Debby Ryan debuted in Suite Life on Deck alongside Cole and Dylan Sprouse in the iconic Disney Channel spin-off for over a decade, and fans still love their chemistry on (and off) the camera. Since 2008, Cole, Dylan and Ryan have continued to have successful roles in film and television, high-end romance and more, which leads fans to wonder if the twins Sprouse and Debby Ryan are still friends. Well, I break down their post-Suite Life interactions which prove that their friendship continues – and grows stronger.
Years after the Disney Channel show ended in 2011, Cole, Dylan and Ryan started posting their friendship on social media, giving fans all the thrill. In November 2015, Cole used Ryan as a muse for his growing photography hobby. “@colesprouse wanted you to see my freckles. #postmoreportraits”, Ryan captioned the Instagram photo in black and white.
Fast forward to a live interview with Ryan Seacrest in August 2018, where Ryan explained where his friendship with the twins was and had only nice words to say about Dylan and Cole.
“It’s really nice, I think, when you go through such an intense and crazy life during your high school years with people,” said Ryan. “There are only a few people who knew you before and outside of it and through it and I appreciate my friendship with (Cole) and Dylan, it’s cool! And they both kill him in their career.”
Back on social media the following month, Ryan – who played Cole’s girlfriend on screen on The Suite Life on Deck – would turn heads when she posted a series of photos with her real girlfriend, Lili Reinhart .
Reinhart clearly had no way of thinking about the fact that Ryan had once locked his lips with Cole on the screen. In November 2017, Ryan revealed to Clevver News that she once had a crush on one of the Sprouse twins that day … but she met them IRL and her crush evaporated into the air. Watch her adorable answer to the question below at 1:53.
Two months later, the twins were on hand to celebrate Ryan’s engagement with Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots. Cole and Dylan were in the candid polaroids of the party and, again, in a group photo that Ryan posted on Instagram.
Reinhart and Cole shared congratulatory messages to Ryan and Dun after announcing their engagement on Instagram. “My babies,” springs Cole. Reinhart wrote: “I love it so much. Congratulations to both of you.”
Although interactions with Dylan, Cole and Ryan don’t happen every day, they often show their friendship by liking each other’s Instagram posts. After all these years, the friendship of the trio is still strong.