m so protective over it. It’s not something the world needs to know about, because if you give them anything, they are just going to want more,” she said. “I’m not going to hide away from my relationship or hide away from what’s going on in my life, but what does happen in my relationship is so private, and I cherish it a lot. He does as well. A relationship is a very intimate thing, and I want it to be between me and him, not me, him, and the world.”
And, hopefully, our Instagram feeds every once and a while.
Source – Teen Vogue