Earlier this week it was confirmed that the stars of One Tree Hill are reuniting for a special Christmas movie, and now Sophia Bush is opening up about her real-life romance with co-star Chad Michael Murray.
After meeting on-set of the 2000s teen drama, Sophia and Chad married in 2005, sadly it only lasted five months. “Everybody’s been 22 and stupid,” Sophia told Sirius Xm radio host Andy Cohen on Wednesday.
Sophia continued: “It was not a thing I actually really wanted to do. Ladies have to learn how to take up space in a way men are taught they are entitled to!”
When asked to clarify, the actress revealed that on-set pressures forced her to continue a relationship with Murray regardless of her innermost feelings. "Because how do you let everybody down and how do you- what’s the fight and when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time and 200 people either get to see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time.”
“Life is always loaded,” Sophia added. “What the public knows ever is never–it’s not the tip of the iceberg. Hilarie [Burton] and I used to laugh and we were like, ‘If we had a behind-the-scenes show, the drama would be so much f–king better than the drama that the writers write.’”
Chad, 35, responded to Sophia's comments with the following statement, “[The] story is ludicrous,” his rep told People. “Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love. Thirteen years since his divorce from Sophia, he has a very happy family life with his wife and children.”
“He has completely moved on and doesn’t feel the need to engage in this type of behavior,” the statement added.