Kelsea Ballerini, the country-pop singer, is rumored to be dating Netflix’s Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes. The rumor started after Stokes posted a cozy photo with Ballerini on January 13 that shows the duo at a stadium watching a football match together.
The photo was part of a series posted by Stokes on his Instagram profile with the caption: “lil recap”. Since the photo was posted, speculations picked up that Stokes and Ballerini could be a couple now. However, neither of them has confirmed the rumor.
Ballerini, 29, is an established county pop singer who first rose to fame as a child artist. Her parents Ed and Carla Ballerini raised her in Tennessee – first in Knoxville and then they moved to Nashville.
Ed Ballerini was a sales manager for a country radio station while Carla Ballerini was a marketing professional for Thomas Nelson Bible publishing and another sponsorship company.
She attended Central High School in Knoxville and Centennial High School in Franklin after that. She enrolled at Lipscomb University but dropped out after two years to pursue music.
She started dating Australian country music singer Morgan Evans in March 2016. Nine months later, on 25th December 2016, they got engaged. One year later, in December 2017, Ballerini and Evans got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Their marriage lasted for four and half years and in August 2022 they announced that they are divorcing. By early November, they had settled on the terms of their divorce, and finally, on the 15th of November, 2022, they finalized their divorce.
Ballerini started her musical career early. Till 2022, she released four studio albums and received many awards and nominations, including a Grammy. She won a Billboard Women In Music award for the best rising star in 2015.
According to publicly available sources, Ballerini has an estimated net worth of $6 million.