Kelsea Ballerini was apparently spotted again with Chase Stokes after the two sparked dating rumors earlier this month. The “HEARTFIRST” artist appeared to take Stokes out on the town in Nashville, Tennessee. Ballerini and Stokes were reportedly seen having dinner and listening to live music at Robert's Western World, one of the many venues on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. TMZ posted a brief video of Ballerini and the Outer Banks actor sitting close to one another and touching hands in the honky tonk. The entertainment news hub reports that the pair ate appetizers and left Robert’s after about 30 minutes.
Some fans thought Ballerini and Stokes hinted at a relationship when Stokes posted a snapshot of them within a photo dump on Instagram. He and Ballerini sat closely together at the College Football Playoff National Championship earlier this month at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Ballerini, however, hasn’t publicly confirmed whether she’s dating the Outer Banks star — and it seems as though she has no intention to clear the air any time soon. The award-winning singer-songwriter said on TikTok that she’s “about to break up with the internet 5 sure 😂,” in response to some of the speculation. Days later, Ballerini fielded a few questions on her Instagram story, and one person asked, “Any rumors you want to clear up? 😂”
Ballerini laughed as she responded, “honestly, no,” and explained why she’s not addressing any rumors swirling around about her (with a nod to the title of her album that released in September): “having so many people care about my personal life/friendships/relationships is is very new, and at first the speculation and anxiety around it felt crippling…but now i’m just choosing to be in this new season of life and explore the feelings and do what sparks joy without the need to please, inform, or correct anyone other than my close lil world. subject to change, of course. but i’m happy. 🤍”