Actors Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse reposted a number of comments from fans of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” on their respective Instagram stories today, after a resurfaced clip from the 2000s hit Disney Channel sitcom depicts the two brothers attempting to make a reservation at an Italian reservation, only to be told that there was no space for them until November 16, 2023.
Zack and Cody can finally dine at the "best restaurant in all of Italy" after making a reservation 15 years ago. pic.twitter.com/JwkYKaSlnK
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 16, 2023
Zack and Cody can finally dine at the fancy italian restaurant they reserved 15 years ago
— x🪐 (@randyswrld_) November 16, 2023
The pair’s social media accounts have seen a barrage of jokes from fans telling them to meet up at the restaurant for the 7:30 reservation this evening. Fans of the pair continue to wonder if they really will make an appearance at a dinner reservation this evening.
The Suite Lives Of The Sprouse Brothers 15 Years Later
Since the end of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “The Suite Life On Deck,” the twin brothers paused their acting careers to attend New York University, with Dylan later opening a meadery in the city and Cole pursuing photography. Both found their way back to acting eventually, with Cole starring in “Riverdale” for seven seasons as Jughead Jones, additionally appearing in “Five Feet Apart” and “Moonshot.” Dylan more recently hit the big screen in “Beautiful Disaster.” The latter Sprouse additionally married his longtime girlfriend, Barbara Palvin, in a traditional ceremony in her native Hungary earlier this year.
Work aside, Cole faced backlash over a controversial appearance on Alex Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast. At one point, Sprouse spoke about his twin brother being a bully throughout their school years. While he clarified that he grew out of that, viewers felt that it was strange to bring up the bullying so many years later. He also said that “all the girls loved him. I hated it. Girls love the bully.” Some felt that these comments could be taken as a glorification of bad behavior, or that Sprouse was bringing this up to distract from his own controversies.
The commentary was likely born from a prior 2013 scandal, in which a woman came forward on social media regarding an alleged sexual assault at the hands of Sprouse at New York University in 2013. The allegations were denied by Sprouse and much of the “Riverdale” cast at the time. In the years following the allegations, Sprouse was previously in a relationship with “Riverdale” costar Lili Reinhart, which ended in 2020.
airing out private details about their break up while the show is literally still filming???? cole sprouse you are very strange🏽pic.twitter.com/8FpH2jYmFr
— blair (@lovemesometopaz) March 8, 2023
The pair played characters Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper from the beloved “Archie” comics on the CW show, and their characters have had an on-again-off-again relationship over the course of the program. Since 2021, Sprouse has been in a relationship with French-Canadian model Ari Fournier.
In the most shocking portion of the interview, Sprouse claimed that he and Reinhart “did a lot of damage to each other.” Fans of Reinhart and “Call Her Daddy” were quick to react to the statement, specifically because Reinhart hasn’t spoken negatively of Sprouse amid their continued co-starring roles on Riverdale. Following the interview, TikTok comedian and actor Jack Martin posted a parody of Sprouse’s interview. In the following weeks, Martin’s relationship with Reinhart went public.
It remains unclear if the brothers still intend to reunite for an Italian dinner at GiGi’s tonight amid their busy adult lives. One thing is for sure–they’ve never forgotten to cherish one another.