Little things! Chase Stokes proved that he Kelsey Ballerini are still going strong by sharing a rare photo of the two getting cozy.
External banks On Wednesday, May 10, the 31-year-old star took to social media to take stock of his life of late with a series of images, one of which shows him and the 29-year-old village singer packing on a PDA.
“Today is Tuesday and the Stanley Cup has come to my house. wtf, Stokes signed photos of myself watch a hockey trophy, eat a hamburger, go to the gym and spend time with your girlfriend. In a sweet picture with Ballerini the very strange things alums could be seen nuzzling the Heartfirst singer’s neck as she smiled at the camera. (There was also a picture of Ballerini’s dog, Dibs, in the carousel.)
The Tennessee native, for her part, quickly took to her beau’s comment section to react to the photo dump, writing, “Find someone who looks at you the way Chase looks at the Stanley Cup,” before adding, “PS-you Cute”.
Ballerini previously uploaded her tribute to Stokes via Instagram last month. The “Mountain With a View” singer shared photos and clips from her time on CMT. “In the age of my heart,” Ballerini captioned the post, in which the couple also made their red carpet debut at the ceremony.
The “Blindside” singer and the Maryland native first met in November 2022 after attending the college football championship in Los Angeles together. Ballerini later confirmed the couple’s romance during a February episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast. At the time, the Grammy nominee provided insight into the pair’s first interaction.
“His (Instagram) handle “hichasestokes” and I just said, “Hey Chase Stokes,” she shared with the host. Alex Cooper. “I have my own shit, and for me to share it with anyone is a gift. I want to be with someone who has the same attitude towards their life. … I’m a bitch in a relationship.”
Before her affair with Stokes, Ballerini was married to a country music star. Morgan Evans for nearly five years before announcing his departure in August 2022. After their break, the source exclusively told Us weekly that the exes faced “many problems” in their relationship before ultimately pulling the plug.
“Kelsey was very young and naive when she met Morgan, they immediately hit it off, but their relationship has always been an emotional rollercoaster,” an insider revealed in March, noting that their “tense romance” went through periods of “friction, tension “. and toxicity.”
Ballerini “wasn’t ready” to expand her family with the 37-year-old “Over For You” singer, the source said. “Morgan (was) ready for a long time,” the insider added. “They had problems relating to each other and problems being kind to each other, but disagreements over children were the nail in the coffin.”
The former couple released music about their messy breakup, with Evans releasing his single “Over For You” in October 2022 and Ballerini debuting her EP. Rolling up the welcome mat on Valentine’s Day.
“I felt really used in that moment. … His healing journey is his healing journey and I respect that, but the public use of it seems a little nasty to me – before it’s final,” she explained in “Call Her Daddy” of the “Kiss Somebody” singer’s decision to drop the track. at the time they were “I’m still going through legal divorce proceedings.”
The “If You Go Down” singer added that she waited until the divorce was finalized in September 2022. to release his own music, saying, “Now, we’ve been, like, months gone. I took the time to, for example, sit in my feelings, go through this grieving process and take responsibility for what I brought to the table.”
Stokes, for his part, had previously made headlines for his high-profile romance with External banks partner Madeleine Kline. The duo broke up in November 2021 after more than a year of dating and often praised their approach to working together well after the breakup.
“Mads and I are working together on 30 episodes, and even before we started dating, we made a promise to each other that work would always come first,” Stokes told Entertainment Weekly in February. “And no matter what happens in our personal lives, and the way life sometimes takes you in different directions, we will always honor the work. It has remained 100 percent true this season.