Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini have sparked dating rumors months after she finalized her divorce from Morgan Evans. The Outer Banks actor posted a photo of them together on social media. Stokes shared a photo dump on Instagram titled Lil recap. In his third slide of the carousel, Stokes and Ballerini, are seen cuddling from their box seats at the College Football Playoff National Championship. The duo also posed for a group photo with the CEO of Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, Todd Graves.

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Who is Chase Stokes?

Chase Stokes is an actor, known for playing the role of John B in the Netflix teen drama series Outer Banks. His full name is James Alexander Chase Stokes.

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He was born on September 16, 1992, in Annapolis, Maryland to Jeff Stokes and Jennifer Canning. His parents divorced when he was several months old. He attended Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. Stokes earned his bachelor’s degree in arts at Valencia College. Later, he attended the University of Central Florida and Seminole State College. During college, he also worked as a salesman at a local fitness facility in Florida and also for an IT company. 

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At the beginning of his career, Stokes had small roles in television including Stranger Things, Daytime Divas, and Tell Me Your Secrets. He made his film debut with Between Waves in 2018 as Young Dale. He originally rejected an offer to audition for Outer Banks in February 2019, before reading for the role of Topper and later John B. The first season was released on April 15, 2020, and a second season was announced in July. 

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In September 2020, Stokes and Madelyn Cline were featured in the music video for Kygo and Donna Summer’s single Hot Stuff. In June 2020, Stokes announced that he was dating his Outer Banks co-star Madelyn Cline. The couple separated in October 2021.