Who is Chase Stokes' girlfriend? The 'Outer Banks' star just made another adorable red carpet couple appearance

Wondering who John B is dating IRL? Here's the latest intel on Chase Stokes' girlfriend situation...

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Fans are desperate for all the latest intel on Chase Stokes' girlfriend sitch, following his split from Outer Banks co-star, Madelyn Cline last year—especially after he and country singer, Kelsea Ballerini became adorably official! Here's the latest on who Chase's dating life with his new beau, and a recap on his past relationships... 

The internet just can't resist a celebrity romance rumor. Whether it's who Selena Gomez is dating, latest on Dua Lipa's boyfriend situation, or even which Love Island couples are still together—if there's a new celebrity pairing afoot, fans want to know and will suss it out. Which brings us to John B himself (aka Chase Stokes).

After he and Glass Onion's Madelyn broke the hearts of Outer Banks stans across the globe with their split, the actor has now fully moved on after finally confirming his new relationship with Kelsea Ballerini. Here's the 411 and their latest adorable red carpet appearance—plus a recap on Chase's full dating history.

Who is Chase Stokes' girlfriend 2023?

For anyone wondering if John B and Sarah Cameron break up in Outer Banks season three, the answer is yes—but unlike their real-life relationship, their on-screen characters got back together soon after.

So, who is John B dating in real life, exactly? Well, it's now been all the way confirmed that Chase is dating singer Kelsea Ballerini. Chase Stokes confirmed that they're officially dating on March 3, 2023, during an interview with Today after months of teasing us with cozy Instagram snaps.

When quizzed by host Sheinelle Jones, if he was a fan of Ballerini, who was set to perform on Saturday Night Live the following night, he said: “Absolutely, I’m a fan. Yeah, who isn’t a fan?” 

Before Jones then quipped: “For those of you who don’t know, they’re dating,” to which Chase simply replied,  “Mmm hmm.” At last!

He then followed up the next day, by sharing a picture to his IG Story (as per Elite Daily) following her SNL performance. The picture showed him gazing admiringly at her name sign on a door (presumably her dressing room) in the SNL studio which he captioned with: "Well that was special. Proud of you, my love."

And now, the pair have made yet another red carpet appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, showing that they are stronger than ever!

Kelsea and Chase looked incredibly loved up whilst having their picture taken, giggling, cuddling up close to one another, and even sharing a smooch!

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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At the event, Kelsea even debuted a new bird tattoo on her back, which was visible thanks to her plunging (and stunning) red dress.

Over on Instagram following the event, she wrote: "New lil hummingbird tattoo reveal. Thanks," before tagging her tattoo artist.

It was definitely a big night for Chase's girlfriend, as she even performed at the VMA's too—cheered on by her beau, of course.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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The pair clearly love stepping out at events together, having made their red-carpet debut at the CMT Awards on April 1, 2023, where they were photographed looking very loved up, with Kelsea telling Carissa Culiner during the awards pre-shows: "I have a really hot date tonight. I'm really really happy and it's really nice to...this is our first outing."

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2023 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 02, 2023 in Austin, Texas

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As for how they struck up their relationship—speculation initially began to gain traction after Chase shared a carousel on Instagram in January 2023, featuring a picture of him looking cozy with a girl at a football game and while we could only see the back of the 'mystery' woman's head—Chase went on to tag Kelsea in the snap. So mystery woman, not so much.

Chase then seemingly went on to confirm the relationship to TMZ after he was quizzed about her, saying: "She's a sweet girl. We're having a good time and that's all I'll say."

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They kept fans guessing, however as Kelsea initially rebuffed the claims about their relationship, taking to TikTok in response to DeuMoix—the popular, anonymous gossip account—who posted 'blind items' about their potential relationship.

In her video, Kelsea said: "I know. I know. I know. I know. I know, 'stop reading, stop reading [and] stop looking,' But what is happening, you guys? What? What? No. Let's not do this, you know?" Before captioning her video: "I'm about to break up with the internet 5 sure 😂".


i’m about to break up with the internet 5 sure 😂

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On February 17, Chase then pretty much confirmed the rumors once again, during a red-carpet interview with Extra. The actor shared his excitement over Kelsea being confirmed as SNL's musical guest in March, saying: "She's an incredible human being. I adore her to death. This is a huge moment for her. So, I'm just very, very proud of her."

Thankfully, their relationship is now completely out in the open! Keslea even appeared on Alex Cooper's 'Call Her Daddy' podcast on February 22, where she shared how she slid into his DMs.

She explained that her manager was actually the one to point her towards Chase, as he was living nearby where Outer Banks season three was being filmed. 

Kelsea said: "He was like, ‘You know who’s really cute, like, when you’re ready? Chase.’ I was like, ‘You’re so right.’ I’ve never seen his show, but I just knew of him, and I just swan dove right on in,” she recalled. Making the first move, she kept her opening message simple yet clever. “His handle is @hichasestokes, and I said, ‘Hi, Chase Stokes.’"

Who has Chase Stokes dated previously?

As fans will know, before this latest romantic development and adorable PDA with Kelsea, Chase dated Outer Banks co-star Madelyn Cline...

Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: (L-R) Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes, winners of the Best Kiss award for 'Outer Banks,' pose with a golden popcorn statuette backstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Chase and Madelyn made their relationship Instagram official in June 2020, after reportedly spending lockdown together. The pair then dated for a year and even shared a steamy onstage smooch after winning Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Sadly though, by October 2021, rumors began swirling that Chase and Madelyn had split and despite some reunion claims—especially with the duo being back on set together of Outer Banks season three, they have remained broken up.  And regarding Madelyn Cline's own boyfriend situation, there have also been some rumors about whether she's still with her rumored beau, Jackson Guthy.

Chase Stokes and Xiomara Montalvo

Before his famous relationship with Madelyn, Chase was—according to Elite Daily—in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, Xiomara Montalvo. 

In a 2020 interview with New York Magazine's The Strategist, while Chase didn't name Xiomara, he did hint at a decade-long relationship saying: "I went through a breakup a little bit before quarantine, and it was with somebody I’d been with for almost 10 years."

It seems the Outer Banks star is definitely on the hunt for something long-term then, and we hope this works out with Kelsea!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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