Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes made the cutest couple on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards pink carpet on Tuesday, September 12.
The couple shared a smooch whereas sporting matching crimson appears to be like on the annual awards present held on the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ballernini, 30, donned a smooth, backless cutout gown and accomplished the ensemble with chunky gold bracelets. For magnificence, the nation star went for a pure glam make-up look and wore her hair in free waves.
Stokes, 30, complemented his girlfriend’s outfit with a shiny crimson go well with jacket, a black gown shirt, footwear and belt and white pants.
The Outer Banks star confirmed as much as help Ballerini, who is ready to carry out in the course of the ceremony. In addition to creating her VMAs debut, Ballerini is celebrating her milestone thirtieth birthday on the occasion.
Ballerini gave Stokes a shoutout throughout an interview on MTV’s VMAS pre-show whereas sharing her pleasure in regards to the night time. “I really feel prefer it’s been such an enormous 12 months in my private life and in my profession, and I really feel actually joyful to have the ability to simply current that tonight on this present and be right here,” she shared. “My mother’s right here, my man’s right here and my pals are right here. I’m joyful.”
The couple have been going sturdy since January. “They work so effectively as a result of they’ve enjoyable collectively,” a supply completely instructed Us Weekly in July. “They have a no-drama relationship and may simply be themselves.”
While Ballerini and Stokes are “critical,” the insider revealed that they’d “no plans to get engaged anytime quickly.”
Earlier that month, Ballerini defined the pair’s choice to forego privateness in the case of their relationship. “The factor that we’ve determined, and to every their very own, is while you’re with somebody that you just really feel safe with and that you just’re proud to be with, why not share it?” she instructed StyleCaster. “He’s additionally a Virgo; we’re each Labrador Retrievers in human kind. It doesn’t take a lot dialog to be on the identical web page. It’s been half a 12 months and it’s been nice.”
Ballerini added that she was “giving myself numerous grace” after the “s—tstorm” of the earlier 12 months.
After her 2022 divorce from Morgan Evans, Ballerini launched a six-song EP titled Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, which documented the top of the wedding. Six months later, she dropped the up to date model, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good), full with a track about courting once more after her break up.
“Especially now, I’ve been in a brand new relationship for some time now, and other people have seen that,” she instructed Us in August. “So I really feel prefer it’s a extremely applicable time to catch everybody up and to have the ability to transfer the narrative from the previous to the current.”
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For Ballerini, her feelings surrounding the unique breakup music modified after performing it dwell for followers. “I simply obtained to a spot the place the songs and what they have been about — clearly, that can all the time be a chapter of my life that I’ll bookmark with that album — however I don’t have these emotions towards it anymore,” she stated. “Now, it’s simply this factor that has related me to folks and I wanna be capable to say thanks by giving them what they’ve requested for via this music. So that’s why I’m so enthusiastic about it. My solely feeling towards it’s gratitude.”
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