Have Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes broken up? A complete relationship timeline

There could still be hope…

OUTER BANKS (L to R) CHASE STOKES as JOHN B and MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON in episode 204 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
(Image credit: Netflix / JACKSON LEE DAVIS)

Ready yourselves Outer Banks fans, our favorite on-screen and IRL couple, Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes may have broken up.

It’s not very often that onscreen couples become real couples, but in the case of OBX, our dreams came true when Chase and Madelyn (AKA John B and Sarah) confirmed they were in fact a couple in 2020. But sadly now it may all be over, after weeks of silence from the pair.



This very sad rumor was sparked after TMZ posted a video of Madelyn getting close and dancing to 13 Reasons Why star, Ross Butler, during Milan Fashion Week. The two were filmed dancing and laughing together, while Chase was posting selfies in Miami. 

Ross and Madelyn have been seen hanging out throughout fashion week, leaving fans speculating on their relationship status.

OUTER BANKS (L to R) MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON and CHASE STOKES as JOHN B in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021

(Image credit: Netflix / JACKSON LEE DAVIS)

Understandably, fans are very upset. One took to Twitter saying: “If Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes actually broke up then love literally just does not exist.”

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Another wrote: “if Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline broke up I will sob.” 

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And another perfectly captioning this scene of Sex Education...

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So while we wait for the heartbreaking confirmation of these rumors, let's take a look back at Madelyn and Chase’s relationship timeline. 

April 2020: It all started with a lockdown… 

Rumors that the two co-stars may have been more than friends began after the first season started streaming on Netflix, and it was revealed they were quarantining together.

Chase later said in an interview with Us Weekly that it was an ‘immediate test’ living together so soon and said: “It’s like, ‘hey you’re dating, guess what? Figure it out, you’re stuck.”

 June 2020: It’s official!

The two went official with their relationship in June, with Chase posting a picture of them on a picnic date, which he captioned: “Cats outta the bag ❤️,” with Madelyn commenting: “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”

September 2020: Happy Birthday Chase

Madelyn took to Instagram to wish Chase a Happy Birthday, sharing a series of adorable snaps of him and them together. 

September: The Kygo music video 

This month also saw the two stars in Kygo’s 'Hot Stuff' video, which saw them pack on the PDA. It's giving us Gigi and Zayn 'Pillow Talk' vibes...

December 2020: A happy birthday to Madelyn too 

Chase posted the cutest birthday post to Madelyn, with a series of never-seen before pictures of the two of them. 

He wrote in the caption: “It’s quite rare to meet somebody and feel everything change. Thank you for making the coldest days warm, for your infectious love, and being the best dog mom to Lil mi. Happy birthday sweet thang you make my heart warm and fuzzy 25/8”. Our hearts can’t take this...

April 2021: Their first anniversary 

The couple shared posts to each other to mark their one-year anniversary, Madelyn wrote: “Thanks for helping me keep track of my belongings for a whole year (: adore u” and Chase said in his post: “365 w/ u ❤️.”

May 2021: The MTV Smooch

Madelyn and Chase won Best Kiss and of course celebrated the win with a kiss as is tradition for the winners of that award. 

June 2021: Couple selfie goals

The love fest continued as Chase posted a stunning selfie of the two of them, just as we got season two of Outer Banks.

October 2021: The break up rumours start

Rumors started swirling that the couple are over after TMZ shared a video of Madelyn and Ross Butler looking cozy and dancing together at Milan Fashion Week, with Chase back in Miami.

The rumors aren’t encouraging, with neither Madelyn nor Chase confirming or denying them. There have also been no Instagram likes or comments exchanged in weeks now. 

Though perhaps it is telling that the two actors still have all of these loved-up snaps on their Instagram accounts... Time will tell!

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.