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All About the Reality Star and Country Singer’s New Romance

“The Hills” star Audrina Patridge and country singer Michael Ray confirmed their relationship in July 2024.

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Michael Ray attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. ; Audrina Patridge attends the 13th Annual Heaven Gala The Art of Elysium on January 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Audrina Patridge and Michael Ray explore their newfound romance.

This The Hills alum and the country star first confirmed they were a couple in July 2024, after showcasing their relationship on Instagram. Both Patridge and Ray were previously married, and Patridge has a daughter, Kirra, with her ex-husband Corey Bohan.

Ray and his ex-wife, fellow country band member Carly Pearce, filed for divorce in June 2020 after eight months of marriage. However, the “Whiskey and Rain” singer told PEOPLE three years later, in June 2023, that he was open to finding love and settling down again.

“I believe that’s what we’re put in this world for, to find someone to connect with and make you better, to have a family and leave a legacy,” he said of whether he’ll remarry in the future. “So definitely, someday.”

From their first photo together to their official Instagram story, here’s everything you need to know about Audrina Patridge and Michael Ray’s relationship.

Patridge and Ray first fueled dating rumors after filming Stagecoach in April 2024.

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Michael Ray attends the 2022 BMI Country Awards at BMI on November 8, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee; Audrina Patridge attends the DIRECTV Streaming With The Stars Hosted by Rob Lowe event at Spago on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California

The first rumors that the couple were together came after Patridge posted photos from Stagecoach in April 2024, and fans were quick to notice that Ray liked her carousel of photos. Ray and Patridge have since liked photos of each other, although neither posted photos of themselves at the time.

Patridge announced her relationship with Ray in June 2024.

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Audrina Patridge and Michael Ray kiss in an Instagram story she shared in June 2024.

Patridge first revealed details of her relationship with Ray in June 2024, sharing a photo on Instagram of herself kissing Ray while wrapping her legs around his.

“Yeah…” she wrote under the photo, adding a smiling face with hearts.

Patridge and Ray officially appeared on Instagram less than a month after the first trailer

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Michael Ray and Audrina Patridge will debut their relationship on Instagram in July 2024.

Just weeks after her unofficial Instagram launch, Patridge and Ray officially became a couple when the reality star posted a photo of themselves hugging in July. In the sweet snap, Patridge caressed Ray’s face as they smiled at each other.

“There are many things in life worth letting go of, but the things that matter the most are the ones worth holding on to” ,” she wrote in the caption, quoting Ray’s song “Hold.”

“Let’s go baby!!! Grateful for you and Kirra ,” Ray wrote in the comments section, referring to Patridge’s daughter. She replied, “.”

Both Ray and Patridge shared the post on their Instagram Stories, with the latter adding a drawn white heart above the photo.

Patridge has previously spoken out about her struggles with dating as a single mom.

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Audrina Patridge with her daughter Kirra.

Patridge has been honest about her priorities as a single mother. She and Bohan split in 2017, leaving her with sole physical custody of their daughter.

“I have my daughter 24/7, so when I go on a date, I don’t want to waste time because I could be with my daughter,” Patridge told E! News in July 2022. “I still struggle with that, to be honest.”

Ray openly admitted that he wants to seek therapy after his divorce.

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray attend the 57th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on November 11, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ray went through a painful divorce in June 2020, when he split from Pearce. He opened up to PEOPLE in June 2023 about how the stress of the divorce led him down a dark path of depression and anger.

Ray, who came from a divorced family, admitted that feeling like he was following in their footsteps only made him feel even worse.

“I came from a broken home. So for me it was kind of like, ‘Am I repeating this process?’” he said. “I never understood depression or had depression. All of a sudden I was really angry. I didn’t trust anyone.”

Ray admitted that after therapy he learned to come to terms with the breakup and cope with what happened to him.

“Two people were involved in something and two people individually messed up,” he said. “However I messed up, I don’t want to continue. I’ve done a lot of introspective work.”

Patridge said she values ​​communication in a relationship.

Patridge also spoke honestly about what she expects from her relationships after her divorce, including whether she cares about good communication and the ability to end it.

“Right now, it’s like, I love myself enough to walk away,” she told PEOPLE in July 2022. “You have to love yourself enough to say, ‘Enough.’ Or I won’t tolerate it.”

She continued: “You crossed a line and I disagree. It’s about communication and setting boundaries, not giving in to peer pressure, or regaining your strength, courage and a sense of security that everything is going to be OK.”

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