It was first revealed in May this year that the former couple had called it quits before the pandemic began, after three years together.
On Wednesday, Cole, 28, posted a snap of Lili, 23, on his Instagram page with a lengthy caption giving further details, clarifying that they ‘initially separated in January of this year’ before permanently splitting in March.
‘What an incredible experience I had,’ he wrote. ‘I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love.’
He added: ‘I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.’
‘Also her movie comes out soon! I’m sure she’s just as incredible in it as everything else she does. Thanks guys.’
Cole’s comments come after Lili gave an emotional interview about suffering heartbreak and depression.
The actress told Refinery29: ‘I couldn’t see the light. I was like, I feel like I’m dying. It was f*****g rough, and there’s no other way through it than just through it.’
She added: I’ve seen a lot of people when it comes to heartache and grief and breakups, and they try to get that void filled with sex, with coke, with food, with drinking, [but] the void is still there.’
‘I took the road less traveled and just dealt with my s***t. I had to face my own pain head-on.’
However, Lili later took to social media to clarify that her comments weren’t about Cole, despite the fact they had split this year.
She tweeted Tuesday: ‘Quotes taken from my most recent interview are not about a ‘breakup.’ They are about the depression I’ve felt over these last few months.’
‘Tired of people taking my words out of context and piecing together their own story for clickbait.’
Adding: ‘I would never speak so candidly about something as personal as a breakup. That’s incredibly private. I was addressing my depression.’
The initial reporting of their split had said that the two remained friends despite parting ways.