25.01.2023 - 18:35 / usmagazine.com
An emotional roller-coaster. From Riverdale‘s Cheryl and Toni to Nancy Drew‘s Nancy and Ace, fans have watched their favorite couples break hearts with some devastating splits.
Riverdale, which premiered in 2017, originally introduced Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) as a grieving sister trying to deal with the death of her twin brother Jason (Trevor Stines). After striking up a friendship with Southside Serpent member Toni (Vanessa Morgan), Cheryl came out as gay and the duo started dating.
Ahead of Riverdale’s season 5 time jump, Cheryl chose to hit pause on their relationship with Toni so she could make amends for the atrocities the Blossom family inflicted on the town. Seven years later, Toni revealed she was expecting a baby with Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner) and that Cheryl was not interested in rekindling their romantic connection.
The cast, however, still held out hope for the two characters to come back together.
“I know people are really rooting for Choni and there could be that element [in season 6] as well. I think it would be really interesting to see how things play out,” Morgan exclusively told Us Weekly in November 2021. “I think there’s a lot of built-up things that were left unsaid and tension there. I don’t think the chapter’s closed, but we’ll see.”
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa later hinted that Cheryl and Toni’s love story was far from over.
“There is no denying the power of Choni, we know it, the fandom knows that. It was really important for us to kind of tell Toni and Cheryl’s stories separate from each other [in season 6], but as we were kind of prompting the end of the season, we knew we had to start bringing them back together,” he explained to Nerds of Color in July 2022. “So I can tell you that we will be