Almost everyone who spent an inordinate amount of their time in quarantine watching Outer Banks can admit they developed a slight baby crush on the lovely Kiara Carrera, who was played by 21-year-old actress Madison Bailey. The North Carolina-born actress seems to be slaying the game right now, and sadly, it seems as though she's officially ~off the market.~
Sorry ladies and gents — it turns out Madison Bailey isn't single right now. Stay tuned for more on the lucky human who stole the actress' heart.
Madison is currently dating a collegiate basketball player and she says it's "very serious."
Madison found love in quarantine (yes, crazy!) when she met UNC Charlotte basketball player, Mariah Linney, according to Entertainment Tonight. Apparently, Madison had seen one of Mariah's TikTok videos and she proceeded to slide into her DMs. Luckily, Mariah only lived 20 minutes away from where Madison was staying in South Carolina, so she ended up coming to the hotel and they got to know each other. Three days later, Mariah met Madison's parents.
Madison says her relationship with Mariah has been going incredibly well and she feels as though her newfound love could truly be "the one." She admires Mariah's commitment to her family, her utmost enthusiasm for basketball, and her kind-hearted demeanor. It seems like those two could end up being together for the long run.
“It’s very serious... I had zero hesitation to post on social media about it because I was like, ‘No matter what happens, you will be in my life forever.’ I care about her so much. She's very gentle-hearted, kind, loving, and you see that in the way she loves basketball [and] her family. You see her loyalty and dedication in the things that she cares about. I think I am in love,” Madison told ET.
Madison has been open about her sexuality with her loved ones for a while now.
Madison identifies as pansexual, which according to the UCSF Resource Center, is defined as: "people who have romantic, sexual or affectional desire for people of all genders and sexes." She has apparently been "out" to her family since she was 18, and to her friends for several years now, though says she "feels like she’s been pansexual forever," according to Entertainment Tonight.
Madison is a big advocate for LGBT matters. During an Instagram Live video during Pride month, Madison encouraged those watching to come out and feel comfortable with themselves. At the end of May, she posted a TikTok set to Princess Nokia's “I Like Him," while defining the term "pansexual" in its entirety. She felt that many people don't actually know what it means, so check out what she had to say below. It's honestly incredibly informative.
Madison Bailey is sadly not single and ready to mingle at this moment in time, however, a number of the other Outer Banks cast members might be. Fingers crossed.