Country singers Carly Pearce and Michael Ray confirmed they're dating on Wednesday in a snuggly social media snap
Country singers Pearce, 28, and Ray, 30, confirmed they’re dating on Wednesday in a snuggly snap, after raising fans’ eyebrows by trading flirty comments with each other on social media for the past week.
Both the singer-songwriter, who was named “One to Watch” by PEOPLE in 2017, and the “One That Got Away” singer shared the same loved-up photo of themselves snuggling up on a couch at the Grand Ole Opry — while also giving fans a little insight into how they first got together.
Sharing a similar sentiment, Ray wrote: “One random night over old classic country music at @thenashvillepalace changed everything….”
That same night, Ray also paid tribute to Pearce’s single “Hide the Wine” by tagging the singer in an image of a glass of red wine on his Instagram Story — and adding a face palm emoji.
“We were a liiiiiitle excited and didn’t hide the wine…” Pearce added, after sharing the snap on her own account.
The pair’s relationship confirmation comes just hours after they engaged in a little online flirtation.
After Ray appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! late Monday, Pearce shared a video from his performance, captioning it, “Oh hayyyyy Michael Ray. You’re a star. And really, really cute.”
And on Wednesday, Ray posted a photo of himself examining his appearance in the mirror writing, “Damn this shizz is going grey fast.”
After commenting with a drooling emoji and a fire emoji, Ray replied to ask: “@carlypearce hey gurl you into fox’s? Or 30 year olds that can get that 50+ 10% off at a Golden Corral?”
“@michaelraymusic steakhouses are the way to my heart,” she responded, adding a heart emoji.
According to One Country, when asked about the pair’s relationship during a roundtable interview, Ray remarked: “When it comes time to talk about the dating life, it will come out.”
“She’s a great girl and I think that she’s an incredible person. Right now everything on both ends are about both our singles and both our music, and it’ll come out. She’s great, I’m a big fan. I’ll leave it at that,” he added.