Madelyn Cline's Rumored Beau Jackson Guthy Once Dated Olivia Jade

When Season 1 of "Outer Banks" hit Netflix in 2020, fans were equally invested in John B's (Chase Stokes) quest for lost treasure as they were in the actor's real-life romance with his co-star Madelyn Cline. The duo play star-crossed lovers in the show and their onscreen chemistry was such that rumors of a potential relationship swirled even before Cline and Stokes confirmed they were dating. Cline dished to Seventeen that her character's relationship with Stokes' felt "real," telling the outlet, "There were things that Chase and I specifically added to the script that felt personal." Naturally, when Stokes and Cline went Instagram official, no one was really that surprised.

From co-starring in Kygo & Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" music video, to making their red carpet debut, Cline and Stokes were Gen Z's "It" couple to come out of COVID. But not all good things can last, and the twosome split in November 2021, according to People. So while fans are still shipping John B and Sarah Cameron, both the actors have moved on with other people. As of this writing, Stokes is dating country singer Kelsea Ballerini, who happily admitted to "swan diving" into her beau's DMs on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast. Meanwhile, Cline has kept the identity of her new flame under wraps, but sources say it's Jackson Guthy. 

Here's a quick refresher: Before Cline, Guthy dated Gen Z influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, who was at the center of the college admissions scandal.

Olivia Jade and Jackson Guthy broke up over the college admissions scandal

Madelyn Cline's relationship with Chase Stokes was tabloid fodder, but she now appears to be living by the motto, "don't kiss and tell." "All I know is he makes me incredibly happy. And I've truly never been happier, and I feel very, very empowered," the "Outer Banks" star told Cosmopolitan in February. Jackson Guthy's name never left her lips! However, an insider told People that Guthy and Cline were spotted canoodling at an afterparty celebrating the premiere of "Outer Banks" Season 3. So, while Cline isn't exactly broadcasting her relationship, it's not a secret, either.

Fans might remember that Guthy previously dated Olivia Jade Giannulli on and off for about two years. Their romance hit a snag when Giannulli's parents were caught paying bribes to ensure their daughters' admission to USC, and the scandal cost Giannulli her brand deals. "Jackson has been there for Olivia," a source told Us Weekly at the time. "Whether it be the occasional coffee run or just being physically near her, he's trying to be supportive." 

However, the media circus around the scandal made things tricky. "Jackson broke up with Olivia because it was all getting to be too much for him," another insider told Us Weekly. "It wasn't necessarily affecting his career, but the fact that he couldn't be seen out in public with Olivia was difficult." In 2021, Giannulli confirmed she was single in an Instagram Q&A.

Madelyn Cline is happy with Jackson Guthy

Olivia Jade Giannulli was linked to Jacob Elordi in the summer of 2022, but their romance soon fizzled out. Meanwhile, Jackson Guthy has been going strong with Madelyn Cline. When the "Glass Onion" star sat down to speak with The Cut in December 2022, the outlet reported that she was living with her boyfriend, aka Guthy, and their dogs. Both Cline and Guthy have also begun including each other in social media posts. According to Stylecaster, the singer-songwriter wished Cline a happy birthday on his Instagram Stories in December 2022. Cline then reposted the content on her own profile, writing, "My love" and adding an alien and heart emoji. Cuties!

As she noted in her interview with Cosmopolitan, Cline has never been happier. "Love is tight," she noted. "And when you find something like that, you fight for that s**t. And also, you fight to keep it yours, you know?" The actor's nod to privacy makes sense, given how the media dissected every aspect of her romance with Chase Stokes. Sounds like it's safe to assume that Guthy won't be making a guest appearance on "Outer Banks" anytime soon.

Despite playing love interests in the show, Cline and Stokes have taken a mature approach to working together. "Regardless of now not being together in a personal relationship, I'm still always going to be one of her biggest fans," Stokes gushed to People. Honestly, Sarah Cameron and John B forever. And maybe, Guthy and Cline forever, too?