Lili Reinhart's Instagram stories have been extra candid lately. Last week, she used it as a platform to open up about her self esteem issues as a result of severe cystic acne. Now, she's using it to clear the air about pregnancy rumours with her co-star (and boyfriend?) Cole Sprouse.
Rumours started swirling when a photo of Lili and Cole was posted on Twitter. In it, Lili appears to have a teeny-tiny bump on her belly. But, Lili wasted no time addressing the truth behind the photo, and explaining that the rumours are, in fact, just rumours.
"It's unfortunate that one unflattering photo of my stomach circulating the internet causes hundreds of people to think I'm pregnant," Lili wrote on Instagram last night, "Nope. Not pregnant."
"That is just my body," she continues, "And sometimes I'm bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight."
The rumours were undoubtedly hurtful, but Lili stands strong. "My body is something I will NEVER apologize for," she says, "My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that's fine."
Lili's statement ended with a powerful message to her overly interested fans: "Let's not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger's figure." But, she's received an outpouring of support since she spoke up:
lili reinhart is NOT fat. lili reinhart is NOT pregnant. stop involving yourself in other peoples flaws and learn to accept them as they are. stop sharing that picture. maybe lili isn't so confident about that photo being shared around the internet. lili IS perfect the way she is
friendly reminder that @lilireinhart is incredibly beautiful, both inside and out, she deserves endless love and support, I can't believe people are still body shaming her, It's her body and she should never have to apologize for it, TO THOSE WHO THINK LILI IS PREGNANT READ THIS pic.twitter.com/2n9Bxxsd6l
For people who think Lili Reinhart is pregnant, she's not. You guys are just so rude. It doesn't mean that she has a little stomach fat, she's pregnant. No! You guys are being rude calling her pregnant. She has the perfect body. Idek why u r calling her pregnant.
LOOK AT HER: pic.twitter.com/9nd3R6IWyI