Here we go again, Outer Banks fans. Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes are continuing to confuse everyone with their relationship status...or lack thereof.
Although the two are convincing as on-screen love interests, their off-camera romance is seemingly bumpier. No one is sure what to make of the duo, but this latest OBX update has set all our hopes for a reconciliation soaring...
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Are Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes back together?
While there's been no confirmation about the pair rekindling their relationship, fans were quick to comment on a rare PDA moment between them in Chase's latest Insta post.
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Chase posted a group snap of his fellow Pogues reunited for the third season of OBX. He captioned it with: "welcome back (:" and while it's a very cute picture of the cast, we couldn't help but zero in on Madelyn and Chase—WHO ARE HOLDING HANDS!
Now before we all get overexcited, they are still an on-screen couple, so if this is a snap from filming, they could have been holding hands as John B and Sarah Cameron. However, fans reckon the fact that Chase chose to post these hand-holding pictures in particular may be very telling...
As you can imagine, fans shared their excited reactions in the comments, one wrote: "Uh Madelyn and chase holding hands." While another said: "MADDIE AND CHASE I CAN'T BREATHE."
Another commenter wrote, "ARE THEY BACK TOGETHER???"—this is something we'd all like to know!
Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes' relationship timeline
Let's take a look back at how it all began for these two...before their breakup and before any other contenders were in the picture.
April 2020: lockdown
After the fictional couple made their Netflix debut, viewers suspected there was more to the story. Then, it was revealed that Cline and Stokes were quarantining together.
Chase later revealed in an interview with Us Weekly that it was an "immediate test" and said: “It’s like, ‘hey you’re dating, guess what? Figure it out, you’re stuck.”
June 2020: it’s official
IT'S Official😍🙌🥳i love you both @madelyncline @hichasestokes ''cats outta the bag ❤️''📸 @hichasestokes pic.twitter.com/dbELjKvoUYJune 15, 2020
The two went official with their relationship in June 2020, 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: Stokes' birthday
Cline took to Instagram to wish her beaux a Happy Birthday and shared a series of adorable snaps of them together.
September: 'Kygo' music video
September 2020 also saw the two stars in Kygo’s "Hot Stuff" video, where they packed on the PDA. It's giving off major Gigi and Zayn "Pillow Talk" vibes.
December 2020: Cline's birthday
Chase posted the cutest birthday post to Madelyn, with a series of never-seen before snaps.
He captioned the photo dump: “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”.
April 2021: first anniversary
The couple shared separate posts 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 ❤️.” D'aww!
May 2021: the MTV smooch
The OBX couple won Best Kiss, and of course, celebrated the win with a smooch, as is tradition for the winners.
June 2021: selfies galore
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The love fest continued as Stokes posted a selfie of his leading lady, just as fans got season two of Outer Banks.
October 2021: break up rumors
Rumors started swirling that the couple are over after TMZ shared a video of Cline and Ross Butler looking cozy and dancing together at Milan Fashion Week. Stokes was back in Miami solo.
According to E! News, a source confirmed the split, even hinting at our worst fears that it's been over for a while. They also said that the actress is talking to "other people."
November 2021: a whirlwind
E! News and People confirmed the news that Madelyn and Chase broke up after sources made the big reveal.
An insider told People: "Madelyn and Chase are no longer together. They were trying to work things out privately but broke up a couple of months ago."
(You remember Madelyn's AMA's "revenge dress" moment, don't you?)
Later in the month, things changed. On Saturday, November 27, an eager OBX enthusiast took a selfie with the stars at The Hideaway in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Just ran into my favorite OBX couple … John B and Sarah (Maddie and Chase) Thanks for makin my night! So cool!"
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Then, seemingly the same evening (see the outfits), the two were spotted dancing by a TikTok fan account. With over 118,000 likes, it seems all fans of the show are hoping for the same outcome: a reunion!
"MY BABIES ARE BACK," the TikTok user captioned.
The two didn't confirm or deny these rumors, but it all seemed pretty lovey-dovey.
MY BABIES ARE BACK #madelyncline #madelynclineedit #chasestokes #chasestokesedit #chaselyn #obxseason2 #outerbanks #fyp♬ original sound - all smiles here ;)
December 2021: Santa Monica dinners
Consider the two's interaction mixed signals at their finest.
A source told ET: "Madelyn and Chase care about one another, they felt like they had to be apart to get back on track and be together in the future. Their relationship was very serious before and right now, they're slowly easing back into things and giving it another try. They're not full-on back together, but they're taking it slow and seeing where things go.”
The pair also attended the People's Choice Awards on December 7—though not together. Then, right before Christmas, Cline dined solo with DJ Zack Bia, sparking dating rumors.
January 2022: Rumors that Madelyn is quitting OBX begin
While many of us romantics out there hoped Madelyn and Chase being back on set together might spell reconciliation, some alarming rumors began surfacing that threatened to crush our dreams.
Rumors surfaced online, suggesting that Madelyn planned to leave the popular Netflix show following the release of season three.
As you can imagine, this 'news' caused a lot of upset, with Madelyn having to take to her socials to set the record straight.
Madelyn said on her Instagram stories: "Hi, so I'm getting asked if s3 is my final season of obx. I will come back for as many seasons as they will have me. I love my job and there's not a day that goes by that I'm not grateful for it, and for everyone who has watched it."
She also added a very important reminder, writing: "Not everything you read on the internet is true."—Phew!
Despite this good news, there's some bad news relationship-wise. E! News has reported Madelyn and Chase are still very much broken up, with Madelyn 'just kind of living her single girl moment.'
February 2022: The Pogue's are back and maybe so are Madelyn and Chase...
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Chase set the rumor mill spinning once again after posting an update on Outer Banks Season 3. The actor posted a group shot of his fellow cast members walking down a beach towards the sea, with the caption: "Welcome back (:"
The picture saw them all smiling—but most importantly showed Madelyn and Chase holding hands! While this may be because they're a couple on the show—fans were pretty convinced that Chase posting these pictures spells good news for our favorite Netflix couple...
Watch this space folks.
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