Sophia Bush isn’t hesitant to acknowledge that some of her previous relationships were less than stellar.
“When I first felt the sensation of love, it felt like nothing else. She claimed in a Cosmopolitan column in 2017 that “the boy I loved had been one of my greatest pals from the time we were 9 years old.” A significant relationship arose for me in my early 20s as an actress, even though I hadn’t planned to be married until I was in my 30s. It’s not uncommon for people to think, “This must be happening because it’s meant to.”
In April 2005, Bush married Chad Michael Murray. One Tree Hill co-stars James Lafferty and Austin Nichols, as well as former Chicago P.D. costar Jesse Lee Soffer, dated the actress after they split up the following year.
A “great love” in Bush’s life, she revealed in 2014, despite her “dating the wrong guys” history.
Grant Hughes, a Santa Monica-based entrepreneur and co-founder of FocusMotion Health, has been dating the Chalet Girl actress since 2020. In May of that year, the two were photographed holding hands while strolling through Malibu.
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When Bush’s False Positive premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2021, the couple attended the screening with Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux. They’ve been seen together, but the actress has kept their romance a secret.
As the Drunk History alum explained to Entertainment Tonight in June 2021, “it’s hard to have nothing that’s yours,” she has reduced the amount of personal information she makes public. As a public figure, “everyone wants to pick over everything and that can be incredibly difficult,” he continues.
And she went on to say that she’d rather make use of her celebrity to advocate for causes close to her heart, such as women’s rights and environmental equity. It’s not like I’m trying to hide anything, but I’m also not showing it off either, she told ET.
After announcing their engagement in August of that year, the This Is Us alum confirmed the news in a statement. In an Instagram post, she said, “So it turns out that being your favourite person’s favourite person is the actual nicest feeling on planet Earth.” The entrepreneur proposed to her in Lake Como, Italy. “It’s my soul. “It bursts”
Multiple sources have verified to Us that the wedding will take place on June 11, 2022, at the Philbrook Art Museum in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, in front of family and friends.
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Chad Michael Murray
After meeting on the set of One Tree Hill, Murray proposed in May of that year. Exactly a year later, the couple married in Santa Monica on April 16, 2005. Bush and Murray announced their divorce after just five months of marriage, following accusations that he had been unfaithful. In December 2006, the twosome’s divorce was formalised after the actress filed for an annulment, charging fraud.
After Murray’s departure from the show in 2009, the exes resumed working together on OTH. On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in January 2014, Bush talked about their breakup. This is what she said: “We were two dumb kids who had no business being in a relationship at all.” More power to all the other co-stars who’ve figured it out.
Former President George W. Bush made news in June of this year when she said she didn’t really want to get married to Murray. After Bush’s remarks, the actor termed them “ludicrous” in Us Weekly.
At the time, the actor’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly that Chad always acts professionally and would only marry for the sake of love. 13 years after his divorce from Sophia, he and his family are still quite happy. For him, this type of behaviour no longer serves a purpose and has faded into the past.
Stay Alive co-star Bush had a brief relationship with Bush from 2006 to 2007. The couple had split up “a year ago,” she told Us in June 2008, but they were still “very good friends.” “I believe that was a pretty significant lesson,” she told Us at the time, “that you can love somebody and not be in love with them.” “Just because we didn’t get married doesn’t imply we don’t care about one other,” says the couple.
In 2008, Hitcher and her OTH co-star had a romantic relationship. In an interview with a local CW affiliate at the time, Murray discussed his ex-relationship wives with their coworkers. One of those things that makes you grow up much more quickly. You’re thrown into a scenario where you’ll have to face the facts head-on.
“However, I believe that Sophia and I are both mature and professional enough to handle this situation,” he said. As a result, things have become simpler. We’re just pals, nothing more. In addition, she has James, and James and I are pals. Just a small, close-knit community in Wilmington.”
One Tree Hill cast member Nichols resumed their on-again-off-again relationship with Bush. A four-year relationship has been going on between us. Bush recalled to E! News in 2010 that she and Bush had been friends for a long time before Bush joined the show. “And I think the most romantic gesture that a person could do is someone taking a job and moving their life across the country to show you how much they care.”
When OTH came to a close, the two parted ways in February of that year.
The actress and Google programme manager began dating in April 2013, according to a report by Us Weekly. After 10 months of dating in 2014, the couple broke up. Fredinburg was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest a year after the terrible earthquake in Nepal.
Bush paid homage to her late ex-boyfriend on Instagram on September 14, 2015, the day he would have turned 34 years old. Even after all this time, I still have no idea what the words mean. Friendship and magic. Memories. Consciousness. Dimensions. Infinite. Break. Dance. Live. At the time, she wrote, “Belief. Do.”
“There are so many. There is no one. While they’re important components, they don’t make up the full image. It is clear to me, though, that you are greatly missed. How wonderful it is that you’re still around. To say that you’ve impacted us in positive ways is an understatement. In any event, “I saw you a lot this weekend in the desert.”
Jesse Lee Soffer
After meeting on the set of Chicago P.D. in 2014, Bush and her co-star were linked. Despite their breakup in June of that year, the two were pictured holding hands in September. Almost three years later, the Us revealed that Bush’s old OTH co-star Torrey DeVitto was seeing Soffer.
It was during the coronavirus outbreak that the Incredibles 2 actress was caught holding hands with a mystery man in Malibu. After a while, we figured out that Bush’s new man was an up-and-coming local businessman with a desire to make a difference in his neighbourhood. Hughes proposed while the two were vacationing in Italy after just over a year of dating.
Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Philbrook Art Museum will serve as the site of Bush and Hughes’ nuptials in 2022.