‘I’m about to break up with the internet’: Kelsea Ballerini reacts to Chase Stokes dating rumors
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kelsea Ballerini has come out and responded to her alleged relationship with Outer Banks star Chase Stokes after the couple was seen together in a cozy picture together at a football game. In a TikTok video, the country star said that she should "stop reading [and] stop looking" at what's being said about her. She addressed in the video by showing a screenshot from the celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi, featuring anonymous tips about Ballerini and Out Banks star Chase Stokes including the manager of Soho House Nashville. "But what is happening, you guys? What? What? No. Let's not do this, you know?" she wrote before sighing and blowing a raspberry, and captioned her post, "I'm about to break up with the internet 5 sure 😂"
Ballerini separated from her husband Evans, 37, last August, after being together for five years. The singer has since been living a single life, as their divorce was finalized in November. In the iHeart podcast ‘Tell Me About It with Jade Iovine,’ she said, "For a while, it was kind of like, 'OK, this is just a new phase of a relationship,' because relationships go through seasons, right? And it's not always going to be butterflies and rainbows." She also added, "For a long time, I was like, 'Oh this is just… The glitter wears off. That's what happens.' And then you get into a phase where you wait for it to come back. And then sometimes it doesn't.” The ‘i quit drinking’ singer further called “divorce is a bitch,” and added that she was clear that it was worth leaving a defunct marriage than keep dragging on to it, according to People.
"At the end of the day, it is such a disservice and a dishonoring of yourself if you know something is not right and you stay. [Shame] is the one thing that I just refuse to feel… Judge me for it, fine, that's on you," she concluded.
Ballerini first talked about her personal life with fans while giving an update on what’s going on with her during one of her shows at Grand Ole Opry, and said, "This is what's going on, there's… in my last song [I sing], 'There's no judgment or keeping score.'" The truth is that this morning I started my day at the courthouse finalizing my divorce and then getting nominated for a Grammy, and then getting the keys to my dream home, and now standing in the circle of the Opry." She further added, "And s—, if that ain't country music, I don't know what is."
Notably, Ballerini is all-ready to kick start her 'HEARTFIRST' tour’s next round in March, this year.