Lennon Stella is now homeschooled, but she used to attend the same high school

By Lynette Rice
Updated April 24, 2016 09:20 AM
Credit: Courtesy Charles Esten

When prom season rolls around, it sure helps when your dad plays the TV father of a gorgeous up-and-coming county singer.

Chase Puskar, the 17-year-old son of Nashville star Charles Esten, was no doubt the envy of his senior class when he showed up to prom Saturday with actress Lennon Stella.

Stella, who plays the head-strong daughter of Deacon (Esten) and Rayna (Connie Britton) on the ABC drama, sported rouge lips and a stunning red dress to accompany Puskar to the Brentwood High School dance in Nashville. She’s a homeschooled junior who once attended Brentwood, where Puskar goes to now.

She posted several pictures on Instagram, including one involving the requisite pinning-of-the-boutonniere and some from prom, which was themed “Rhythm of the Night.” Sadly, Esten didn t perform (he’s on tour!).

On Nashville, Stella’s alter-ego Maddie has been giving Deacon a lot of trouble these days – she wants to emancipate! Off-screen, she’s the perfect, stress-free prom date for Esten’s son. But there’s no romance blooming here – she and Puskar and just buds!