Chilling Adventures of Sabrina co-stars Jaz Sinclair and Ross Lynch's relationship is the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. While the young lovers have yet to define their relationship for the press, fans caught onto their budding romance through their flurry of Instagram activity, mushy interviews, and occasional PDA moments. We went all the way back to the beginning to trace our Sabrina faves' love story from their meet-cute to their most recent public sightings. We're no Betty Cooper, but we've still got some investigative skills up our sleeves.
Our favorite series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina started production in mid-March 2018 according to reports in the Vancouver Sun, and we’re assuming that’s when Jaz and Ross first got to know each other. The series films in Vancouver next door to their sister series Riverdale in order for the series to share crew members. Cast members from both shows seemed to get close super quickly, probably because production takes place so far from their friends and families back in the U.S. No wonder so many Archie Horror couples have gotten together IRL.
It's been known that Ross is musically-inclined. His first band R5 was a huge Disney hit, and his latest musical endeavor with Rocky Lynch has been performing to sold-out crowds as The Driver Era before even releasing an EP. Ross told Cosmopolitan he wrote a song with Jaz during Chilling Adventures's earliest days in Vancouver using his portable recording studio. The duo realized the song "sounds like Sabrina," and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wanted to use it in the show. Ross declined his offer but has teased an online release.
Ross's love affair with the HUJI app is a godsend to stalkers future FBI agents like us who are trying to track his every move. If that sounded creepy, that's because it kind of is. Anyway, Ross posted this intimate photo of Tati Gabrielle and Jaz smoking a joint with the caption, "We flow like lava." They might have been hanging on April Fool's Day according to the photo's timestamp, but the look in Jaz's eyes is no joke. Like most millennial relationships, it looks like these two might have bonded over their shared love of weed.
Jaz, Ross, and Tati hung out again for Jaz's 24th birthday in July, and it looks like Ross decided it was time for Jaz to meet the fam. The holy trinity celebrated alongside Rocky on the 22nd, and the group looks like they're having a great time. We love how Ross caught Jaz mid-laugh, showing that even if the pair weren't dating yet (even though we totally think they were), they were clearly close friends. And friendship is the strongest base for a healthy relationship, so we're pretty sure this is just even further proof that the pair have boarded the love train.
If they weren't dating before the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiere in October, we can't imagine it took Ross long to level up their relationship after seeing Jaz's killer look for the black carpet. Both stars conveniently went without dates — although Ross did adorably bring his parents — and Getty Images snapped a coupley behind-the-scenes photo of the pair that Jaz reposted on IG. These stars like to keep their private lives private, as evidenced by the fact they *still* haven't confirmed they're currently dating, but it's pretty fishy they both chose to roll up solo.
Jaz posted this caption-less picture from Halloweekend 2018, but using some basic deductive reasoning, we’ve decided the Netflix actress was at a Halloween party with none other than her rumored boo-thang, Ross. The photo was from the Saturday before Halloween, so obviously the fun, hip youth went out on the town in what looks like a Dia De Los Muertos-inspired ‘fit. The biggest piece of evidence, however, is that she tagged Ross as the shadow behind her, taking the photo. It’s not exactly rocket science, but you can’t argue with this logic. Get yourself an Instagram husband like Ross Lynch, ladies.
Buzzfeed did a whole *thing* about this rumored couple’s body language in group photos, and Gavin Leatherwood’s Insta post from November 2018 was one of the prime offenders. Look at that cheek-to-cheek action. Look how our favorite demonic vessel is out here clearly third-wheeling his best friend and his best friend’s girl. A nice lil arm-around, leaning in pose seems to be their go-to, whether they’re out with Gavin, Tati, or at a birthday bash for Ross’s ex-girlfriend… but more on that later.
This couple might play it coy in real life, but they’ve been dropping hints on Instagram for over a year. Another Buzzfeed catch, Ross commented on one of Jaz’s posts from November 2018, “She’s been scrolling through my camera roll…” alongside the universal emoji for photo creds. We get it, you take romantic sunset walks along the beach together, get a room already! Jaz also left some suspicious comments on Ross’s profile, saying that she loved Ross’s birthday shot (in his tighty-whities, no less!) and commenting a thirsty emoji under his shirtless Hero Magazine glamour shots.
In the IG post that started it all, most casual fans were totally unaware of this burgeoning romance before Jaz uploaded a sentimental birthday post for her (alleged) man in December 2018. While the caption could have been written by a really close friend, the shots of Jaz and her “favorite” were… a lot. Ross is looking lovingly at Jaz in the cover photo, and the final shot in the series from a November hike show the pair in a sweet hug. IDK about you, but our platonic guy friends usually don’t put their hands *that* close to our butts.
Ah, yes, Ross’s *other* infamous birthday post. Ross posted this stripped down photo from his birthday morning explaining that his best friend Gavin and his girlfriend Jaz stormed into his room with coffee while blasting The Wipe Outs (because they’re cool artsy youths and “Happy Birthday” would have been too obvious). It’s telling that their other friends didn’t join in on the fun — this was clearly a moment for the people closest to the birthday boy. Plus, he seemed completely chill posing for pictures in some hilariously small white briefs in front of his favorite girl.
