‘Outer Banks’: Madelyn Cline’s Dating History Before Chase Stokes

Outer Banks fans know Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes play a couple on-screen. But outside of the Netflix series, the duo has been in a public relationship since 2020. Most Outer Banks fans know about Stokes’ dating history, but many are curious about Cline — who has she dated in the past? Here’s what we know about Cline’s previous boyfriends. Plus, how she and Stokes maintain healthy boundaries in their current relationship.

Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline accepting an award at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline | Kevin Mazur/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

‘Outer Banks’ cast Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline play on-screen couple John B. and Sarah Cameron

Stokes and Cline play two of the lead roles in the Netflix series Outer BanksJohn B. and Sarah Cameron. In the first season of the series, Sarah realizes her boyfriend, Topper (Austin North), only cares about the “idea of her.” Throughout the season, she ends up falling for John B. 

In season 2, Sarah Cameron and John B. get involved in another treasure hunt. Their whirlwind romance continues with “highs and lows,” as Cline teased to Entertainment Weekly about season 2. 

“It’s this larger-than-life story and this larger-than-life love story — they’re like these star-crossed lovers where everything seems perfect, and everything is golden,” Cline said. “I didn’t want it to stay that way. I wanted there to be some conflict. Reality kind of slaps them in the face.” 

Outer Banks Season 2 forces John B. and Sarah to face the reality of their whirlwind romance. “Is it real?” Cline asks. “Is it going to last?” Fans will have to tune in to find out.

Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes have been dating since ‘Outer Banks’ Season 1 

In reality, Stokes and Cline’s relationship is going strong. Stokes and Cline met in April 2019, despite the rumors about the duo meeting on the set of Stranger Things. “[We met] a week and a half or two weeks [before filming] Outer Banks,” Stokes told Life & Style

Shortly after Outer Banks Season 1 debuted, fans started speculating Stokes and Cline could be an item, thanks to their on-screen chemistry. Then there were Stokes’ flirty comments on Cline’s Instagram. 

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On June 14, 2020, Stokes and Cline made their relationship status public. “Cat’s outta the bag,” he captioned a photo on Instagram. Since then, the couple has been very open about their relationship on social media. 

Madelyn Cline’s dating history remains a mystery to ‘Outer Banks’ fans

Some Outer Banks fans are curious about Cline’s dating history and want to know who she dated before Stokes. Fans will be hard-pressed to find information on Cline’s past relationships, as she keeps that information private. 

Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes keep their relationship away from the ‘Outer Banks’ set 

Some people might think it’s hard to balance a relationship with someone who is ultimately your colleague. But Cline and Stokes have struck a balance between “business and pleasure.”

“We started with business first, and then everything sort of took shape afterward,” Stokes explained to TMZ in July 2021. “So we just keep it that way. We save everything for at home that needs to be at home, and everything else outside of that is work-related.”

Stream both seasons of Outer Banks on Netflix.