Who Is Charles Melton? New Details On Camila Mendes' Boyfriend

He calls her Baby Dragon.

Who Is Charles Melton? New Details On Camila Mendes' Boyfriend Instagram

Camila Mendez and Charles Melton have been an official couple since October, and their honeymoon phase appears to still be in full swing!

Since confirming their relationship via Instagram early last month, the Riverdale co-stars continue to earn #relationshipgoals status with their super-cute offscreen behavior. On the red carpet at Sunday's People's Choice Awards, fans learned that Melton, 27, has an adorable (if a little confusing?) nickname for his co-star girlfriend, 24. "I am Baby Dragon," Mendes confirmed when asked about the nickname during an interview with Busy Phillips on Monday's Busy Tonight.


Proving she's earned her fiery nickname, Mendes recently clapped back at a fan who shared their unsolicited opinion about the co-stars' romance on Instagram. “I feel silly responding to this, but I also feel the impulse to tell you that you’re wrong. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life,” she responded to the fan who said she "looked happier" with her ex, Victor Houston, from whom she split in August. 


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Clearly her new man has her all smiles. So who is Charles Melton? Here's everything you need to know about Camila Mendes' co-star and their adorable off-screen romance.

1. Reggie Mantle 

Melton plays Riverdale High School football captain Reggie Mantle on the hit CW show, joining the cast in a recurring role in season 2. As of season 3, Melton has become a series regular.



Riverdale tomorrow

A post shared by Charles Melton (@melton) on Nov 13, 2018 at 8:21am PST

2. Where you've seen him before 

While Riverdale was Melton's first big break, he's previously made small appearances in Glee and American Horror Story: Hotel. He's also appeared in various shorts and web films, most notably YouTube Red'sThe Thinning, released in 2016. 


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3. Upcoming projects 

Melton was recently cast as the lead in the upcoming film The Sun Is Also A Star, to be released in 2019. The film is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jamaican-American author Nicola Yoon. 



She’s not real but our love is #thesunisalsoastar

A post shared by Charles Melton (@melton) on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:08pm PDT

4. Born in Alaska 

The actor is an Alaska native, but was raised in Kansas, where he also attended college for two years at Kansas State University. He is of Cherokee and Korean descent. 


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5. He's close with co-star Cole Sprouse 

Rumors of a romance between Melton and Mendes began swirling this summer when the two were repeatedly spotted out and about, including on a weekend getaway with Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse.



labor day getaway

A post shared by camila mendes (@camimendes) on Sep 3, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT

6. He's a "Crazy Rich Asian" 

Melton confirmed his self-professed Crazy Rich Asian status via Instagram back in August, when admitted he had already purchased 6 tickets for the summer blockbuster. 


7. Nutcase 

After news of Melton's fiery pet name for his "baby dragon" broke, Mendes revealed she has nickname of her own reserved for her boyfriend who she calls "Nutcase...because he's nuts." Makes sense!


Kayla Kibbe is a writer wrapping up her final semester at Connecticut College where she is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. She covers trending celebrity and entertainment news, love and relationships, and astrology.

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