Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes made their first public outing as a couple during the New York Rangers game on Thursday night.
The country cutie, 29, and the Outer Banks actor, 30, were captured in the stands watching the home team take on the Ottawa Senators.
The duo – who recently confirmed their romance – looked in love as they held hands and chatted throughout the match.
At one point, Ballerini leaned in close to her new beau and they each placed their hands on the other’s leg.
The sighting comes amid the singer’s divorce drama from ex-husband and fellow musician Morgan Evans, who she recently dumped on Instagram.
Ballerini looked stunning in a black and beige spliced coat layered over a black turtleneck top and black pants.
Her long blonde hair was styled in loose waves and she kept her makeup light and natural.
The Heartfirst hitmaker put on a lively display with Stokes as they watched the teams go head-to-head.
Stokes cut a relaxed and cool figure in a yellow and black checked jacket worn over a baggy off-white t-shirt and gray skinny jeans.
The Netflix hunk’s brown hair popped out from under a brown and yellow trucker hat that read, ‘Art Dept Of Health Is Wealth Development’
He sported tousled facial hair and accessorized with necklaces for his date night with Ballerini.
When the match ended, the couple left their row and headed out with the rest of the crowd.
Ballerini’s new romance comes seven months after her divorce from Morgan Evans.
She started dating the Australian country singer in March 2016, and he popped the question on Christmas Day that year and married in December 2017.
Ballerini both confirmed her romance with Stokes and opened up about her relationship with Evans, saying she spent “several nights” sleeping on his couch.
Evans fired back, claiming what she said in the interview was not true, while other allegations surfaced that Ballerini cheated on Evans with the Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart.
Ballerini appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast last week, where she revealed the first time she slept alone while married to Evans, ahead of the CMA Awards.
The morning after rehearsing for the event, she recalls texting him, “I’ll just see you on the mat.”
She explained that she started sleeping on the couch due to a “feeling of disconnection” between them.
“We hadn’t seen each other, we failed to try to see each other. I had resentment because every time we saw each other, I felt like I was carrying this burden and I was tired ‘, noted the three-time Grammy nominee.
“As he puts out a song about being caught off guard, he’s taking half the house he didn’t pay for,” she added.
“How was I married to this person for so long and had no idea this piece of character was hidden in this human being?” she asked.
Evans released a song called Over For You in October 2022, just before the divorce was finalized.
The lyrics of the track include “How long have you been waiting/To take our pictures down?/How long have you been breaking up?/Why did I just find out?” and ‘What do you say to your parents?/What do you say to yourself?/Was that something I missed/Or is there someone else?’
The singer released her own EP on Valentine’s Day titled Rolling Up With The Welcome Mat, with a track titled Blindside.
Some lyrics in the tune also referenced their split: “Like one time in 2019, before that big show, we had a fight / I slept on the couch and the next night you put on your suit / I put on a smile and sang that there’s nothing wrong with crying, dying inside.
Right after the interview was posted, Evans took to Instagram to post a brief statement, accusing him of lying in the interview.
“It’s really sad for me to see this person, with whom I have spent so much of my life and whom I loved with all my heart, saying things that are not reality and which leave aside what really happened,” he wrote.
The Kiss Somebody singer-songwriter added, “She knows I’m not the type of guy to talk publicly about these things.” If that’s what she needs to heal, I hope it helps.
“All I ask is if you’re on my pages, please don’t be mean. Don’t be mean to Kelsea, don’t be mean to each other. Life is too much. short,” Morgan concluded.
She also revealed during the interview that she had never seen Stokes’ Outer Banks show, but just slipped into her DMs.
“I just dove in. His handle is ‘@hichasestokes’ and I said, ‘Hi, Chase Stokes,'” Ballerini admitted.