Michael Ray hard launched a new relationship with reality star, Audrina Patridge.

Patridge rose to fame after appearing in the hit reality series The Hills, which blew up in 2006. She also was an actress in some movies of the era, including Honey 2 and Into the Blue 2.

The dating rumors for this couple started swirling when the pair started liking each others' posts a couple months back and were seen at Stagecoach together. The relationship was confirmed recently when the single mom posted a gushy pic of the two kissing on her IG story with caption, "This one...." with a heart emoji.

The 39-year-old was shown giving the country star a jump hug and kiss solidifying relationship speculation.

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The "Whiskey and Rain" singer was married to Carly Pearce in October 2019 and the power couple divorced in June 2020. The star had told People that he was open to a new relationship after the divorce.

"I believe that that's what we're put on this world to do, is to find somebody that you connect with that makes you better and create a family and leave a legacy," he said. "So for sure, one day."

Nicole Taylor is part of Taste of Country Mornings with Wood and Nicole that can be heard every morning LIVE on TasteofCountry.com and on the Taste of Country app from 6-10 am Central. Based in Nashville, the two hosts talk with country artists and go deep into the latest in the world of country music every weekday.

Pucker Up! Here Are Some of Country Music's Best Kisses

Country music is stacked with adorable couples that we can't get enough of. Often times when these pairs are out in public they can't help, but show their love to the world with a little kiss.

Keep scrolling to see some of the best country kisses from your favorite artists.

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