Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans divorced in 2022
Kelsea Ballerini and actor Chase Stokes, John B in the Netflix teen drama series Outer Banks, have sparked dating speculation after getting cosy together at a football game earlier this week.
The photo shows the couple from behind in their box seats at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Stokes is seen wearing a red flannel shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap, with Ballerini leaning into him. "lil recap," Chase wrote in the caption.
In the comments, Ballerini replied, “go vols 🙈”
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Ballerini later posted a series of Instagram photos, including one where she tagged Stokes as the photographer. In the image, she’s seen wearing a baseball cap reading ‘Knoxville’ on it and staring sheepishly at the camera.
The possible new romance comes two months after Ballerini finalised her divorce from Australian country music star Morgan Evans. The two were married from August 2017 to August 2022, when they announced their split.
In a statement posted to Instagram stories on Monday, August 29, Ballerini wrote:
"Friends, I've always tried my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold. This is now public record, so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce. This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end.
It's hard to find the words here...but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons. With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”
Evans added his own statement, writing, “I am very sad to confirm that after almost 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”
Keep up to date with Kelsea Ballerini on her Facebook page here.