Chase Stokes on Filming ‘Outer Banks’ With Ex Madelyn Cline

Val and Vlad, ’til demise do they half! Whereas Chase Stokes and ex Madelyn Cline could have damaged up off-screen, they’re nonetheless devoted to working collectively on their hit present Outer Banks

“Mads and I’ve been working collectively now for 30 episodes, and we made a promise to one another earlier than we even began courting that the work was at all times going to return first,” Stokes, 30, instructed Leisure Weekly in an interview revealed on Friday, February 3. “It doesn’t matter what occurs in our private lives, and the ways in which life generally takes you in several instructions, that we’re at all times going to honor the work.”

Stokes and Cline, 25, who’ve starred as John B and Sarah Cameron, respectively, on the Netflix collection since its premiere in April 2020, started courting only a few months after the present launched on the streaming service. Whereas they in the end known as it quits in November 2021 — only a few months earlier than they started filming season 3 — the twosome have labored exhausting at remaining skilled on set. 

“We had a working relationship earlier than we had a private relationship, and our job from day one has at all times been to depart the present higher than we discovered it,” Cline instructed the outlet on Friday, echoing her ex’s sentiment. “I’m actually, actually joyful and I’m very pleased with the work this season, and I’m extremely grateful for my costars and their professionalism and simply how proficient every one among them are.”

The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller star added that she and the Stranger Issues actor have “at all times proven up for one another in terms of work and this present” regardless of what was occurring of their private lives. 

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Season 3 of Outer Banks, which premieres later this month, will meet again up with the Pogues as they determine methods to transfer on after being compelled to flee North Carolina — a state of affairs that received’t be simple for any of the characters to navigate. 

“Love isn’t imagined to be simple,” Stokes shared, including that John B and Sarah’s romance can be “examined” as soon as once more. “It’s not imagined to be one thing that comes naturally. A part of me needs to proceed down the street of peace for John B and Sarah, but when there’s something we find out about this present, it’s that it’s going to take you for a wild journey.”

Whereas the duo work at sustaining their skilled relationship off-display, Stokes has seemingly moved on with a brand new love. The Maryland native and nation crooner Kelsea Ballerini had been noticed on the School Soccer Nationwide Championship Sport in Los Angeles with a bunch of mutual mates in January 2022. 

Later that month, Stokes posted a “lil recap” through Instagram that included a pic of himself and the “Heartfirst” singer, 29, from the sport. Within the snap, taken from behind, Ballerini and the Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques alum may very well be seen cozying up collectively within the stands. 

The pair have since exchanged a number of flirty social media messages forwards and backwards and had been noticed at Robert’s Western World bar in Nashville earlier this week. 

Whereas the twosome have been coy about their relationship standing, they’ve continued to gas rumors of a romance — even packing on the PDA whereas flying out of LAX on January 28, per photographs obtained by TMZ on the time. 

When requested about Ballerini in January, Stokes instructed TMZ, “She’s a candy woman. We’re having a great time and that’s all I’ll say.”

Cline, in the meantime, has been linked to Zack Bia following her cut up from the Seashore Home star. Nonetheless, the DJ, 25, swiftly shut down courting rumors in January 2022. 

“We aren’t courting. We hang around on a regular basis,” Bia mentioned on the “BFFs with Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards” podcast. “I believe as somebody like herself who’s extraordinarily busy and goes to begin touring — she’s on set 5 months out of the 12 months — she has such a busy schedule and I believe I’ve such a busy schedule. It’s a type of issues the place we actually get pleasure from hanging out and revel in going to dinner. … We’re not excited about what it’s.”