Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch Dating Status, Ethnicity & Parents

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Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch Dating Status, Ethnicity & Parents

Actress Madelaine Petsch is best known for her portrayal of Cheryl Blossom in the Archie comic's adaptation, Riverdale. For her portrayal of rich, spoiled bada** Cheryl, she won two Teen Choice Awards in 2017 and 2018. 

Apart from Riverdale, Madelaine has also starred in the fantasy film, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016), and teen drama film, F*&% the Prom (2017). Further, she has stepped up as both actor and producer in the horror film, Clare at 16

Madelaine Petsch Dating Life

The Riverdale star, Madelaine Petsch, has reportedly split from her rapper boyfriend, Travis Mills. 

The former couple initially met after Travis approached Petsch on Facebook after the premiere of Riverdale in January 2017. Travis, who had also auditioned for the role of Jughead on the CW series, was awed with Madelaine's performance in the show. 

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At first, they became friends but eventually started dating shortly after. 


Madelaine Petsch with her ex-Boyfriend Travis Mills at a Netflix event on October 2018 (Photo:

The former pair made their first public appearance together as a couple at the red carpet event of the Teen Choice Awards in August 2017.

During their time together, the couple posted continuously about their relationship on their social media platforms. They were last seen together on an Instagram post from their trip to Disneyland in December 2019.

Age, Family

Madelaine was born as Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch on 18th August 1994 in Port Orchard, Washington, to Timothy S Petsch and Michele Petsch. She was raised alongside a brother.

Her parents were originally from South Africa, who later moved to the US. But the family did not settle in the US initially as they hopped between South Africa and the US frequently.

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As a result, Madelaine spent her childhood in both America and South Africa.

Some Other Facts Including Height, Ethnicity

  • Madelaine Petsch boasts a gorgeous body and stands at the height of 5 feet 5¾ inch (1.67 meters).
  • She boasts a mix of Dutch, German, and other ethnicities.
  • Madelaine's parents raised her without any religion. 
  • While she was a struggling actor, Madelaine worked as a waitress, photographer's assistant, and a barista to support herself in Los Angeles.
  • The Riverdale star earned her first acting credit with a small role in the independent film- The Hive (2015).
  • During her school days, Madelaine was a victim of school bully because of her red hair and South African accent.
  • She is also an advocate of animal rights and has appeared in several PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaigns.
  • Madelaine has reportedly been vegan since the age of fourteen.