After Sophia Bush divorced Chad Michael Murray she began a short term relationship with co-star James Lafferty, but not quite as short as Brooke’s fling with Nathan on the show.
In the fourth season their one night stand finally came to light in the form of an embarrassing sex tape which revealed their scandalous rendezvous but in real life their relationship was much lower key and in the end it fizzled after a year.
actress, 34, did not mention her ex-husband, 35, by name, she reflected on their brief marriage and what it was like to continue working together on One Tree Hill for years after the separation.
"But when the person you're with asks you to marry him, you think: ' This must be happening because it's supposed to.'" The couple announced their separation in September 2005, just five months after they tied the knot in Santa Monica. Since then, Bush has stayed relatively quiet on the subject, as she noted in her Cosmo letter.
While on Watch What Happens Live in January 2014, Bush said that she and Murray were “two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place.” “At the end of the day, we’re grownups, and I actually think it’s interesting that when people split in a way that’s unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other—or the person in my situation hates the other person, whatever—but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it.
Because for me, at the end of the day, my job is my priority,” Bush said on Watch What Happens Live.
"Not every love can last forever." "When you take the pressure of The One off, you'll open yourself up to endless possibilities," Bush concluded.
"You'll learn to have a truly deep, knowing relationship with yourself first.
Sophia Bush opened up about the aftermath and "trauma" of her much-publicized 2006 divorce from Chad Michael Murray in a new open letter published in Cosmopolitan. "In my 20s, when I was starting out my career as an actor, I wasn't looking for a relationship, but one found me and became serious, even though I hadn't planned to settle down until my 30s," Bush wrote in the magazine's February 2017 issue.
“And so I think at the end of it, it really let me just let go of it.” Although Bush made it sound like she didn’t think dating co-stars was a good idea, she dated two other One Tree Hill actors after splitting with Murray. She also dated Austin Nichols until February 2012, Us Weekly reported at the time.
In 2013, she started dating Dan Fredinburg, a Google engineer.
For five months in 2005, she was married to her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray, but their divorce wasn’t finalized until December 2006.
In 2015, Murray married actress Sarah Christine Roemer and the couple are expecting their second child.