Kelsea Ballerini and “Outer Banks” star Chase Stokes sparked rumors of a brand new romance after they had been pictured in shut quarters on the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship recreation final Monday.
The 29-year-old nation singer, who finalized her divorce from Morgan Evans three months in the past, was seen cuddling with the 30-year-old actor in a photograph that he included in an Instagram slideshow on Wednesday.
“lil recap.” the “Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques” alum wrote within the caption of his publish.
Stokes was seen in a purple long-sleeved flannel with a black baseball cap as he cozied up subsequent to Ballerini of their field seats on the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
KELSEA BALLERINI DEFENDS HER DIVORCE: ‘JUDGE ME FOR IT, FINE, THAT’S ON YOU’
Although the pair had been pictured from behind, Stokes tagged the “Miss Me Extra” hitmaker within the snap.
The Georgia Bulldogs delivered a convincing victory on the recreation, defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7.
Nevertheless, Ballerini, who hails from Mascot, Tennessee, gave the College of Tennessee Volunteers soccer group a shout-out within the feedback of Stokes’ publish, writing “go vols,” together with an emoji of a monkey overlaying its eyes.
Stokes and Ballerini had been additionally seen getting shut in a photograph shared by Elevating Cane’s founder Todd Graves. Graves hosted the pair together with different actors, musicians and influencers in his VIP field on the recreation.
The 2 had been seen standing collectively in a bunch picture as Ballerini held Stokes’ arm and leaned on him from behind.
The actor, who performed a quick function in “Stranger Issues,” commented on a carousel of images that the three-time Grammy nominee shared to Instagram on Wednesday. He wrote, “Might you please add piping sizzling sake to the listing on slide 8 please with a facet of burnt fingertips?”
The eighth slide of Ballerini’s publish was a clip of the singer as she stomped in entrance of mirror and jokingly stated, “You simply go and also you simply eat the meals and also you discuss in regards to the issues that you simply do, OK?”
Representatives for Stokes and Ballerini didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.
Final August, Ballerini and Evans introduced that they had been divorcing after 5 years of marriage on Instagram. Ballerini and Evans initially met in 2016 whereas internet hosting the CMC Music Awards in Australia.
“I’ve all the time tried to share my life with you in an actual and weak method, whereas additionally defending layers of my private life as they unfold,” Ballerini wrote on the time. “That is now public file so I wished you to listen to from me immediately that I’m going by way of a divorce.”
“It’s onerous to seek out the phrases right here … however I really feel extraordinarily grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and eager for the following seasons. With very energetic schedules arising, please be conscious that we’re each fragile, actively therapeutic and exhibiting up one of the best we are able to,” she added.
Evans wrote in his personal assertion: “I’m very unhappy to substantiate that after nearly 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting methods. I want it had been in any other case however sadly it’s not.”
Shortly after Evans and Ballerini determined to divorce, he wrote the music “Over for You” to assist him course of his feelings and heartbreak. He ended up releasing the music after taking part in it for an viewers in Australia.
“All my social media, and the conversations I began having with folks turned from ‘Nice present man’ or ‘Come again to Kentucky quickly’ to stuff like, ‘Thanks for writing the music, it’s getting me by way of my divorce,’ or ‘Thanks for placing into phrases what I felt after I went by way of this seven years in the past,’ stuff like that,” Evans defined to Fox Information Digital.
“When issues began occurring like that, I knew it was one thing I needed to file correctly and share, and that is what we did. And I am actually pleased with the music.”
Ballerini opened up about her relationship ending throughout a podcast episode of “Inform Me About It With Jade Iovine” final December.
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“For some time, it was form of like, ‘OK, that is only a new part of a relationship,’ as a result of relationships undergo seasons, proper? And it is not all the time going to be butterflies and rainbows,” the “Half of My Hometown” singer stated.
She continued, “For a very long time, I used to be like, ‘Oh that is simply… The glitter wears off. That is what occurs.’ And you then get right into a part the place you await it to come back again. After which typically it does not.”
“On the finish of the day, it’s such a disservice and a dishonoring of your self if you understand one thing isn’t proper and also you keep,” Ballerini added. “[Shame] is the one factor that I simply refuse to really feel… Choose me for it, advantageous, that is on you.”
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Stokes dated his “Outer Banks” co-star Madelyn Cline, 25, from April 2020 to November 2021 after the 2 met on the Netflix present’s set in 2019.
Fox Information Digital’s Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.