Kelsea Ballerini Stuns in a Yellow Bikini During Chicago Boat Day for 28th Birthday

by Suzanne Halliburton

Kelsea Ballerini ushered in birthday No. 28 looking perfectly fit and fabulous.

With downtown Chicago serving as the backdrop, the country star showed off in a yellow bikini as she stood on a yacht floating on Lake Michigan. She was in Chicago for a stop on her tour with the Jonas Brothers. She was like a photo of ebullient champagne come to life.

Kelsea Ballerini captioned the snapshot: “twenty eight. Thank you for making it so special.” And she tagged Morgan Evans, her husband. The two still act like a pair of newlyweds although they’re approaching their fourth anniversary.

Kelsea Ballerini Enjoyed Near Perfect Summer

Kelsea Ballerini enjoyed a terrific summer. She may want it to be endless.

Last month, she showed off her true natural beauty. She’s the new face (and body) of the Aerie underwear campaign. And she proudly shared snaps of the photoshoot. It’s safe to say that most women aren’t comfortable publicly revealing pictures of themselves wearing nothing but a bra and a pair of high-cut briefs. But Kelsea Ballerini did so. Plus, none of her photos were retouched.

“Honestly, if ya would’ve told me a few years ago I’d be in a campaign in my undies with zero retouching…I woulda [ran],” Ballerini wrote on Instagram as she used an emoji of a person running away.

“But I’m proud of the personal growth I’ve had recalibrating my relationship with my body and what feels healthy, strong, and sustainable for myself and lifestyle. Vulnerable? yes, but happy. Thanks Aerie for having me along for the reallll ride.”

On Sunday night, Kelsea Ballerini celebrated her birthday by doing something she loves — singing. And good friend Thomas Rhett joined her on stage at Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. The two sang Ballerini’s Half of My Hometown.

Have a look at the two singing

Country Star Will Release Book of Poetry in November

Kelsea Ballerini will stick with the Jo-Bros through October. Then she has another terrific project to celebrate. Nine days before Thanksgiving, she releases Feel Your Way Through: A Book of Poetry. It makes sense that such a prolific songwriter also could pen some lovely poetry.

Throughout the summer, Ballerini stuck with a body positivity message. It’s probably why she was showing off in her birthday bikini. She applauded pop star Lizzo for speaking out about body-shaming internet trolls.

“I have days where I feel insecure and days where it’s hard. I’m human,” Kelsea Ballerini told People. “I’ve really found that for me, finding the things that make me feel confident and rooted that I can go to on days where I wake up and I’m not wanting to be in my skin. Then I’m like, ‘Do a workout that makes you feel strong. Go write a song that makes you feel empowered and smart.'”

At year 28, it all looks good on her.