If you’re a fan of Outer Banks on Netflix, then you already know Chase Stokes, who plays John B, and Madelyn Cline, who plays Sarah Cameron, have some serious chemistry (and not just because they’re dating in real life.) As a result, fans are convinced the pair met long before playing onscreen lovers.

In fact, a running theory is that Chase, 28, and Madelyn, 23, were introduced to each other as extras on a different series. “I’ve heard a couple of speculations out there that we met on Stranger Things,” Chase exclusively told Life & Style in July 2020. “We actually never met. She did season 2 — I did season 1, and I was there for, you know, a millisecond. So if you blink, you’ll miss me. She definitely had the bigger part out of the two of us.”

Chase Stokes Reveals How He Met GF Costar Madelyn Cline
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According to the Maryland native, he met Madelyn “a week and a half or two weeks” before starting filming for Outer Banks. In June 2020, Chase and the Boy Erased actress made their offscreen relationship Instagram official. Since then, the lovebirds have been spending plenty of time with each other outside of work. 

In fact, Chase and Madelyn even quarantined together amid the coronavirus pandemic, where the actor said they learned to be more “patient” and “mindful” as a couple. 

Additionally, they enjoy cooking together! “We split our time in the kitchen,” Chase explained while promoting his previous Instagram collaboration with Sweet Earth to host an outdoor cookout in summer 2020. “We try to make it healthy and keep it, you know, keep it spontaneous and keep it fresh.”

Although Netflix has yet to give season 3 of Outer Banks the green light, season 2 is proving to be just as successful as season 1! Here’s hoping Chase and Madelyn get to reprise their roles as John B and Sarah Cameron. Pogues for life, right?

To watch Life & Style’s full interview with Chase Stokes, check out the video above.