When One Tree Hill premiered in 2003, it quickly became one of the most popular shows on television. The beloved series became even more exciting when Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray started dating and eventually got married! Because they played love interests on screen, their relationship gained a huge amount of publicity, but this made things even worse when they eventually broke up and were forced to continue working together until Murray eventually left the show in 2009. It’s now been over a decade since the two broke up, but people will always be interested in their allusive relationship. Both actors have remained extremely mum on the topic of their relationship, but after a bit of digging, we found 8 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush met on the set of One Tree Hill in 2003. Their relationship moved extremely fast as Murray proposed to Bush in May 2004 after only a year of dating! He popped the question while the two were on vacation in Australia when he filled a tennis court with 20 bouquets of roses and 500 lit candles to spell out a message for her. When asked about the engagement afterwards, he said: “It’s a really, really important moment for a woman, so I wanted to do what I could to make it special.” Now that their relationship has been over for quite some time, Bush has opened up about their engagement and hinted things moved a little too fast. “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. But when the person you’re with asks you to marry him, you think: ‘This must be happening because it’s supposed to.’”
7. Short Marriage
The on-set couple were engaged for a year and together for two before they tied the knot at Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa Del Mar on April 16, 2005 in front of 200 guests. Unfortunately, the marriage was short-lived. They announced their split in September 2005, only four months after they wed. Bush filed for an annulment and cited “fraud” as her reason behind the dissolve of their marriage, but her request was denied and the two were forced to go through a divorce in December 2006.
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