The highly anticipated Season 4 return of Siesta Key is upon us and there are a lot of things to unpack going forward. This season, which was shot on Palm Island in the Grenadines due to COVID-19 restrictions, promises to be everything that fans of the hit reality show have come to expect, aka plenty of drama.
However, for one star of the show, Kelsey Owens, the new season serves as an opportunity to introduce the world to her new boyfriend, something that she only touched on slightly when the pair first got acquainted at the end of Season 3. So, who is Kelsey's boyfriend, and are they as serious of a couple as it seems? Here's everything we know so far.
Kelsey's new boyfriend has become a fixture on her social media channels.
A scroll through Kelsey's Instagram page nowadays will yield a goldmine of loved-up pics of her and her boyfriend, Max Strong. According to Life & Style, the duo actually met through Siesta Key. Max reportedly had a small cameo in an earlier season that led to the two striking up a romantic connection.
Kelsey first officially confirmed their relationship in August 2020 when she posted an adorable image of the two of them accompanied by a long caption that reflected on their time together.
"Max, words can’t begin to express how grateful I am that you came into my life this past year. Thank you for staying by my side through all the dysfunction and accepting me for exactly who I am (even if I piss you off sometimes)," the reality star wrote in her touching caption.
"No matter what you’ve always been my biggest motivator and cheerleader. Each day you make me want to be the best version of myself and I hope that I do the same for you. Can’t wait for all the amazing adventures & special moments to come with you. Love you!" she added.
Ever since, both Kelsey and Max's feeds have been full of similar sentiments, expressing how fond they really are of one another and proving that this relationship may very well stick for the long run.
Max may take a more prominent role in 'Siesta Key' for Season 4.
According to that same Life & Style article, there is a high likelihood that Max will be brought "along for the ride" for Season 4, meaning that fans of Siesta Key might very well see Kelsey's boo take up a fairly permanent role on the show. Fans only caught a slight glimpse of him last season, but nothing was really established with regards to how he gets along with the rest of the cast, something very important that remains to be seen.
Of course, any new relationship brings drama, and Kelsey's past altercations with Juliette and Garrett are sure to be intensified by the addition of a new face to the squad. As of now, only time will tell how the cast gets along with Max, and what type of role he ends up playing on the show going forward.
Catch new episodes of Siesta Key Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.