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Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray: What Happened? An Overview of Their Short-Lived Relationship

Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray: What Happened? An Overview of Their Short-Lived Relationship

Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray of Chicago P.D. married in April 2015 following a romantic engagement. Unfortunately, the marriage only lasted five months.

Bush filed a petition to have their courting ended due to fraud. Here’s a detailed look at what went wrong in their relationship and when it happened.

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Sets of Love Brewed on ‘One Tree Hill’

Bush and Murray became an instant ‘it’ couple after bringing their on-screen chemistry from One Tree Hill to their real-life relationship.

They first met on the set of the drama series and hit it off right away. They started dating by 2003, and things progressed quickly after that.

During their journey to Australia in early 2004, Murray dropped down on one knee to propose to his muse. He’d already gotten Bush’s parents’ approval to marry her and had a Down Under jeweler build an engagement diamond for her.

To make the occasion more memorable, the Gilmore Girls actor posed the big question in front of 500 candles and 20 rose bouquets, to which Bush replied affirmatively.

He later bragged to People about his engagement and lauded his companion. He even stated that she inspires him every day and that they enjoy each other’s company.

Their relationship lasted only a few months.

Bush and Murray married in a seaside setting in Santa Monica, California, in April 2005, taking their romance to the next level.

However, the fairytale-like bliss did not last long, as they divorced just five months after the wedding. Bush filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court in February 2006 to have their marriage annulled.

She mentioned fraud as the reason, although she didn’t elaborate on the accusation. In October 2006, one of her acquaintances told People that Bush’s vision of marriage differed from Murray’s.

Their divorce was completed in December 2016 after the annulment failed.

After their divorce, Bush continued to work with his ex-husband.

Bush and Murray had a cordial friendship following their divorce and collaborated on One Tree Hill.

For years, neither of them said anything about their brief romance.

In an interview with The Chicago Sun-Times on January 3, 2014, the 39-year-old finally broke her silence.

She reflected on her past relationships and admitted to dating a couple of bad boys.

On January 6, 2014, she appeared on Watch What Happens Life and unabashedly mocked her ex-husband. She described how people detest each other after a bad breakup and claimed that she would have to deal with the resentment for another half-decade.

She also admitted that they were both foolish youngsters and that they were never destined to be together. “More power to all the other costars who have figured it out,” she continued.

How Her Celebrity Affects Her Love Life

On June 13, 2018, Bush sat down with Andy Cohen for his radio show and revealed a shocking detail about her short-lived courtship: she didn’t want to be married in the first place.

The attractive actress said that marrying at the age of 22 was a foolish decision.

She recalled feeling pressed by the public and giving in to the urge to create a flawless relationship. She couldn’t let anyone down, so she married without fully comprehending the circumstances.

In a December 2018 interview with Dax Shepard, Bush expressed her dissatisfaction with the way the TV network publicized her breakup with Murray.

She didn’t have time to think about herself; she had to concentrate on her work and move on as needed. According to reports, the TV producers took advantage of the situation and created TV advertising and narratives based on it.

The Pasadena native showed sympathy for her ex-partner and remarked how difficult it was for them both to cope with the situation.

Despite the odds, they were able to move on from their past. Since May 2020, Bush has been dating Grant Hughes, while her ex-husband has been married to Sarah Roemer since 2015.