Kelsea Ballerini is no longer keeping her relationship with Outer Banks’ actor Chase Stokes a secret. The couple was recently spotted kissing, holding hands, and hugging at the Los Angeles airport.
A TMZ photographer snapped images of the couple at LAX, and they pointed out that the new couple was “all over each other.” Kelsea was wearing a white sweater, camo pants, and a knitted hat and holding a denim jacket as they held hands in the airport.
Ballerini addressed the rumors the two were dating a few weeks ago (1/16) after the couple was seen in a photo at the College Football National Championship Game on January 9. She posted a video on TikTok of her with dating rumor headlines behind her. She said, “I know, I know, I know. Stop reading, stop reading. Stop looking. But what is happening, guys? What? Let’s not do this.” Kelsea captioned the video. “I’m about to break up with the internet 5 sure,” with a laughing emoji.
i’m about to break up with the internet 5 sure 😂♬ original sound - Kelsea Ballerini
A few days later, Chase confirmed the relationship with one of TMZ’s photographers. TMZ reported that the actor “confirmed to our photog Tuesday he and the country singer are, in fact, an item … but whether he meant for it to slip out the way it did is another story.”
The video clip shows the photographer telling him what a cute couple he and Kelsea make, and he says, “Thank You.” Then she asked what drew him to Ballerini, and he said, “She’s a sweet girl, and we’re having a great time, and that’s all I’ll say.”
The photog then asks if they are Instagram “official,” and he ignored her; then she asked if he got cowboy hat or Wranglers yet from her. “I grew up in the south, so all of that is in my life already.”