Popular singer Kelsea Ballerini and Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes were seen taking a romantic walk in New York City after their public date night.
The joyful couple appeared happy as they walked hand in hand around the Big Apple on Friday, March 3. Ballerini, who is set to perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, kept it casual yet stylish, wearing a tan and black peacoat over a grey tracksuit.
She accessorized the outfit with a green trucker hat, a black crossbody purse, and a pair of sunglasses.
Meanwhile, Stokes matched his girlfriend’s style with his red and white trucker cap, which he wore with a black hoodie and light brown sweatpants.
This low-key stroll took place just a day after the couple was spotted sharing a kiss at the New York Ranger’s game against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 2.
Ballerini and Stokes first sparked dating speculations in January when they were seen together at the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Los Angeles amid drama with Ballerini’s ex-husband, Morgan Evans.
While the couple initially played coy about their relationship status, the Grammy nominee confirmed during a February 22 episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast that she and the Stranger Things actor are in a relationship and that she messaged him last year.
Stokes addressed the couple’s swift romance while appearing on the Today show on March 1.
When asked whether he’s a fan of the “Mountain With a View” artist, Stokes replied, “Absolutely I’m a fan. Yeah, who doesn’t admire her?”
Despite their recent public displays of affection, a source exclusively told Us Weekly that the couple isn’t putting any pressure on their relationship.
“At the moment, they have a very casual arrangement,” the insider shared at the time, adding that they’re “rarely in the same place, so they’re still getting to know each other.”
Kelsea’s Previous Relationships
Prior to dating Stokes, Ballerini was married to Morgan Evans for nearly five years before announcing their split in August 2022.
They finalized their divorce four months later. Since their breakup, both musicians have criticized each other through their music.
The Australian native released his latest single, “Over for You,” in September 2022, in which he hinted that he was taken aback by the divorce.
The “Subject to Change” artist, on her part, retaliated with her February EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, which seemingly responded to his claims with tracks like “Penthouse” and the aptly titled “Blindsided.”
Stokes, meanwhile, previously dated Outer Banks co-star Madelyn Cline from June 2020 to November 2021.
Although the pair have since gone their separate ways, they’ve continued to work alongside one another on the Netflix drama.
Both Stokes and Cline have emphasized the importance of their working relationship and the promise they made to each other to prioritize their work on the show, regardless of what happened in their personal lives.
Cline expressed her pride in their work and gratitude for her co-stars’ professionalism and talent.