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"Riverdale" Star Madelaine Petsch Talks About Her New Love Life On And Off Set

"She gets colder and meaner in season two, if that’s possible."

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Madelaine Petsch sat down with Cosmopolitan to reveal some big news about Season 2 of Riverdale.

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And one of the major changes coming to a small screen near you involves the complicated love life of Madelaine's character, Cheryl Blossom.

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"So far, she’s been an independent woman and I like that, but that’s not necessarily been working for her by any means."

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"She lost somebody who was the only person who ever showed her love, and I don't think she even really knows what love is right now."

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"She’s never really received it from anybody. She was trying to find herself last season, and now the undercurrent for her is absolutely needing love. She gets an unexpected love interest."

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"Deep down, Cheryl wants to be a part of the gang more than anything, and she's just got so many walls up and so many defense mechanisms that it's impossible for her to find a way to be vulnerable and tell them that. "

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"The dynamic with the gang and Cheryl isn't as negative as it was last season. She gets colder and meaner in season two, if that’s possible."

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"But a lot of that anger is shifted towards her mother, where it should be. Hell hath no fury like a Cheryl scorned, but her mom is the one who scorned her."

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But in reality, the 23-year-old Washington native's love life is a little less complicated. The actor is currently dating actor-musician Travis Mills.

"He messaged me on Facebook in January of season one and congratulated me on the show. He had auditioned for Jughead."

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"I think we just randomly had mutual friends, so we added each other. We kept in touch very rarely, not even that much, from January to February."

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"And then the day I got back from season one in February I was bored in L.A., believe it or not. I was like, 'What am I gonna do?' I got my hair cut and he texted me like, 'Let's go to a movie!'”

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"We hung out and spent every single day together that I've been in L.A. since then, since February."

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Find out more Riverdale secrets and what Madelaine loves most about her boyfriend's tattoos at Cosmopolitan. And don't forget to tune in to the Season 2 premiere on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT on The CW.

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