The second season of Outer Banks hit Netflix in July 2021 — and it was well worth the wait! During the 15-month hiatus between episodes, interest in the cast began to grow like no other, especially when it comes to their love lives.
Similarly to shows like Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, fans are quick to ship onscreen couples and with Outer Banks, it actually worked. John B (played by Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (played by Madelyn Cline) are dating IRL!
The attractive duo first sparked romance rumors in April 2020 after Chase left a flirty comment on Madelyn’s Instagram. “Heart rate … decreasing … help,” the Maryland native wrote. Of course, Outer Banks viewers couldn’t help but gush over the interaction.
Eventually, Chase followed up with another comment. “Man, I really stirred the pot here didn’t I?” he joked. Less than two months later, Chase took to social media once more. “Cat’s outta the bag,” he captioned two sweet photos of himself and Madelyn having a picnic at the beach.
“Topper punching the air [right now],” Madelyn commented, referring to Outer Banks character Topper Thornton (played by Austin North). She also wrote, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
Beyond an outpouring of love and support from fans, Chase and Madelyn’s costars were quick to fawn over the couple. “Adopt me, please,” Drew Starkey, who plays Rafe Cameron, commented. “Well, it’s about time,” Jonathan Daviss, who plays Pope Heyward, chimed in, along with three heart emojis.
Unfortunately, in September 2021, breakup rumors surrounding Madelyn and Chase began to circulate, most notably after she was spotted dancing with 13 Reasons Why actor Ross Butler during Milan Fashion Week, per TMZ.
However, on September 16, Madelyn did post a sweet birthday shout-out for Chase. “Happiest birthday to you, nerd,” she wrote via Instagram Stories, along with sharing several cute photos.
Chase also shared his own Instagram post for his birthday. “Another trip around the sun. Very thankful for everybody who has sent me messages, tagged me in things and showed so much love. Thank you. Yes, I know. I’m old. Get over it,” he captioned six photos, four of which included Madelyn.
Scroll through the gallery below to find out which Outer Banks cast members are single or taken in real life.
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