Who is Outer Banks star Chase Stokes dating in 2023? What to know about Kelsea Ballerini

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 16: Chase Stokes attends the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's 'Outer Banks at Regency Village Theatre on February 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 16: Chase Stokes attends the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's 'Outer Banks at Regency Village Theatre on February 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage) /

Calling all Outer Banks fans, we have some news regarding one of your favorite Pogues. It’s been reported that Chase Stokes (John B) is in a relationship, and you won’t believe who it is. It’s none other than the ever-so-talented Kelsea Ballerini! We shared everything we know about their relationship, including who Kelsea Ballerini is and when they got together.

If you’re a true OBX fan, you’d already know about Chase Stokes’s dating history. Before becoming the big star that he is today, he was in a long-term relationship (of almost 10 years) with a woman named Xiomara Montalvo. Although Chase has never spoken much about his past dating history, he briefly mentioned his split from Montalvo in an interview with The Strategist back in May 2020.

Then, in April 2020, a rumor began circulating all over the internet that Chase and his Outer Banks co-star and on-screen girlfriend Madelyn Cline were dating. However, Chase and Madelyn didn’t confirm that they were dating and go public with their relationship until June 2020. But unfortunately, after dating for over a year, Chase and Madelyn parted ways in November 2021.

In June 2022, Chase was rumored to be dating model Izabella Metz after they were spotted together at a party at The Box in NYC. They were spotted arriving at the nightclub and leaving together to go to another nightclub. Various sources said they were very flirty with each other and were seen hugging and holding hands throughout the night. But it looks like whatever they had going on fizzled out because then Chase met Kelsea Ballerini and the rest is history.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 13: Kelsea Ballerini wears a pink ribbed wool squared neck top, outside Carolina Herrera, during New York Fashion Week, on February 13, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images) /

Chase Stokes girlfriend 2023: Who is Kelsea Ballerini?

Kelsea Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She’s signed with Black River Entertainment and has released four successful studio albums: The First Time (2015), Unapologetically (2017), Kelsea (2020), and Subject to Change (2022). Additionally, she’s won several accolades, such as an American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist and a Rising Star Award at the Billboard Women in Music ceremony. She’s also been nominated for three Grammy Awards in her singing career so far.

Kelsea began dating Australian country singer Morgan Evans in March 2016 and later became engaged to him on Dec. 25, 2016. They got hitched in December 2017 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but later divorced in November 2022.

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini relationship timeline

During an interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast on Feb. 22, Kelsea talked about how she and Chase first started talking. She said she was the first to make a move. She messaged Chase on Instagram, and they started getting to know each other from there.

Although romance rumors sparked about Chase and Kelsea in January 2023 after Chase posted an intimate photo of them together at a Georgia vs. TCU national championship game on Instagram, they actually started dating in December 2022, according to Kelsea. She even explained how it felt to be in the dating world after her divorce. Kelsea said, “I was ready to open back up. I just felt, why not? I’ve never really dated; I don’t know how it works. I’m like, ‘Let’s just put ourselves out there; let’s just vibe.’ And it’s been fun.”

Chase spoke with People Magazine on Feb. 8 and shared how it’s been dating Kelsea. He said, “Kelsea is a lovely, lovely girl. She’s great. We’re having a good time.” So, it looks like Chase and Kelsea are still in the “getting to know one another” phase of their new relationship. We wish them all the best!

You can catch Chase Stokes as John B in Outer Banks season 3, streaming now only on Netflix.

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