Outer Banks star Madison Bailey has revealed she is pansexual – while introducing her girlfriend to the world – in a series of sweet TikTok videos.
The 21-year-old, who stars as Kiara Carrera on the the hit Netflix show, took to the social media app to educate her followers on what it means to be pansexual – a term that describes a person who is sexually or romantically attracted to others regardless of gender.
In the post, which she entitled ‘just to clarify’, the actress explained that a pansexual person can be attracted to all different kinds of people, including ‘girls, boys, trans girls, trans boys, and nonbinary babies’.
Speaking out: Outer Banks star Madison Bailey came out as pansexual in a sweet TikTok video before revealing that she has a girlfriend
Romance: The 21-year-old revealed that she is dating UNC Charlotte basketball player Mariah Linney, after the pair met on TikTok
Just a few days later, Madison shared another video in which she introduced her girlfriend – UNC Charlotte basketball player Mariah Linney – who appeared in the post with the actress.
In the clip, which was captioned simply ‘surprise’, Madison mouths along to a voiceover that repeatedly says, ‘I’m not falling, I’m not falling, I’m not following’, before ending with: ‘OK I’m falling.’
At that point, Madison brought Mariah into the video, giving her a big hug while grinning happily at the camera.
The clip sparked a frenzy of excitement from Madison’s fans, with many taking to the comment section to congratulate the Outer Banks favorite on finding a partner.
‘She found love… be happy!’ one person wrote, adding: ‘Our queen is happy and in love!’
Another person chimed in: ‘OMG yes best thing to happen in 2020.’
Opening up: Since confirming that they are dating, the cute couple have posted numerous videos together
Taking it to the next level: On Monday, Mariah also shared a series of sweet snaps of the duo on Instagram, including one in which she is seen cuddling her girlfriend and kissing her cheek
Excitement: Madison prompted a frenzy of speculation when she commented on her girlfriend’s post with an engagement ring emoji
Madison has also made several appearances on Mariah’s account, where she described herself as being ‘lucky as hell’ for having met the basketball star in a comment.
In one clip, Mariah revealed that she actually met Madison through the app – after posting a video in which she joked that she was ‘staring’ at the TV star, prompting he actress to respond by ‘staring’ back in a clip of her own.
But now the couple has turned their online flirtation into a real-life romance – and they have even made the relationship official on Instagram.
Mariah shared a series of photos of the duo on her account, where Madison sparked a flurry of speculation from fans by commenting an engagement ring emoji.
‘OMG really? Are you two getting married?’ one person replied, while another added: ‘Invite us to the wedding!’
Although neither appeared to be wearing a ring in their photos – which saw them standing with their arms around one another as they posed for the camera, before cuddling up on some steps – Madison and Mariah look every inch the blissfully happy couple.
Friends! Madison shot to fame after appearing in the hit Netflix series Outer Banks along with Madelyn Cline (right), Chase Stokes (left) and Jonathan Daviss (center left)
Official: On Sunday, Madison’s co-star Chase, 27, officially confirmed he was dating Madelyn, 22, in a sweet Instagram post
On and off screen: Chase and Madelyn play love interests as John B. and Sarah on the show
And Madison is not the only Outer Banks star to share some insight into their personal life on Instagram in recent days.
Her two co-stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline also took to the social media app over the weekend to confirm that they are dating after their on-scree romance developed into a real relationship.
After months of speculation among fans, the pair made a very low-key debut as a couple on the social media app, with Chase, 27, sharing two candid snaps from a date night at the beach, along with the caption: ‘Cats outta the bag.’
In the first of the two photos, Chase captured a picture of his and 22-year-old Madelyn’s legs while they were sitting on a picnic blanket on the beach enjoying dinner together.
The second snap shows Madelyn – who played Sarah Cameron on Outer Banks – holding up a bottle of wine and smiling happily while looking away from the camera.
In a sweet comment on the post, the actress made clear her feelings for her co-star-turned-boyfriend, writing: ‘I’ve fallen and I cant get up.’