She’s calling dibs! Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes haven’t confirmed their relationship status — but fans are already rooting for the rumored couple.
The country singer and the Outer Banks star were first linked in January 2023 after they were spotted together at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Los Angeles. That same month, Stokes snuck a cozy photo of himself sitting beside Ballerini into an Instagram slideshow.
“Lil recap,” the Maryland native captioned the carousel, to which Ballerini replied: “Go vols .”
At the time, the “Hole in the Bottle” artist uploaded a photo dump of her own, which she captioned, “New boot goofin.” One snap showed her repping her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, on a baseball cap — and Stokes boldly complimented the look in the comments section.
“I like dat hat ma’am,” he wrote. (Stokes previously dated his Outer Banks costar Madelyn Cline from 2020 to 2021.)
Neither Ballerini nor the Beach House actor immediately addressed whether they’re dating, but the “Doin’ My Best” songstress weighed in on the speculation via TikTok. Her January 2023 upload showed a screenshot of a DeuxMoi submission about her love life — including…