Kelsea Ballerini recently took to Instagram to wish her boyfriend, Chase Stokes, a happy birthday. The country star shared a series of photos and videos that documented the journey of their relationship and even included a screenshot of their first communication.
In a sweet birthday post, Kelsea revealed that she initially slid into Chase’s DMs on Instagram in December last year. She explained on the Call Her Daddy podcast that she wasn’t interested in dating apps after her split from Morgan Evans. However, her manager, who lives in Charleston where Chase shoots the show “Outer Banks,” suggested Chase as a potential match. Kelsea, who had heard of Chase but hadn’t watched the show, decided to go for it and reached out to him via Instagram.
Their first communication took place on December 1, 2022, at 1:07 am when Kelsea messaged Chase with a simple “Hii chase stokes.” Surprisingly, just over two hours later, the actor responded, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Kelsea’s birthday post for Chase included the screenshot of their first interaction, showcasing the early moments of their relationship. It’s heartwarming to see how their love story began and evolved over time.
This isn’t the first time Kelsea has shared glimpses into her relationship with Chase. Previously, she posted a video hyping herself up before their first date, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their early stages of dating. The couple also made a public appearance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, where they sported matching outfits and looked absolutely adorable together.
Kelsea and Chase’s relationship is a beautiful example of how connections can be made in unexpected ways, even through the virtual world. Sliding into someone’s DMs may seem nerve-wracking, but in this case, it led to the start of a love story that continues to blossom.
To see the birthday post and the screenshot of Kelsea’s first message to Chase, you can visit her Instagram page.