Outer Banks’ Chase Stokes Addresses Relationship Status With “Sweet” Kelsea Ballerini

Chase Stokes recently spoke about his rumored romance with Kelsea Ballerini. Here’s what the Outer Banks star had to say.

By Daisy Maldonado Jan 19, 2023 6:03 PMTags
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Is it time to call dibs on your new fave celeb couple?

Three days after Kelsea Ballerini seemingly addressed romance rumors between her and the Chase Stokes in a TikTok video, the Outer Banks star has coyly entered the chat.

"She's a sweet girl," Chase, 30, told TMZ on Jan. 18. "We're having a good time and that's all I'll say."

Kelsea and the Netflix star were seen looking cozy in photos from the Georgia vs. TCU game at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Jan. 9, including in a group shot from the game shared by Todd Graves, founder of the fast-food chain Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.

And in a photo dump captioned "lil recap" that Chase posted to Instagram Jan. 13, he included a photo of the country star leaning into him while they watched the football game. Alongside an emoji of a monkey covering its eyes commented on the post, she commented, "Go vols." 

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In her Jan. 16 video, Kelsea reacted to a screenshot of her game day snap with Chase speculating about her love life.

"I know, I know, I know," the 29-year-old singer said in the video. "Stop reading, stop reading. Stop looking. But what is happening guys. What? Let's not do this."

Her video was also aptly captioned, "I'm about to break up with the internet 5 sure."

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News of her potential new relationship comes several months after Kelsea announced her split from fellow country star Morgan Evans after five years of marriage.

"This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end," Kelsea wrote on her Instagram Story in August 2022. "It's hard to find the words here...but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons."

As for Chase, he was in a relationship with his Outer Banks co-star Madelyn Cline, 25, and made their romance Instagram official in 2020. However, a source confirmed to People in November 2021 that the two had broken up.