Zack Bia Reveals Why He and Madelyn Cline Aren’t "Officially Dating"

After Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline and DJ Zack Bia were spotted hanging out in late December, Zack recently clarified their status.

By Kisha Forde Jan 18, 2022 3:58 PMTags
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Despite rumors of a romance, Madelyn Cline and Zack Bia are not testing the outer banks past the friend zone.
Netflix star, Cline, 24, and Bia, 25, first sparked relationship speculation when the two were photographed hanging out in late December, just a few days ahead of her birthday. Fast-forward almost a month to a recent episode of the BFFs With Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards podcast, where Bia set the record straight.
"We are not dating," he said of his bond with the actress, adding, "We hang out all the time."
But he was quick to add, "I think, as someone like herself who is extremely busy and is going to start traveling—she's on set five months out of the year—she has such a busy schedule and I think I have such a busy schedule. It is one of those things where we really enjoy hanging out and enjoy going to dinner. But we never officially started dating and probably will never officially stop because we are just hanging out. We are enjoying it and not even thinking about what it is."

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Their most recent hangout came a little more than a month after a source confirmed to E! News that Madelyn and her Outer Banks co-star Chase Stokes, 29, had broken up after more than a year of dating.


Just weeks after their breakup, Madelyn and Chase ignited reconciliation rumors after being seen together while hanging out in Atlanta, but another source told E! News at the time that they "are just friends."

A third source later shared that the two "have been done for a while," adding that Madelyn was embracing her "single-girl moment."

So, sorry fans—in spite of any chatter, it looks like Madelyn's single-girl moment is continuing well into the winter.

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