Lili Reinhart’s self-esteem took a hit when rumours recently swirled that she was pregnant.
Lili was faced with the baby gossip after she was snapped with boyfriend Cole Sprouse with a slightly rounded stomach, but quickly cleared up any confusion by telling her Instagram followers she was bloated at that particular moment, and not expecting a child.
She’s now admitted to ET that the talk was hurtful, though she managed to brush it off quickly.
“It was bugging me and at first it was really upsetting,” she said. “I’m 21 – I’m not pregnant (and) I don’t want people to think I’m pregnant if I’m not pregnant. It did take a hit to my self-esteem for a second and then I kind of picked myself back up and said, ‘I’m not going to let this ruin my day!'”
She added that ignoring speculation and “sweeping it under carpet” is not her style and that she found it sad that people wanted to discuss her weight.
The Riverdale star was talking at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday night (04Jun18), where she showed off her flat stomach in white and pink floral ruffle gown by Brock Collection.
“Fashion is always something that I’ve really gravitated to,” she smiled. “It’s something that I want to experience – the fashion world – more so than I already have. I just started making my way into Hollywood and into this whole world, so I’m just happy to be here, happy to be wearing this beautiful dress and I just want to keep wearing beautiful dresses!”
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