Lili Reinhart of Vancouver-filmed Riverdale comes out as bisexual for LGBT support of Black Lives Matter

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      Will Betty eschew Archie for Veronica?

      The two have already shared a kiss—which turned out to be a faux lesbian smooch. 

      But when it comes to real life, the actor who portrays Betty on Netflix’s Vancouver-filmed series Riverdale has let the world know that she doesn’t limit her attractions to one gender.

      In time for Pride Month, Lili Reinhart came out on social media on June 3.

      “Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she stated.

      She made the reveal as she invited everyone to join her at a LGBTQ+ For Black Lives Matter Protest in West Hollywood, California.

      Reinhardt has been expressing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

      The 23-year-old star had recently broken up with her 27-year-old boyfriend Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead on Riverdale.

      Sprouse was arrested while he was participating in a peaceful Black Lives Matter march on May 30 in Santa Monica, California.

      Riverdale was one of the first productions in Metro Vancouver to be suspended because of the pandemic after an individual on-set was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March.

      Season 4 was concluded earlier than originally planned and the remaining episodes for Season 4 will instead be used for Season 5.   

      Riverdale features a number of LGBT characters, including the romantically involved Cheryl Blossom (played by Madelaine Petsch) and Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), and the openly gay Kevin Keller (Casey Cott).

      Lili Reinhart plays Betty Cooper on Netflix's Riverdale.
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