Time for a red carpet debut? Yeah boy!
Before co-hosting the 2023 CMT Music Awards with Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini got the party started early when she walked the red carpet outside the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. But for this award show, the 29-year-old wasn't alone.
Kelsea stepped out with boyfriend Chase Stokes, 30, for their first red carpet together as a couple.
The "If You Go Down" singer sparkled in a Dolce & Gabbana silk gown with David Yurman jewelry. Her evening look was styled by Molly Dickson while hairstylist Peter Lux perfected her hair using Great Lengths and OGX.
"The inspiration for the look was '90s supermodel with an easy elegance and lots of movement," Peter shared. "I wanted the hair to look and feel super healthy with a high shine."
As for the Outer Banks star, he looked handsome in navy pants and a matching, short-sleeve shirt.
It's another big step for the couple who first sparked romance rumors in January after they were spotted at a college football game at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. It wasn't until last month, however, when Chase confirmed he was dating the country music singer.
"Absolutely I'm a fan," he told Today's Sheinelle Jones when asked about Kelsea. "Who isn't a fan?"
So, how did this romance begin? According to Kelsea, she slid into Chase's DMs.
"He shoots in Charleston and my manager lives there and he put the bug in my ear," Kelsea revealed on the Call Her Daddy podcast. "I've never seen the show but I just knew of him and I followed him and he followed me and I just swan dove right on in. His handle is @hichasestokes and I said, 'Hi Chase Stokes.'"
"Kelsea is a lovely, lovely girl. She's great," Chase told People. "We're having a good time."
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