On May 16, 2021, Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline proved why they deserved to win Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards by bringing their real-world romance to life on stage.
During their acceptance speech, the real-life couple, who play on-screen lovers John B and Sarah Cameron in Netflix’s blockbuster series Outer Banks, had a passionate kiss as the audience cheered them on.
“Thank you, MTV,” says the narrator. “I’d want to thank the fans for their continued support of the show,” Stokes remarked. “You guys are incredibly enthusiastic and kind. “This is all about you,” Cline added.
The actor continued to express gratitude to the show’s creators and the entire crew for their efforts in making the show a success. “There are so many people I want to thank that I’m not sure who they are.” “I’m kind of terrified right now,” an anxious Stokes remarked before Cline swooped in with a sexy smooch on his lips and whispered, “Shut up.”
With her hair split in the center, the 23-year-old actress looked stunning with a black top and matching leggings. In a red suit and a t-shirt of the same hue, the actor looked smart. The romance was almost as fiery as the 28-year-old actor’s costume.
With their good looks and smoldering chemistry, the two were major couple goals.
The couple beat off Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Emily in Paris’ Lily Collins and Lucas Bravo, and Never Have I Ever’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Jarreyi Lewison for the award.
He’s All That co-stars Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan locked lips on camera before presenting the golden popcorn statue at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday night, and it wasn’t the only kiss the crowd got to see.
In June 2020, the relationship was confirmed.
In April 2020, the two met for the first time on the Outer Banks. Because the show debuted during the early stages of the pandemic, Stokes and Cline, along with other co-stars, were quarantined together.
Chase declared that he and Cline were dating — much like their characters — in a lovely Instagram post in June 2020, shortly after the show premiered. “Cats outta the bag,” the actor captioned a photo of himself and his new girlfriend sitting on a beach blanket together.
Chase admitted he was “very happy” about the blossoming affair just a month later, in an interview with HollywoodLife in July 2021.
In a November 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cline gave an update on their romance and gushed, “Love is tight.” She went on to say how wonderful it is to share the experience with her favorite person and how pleased she is with her beau.
Since Netflix recently revealed that Season 2 of Outer Banks will release this summer, we can expect to see even more on-screen and off-screen romance between the duo.
Despite the lack of a clear release date, the teen drama is expected to be released within three months, so the wait shouldn’t be too long. Netflix also shared six new photos from Season 2 of Outer Banks, featuring the majority of the cast.