When we sat down with Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones) and Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) at WonderCon, the question of the day was which ship name was best. Is it Bughead or Jetty?! Lili and Cole jokingly agree that Bughead is “on the rise” and totally “endearing.” But seriously, what’s the deal with the relationships on Riverdale?
Early on, Riverdale seemed primed to have a relationship triangle between Betty, Veronica, and Archie. But that never really materialized and Archie is now dating Val of The Pussycats. The relationship that currently has the internet exploding is Bughead, aka the unlikely union of good girl Betty and emo kid Jughead.
So what exactly is going on there? Cole jokes that the relationship is “super erotic” and that “the underpinning of the whole thing is grounded in an intense sexual attraction”. LOLOLOL. Luckily, Lili is able to seriously answer the question for us:
But seriously, Cole. What’s the deal with Bughead?
Ewww, gross. But I think we understand what you’re getting at.
And how exactly does Archie feel about this? After all, Betty was crushing on him early on in the season. KJ Apa, who plays Archie, has an idea:
Archie is with Val now, but will it last? KJ cryptically confirms that he does see Archie settling into a more long term relationship. Who knows who that’ll be with though?! And by episode 10, Cole says Bughead will run into some rough patches. Oh no!! We just want everyone to be happy. Keep watching Riverdale Thursdays on The CW and see how this who Bughead thing pans out. And can we get Josie a love interest soon?!