Photo courtesy of Carly Pearce / Instagram

It’s official: Country music’s hottest new couple just confirmed their relationship with one another, and by country music’s hottest new couple we mean Michael Ray and Carly Pearce. Who else?

The news first broke when Pearce took to social media, sharing an intimate photo of Ray and herself.

“And then one random night at the Nashville Palace changed everything.”

Things weren’t exactly under wraps prior to the big reveal, though. In fact, the news was practically written all over social media, thanks to Pearce and Ray hopelessly teasing fans with the highly anticipated relationship, as seen in the post below, which was shared by Pearce via Instagram.

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“oh hi. you’re really cute,” Pearce wrote to Ray.

As if that hint alone wasn’t big enough, Ray later responded to a fan’s request for the two country stars to begin dating with, “yea we should….”

“She’s a great girl, and I think she’s an incredible person,” Ray stated in an interview Wednesday morning. “I’m a big fan.”

As evidence proves below, Pearce is just as much a fan of him as he is of her.

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“Can’t wait to fan girl,” Pearce wrote to Ray before the “Get to You” singer made his Late Night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, July 16, where he performed a track from his new album, Amos, entitled “One That Got Away.”

With news finally broken, the two are ready to jump into the spotlight, but this time as a couple.

“I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in my life, personally and professionally,” Ray admitted.