Country singer Kelsea Ballerini and Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes were spotted taking a romantic stroll in New York City following their PDA-packed date night.
The happy couple was all smiles as they held hands and walked around the Big Apple on Friday, March 3. Ballerini, who is set to appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, kept it casual but chic, wearing a tan and black peacoat over a grey sweatsuit.
She accessorized the outfit with a green trucker hat, a black crossbody purse, and a pair of sunglasses.
On the other hand, Stokes matched his girlfriend’s vibe in his red and white trucker cap, which he wore with a black hoodie and light brown sweatpants.
This low-key outing came just a day after the pair were seen stealing 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 rumors in January when they were seen together at the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Los Angeles amidst 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 alum are dating and that she slid into his DMs last year.
Stokes addressed the duo’s whirlwind 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 isn’t a fan?”
Despite their recent public displays of affection, a source exclusively told Us Weekly that the couple isn’t putting any pressure on their relationship.
“Right now, they have a very no strings attached situation,” the insider shared at the time, adding that they’re “rarely in the same place, so they’re still getting to know each other.”
The old relationships of Kelsea
Before dating Stokes, Ballerini married 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 slammed each other through their music.
The Australia native released his latest single, “Over for You,” in September 2022, in which he hinted that he was surprised by the divorce.
The “Subject to Change” artist, for her part, fired back 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, no matter what happened in their personal lives.
Cline said she’s proud of their work and grateful for her co-stars’ professionalism and talent.