We’re not sure if Ross, Jaz, and Gavin were really hanging out on Christmas Day 2018 or if Gavin was just feeling the holiday love and decided to post a #TBT, but it certainly feels like the former. Gavin and the gang were joined by his sister, Chloe, and her boyfriend Nathan in Willamette Falls, Oregon. While Nathan grew up in Yorba Linda, he was born in Oregon and likely still has family in the area. Spending the holidays together is a big step, even if you're visiting a mutual BFF. Or are we getting throuple vibes here?
In the most obvious piece of evidence yet, Ross’s sister Rydel Lynch totally outed the probable couple kissing on Snapchat. Our girl was just trying to complain about someone putting the TV Guide on the television at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a reasonable request, but she accidentally caught Ross and Jaz’s New Year’s kiss in the background, and obviously the internet noticed. Their choice to spend the holidays together was telling in and of itself, but this kiss was more than just a friendly New Year’s peck between besties.
Ross and Jaz’s dedication to half-heartedly denying their romance to interviewers while barely concealing it on their personal channels is bordering on hilarious, especially as more and more publications catch on to the fact that the couple is clearly lying. When Ross was asked by Entertainment Tonight if their relationship was Insta official, he pretended he didn’t know what “Instagram official” even meant, like it’s not totally obvious from context clues. Ross continued by saying Jaz became his closest friend after spending so much time with the cast in Vancouver and that their friends joke he’s “the favorite’s favorite” because Jaz is everyone else’s favorite, but she likes him the best. They’re each other’s favorites, which is lowkey just the basic definition of couple dynamics, but whatever.
Not only did Jaz meet the Lynch family, Ross revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Jaz has “come over” (we’re assuming he meant to his home in Los Angeles) and cooked for his brother, Rocky, who described the meal as “money” because it was all vegetables. That was a very wifey move on Jaz's part, and it shows that she's been getting to know Ross's family pretty well. We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Rocky is Ross's favorite brother since they're the ones that linked up to start a side project while R5 is on hiatus, so this is a Big Deal.
It’s probably a good sign that Ross is so close to exes like Courtney Eaton, who he was linked to during their film Status Update. Courtney chose to spend her birthday with her best friends, which included most of the Lynch siblings and Jaz, who we’re assuming was brought into the fold by Ross. That Jaz came as Ross’s plus one instead of Tati or Gavin is telling and *very* relationship-y, especially considering the young lovebirds went straight to their signature group photo pose (which is really just cuddling).
Ross is such a little gossip, and we live for it. He’s exposed his own IRL Teen Beach Movie love triangle in interviews, and now he’s spilling more tea *about himself* on The Driver Era’s YouTube channel. He told his brother, Rocky, that there were “definitely a few relationships” happening on set and that there was “definitely some kissing” in a video, which is honestly also outing his costars’ business, too. What other relationships were happening? Who else on Chilling Adventures is falling in love? Ross never names names because he likes to keep the people guessing.
Roberto *loves* bringing real-life relationships onto his shows. Camila Mendes and Charles Melton’s characters only got together after the actors started dating, even though it made basically no sense on the show, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse were likely getting snuggly before Roberto did away with the iconic Archie Comics love triangle to focus on Bughead, and now Rosalind Walker and Harvey Kinkle have been randomly thrown together during Part Two of Chilling Adventures. Roberto should step in for Chris Harrison if the Bachelor host ever wants a break because the Archie Horror mastermind is also a matchmaking wizard. The man knows chemistry when he sees it.
After Roz and Harvey got together on Chilling Adventures, Jaz was the victim of racist trolling online. A Ross fan Twitter posted online asking for the delusional, thirsty fans who were targeting Jaz to calm TF down and get out of her mentions, and Jaz’s rumored BF responded to the post saying, “Yo f*ck the haters.” Ah, young love. So-called fans also harassed Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, and other Riverdale stars when they were unhappy with the celebs’ private decisions, but that sh*t hits harder when it’s racially charged. Harassing strangers online is never okay, but being racist in any context is *never* okay. We could write a whole post about this fiasco and, oh, we did.
US Magazine had their sources at a screening and cast Q&A of Chilling Adventures Part Two in April where Jaz and Ross got *close* at The Roxy Hotel in New York City. It’s pretty bold for the couple to publicly deny their relationship then do sh*t like make-out on a couch at a work event, but we’re all entitled to our privacy or lack thereof, we guess. The eyewitness described Jaz and Ross looking into each other's eyes with their noses touching and giggling, which might be the cutest thing we’ve ever read. Mazel tov to the happy couple.
We haven’t heard much from the couple since April, but it’s possible they’re laying low now that their romance is becoming public knowledge. More likely, they had the first extended break from filming Chilling Adventures and have been enjoying some much-deserved downtime away from the spotlight. All seems well with these crazy kids, as Jaz seemed perfectly normal and relaxed in Ross’s IG post from their return to set. We’re hoping for plenty more online displays of affection from Jaz and Ross now that they're back in Vancouver and having the times of their lives.