AceShowbiz - Actress Lili Reinhart is slamming suggestions she is pregnant, insisting her stomach just appeared "bloated" in an "unflattering picture".
Rumours suggesting the Riverdale star is pregnant with boyfriend Cole Sprouse's baby began circulating over the weekend, May 26-27, after pictures of couple hit social media, but Lili has taken to Instagram to slam the reports in a series of body positive messages.
"It's unfortunate that one unflattering photo of my stomach circulating the internet causes hundreds of people to think that I'm pregnant," she wrote in an Instagram Story. "Nope. Not pregnant. This is just my body. And sometimes I'm bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight."
| Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Haley Richardson, Zoey Deutch e Lu Richardson, em New Orleans (27/05). pic.twitter.com/cjEDEZ8Sny— Bughead Brasil (@BugheadBR) 28 May 2018
"My body is something that I will NEVER apologize for," she continued. "My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that's fine. So let's not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger's figure."
Following her posts, Reinhart's co-star Camila Mendes praised Lili for her strong message.
"Inspired by you @lilireinhart," she wrote. "I feel bloated 24/7, my weight fluctuates constantly - it comes with being a woman and should be celebrated, not criticized."
"I used to fear that day that people start publicly criticizing my body and commenting on my weight," she added. "I've suffered too much from my own self criticism and wasn't sure that I could handle it from others. But seeing somebody as beautiful as Lili respond to public scrutiny by preaching and practicing self love is all it takes for me to overcome that fear. Proud to call her my friend. Let's continue inspiring women to love their bodies."