Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes Seemingly Confirm Romance With PDA at LAX

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini aren't hiding their love. The pair were spotted showing some PDA at LAX airport on Jan. 29, all but confirming their romance after several weeks of rumors.

The "Outer Banks" star and the country musician first sparked speculation about a relationship when Stokes shared a photo of himself with his arm around Ballerini in an Instagram carousel on Jan. 11. Ballerini later addressed rumors about her love life in a TikTok video, saying, "I know, I know, I know, I know, stop reading, stop looking." She added, "But what is happening guys? What is this? Let's not do this."

On Jan. 18, Stokes gave more life to their dating speculation in a roundabout way when he thanked a TMZ photographer who told him that he and Ballerini made a cute couple. "She's a sweet girl," he told the outlet. "We're having a good time and that's all I'll say." The pair were later spotted together on a night out in Nashville on Jan. 24.

Ballerini split from her husband of nearly five years, Morgan Evans, in August 2022. Meanwhile, Stokes has been linked to his "Outer Banks" costar Madelyn Cline, though the pair reportedly split in November 2021. They sparked some rumors about a potential reconciliation when they were spotted posing together on set in March 2022, but it seems like Stokes and Ballerini have both officially found someone new.