Kelsea Ballerini is moving on after the "real pain" she felt after her divorce from ex Morgan Evans. Ballerini, 29, and new boyfriend Chase Stokes, 30, were spotted on their first public date Thursday night.The new couple, who reportedly began dating in December 2022, were photographed sharing a kiss at a hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The "Outer Banks" actor recently revealed he's been a fan of the country music star during an interview on the "Today" show. "Absolutely, I'm a fan," he said. "Who isn't a fan?" Stokes and Ballerini first sparked romance rumors in January, but Ballerini revealed on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast that they actually began dating in December.
After nearly five years of marriage, Ballerini announced her separation from Evans in August on Instagram.The two originally met in 2016 while hosting the CMC Music Awards in Australia and wed in 2017. "I’ve always tried to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold," Ballerini wrote at the time. "This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce. "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.Read more on foxnews.com